The canine nominees for the first ever Golden Collar Awards were announced last week, and Martin Scorsese was outraged to learn that Hugo star Blackie the Doberman had been overlooked. In an Op-Ed for Sunday’s LA Times, the director made his case for the four-legged actor as a write-in candidate for the “Best Dog in a Theatrical Film” category:
I’m proud of Blackie, who laid it on the line and dared to risk the sympathy of her audience. Let’s just say that on the set, she had a fitting nickname: Citizen Canine. The bath scene alone is a masterpiece of underplaying, with Blackie’s wonderfully aquiline face accentuated by the 3-D.
The editors of Dog News Daily, the publication behind the Golden Collar Awards, have agreed to make Blackie a nominee if and only if they receive 500 “NOMINATE HUGO’S BLACKIE” posts on their Facebook page by Monday, February 6. You know what you have to do, people.