Uggie’s Golden Collar Win Nudges The Artist Closer To Oscar Glory

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After The Artist won seven of the top prizes at Sunday’s BAFTAs, we were pretty much ready to put all our money on the black-and-white silent French film to take home Oscar gold at the end of the month. But last night’s victory for the movie made our decision final: Uggie won the first ever Golden Collar Award for Best Dog in a Theatrical Film. Well, duh. We’re pretty sure that Dog News Daily came up with the idea for the awards show (held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City, California) when the 10-year-old Jack Russell terrier got onstage at the Golden Globes and stole the show.

Anyway, if the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and the BAFTAs are well-known predictors for Oscar glory, then this new ceremony is surely nipping at their heels. And that apparently has Hugo director Martin Scorsese worried. He (jokingly, we think) launched a successful campaign to get his movie’s Doberman pincher Blackie a last-minute nomination.

Other winners, according to TheWrap, included Best Dog in a Television series for French bulldog Brigitte, who plays Stella on Modern Family, and in the Best Dog in a Reality Television Series it was a two-way tie between Hercules from Pit Boss and Giggy from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

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