Last night, the 2020 Screen Actors Guild awards happened at LA’s Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall.
The night promised to be one of the most memorable yet with nominees from Phoebe Waller-Bridge to Renee Zellweger.
This year’s SAG awards were very present in the news, but one of the most talked about aspects of the ceremony was the menu.
It followed the 2020 award season trend and made history with their menu-they served plant-based options.
After the Golden Globes, SAG Award Goes Vegan too
Prior to the ceremony, a statement by the Association announced that as part of the show’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, ‘the 26th SAG show will provide a plant-based menu on the ceremony on the 19th of January’.
The attendees could choose from three different entrees- Romano bean salad with arugula, Nicoise olives, shaved baby peppers, and sweet onion vinaigrette.
The second option was paella rice salad with squash, Tuscan kale, and Piquillo peppers.
And, the third choice was charred Harissa glazed baby carrots, little gem lettuce, pita croutons, and sumac.
What Did the Guests Have to Say about the Vegan Menu?
For now, there have been no complaints and actually, people have been praising the ceremony for its historic decision.
According to Joey Berlin, CEO of the Critics Choice Association, the decision to offer a plant-based menu was to show their awareness of the influence that their event has on the environment.
The Counter and Baja Fresh stepped up to support their decision because of their diverse menus of delicious food choices, further explained Berlin.
They looked forward to presenting their honorees, nominees, and guests with tasty, but thoughtful food during their show.
Joaquin Phoenix, who won a Golden Globe as well as Best Actor SAG Award and has long been a vegan, thanked the Association for their menu saying that trying to offset the carbon footprint is pivotal and their decision is an amazing message and he’s deeply appreciative of it.
Why Is a Plant-Based Diet a Good Solution?
Going plant-based has numerous benefits, not just for the environment.
When you lower your animal food consumption, you can reduce your risk of cardiovascular problems, inflammation, allergies, gut problems, and other health issues.