Have you chosen for the Oscars? What about the OScats? PETA celebrates outstanding achievements in animal rights protection annually with films with the Oscat Awards. Previous winners include Bradley Cooper, Black Panther, Natalie Portman, Tom Hanks, The lion kingand Charlize Theron in a mix of traditional and unique categories.
So who will take the golden cat home this year? Without further ado, here 2020 PETA Oscats Winners…
Best Animated Film: Wolf worshipers
Written and co-written with vegan director Tomm Moore, this Irish animated film follows a family of wolves fighting to protect their pack from humans who want to destroy them and destroy their forest home. Wolf worshipers challenges the toxic belief that humans are superior to other species (i.e. arrogance) is what Moore said in an interview: “As an animal rights activist, I feel that the current crisis is largely due to the broken and unconventional attitude that we, as a global society, have developed in relation to animals, and” wolf walkers “refer to it’s at a certain level. “
Monkey, Monkey Did not: Munk
The critics loved Munkand the Oscats too. The capuchin monkeys, giraffes, and elephants used in the film were rendered using stunning computer generated images (CGI), receiving the second PETA award for director / producer and husband / wife duo David Fincher and Sen Chaffin. The first was the Elly Award, which honored animal-friendly TV stars and shows for Mindhunter in 2018. This time they recreated old Hollywood without the old brutality!
Best Costume: Pete Davidson’s “Hunt Mushrooms, Not Animals” shirtKing of Staten Island)
Kudos to costume designer Sarah May Burton and screenwriter / actor Pete Davidson for King of Staten IslandAn allusion to animal rights, as Davidson’s character in the film wears a “Hunt mushrooms, not animals” shirt. (And if Davidson wants to put his tattoos to good use before they are removed, we might know about an animal rights organization that advertises Ink Not Mink.)
Best Adapted Screenplay The one and only Ivan
Leave it to the one and only Mike White to make a captivating wildlife movie without using one. A writer, actor, director and longtime friend of PETA brought the award-winning book. The one and only Ivan Disney + fans around the world, allowing actors and strikingly realistic CGI animals – even dogs! – to bring to life this vivid story that shows why everyone deserves freedom. it The one and only IvanSecond PETA Award. Disney also won the Free the Animals Award for the film.
Best Bear That Wasn’t There: Call of nature
Disney Call of nature Introduced Jack London’s classics and CGI magic to a new generation with compelling digital animals, including a bear and a dog. Real bears used in films and on television are cut off from their mothers in infancy and forced to survive exploitation, so we absolutely wild about Disney’s merciful decision here!
We glue to the meat: Metal sound
This season’s winner also received an Oscat thanks to the Meat is Murder sticker that hung on the protagonist’s fridge. Metal sound could be drowned out by the sound of our applause when our favorite set design came along.
Best Documentary Film: Gunda
Gunda could be real Charlotte’s network… The documentary, with stunning black and white cinematography, tells the stories of Gunda’s mother pig and her piglets, as well as two cunning cows and a one-legged chicken that “steals the scene”. 2019 PETA Person of the Year producer Joaquin Phoenix and director Viktor Kosakovsky Gunda has been called “mesmerizing,” and, in the words of acclaimed director Paul Thomas Anderson, “looks more like a potion than a movie.”
Technology, not terror: Doolittle
Ignore the critics and escape Doolittle, a funny movie that really lot part with animal exploitation in their previous iterations, showcasing brilliant technology and stellar line-up. You can do[a]a little more for animals too, avoiding movies or TV shows in which frightened animals appear on set!
Worth Seeing: Regina King, One night in Miami …
Regina King’s debut in feature films made her the queen of compassionate directors. A talented cast and compelling premise put this civil rights movement narrative on all shortlists, and the lack of any coercive animal introductions put One night in Miami … on PETA too. (And while we’re not saying that the loud twist of King’s older dog, Kornbred, during the director’s virtual thank you speech for the Golden Globe, and her subsequent exclamation to the older dogs influenced the judges’ decision, we are not going to deny that either.)
Best Snark SeaWorld: The Enduring Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. Reverend.Writer and creator Robert Carlock
Robert Carlock has always had a knack for dodging lines that encourage compassion for animals – in 30 Rock, Unyielding Kimmy Schmidt, as well as Mr mayor, Just to name a few. So we weren’t surprised when we looked Kimmy vs. Reverend hearing Kimmy’s reminder that Seaworld sucks: “What about the Seaworld documentary, we think it will be fun, but it was not? “
Meatless Meta: I think about ending it all
Among the many reasons to pay attention to Netflix I think about ending it all, our favorite is a clever film-in-film in which one character does what we all wanted to do: shout out an animal rights message in the middle of a crowded diner. Don’t miss the scene in which the waitress’s love interest yells, “Look, man, she’s a vegan … what you don’t know about this amazing woman standing in front of you is that she’s not a waitress. Well, she’s a waitress, but only to finish school to become an animal rights lawyer. No, not a piece of meat or milk crumbs have touched her lips since she was 5 years old. And she realized that … that a hamburger is just a shredded cow. She spent the rest of her life trying to make the world a better place for animals, and I love her! “We love her too.
In Memoriam Award: Cloris Leachman
It was bittersweet to hear the familiar voice of our friend Cloris Leachman starring alongside fellow PETA supporter Peter Dinklage in the film. The Family The Family: The New Age… Over the years, Cloris has used this funny and irreverent but always kind voice to defend those whose voices are ignored. She promoted plant foods, tried to repeal ag-gag laws, worked to free animals from circuses and marine parks, and encouraged everyone to neuter and neuter, earning her the PETA Lifetime Achievement Award. A vegetarian since the 1950s, she has lived a surprisingly long life and career, and her death has left a void in Hollywood and PETA that will not be filled soon.
We urge everyone to follow in her footsteps, advocating for animals wherever they need help. If you witness or hear about animal cruelty in films or on television, please report it to PETA.