Corral a bunch of A-list actors backstage before a major award show and you'd be asking for trouble- unless the actors have four legs and fur and were nominees for this year's inaugural Golden Collar Awards- AKA "The Canine Oscars".
The fido thespians quietly gathered in a suite behind the scenes at the sedately elegant Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel with their respective trainers and owner/family members-sans entourage and quaker- like in their decorum.
No egos, no tantrums and no demands.
I, Phoebe Rose, celebrity pug and Hollywood Today's Official Roving Rover Reporter, mingled and posed with the low-key star pooches and even picked up a few acting tips.
|Frenchie, Brigitte (Modern Family) and Lambchop (Suburbatory)|
|The big winner, Uggi (The Artist) with his Dad, Omar|
|Acting tips from Uggi's coach.|
|Yep, its the Bud Light mascot, Nugget|
|Un huh, I thought this handsome Doberman was Blackie (Hugo)-its his understudy, Cash.|
|Shorty and Hercules (Pit Boss)-tied with Giggy (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) for Best Dog in a Reality Series|
|Award Presenter, Wendy Malick (Hot in Cincinnati) with her niece, Giselle|
|I couldn't wait to get at the treats in the Natural Balance goody bag!|
|Kristen Bauer of True Blood presented an award. She's really nice!|
|A goodbye "sniff" from Uggi-"we're just friends"|