Jessica Chastain bagged her maiden Oscar for her portrayal of American evangelist Tammy Faye Messner in the bio pic “The Eyes of Tammy Faye’.

She won the best female lead at the 94th Academy Awards in which she portrays the rise, fall, and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker.

Chastain is a vegan and her diet is inspired by her mother a vegan chef. Recently, she talked more about her vegan lifestyle and opened up on her opinion about animals, claiming that they are “the ultimate underdogs.” She added that ” “I don’t want to torture anything.”….it’s about trying to live a life where I’m not contributing to the cruelty in the world….While I am on this planet, I want everyone I meet to know that I am grateful they are here.” Congratulations to a very worthy winner! @jes_chastain

Fellow vegan Benedict Cumberbatch was nominated for best leading male actor for his portrayal of Phil Burbank in “The Power of the Dog”, a western drama, won him rave reviews and several nominations.