Introducing The WAG Awards: BWE Honors The All-Time Greatest Canine-Related Cinema (VIDEO)

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This Sunday’s broadcast of the Academy Awards promises to be one of the lowest-rated in quite some time. The public-at-large doesn’t seem to give a hoot whether or not The Artist topples The Descendents for Best Picture, so long as Uggie is able to overcome his mystery shaking disease and walks the red carpet in full, resplendent glory (while, at the same time, sniffing as many crotches as he damn well pleases).

All of which got us thinking: Human actors and actresses are just plain BORING when compared to their canine counterparts. So, as a means of celebrating the many silver screen triumphs over the years of our four-legged friends, we here at Best Week Ever decided to create The WAG Awards as a means of celebrating the artistic achievements of man’s best friend. Dog lovers extraordinaire (and VH1 video editing maestros) Tami Foy, Joe Maziarski and Ravali Munipalle put together this highlight reel of the all-time greatest cinematic moments of the Canis lupus familiaris community, ranging from Lassie to Baxter to Marley to Uggie.

We’ve got the full list of categories, including Tiniest Tiny Guy and the Cecil Pee DeMille nominees, for you to check out after the jump:

BEST NEWCOMER
Marley – Marley and Me
Otis’s Puppies – The Adventures of Milo and Otis
Old Yeller and Young Yeller – Old Yeller
Beethoven – Beethoven
Copper – Fox and the Hound

TINIEST TINY GUY
Speck – Pee Wee Herman’s Big Adventure
Mugatu’s Dog – Zoolander
Toto – The Wizard of Oz
Bruiser – Legally Blonde
Mojo – Transformers
Milo – The Mask

MILLION DOLLAR RABIES
Snot – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Hercules – The Sandlot
Dinky – National Lampoon’s Vacation
Puffy – There’s Something About Mary
Old Yeller – Old Yeller
Lassie – Lassie
Old Yeller – Old Yeller

IN MEMORIAM
Samantha – I Am Legend
Marley – Marley and Me
Hooch – Turner & Hooch
Charlie – All Dogs Go to Heaven
Baxter – Anchorman

M.B.F.F
Baxter – Anchorman
Petey – The Little Rascals
Marley – Marley and Me
Uggie – The Artist
Einstein – Back to the Future

STARVINGEST ARTIST
Shih Tzu – Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Beethoven – Beethoven
Hosehead – Strange Brew
Hooch – Turner and Hooch
Rottweiler – Lethal Weapon 3
Quark – Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Sonny – Due Date

BEST MONOLOGUE
Baxter – Anchorman
Frank – Men in Black
Shithead – The Jerk
Baxter – Anchorman
Quark – Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Shadow – Homeward Bound

BEST SOUND MIXING
Sonny – Due Date
Moses- Meet the Fockers
Colossus – Van Wilder
Moses – Meet the Fockers

THE CECIL PEE DeMILLE AWARD
Mojo – Transformers
Verdell – As Good As It Gets

Who did we miss? Are dogs truly the Kings of the Acting World? Let us know what you think in the comments!