I haven’t seen The Artist yet, because I don’t really want to, and I’m sure it’s very good and that I would like it, but, I don’t know, leave me alone about it, but one thing I do know about The Artist is that it features a wonderful dog who was the highlight of last week’s Golden Globe Awards. UGH THAT DOG WAS THE BEST! Who would’ve thought, a 14-hour award show full of humans and a tiny dog shown for 15 seconds steals the whole thing. Just wonderful. –OR IS IT?!!?!? Beginners Christopher Plummer, at Newsweek’s Oscar roundtable, BEGS to differ. BEGS being capitalized because it’s vaguely attached to the idea of DOGS. From Newsweek:
There’s a stir in the room when the surprise seventh star arrives—Uggie, the scene-stealing 9-year-old Jack Russell from The Artist. Should one address him in English or French? Swinton, not one to be starstruck, falls to her knees before the canine. “Hi, Uggie, you are such an amazing dog!” she says, insisting on a photo of the two of them together. Not everyone is so happy to see the pooch. Plummer expresses frustration that Cosmo, Beginners’ remarkable Jack Russell, isn’t getting the same awards-season attention. “We had the better dog,” he declares, with his best silken patrician diction. He doesn’t seem to want to pose in the group photo with Uggie—the competition!—and no one is quite sure whether his reluctance is serious or sly.
Oh yeah! Sometimes you’re so happy about something that you don’t realize it’s something you should be UPSET ABOUT! THAT BEGINNERS DOG WAS MUCH BETTER THAN THAT ARTIST DOG! Again, I haven’t seen The Artist because leave me alone, but I HAVE seen Beginners and BEGINNERS WAS GREAT! Booooooo Uggie! YAAAAAAAY COSMO! This should be the final award announced at The Oscars. The “which of these movies had the better Jack Russell” award. And only dogs can be in attendance for it. With dogs as the award announcers. And dogs as the whole crew. And anyway, WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?! (Via Vulture.)