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Joaquin Phoenix Praises Vegan Food In Critics Choice Awards Speech

by | January 16, 2020

Vegan actor Joaquin Phoenix won “Best Actor” at the Critics Choice Awards last week, and enthusiastically praised the vegan food on the menu during his acceptance speech.

“First, I’d like to thank the awards for going plant-based and trying to offset our carbon footprint. It’s a really amazing message” said Phoenix as he received his award.

The actor then went on to thank his mom, calling her his “greatest inspiration.”

Phoenix earned the award for his role as Arthur Fleck in Joker — a part that also landed him an award at the Golden Globes earlier this month.

This year marked the 25th annual Critics Choice Awards — and was the first time the event has served a completely vegan menu.

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The Critics Choice menu featured the Impossible Burger (Photo: Shaiith/Shutterstock.com)

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The Golden Globes became the first major awards ceremony to offer an exclusively plant-based menu, prompting the Critics Choice Awards to follow suit.

Speaking at the Golden Globes, Phoenix said it was a “bold move” to make the ceremony vegan, and urged those in attendance to take action on climate change.

The Joker star has also been nominated in the best actor category for the Academy Awards in February. The event has yet to announce its food options.

The Screen Actors Guild — which will take place on January 19th — has confirmed it will serve an all-vegan menu.

Do you think the Academy Awards will announce a plant-based change? Let us know in the comments below!

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