Belfast Telegraph

Going, going, gong for new Oscars?

An industrial dispute at a Chicago manufacturing company could mean there are no new Oscar trophies at next year's Academy Awards, it has emerged.

Workers and management at RS Owens & Company are fighting over a proposed wage freeze and benefit cuts. Chicago television station WMAQ reported that union leaders say they want to avoid a work stoppage.

RS Owens makes the 13 and a half-inch golden statuettes handed out at the Oscars and also produces awards for the Emmys and MTV Music Awards.

But the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said it had enough trophies for the show to go on.

A spokeswoman for the academy said it had a "closet full of Oscars" ready to go.

The Oscar show is will be held on February 26.

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