Terrier Uggie from ‘The Artist’ topped greatest Cannes film mutt

FILE PHOTO: Uggie the canine, from the film “The Artist,” performs on the pink carpet for the annual White Home Correspondents’ Affiliation Dinner on the Washington Hilton in Washington April 28, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photograph

LONDON (Reuters) – Uggie, the Jack Russell whose antics in Oscar-winning movie “The Artist” stole viewers’ hearts, was topped Palm Canine of Palm Canines on Friday, singled out as the perfect canine winner within the award’s 20-year historical past.

“Uggie can be very pleased with that,” mentioned his coach Omar von Muller, as he accepted the trophy collar from his dwelling in Los Angeles, flanked by Uggie’s physique double within the movie, Sprint.

Uggie, who in 2011 received the Palm Canine award for greatest efficiency by a canine in a film screened at Cannes, died in 2015 aged 13. He hit the large time after starring as French actor Jean Dujardin’s cute sidekick within the black and white movie, which tells of a silent star whose profession dives as speaking footage take over Hollywood.

Uggie grew to become the primary canine to go away his prints beside the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable in entrance of Hollywood’s Grauman’s Chinese language Theatre, and appeared on tv chat exhibits in addition to attending the Golden Globes and Oscar ceremonies.

Lockdown could have put paid to this 12 months’s Cannes Movie Pageant, however Toby Rose, organiser of the Palm Canine award, normally bestowed through the glamorous pageant in France, was decided it ought to go forward.

“It’s the foremost and paw-most awards for canines on the large display screen… it has solely bought larger and greater, and when final 12 months Quentin Tarantino sashayed into the room and took the collar with nice pleasure and enthusiasm, then I assumed that claims that Palm Canine is on the map,” mentioned Rose.

Final 12 months the Palm Canine went to Brandy, the pit bull belonging to Brad Pitt’s character Cliff Sales space in Tarantino’s Oscar-winning “As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood”.

This 12 months’s Palm Canine jury, composed of main movie critics, concluded Uggie had given the final word huge display screen efficiency by a canine of the final 20 years.

Reporting by Mike Davidson; Writing by Alexandra Hudson; Modifying by Janet Lawrence

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