Uggie at the Golden Collar Awards (Photo source)
Just last month Martin Scorsese, Blackie's director in Hugo, successfully campaigned for the doberman's nomination (see related post here). Since then, Blackie and Uggie were constantly pitted against each other as frontrunners for the award, with their "rivalry" heating up as the ceremonies drew close. Scorsese even had to defend Blackie from rumors that the doberman's performance was a product of CGI. Very Hollywood! But all in good fun, I suppose.
Although Blackie skipped the ceremony, fans were in full support where at least two Blackie lookalikes were in attendance.
A Blackie fan (Photo source)
Uggie, along with five other winning pooches, each received this cute little trophy with a crystal-studded collar:
It may seem like a joke but the awards are a recognition for the dog trainers as well. Besides, how could anyone not find this whole thing cute? I'm so looking forward to next year's derby already.
The Golden Collar Awards are organized by Dog News Daily.