Unfortunately for Scorsese, who did manage to get Blackie a write-in nomination at the Golden Collar awards for best movie dogs, it appears Uggie's reign will extend all the way through to the 84th annual Academy Awards. THR reports that host Billy Crystal has been working with Uggie on a sketch for the show, though little other details are known at the time. Presumably, it could include the aforementioned skateboarding, one of Uggie's more adorable tricks, or simply be an homage to "The Artist." Fun! Or is it?
If the rise of Uggie has proved one thing, it's that this year's crop of Oscar movies have little cache for the drive-by movie fan; as a result, the novelty of an adorable dog with a big personality has taken over to the point where even Oscar-winning icons like Scorsese are participating in the Uggie media tour. Of course Uggie is going to be part of Billy Crystal's Oscar opening; at this point, he's not only the most famous face from "The Artist," he's probably one of the ten biggest stars attending the ceremony. Or at least the only one who can look this cute on a skateboard.
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