Trivia Question: What were the Oscar statuettes made of during World War II?
Answer: Officially named the Academy Award of Merit, the statuette is better known by its nickname, Oscar. Throughout most of Academy Award history, the Oscar statuettes have been crafted of solid bronze and plated in 24-karat gold. However, 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 versions. The design of the 13½ inch tall statuette depicts a knight standing on a reel of film, holding a sword.
The answer is: Plaster