Which movie dog deserved a 2011 Oscar treat?
By Glenn Whipp, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Uggie: 'The Artist'
Breed: Jack Russell terrier
Scene-chewing moment: Rescues despondent silent film star George Valentin from burning building.
Emotional Range: Loyal, playful, remains at his owner's side through thick and thin.
Working for him: He's a movie-star dog playing a movie-star dog. Meta-rrrrific!
Working against him: Movie is silent so we can't hear the full scope of his barks, yelps and growls.
Oscar chances: Jack Russell vote might split between him and Arthur. "Artist" momentum is with him though, and did take the Palm Dog prize at Cannes this year.