It’s a huge deal when you’re an Oscar winner. It’s worth mentioning that these aren’t just your average trophies. They are accolades presented to worthy actors and actresses showing how well-respected they are in the film industry.
Now, the real question is, where do they even keep them? Once celebrities have received their Oscars, do they just put it beside their beds, in their closets, or in their bathrooms? Maybe they often shift them around a few places here and there, or they could even display them outside of their homes like in their offices or any other public places. Let’s see where these high-profiled Academy Award winners keep their cherished trophies.
1. Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele won an award for best original screenplay at the 2018 Academy Awards. The “Get Out” director is also the first African-American filmmaker to ever win one.
Funnily enough, Peele revealed that he keeps his trophy near one of the most notorious props from his award-winning social commentary horror flick. Apparently, he placed his statuette right in front of the iconic chair. When one fan pointed out how it looked similar to the chair from “Get Out”, Peele replied that it was indeed the same chair used in the movie.
2. Catherine Zeta-Jones
The “Legend of Zorro” actress Catherine Zeta-Jones said she placed her Oscar on a mantelpiece situated in her office at home. To her, it’s not just a workplace, but also her sanctuary with a big comfortable couch and a collection of portraits depicting women that ranged from the 17th century to Art Deco.
She placed her Oscar high up on the mantel so it can look down on the actress while also humbling her. It may sound weird, but it does help Jones feel grateful for being part of the art industry.
3. Sally Field
Before playing Aunt May in “The Amazing Spiderman”, Sally Field won two Oscars, and has found the perfect place for her trophies. The 74-year-old actress placed her trophies on the cubicle-shaped shelves in her den.
Field stated that the shelves were filled with family photos and that the Oscar trophy would have been totally lost. Luckily, she’s thinned all that out to make room for her trophies.
4. Melissa Etheridge
Lesbian musical artist Melissa Etheridge said she keeps her trophy in her office alongside many of her other awards. The awards accompanying her Oscar include two Grammys, her wife’s Golden Globe, her first place softball trophy, her Best Supporting Actress award which she won from high school, and her harmonica from Tiffany’s given by Bruce Springsteen during her birthday. Etheridge described her office as a very special space and we can clearly see why.
5. Morgan Freeman
When Morgan Freeman’s house was under construction in 1988, one of the men who was working in his office stated that he wanted to make the 83-year-old actor a trophy cabinet.
On top of the shelf, there was an acrylic sign which read ‘No Parking: Oscar Only’. After he won an Oscar the year before that, Freeman took down the sign to place his trophy in its rightful place. You can see the trophy at the top left of the picture.
6. Geena Davis
65-year-old actress Geena Davis proudly keeps all her awards on a fireplace mantle, including her crooked Oscars trophy. She also has her Golden Globe and her favourite archery trophy in the same place as well. Moreover, Davis also allows her children to display their trophies as well. The boys previously won an award for surfing when they were little. When they returned home, their trophy found a nice spot on the mantle next to their mother’s Oscar award.
7. Ben Affleck
Batman actor Ben Affleck never really had a specific place for his trophy as he kept shifting or moving his Oscar around various places. His first award was situated in his apartment in Los Angeles but then he gave his mother the trophy. The “Justice League” star gave her permission to hold his trophy in Boston in place of his grandson.
Affleck would then keep his trophy in humdrum places such as desks or bookshelves. The actor also has it placed in his office next to his signed Celtics basketball, a Red Sox hat, a baseball, and photos of him and his friend.
8. Kwan Sin-ae
One of the biggest and most shocking moments of the 2020 Academy Awards is when both Korean director Bong Joon-Ho (봉준호) and producer Kwak Sin-Ae (곽신애) won the Academy Award for Best Picture for their critically acclaimed film “Parasite” (기생충).
Currently, Sin-Ae has her Oscar placed together with her BAFTA and Golden Globe trophies on a shelf in her office located at Barunson E&A. The film producer’s reason for placing them there is for visitors to see her trophies when they enter her office. The “Parasite” producer also covers her trophies with a nice small poster of the movie in order not to casually show her trophies to her fans.
9. John Legend
John Legend has acclaimed a few records of his own. For one, the musician is the first-ever male African-American artist to win multiple awards including an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony. Impressively enough, he’s one of the youngest person to achieve all of this.
Feeling proud of himself, Legend’s wife Chrissy Teigen filmed the singer putting his Emmy up on his shelf alongside his other awards, including his Oscars trophy back in 2018 upon claiming the EGOT status. His Oscar is placed in the middle of his shelf. The artist is extremely lucky to have all those trophies being displayed by his piano.
10. Anna Paquin
“True Blood” actress Anna Paquin won her Oscar at the age of eleven. She was petrified when she was called to give a speech in front of everyone there. Due to her shy personality, the actress kept her Oscar trophy next to her boots right at the back of her closet. She didn’t want any attention from her friends if they were to lay eyes on her trophy, which is why she kept it hidden in her closet.
11. F. Murray Abraham
Winner for Best Actor Award for “Amadeus” in 1985, Abraham mentioned that he puts his trophy named Cuz at a place where it can overlook his staircase. The 81-year-old actor would rub the statuette for luck when he passes it.
Not only that, but he would bring it to stage in every play he’s done and wardrobe stylists would put on costumes for the Oscar trophy. Such costumes include a hamster, a surf-bum, and even a ballet tutu.
Sources: Entertainment Weekly, InStyle, People.
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