updated 01/17/2012 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 01/22/2012 AT 4:00 PM ET
Awards season has been all about one name: Uggie!
The Artist’s canine star was the life of the party at last Sunday’s Golden Globes – especially when he played dead on stage! – and the buzz around him is getting so loud that he could even make an appearance at February’s Oscars.
The talented 10-year-old Jack Russell terrier trained hard for the role that’s garnered him so much attention. (On Saturday night, the film was named best picture of the year by the Producers Guild of America.) Here are five things you should know about the plucky little performer.