Jan. 10, 2014 at 3:04 PM ET
Everyone knows the sleek, elegant shape of an Oscar, the winged Emmy, and the charmingly retro gramophone of the Grammy. But other entertainment awards range from the generic (is that a flame? a teardrop? a contact lens?) to the wacky (surfboards, moonmen and popcorn buckets).
As we await Sunday's Golden Globe Awards (their trophy is pretty self-explanatory), here's a look at nearly two dozen award shapes and a bit about their history. And remember: Whatever shape they are, Rita Moreno and Whoopi Goldberg have probably won 'em.