Golden Collar Awards

The first ever Golden Collar Awards took place Monday honoring dogs on tv and in the movies. The awards show was only broadcast online, but the creators at hope to have it televised next year. The show drew dog and human stars alike. Six dogs received various awards.

Uggi, the small terrier from the movie The Artist took home the top prize this year for Best Dog in a Theatrical Film.


Here is B-Dawg from the Disney’s Buddies franchise:

(Gus Ruelas/Reuters)

Here is the prize, a golden collar covered in Swarovski crystals:

(Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

In a nice change for the image of Pit Bulls, Hercules from the show “Pit Boss” was nominated and tied as winner of the award for Best Dog in a Reality Television Series:

(Reuters/Gus Ruelas)

You can read more about the awards show and the other dog winners at

Golden Globes

The dog from the movie “The Artist” was a hit on the red carpet and on stage at this years Golden Globes. I saw him perform onstage when the actors came up to accept their Golden Globe for “best motion picture comedy or musical.” He walked on his hind legs and played dead on stage.

Here is the little guy:

Photo: Matt Sayles , AP

The dog’s name is Uggie, and he is a Jack Russel Terrier. He has won a palm dog award, and is in the running for a Golden Collar Award.

I do not know anything about the movie , or how prominently featured this dog actually is. The movie is rated pg 13 and IMDB explains “Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.”

In the movie:

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Standing on the red carpet:

Photo: Joel Ryan, AP

Posing with a Golden Globe:

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If you would like to see more pictures of Uggie or read more about him, see The Washington Posts article ‘The Artist’ dog steals show at Golden Globes.