The 92nd Oscar Academy Awards would be thematically revolved around global climate change concerns. Many Hollywood superstars, who are joining the world’s highest prestigious awards in the film industry on Sunday, February 9, 2020, have embraced the idea of sustainable Planet to be the basic theme for the glamorous events.
Sustainable 2020 Oscar Events
The 2020 Oscar events would be a unique event in history as many Hollywood stars and events managers had focused on the theme of sustainable Planet. For this year’s Oscar events, the organizers have announced to ban plastic water bottles and the people who are attending the events would be served only plant-based meals. Some Hollywood stars who are vocal about environmental issues have decided to use recycle tuxedo and gowns for the world’s biggest red carpet at the Oscars.
The same idea of sustainable theme in the film industry-related events began in the last month when the organizers served vegan dinners at the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild and Critics’ Choice Awards, 2020.
A lifelong vegan, Joaquin Phoenix who is nominated for the best actor Oscar nominees for the movie, “Joker”, had earlier urged the organizers of the Golden Globes to switch to an entirely veggie menu for the first time. Phoenix stated, “Consuming animals is no longer just a personal choice. It is having a drastic and vast consequence on the rest of the world and all of us.”
With growing the influence of climate change concerns, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has banned plastic water bottles for the Oscar night and announced to serve food using sustainable products.
Concerning the issues, several Hollywood stars have shifted to use electric cars by giving up their personal planes and private jets to travel to the film festival to be held in Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, California on Sunday. The actor of a TV series, “Stranger Things,” Brett Gelman is among those who supported the theme saying, “I plan to change a great deal in my diet and the way I use energy, composting, and the way I purchase clothing. … I’m certainly not taking any private jets.”
In support of the new teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg, the veteran Hollywood superstar, Jane Fonda would be staging her Fire Drill Fridays climate change protest from Washington to Los Angeles, two days before next Sunday’s Oscar ceremony, January 9, 2020.
Environment Activist Urged for More Actions
A global environment conservative movement, Extinction Rebellion has announced a plan for protesting at the famous “Hollywood” billboard on the eve of the Academy Awards to persuade the entertainment industry to do more activities for climate change protection.
The environment movement group said in a statement, “Some stars of Hollywood are aware of the scale of the climate crisis, and some have started to take action… But we do not believe that Hollywood as a whole has taken an acceptable stance on the climate crisis.” The group warned, “There is no Hollywood on a dead planet.”
The Director of content partnerships at the Natural Resources Defense Council, Daniel Hinerfeld said that the new initiatives are taken by this year’s Oscar event “shows the power that Hollywood has to start conversations, to set trends, and to shift attitudes.”
He also suggested that the global film industry could do more as a part of storytelling for climate change issues. He further added, “We really need to see more film and TV that really is dealing with all of the incredibly complicated and dramatic and potentially comedic aspects of climate change, which is this huge drama.”
Phoenix, who has won the awards in 2020 January events, declared to use the same tuxedo throughout the season. Citing the Phoenix’s decision, the designer Stella McCartney, who provided the tux stated, “He chooses to make choices for the future of the planet. He has also chosen to wear this same tux for the entire award season to reduce waste,” However, it is yet to witness whether other Hollywood stars follow the similar actions in walking the biggest red carpet at the Oscars.
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