Who needs an Oscar? Not Uggie!
Though the 10-year-old star of The Artist
is slated to perform
at the Academy Awards
on Feb. 26, he's one step ahead of his costars and crew. On Thursday, the American Humane Association gave the Jack Russell terrier the Pawscar for Best Scene Stealer.
Given out each year in recognition of the year's best animal performances and the proper treatment of animals on movie sets, the Pawscars also recognized War Horse
and its equine stars
for utilizing movie magic to simulate an endangered animal without hurting the creature, and the Adam Sandler comedy Jack & Jill
for recreating the sight of a cockatoo in a chocolate fountain via green screen and computer imaging.
Other notable award winners include the birds of Mr. Popper's Penguins
for Best Dressed, the We Bought a Zoo
cast for Best Ensemble, and Cosmo the dog from Beginners
, whose barks were translated into subtitles during the film, for Best Animal Speaking Role.