Saturday, February 11, 2012

Sit, Stay, Accept

The Academy might not recognize dog actors, but don’t you worry; in Hollywood, every thespian will be celebrated.

The nominations for Dog News Daily’s first annual Golden Collar Awards were announced on Wednesday, and Uggie swept, picking up nods for his work in “The Artist” and “Water for Elephants.” (He also took part in the nominations; there is nothing this little guy won’t do.) Other contenders for best dog in a theatrical film include Cosmo, the Jack Russell from “Beginners”; Hummer, the smiling Pomeranian from “Young Adult”; and Denver as Skeletor in “50/50.”

There’s a foreign film category, too; the Bagger hasn’t seen it but our money’s on Koko from “Red Dog,” an Australian film that seems to be about an inspirational mutt and Josh Lucas in an undershirt. The Golden Collars also acknowledge TV and reality shows, but not commercials – though if they did, the Bagger would nominate this.

The Golden Collar Awards ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on Feb 13, at a dog-friendly hotel.