Why the big awards shows are going vegetarian

Hollywood is going green (again). Though it might seem antithetical to the incredibly wasteful entertainment industry as a whole, the non-cynical side of me thinks that every sustainable action — even if considered moral grandstanding or virtue signaling by naysayers — is good news. This time, the focus is on food.

The Academy of Motion Pictures announced on Jan. 7, that food served at Oscar events will be almost entirely plant-based. Both the annual luncheon for Oscar nominees and the finger food served before the actual ceremony on Feb. 9 will be 100% plant-based. Reuters also reports that "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."

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