Written by Paula Moore
last night's Golden Globe
Awards, the hot topic on the red carpet was the cold snap in L.A.: Temps had dropped to
37 degrees. But not one of the
nominees (and no other celebrity we could find) wore fur. Hollywood has had quite the animal-friendly makeover over the past generation
with PETA on the scene!
majority of fur today comes from fur farms, where animals slowly go insane from the intense confinement. Many animals on fur farms circle frantically in their
cages, a sign of severe psychological stress.
only was the glitzy event fur-free, it also showcased a few of today's most
vibrant vegans! Jessica
Chastain—PETA's reigning Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity—and previous champ Anne Hathaway nabbed the top actress awards.
Written by Michelle Kretzer
officially award season, the time of year
when our televisions are dominated by red carpets, elegant gowns, and hilarious
Ricky Gervais zingers—and oh, yeah, awards are given out too. If animals had
submitted the Golden
Globes ballots, the roster of
winners might have looked pretty similar to Sunday's lineup:
of fowl Kate Winslet grabbed a Best Actress
statue for her work in the miniseries Mildred Pierce, and vegetarian Peter Dinklage snagged a Best
Supporting Actor prize for Game of Thrones.
another television category, one of my
favorite comedies, Modern Family,
with young star and peta2 supporter Sarah Hyland, claimed top honors.
on the big screen, The Artist, which includes the beloved animal advocate James
Cromwell in its highly talented—albeit silent—cast,
cleaned up with wins for Best Actor, Best Picture, and Best Original Score.
to all the winners, and thanks for helping animals win too!
Written by PETA
Ricky Gervais' comedic gold at Sunday's Golden Globes was almost enough to help me get over Jane Lynch's loss. The news that prompted my speedy recovery? Hearing that every nominee got a copy of our new DVD, "Glass Walls," in their gift bags. Narrated by Paul McCartney, who presented the Best Animated Film Globe to Up, "Glass Walls" goes inside slaughterhouses to show people what really happens to animals before they end up on dinner plates:
The only celebrity with a voice as delightfully inimitable as Paul's? Alec Baldwin, whose narration of "Meat Your Meat" remains iconic for proud PETA supporters everywhere and who took home his third (!) Golden Globe for his brilliant work on 30 Rock. At this point, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association should really just call the category Best Performance by Alec Baldwin and nominate Jack Donaghy's five best episodes.
Written by Logan Scherer
Ah, awards season. My favorite time of year. Last night I watched the Golden Globe Awards on pins and needles, and I've already begun my countdown to the Oscars. But the best part of the Globes last night wasn't Sacha Baron Cohen making everyone squirm in their seats while he rightfully hated on Madonna—it was Mickey Rourke's win for his role in The Wrestler and his moving and heartwarming thank-you speech.
While Rourke thanked his co-stars, his agent, and, yes, even Bruce Springsteen, the most memorable part of his speech was when he thanked his dogs and said, "Sometimes when a man's alone, that's all you've got is your dog. They've meant the world to me."
Well said, Mickey! I think we can all relate to that. It's about time for the furry, loyal companions who give so much love and adoration to their guardians to get recognized.
Another animal-friendly winner we love from last night was Alec Baldwin for his role in 30 Rock. Although he's been in roughly 5 trillion films and TV appearances that have all been brilliant, he'll always be our own special star for his fantastic narration of "Meet Your Meat."
Written by Christine Doré
And Forest Whitaker, who won Best Actor in a Drama for his riveting performance in The Last King of Scotland, recently starred in a somewhat more lighthearted piece for PETA with his daughter, True. If you're a fan of Forest's work, you should definitely check that out:
In the meantime, our old friend Joaquin Phoenix presented the award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy, which was won by Meryl Streep. And last year's "World's Sexiest Vegetarian," Prince, won the award for Best Song. The whole event could almost have been a PETA Gala, except with, like, awards for people doing a good job in movies instead of PETA employees in giant rat costumes (not to say that wasn't really fun).
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