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They were made out of painted plaster for three years during World War II because of a metal shortage.

Here is a quote from the Oscars website:
"The statuettes presented at the initial ceremonies were gold-plated solid bronze. Within a few years the bronze was abandoned in favor of britannia metal, a pewter-like alloy which is then plated in copper, nickel silver, and finally, 24-karat gold. Due to a metal shortage during World War II, Oscars® were made of painted plaster for three years. Following the war, the Academy invited recipients to redeem the plaster figures for gold-plated metal ones."

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Is it true because that metal was scarce the Oscars given out during World War 2 were made of wood?

Due to a metal shortage during World War II, Oscars were made of painted plaster for three years.

What were OSCARS made of during World War 2?

The award statuettes were made of plaster. All of them were replaced with standard statuettes after the war ended.

Were Oscars ever made of wood?

They were never made of wood. During World War II they were made of plaster, since metal was in high demand. They were traded for metal staues after the war.

How many Oscars are made each year?

Around 50 Oscars are produced each year for the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars. These statues are made of gold-plated britannium on a black metal base and are crafted by a Chicago-based company, R.S. Owens & Company.

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