THE FIDO AWARDS 2019
CHIEF FROM ISLE OF DOGS ACCEPTS TOP COLLAR AS FIDOS CELEBRATES YEAR OF THE DOG
Isle of Dogs has been awarded the Best in World collar at The FIDOS - For Incredible Dogs on Screen.
The film's canine star Chief accepted the honour in London on behalf of director Wes Anderson, puppet maker Andy Gent, the canine cast and their human voices. Isle of Dogs also picked up the collar for Rom Com Rover.
The winner of The FIDOS collar for Historical Hounds was Toby Chien, the French Bulldog and beloved muse of Keira Knightley in the biopic Colette.
The Comedy Canine collar went to Percy the Irish
wolfhound in Paddington 2, and Kelly the Dog won the Blockbuster Bowser collar for the role of Pippin in The Meg.
Matteo Garrone’s Dogman completed an awards double, taking the Mutt Moment collar at The FIDOS following its previous triumph when it took Cannes' canine prize, the Palm Dog.
The Fidos honour stand-out dog performances of the year on the big screen.
This year is especially special as the awards celebrate films that were released during Year of the Dog.
Performances were judged in the five categories: Historical Hound, Comedy Canine, Rom Com Rover, Blockbuster Bowser and Mutt Moment. From the winners Best In World is chosen for the ultimate accolade.
Judges were Kaleem Aftab from The Independent, Anna Smith from Metro, Wendy Ide from The Observer, film critic Kate Muir and The Morning Star's Rita di Santo.
Aside from gongs for cinematic performance, The Fidos also reward good works. The Fi-Dogmanitarian Award is for outstanding contribution to the fellowship between mankind and dogs. The award honours those who honour hounds.
The FiDogmanitarian Award was bestowed on luxury florist Nikki Tibbles for all the work she has done through The Wild At Heart Foundation to fund animal welfare projects and reduce the world's 600 million stray dog population.
Palm Dog USA was awarded to Bradley Cooper's dog Charlie for his cameo appearance in A Star Is Born.
Our mission to award gongs for dogs for their big screen efforts has been endorsed by The Guardian which has argued that with performances like Charlie in A Star Is Born and the canine-cast of Isle of Dogs "a dog category at The Oscars is overdue".
Fear not Fidos to the rescue.
Chief from Isle of Dogs