(CELEBRITY NEWS/ANIMAL WELFARE) And the Oscar goes to…Academy Award’s host Ellen DeGeneres and the rest of the animal-loving Oscar-goers, including best supporting actor nominee Jared Leto and Oscar winner Anne Hathaway. Thanks to their compassionate lifestyles, this year’s Academy Awards has had an animal-friendly make-over.

Daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres returns for the second time to host the 86th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood./Photo credit: ematterz.com
Daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres returns for the second time to host the 86th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Photo credit: ematterz.com

After the red carpet is walked and the little gold men are all handed out, Hollywood’s biggest stars will head over to the Governor’s Ball, the academy’s official post-Oscar party, where they’ll be served-up an assortment of meat-free, delectable offerings.

Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck shows off a tray of mini Oscar statues coated with 24k gold dust for the 86th Oscars Governors Ball press event in Hollywood. 1,500 VIP's are expected to attend the Academy Award's post-Oscar bash on March 2./Photo credit: REUTERS, Fred Prouser
Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck shows off a tray of mini Oscar statues coated with 24k gold dust for the 86th Oscars Governors Ball press event in Hollywood. 1,500 VIP’s are expected to attend the Academy Award’s post-Oscar bash on March 2. Photo credit: Reuters, Fred Prouser

Wolfgang Puck is celebrating his 20th year catering the star-studded soiree with a menu that includes cruelty-free dishes like risotto with black truffles and rice noodles with vegetables, according to PETA.

And in keeping with the night’s theme, transcendent wonder of nature, the famed chef will also reportedly incorporate local produce and sustainable seafood.

Ellen DeGeneres hosted the 2007 Academy Awards to rave reviews./Photo credit: variety.com
Ellen DeGeneres hosted the 2007 Academy Awards to rave reviews./Photo credit: variety.com

DeGeneres returns after seven years to host the 86th Academy Awards. The popular daytime television host is sure to do some dancing, get lots of laughs, but most of all she earns our respect.

The animal-loving comedian’s companion-food company, Halo Purely for Pets, partnered with FreeKibble.com to give 20 nominees who don’t take home an Oscar 10,000 animal-companion meals to donate to the animal rescue of their choice.

The 86th Academy Awards airs March 2nd on ABC.

— Lisa Singer, exclusive to Global Animal

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