Following the lead of the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice and the SAG Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that they will be offering plant-based menus at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon and in the Dolby Theater ahead of the Oscar Awards ceremony on February 9.

The Oscars awards post-ceremony party Governors Ball will feature a 70% plant-based and 30% fish, vegetarian and meat menu.

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In a statement about the event, the organization shared, “The Academy is an organization of storytellers from around the world, and we owe our global membership a commitment to supporting the planet. For the past decade, the Academy has been committed to reducing its carbon footprint. For the past seven years, the Oscars show has had a zero-carbon imprint. We continue to expand our sustainability plan with the ultimate goal of becoming carbon neutral.”

Golden Globe, SAG winner and animal rights activist Joaquin Phoenix was responsible for suggesting the Golden Globes menu change. Hollywood has been in the news recently for making statements on climate change and the fires in Australia during awards ceremony, and for two major awards’ ceremonies serving vegan menus.

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