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Has it ever bothered you that dogs in the movies aren't eligible for Academy Awards? Yeah, it's not exactly keeping us up nights, either.
But Toby Rose, founder of The Fido Awards, feels differently. For three years running, his British awards ceremony has honored Hollywood pooches. Last year's winners included the Yorkshire Terrier from Sex and the City, and the previous year honored Helen Mirren's Corgis from The Queen. This weekend's ceremony announced the 2009 Fido Award winners. Which puppies brought home the gold? Here are the categories and their respective winners:
"Rom-Com Rover" - Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston's Labrador from Marley and Me got the romantic comedy award -- although seeing as the character was played by 22 different dogs, we have to wonder who gave the speech. Other nominees included dogs from The Proposal, My Best Friend's Girlfriend and I Love You, Man.
"Comedy Canine" - The titular Chihuahua from Beverly Hills Chihuahua brought this one home. And that's the only award that movie will ever get. Competition, oddly enough, included the excellent films Fantastic Mr. Fox and Bolt.
"Historical Hound" - Those Brits love their period films, don't they? The dog from the Emily Blunt movie The Young Victoria took this category, edging out American contenders from W. and Taking Woodstock.
"Blockbuster Bowser" - The talking dog from Up, Mug, brought this one home. (Anybody else noticing that a lot of these dog winners aren't played by actual dogs? It's kinda weird.) Coraline, Inglourious Bastards and Gran Torino were also nominated.
"Mutt Moment" - This one went to Fish Tank, a British coming-of-age film that hasn't been released in the U.S. -- but, um, apparently there's a good dog scene? This seems to be the indie category, as other nominations include Wendy and Lucy (a surprise loss, considering it's all about a dog) and Let the Right One In.
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