The Academy keeps a bunch of unmarked Oscars on hand for various promotional purposes. One of those is officially on its way from New York to LA today as part of a three-week cross-country promotional “Oscar Road Trip.”

The statuette’s traveling companions are comedians Ben Gleib and Angie Greenup, who are both tweeting about their progress (alongside official account @OscarRoadTrip) as they also give away red carpet bleacher tickets for the big night February 24 in Hollywood. There are various blanks on the itinerary, so as to allow fans via the road trip website and Facebook to multiple-choice vote for additional meet-and-greet destinations.

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