This year, the Oscar ceremony expects some changes. The organizers decided to attract public attention to environmental problems, serve an entirely plant-based menu and abandon the use of plastic bottles.
Earlier, the Golden Globe went completely meat-free for 2020. It was "Joker" star Joaquin Phoenix, a strict vegan, who suggested the change for the Golden Globes sit-down dinner. The actor is known for his position and mentioned the climate changes in his solemn speeches after he accepted the award for best performance by an actor in a motion picture. He was supported by Russell Crowe and Jennifer Aniston: they encouraged their fans to do everything possible to save the environment.
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced that is not going to stay away, and decided to make the next Oscar show "green". However, 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.
“The Academy is an organization of storytellers from around the world, and we owe our global membership a commitment to supporting the planet", the organization said in a statement. "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 net-zero carbon imprint. We continue to expand our sustainability plan with the ultimate goal of becoming carbon neutral.” Last year, the main Oscar menu included roasted quail, beef, fish and chicken pot pies. This year, it is planned to replace the tartar of vegetables, risotto with mushrooms and other vegetarian dishes.