We’re so proud: Several super-talented and kindhearted PETA pals were just nominated for Golden Globes, which will be handed out on January 11 at The Beverly Hilton. No matter what happens at the award ceremony, these compassionate, animal-friendly celebrities are winners in PETA’s eyes:
- Richard Linklater, the director of Fast Food Nation, who went behind the scenes at a slaughterhouse, is up for Best Director for his film Boyhood, which is also nominated for Best Motion Picture Drama and Best Screenplay Motion Picture.
- Joaquin Phoenix, who has helped PETA with several campaigns and narrated our exposé of the exotic-skins trade, is up for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Film for Inherent Vice.
- Ricky Gervais, PETA’s 2013 Person of the Year, who is active in many of PETA’s campaigns and voiced a character in our award-winning “Stolen for Fashion” public service announcement, is nominated for Best Actor in a Television Comedy Series for his role in Derek.
- Edie Falco, a vegetarian who has spoken out against circuses, is nominated for Best Actress in a Television Comedy Series for her role in Nurse Jackie.
- Alan Cumming, the vegan star of The Good Wife, is in the mix for Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in TV.
- Woody Harrelson, PETA’s longtime vegan pal and prominent great ape defender, is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Miniseries or Movie for his role in True Detective, which is also nominated for Best Television Movie or Limited Series.
- Trent Reznor, who starred in PETA’s shocking video about the killing of dogs and cats for fur, is in the running for Best Original Score in a Motion Picture for Gone Girl.
My coworkers and I are also rooting for vegan Jessica Chastain, who is up for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for A Most Violent Year, and for Orange Is the New Black, which is nominated for Best Television Comedy Series and stars Jason Biggs, an outspoken SeaWorld opponent.
It’s great that so many caring stars are getting so much recognition. They’re extremely talented in addition to being compassionate. Animals need high-profile people who use their celebrity status to make the world a kinder place, and with so many animal-friendly stars nominated for Golden Globes, the award show will be almost as animal advocate—studded as a PETA gala. Way to represent!