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Animals Win at the Oscars

Written by PETA | February 28, 2011

The Oscar speeches may be over, but there are still some shout-outs left to send.

You can’t talk about this year’s winners without mentioning glowing vegan mom-to-be Natalie Portman, who gracefully accepted the Best Actress Award for Black Swan, which was directed by PETA friend, Darren Aronofsky. A faux-fur and -leather fan, Natalie is in good company with Best Actress in a Supporting Role winner Melissa Leo, who wore a dress by cruelty-free designer Marc Bouwer. Melissa wasn’t faking her surprise and excitement, but she wisely fakes her fur.

The fact that The Social Network composer Trent Reznor took home an Oscar for Original Score was music to animals’ ears. Reznor spoke out against the fur industry’s use of cat and dog skins in a video that he narrated for PETA.

Co-host and Best Actor nominee James Franco is a cat person, too, as he shows in this sweet picture. And co-host Anne Hathaway‘s vegetarian diet no doubt helped keep her physique sleek and ready for all those costume changes.

If your animals, like mine, dozed off during the show, they’ll be happy to hear the animal-friendly results.

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • Adie Wall says:

    You missed another vegan who won an Oscar. Emile Sherman won as one of the producers of The Kings Speech. Emile is from a prominent and respected family of vegans here in Australia. His father Brian Sherman AM and sister Ondine Sherman established Voiceless ( Voiceless is an independent non-profit think tank dedicated to alleviating the suffering of animals in Australia. Established in 2004 by father and daughter team, Brian Sherman AM and Ondine Sherman, Voiceless: Creates and fosters networks of leading lawyers, politicians and academics to influence law and public policy; Conducts high quality research and analysis of animal industries, exposing legalised cruelty and promoting informed debate; Creates a groundswell for social change by building and fortifying the Australian animal protection movement with select Grants and Prizes; and Informs consumers and empowers them to make animal-friendly choices. This article in The Sydney Morning Herald about him starts: “Emile Sherman is warming to a favourite topic – supporting the rights of animals through the non-profit organisation Voiceless…” Just thought you’d like to know.