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What the Health Nominated for Major Film Award

The popular film that drove celebrities, athletes, and musicians to adopt plant-based diets for optimal health is now up for an NAACP award.

Popular vegan documentary What the Health announced this week that it has been nominated for a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Award. The documentary exposed corporate interests in concealing how the consumption of animal products adversely affects human health. Many viewers, particularly people of color (including musician Ne-Yo; NBA players Jahlil Okafor, Kyrie Irving, JaVale McGee, and Damian Lillard; reality star Porsha Williams; and, most recently, 11 members of NFL team Tennessee Titans) chose to adopt a plant-based diet after the film’s June release on Netflix. The film is competing in the “Outstanding Documentary” category against four other films: The Defiant Ones, Birth of a Movement, Black Love, and The 44th President: In His Own Words. The winning film will be chosen by a subcommittee and honored at the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 15) at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena.

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