It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there (someone had to say it), especially for the pooches of Hollywood as they now have their own awards ceremony, and everyone’s fighting to make it to the top.

Okay so perhaps it’s not all as intense as that, but after the Golden Collar Awards were held on Monday, there are definitely a few more doggies that are going to be hounded by the media. The Golden Collar Awards was started by Alan Siskind, from the website dognewsdaily.com after he saw Uggie playing his role in The Artist so superbly. The ceremony was held in Hollyood on Monday and seems to have been cross between a canine-themed farce, and an event that gives true recognition to trainers and their protégées who have played roles in films and television.

Is it really necessary? It seems as though things were definitely going this way, especially after The Artist‘s much-loved Jack-Russell Uggie was not asked to participate in the Oscars next week. Well…he is a dog, and while he is without a doubt a very talented, well trained little pooch, human stars would probably not be happy if they lost out to a canine, however cute. Even Martin Scorsese jumped on the doggie award bandwagon and gave the Golden Collar organisers a ‘ruff’ time when they failed to include Hugo dog, Blackie.

So, who got their paws on the prizes? As expected, Uggie was named Best Dog In A Theatrical Film for The Artist, a film which itself won big at the BAFTAs on Sunday and is nominated for a total of ten Oscars. This left Hugo‘s Blackie in the dog house, but hopefully the fact that he was eventually added to the list of nominees means that his dog days are not over.

The award for Best Dog In A Foreign Film went to Koko, the six-year-old Kelpie who starred in box office smash Red Dog. While this particular pooch was unable to attend the award, he did send this amusing acceptance speech:

Another familiar face who was recognised for being the Best Dog In A Television Series was Brigitte, the French bulldog who plays Stella in the award-winning comedy series Modern Family. Well done to all the winners, and here is the full list:

Best Dog In a Theatrical Film

Uggie as The Dog in “The Artist”

Blackie as Maximilian in “Hugo”

Cosmo as Arthur in “Beginners”

Uggie as Queenie in “Water for Elephants”

Denver as Skeletor in “50/50”

Hummer as Dolce in “Young Adult”

 

Best Dog in a Foreign Film

Koko as Red Dog in “Red Dog” – Australia

Laika as herself in “Le Havre” – France

Biina as Alf in “The Day the Dogs Disappeared” – Japan

Ichico as Toa in “The Day the Dogs Disappeared” – Japan

 

Best Dog in a Television Series

Brigitte as Stella in “Modern Family” 

Rocky as Arnold in “Entourage”

Chunk as himself in “Chelsea Lately”

Dart as Chance in “Hot In Cleveland”

Jason Gann as Wilfred in “Wilfred”

Lambchop as Yakult in “Suburgatory

 

Best Dog in a Reality Series

Giggy – The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Hercules – Pit Boss

Millou – The Real Housewives of New York City

Jackpot – The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Spartacus – Ice Loves Coco

 

Best Dog in a Direct-to-DVD Film

Rody as Marley in “Marley & Me: The Puppy Years”

Fred as B Dawg in “Spooy Buddies”

Gaston as Beethoven in “Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure”

Angel as Chloe in “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2”

Rusco as Papi in “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2”

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