Charlie in A Star Is Born
Bradley Cooper might be out of the Oscars directing category, but his film is still up for the big Best Picture prize. While Cooper and Lady Gaga have both recieved plenty of praise (and award show nominations) for their roles in the film, credit must be given to Charlie as well. The cuddly canine, Cooper’s own dog, was quite the scene stealer and has already won his dad an Oscat from PETA.
The ducks and rabbits of The Favourite
The Favourite was full of darkly comedic cat fights and actual pets too. The film’s race-winning duck, who loved sitting in laps, had a gravitas that reminded us of many award-winning human actors. The rabbits can’t be overlooked either, the bunnies brought a fluffy touch to the movie’s prickly dialog.
Borras in Roma
Marooned on the driveway, Borras rarely got the love he deserved in Roma, but that didn’t stop the canine from chewing (and pooping on) the scenery.
The dogs of Isle of Dogs
Sure they weren’t live pooches, but these Wes Adnerson canine creations, voiced by actors like Jeff Goldblum and Bryan Cranston, made us want to rush home and hug our real dogs.
Jersey in Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Jersey the cat, played by the late, great feline actor Towne, was a purrfect supporting actor to Melissa McCarthy’s lead role. If she wins the Oscar on Sunday, hopefully Towne gets a shout out for his important part.
Olivia the Canine Star of Widows
Widows didn’t get any Oscar nominations, but several dog lovers launched Oscar campaigns for Olivia, the canine star of the film. If you’ve seen the movie, you know they are well earned.