Vivien Leigh shows her Oscar for Best Actress in Gone With The Wind. The 12th Academy Awards was held on February 29, 1940 at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Gone With The Wind received the most nominations with thirteen, winning ten of them.
Not solid gold, no. Currently, the Academy Award statuettes are made of gold-plated britannium, an alloy that's mostly made of tin. The very first Oscar statuettes were made of gold-plated solid bronze. During World War II, when metal was scarce, they were made of plaster; these plaster statuettes were traded in for the usual models after the war