UNA mujer fantástica took home the ‘best foreign language film’ gong at last night’s Oscars.

The Chilean film, which features transgender actress Daniela Vega, beat four others to take the prestigious prize.

Officially called the Academy Awards, the name Oscar comes from the statuette which is made of gold-plated bronze, stands at 13.5 inches tall and weighs 8.5 lbs.

Designed in an Art Deco style and rumoured to be modelled on Mexican actor Emilio “El Indio” Fernández, the figure can been seen holding a crusader’s sword standing on a reel of film with five spokes.

The five spokes represent the original branches of the Academy: Actors, Writers, Directors, Producers, and Technicians.