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Fido Awards to Recognise Dogs in Cinema

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Five Corgis, Anna, Poppy, Megan, Alice, and Oliver, have not only starred opposite Oscar winning actress Helen Mirren in her award winning role as Queen Elizabeth in "The Queen", but now they have been nominated for their own awards in the Historical Hounds category of the newly created Fido Awards at the London Film Festival.

The Fido Awards, presented on October 28th 2007, recognise the canine actors who have entertained us on the big screen.

In an interview with ABC News, Toby Rose, creator of both the Fido Awards and the Palm Dog Award at the Cannes Film Festival, said the reasons behind the Fidos were simple.

"Dogs are key, pivotal characters on the big screen, but they never get any recognition for their work," he explained.

While the dogs themselves probably couldn't care less for this sort of recognition, these awards are really more about our love for dogs. Dogs bring a down-to-earth innocence to the screen that no person, save perhaps a child, could match. Dogs, as characters in cinema, can get away with so much without ever looking awkward.

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