Nature and Biodiversity

Oscars go green with plant-based menus, no plastic bottles

Actual Oscar statuettes to be presented during the 80th Annual Academy Awards sit in a display case in Hollywood February 22, 2008. The Oscars will be presented on February 24.  REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (UNITED STATES) - GM1DXICRBYAA

All the food served at the prestigious awards will be '100% plant-based" Image: REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (UNITED STATES) - GM1DXICRBYAA

Jill Serjeant
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Food at this year's Oscar events will be almost entirely plant-based, the Academy of Motion Pictures said on Monday, in line with other celebrity dinners during Hollywood's 2020 awards season.

Menus for the annual luncheon for Oscar nominees on Monday, as well as finger food served before the Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood on Feb. 9, will be 100% plant-based, the academy said.

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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Plastic water bottles and other beverages in plastic containers will be eliminated from all Oscar events, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said in a statement.

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.

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