Word is CIM, the landlord for the Hollywood and Highland complex where the Oscars are held has asked the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences NOT to announce on air that the awards are coming from the Kodak Theatre. …
Deadline contributor Diane Haithman filed this report.
Despite some earnest lobbying by director Martin Scorsese, the little dog from The Artist tonight snatched the Golden Collar Award for Best Dog in a Theatrical Film away from the big dog in Scorsese’s Hugo. That’s right — scene-stealer Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier who barks silently in The Artist, proved that at least for dogs, the cute comic canine tends to win out over a serious actress like Blackie, who portrays the scary Doberman guard dog who hounds the children in Hugo.
This has indeed been a big year for dogs, if not a year for big dogs, in movies. The other nominees in this category included Denver, who played Skeletor in 50/50, Hummer as Dolce in Young Adult; Cosmo as Arthur in Beginners. Uggie was a dual nominee: he also played Queenie in Water For Elephants. It’s hard to say whether Hollywood was paying much attention to Dog News Daily’s First Annual Golden Collar Awards until Scorsese started a catfight.