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William Morris Endeavor Entertainment’s (WME) Oscars pre-party has gone plant-based ‘in support’ of celebrity actor and vegan advocate Joaquin Phoenix.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the party, which will be held at a private residence on February 7, will partner with Los Angeles eatery Nic’s on Beverly.
The menu is said to feature ‘all-vegan hors d’oeuvres, a main course, and desserts, plus a spread from caterer This Messy Table’.
Stars including Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, and Florence Pugh are rumored to attend.
This isn’t the first high-profile awards event to serve an entirely plant-based menu.
Joker star Joaquin Phoenix, who scooped an award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama), praised HFPA in his acceptance speech.
“First I would like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for recognizing and acknowledging the link between animal agriculture and climate change, it’s a very bold move, making tonight plant-based,” he said.
The food was also praised by celebrity actor Brad Pitt, who said he was ‘all for the vegan thing’.