Uggie at the Oscars

Uggie at the Oscars

"The Artist" Dominates the Academy Awards

Uggie has been the talk of Hollywood—and the Dapper Dog Blog—lately, with awards season in full swing and Uggie’s film “The Artist” taking home statue after statue. Awards season ended successfully for Uggie and his “Artist” costars last night, as the movie took home the Oscar for Best Film. Uggie, of course, was in attendance to celebrate his film’s Oscar victory.

If you stayed up late enough h to catch the last award of the night, you caught a glimpse of Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier, onstage. He certainly looked the part for the occasion. According to US Magazine, Uggie wore a custom-made Chopard bowtie featuring 18-karat gold and satin. He accented this bowtie with a bone-shaped charm with his name engraved on it.

Dog lovers have enjoyed watching Uggie’s rise to fame this awards season. Unfortunately, his success is bittersweet, as 10-year-old Uggie is retiring from films due to a neurological condition that began when he was shooting “The Artist.” Uggie surely ended his film career in style, though, costarring in an Academy-Award-winning film. To celebrate the success of “The Artist,” Uggie even hit up the Oscar after-parties, staying up late to hobnob with Hollywood’ biggest stars. That’s no surprise, of course, since Uggie is now one of them.

Uggie received rave reviews from his costars about his work ethic and acting skills. Not every dog is cut out for such work, but Uggie certainly was. His talent will be missed in future films, but here’s hoping Uggie enjoys his retirement and basking in the glow of last night’s Oscar win.