Howling for Hollywood

Actress Penelope Ann Miller and Golden Collar Award nominee Uggie

Sure, there are the Oscars, Golden Globes, and other awards for people, but how about an awards ceremony to give dogs their due? On Monday, Feb. 13, the first annual Golden Collar Awards will take place at the Hotel Palomar in Los Angeles. The nominations, announced by nominee Uggie, who is featured in theThe Artist and Water For Elephants, and actress Penelope Ann Miller, are in seven different categories – from Best Dog in a Theatrical Film to Golden Collar Humanitarian Award.

All proceeds will go to Los Angeles-based dog organizations and shelters.

Complete list of nominees:

Best Dog in a Direct-to-DVD Film:
Angel as “Chloe” in Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2
Fred as “B Dawg” in Spooky Buddies
Gaston as “Beethoven” in Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure
Rowdy as “Marley” in Marley & Me: The Puppy Years
Rusco as “Papi” in Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2

Best Dog in a Foreign Film:
Biina as “Alf” in The Day the Dogs Disappeared (Japan)
Ichico as “Tao” in The Day the Dogs Disappeared (Japan)
Koko as “Red Dog” in Red Dog (Australia)
Laika as Herself in Le Havre (France)

Best Dog in a Reality Television Series:
Giggy in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Hercules in Pit Boss
Jackpot in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Millou in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Spartacus in Ice Loves Coco

Best Dog in a Television Series:
Bridgette as “Stella” in Modern Family
Chunk as Himself in Chelsea Lately
Dart as “Chance” in Hot in Cleveland
Jason “Ganns” as Wilfred in Wilfred
Lambchop as “Yakult” in Suburgatory
Rocky as “Arnold” in Entourage

Best Dog in a Theatrical Film:
Cosmo as “Arthur” in Beginners
Denver as “Skeletor” in 50/50
Hummer as “Dolce” in Young Adult
Uggie as “The Dog” in The Artist
Uggie as “Queenie” in Water For Elephants

Golden Collar Humanitarian Award:
Charlize Theron

Golden Collar Legends Award:
Robert Vince