Oscars to go green, almost
We all know the threats of climate change, and many are already working to fight it. Now the Oscar awards too are into the fray.
Food at this year’s Oscar events will be almost entirely plant-based with no plastic bottles for invitees.
Menus for the annual luncheon for Oscar nominees, as well as finger food served before the Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood on February 9, will be 100% plant-based.
The menu for the Governors Ball, a glitzy event held immediately after the Oscar ceremony, will be 70% plant-based and 30% vegetarian, fish and meat.
Plastic water bottles and other beverages in plastic containers will be eliminated from all Oscar events.
The academy, whose 8,000 members choose the Oscar winners, said it was an “organization of storytellers from around the world, and we owe our global membership a commitment to supporting the planet.”
The announcement follows entirely plant-based menus at the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards dinners earlier this month for nominees, studio executives and guests.
“Joker” star Joaquin Phoenix, a strict vegan, suggested the change for the Golden Globes sit-down dinner, where the usual steak and fish was replaced with mushroom risotto and oyster mushroom scallops.
The youngest Oscar award winner is Tatum O'Neal who won Best Supporting Actress for Paper Moon (1973) when she was only 10 years old.