Furry friends gear up for Fidos

Nominations announced in battle for top dog

by Jennie Kermode

Canine star Hero with Dylan O'Brien in Love And Monsters
Canine star Hero with Dylan O'Brien in Love And Monsters

Dogs have rarely been appreciated as much as they are at present, having played an important role in getting many people through lockdown. They also have important roles to play in the movies, and this year's Fido Award nominations emphasise the quantity and variety of talent on display. This year even sees the creation of a new category, Doggy Dox, to celebrate films made about remarkable real life mutts.

"Notable canine contributions include key cameos in Oscar hottie Nomadland to the full-scale homage to hounds in The Truffle Hunters. Plus a yard dog tussles with Mark Wahlberg in Spencer Confidential. Dogs have shown themselves as a crucial comfort in these lockdown days and have once again demonstrated their ability to steal a big screen scene," said Fidos director Toby Rose.

The award ceremony will be held in London on 23 May.

Those nominations in full:-

Mutt Moment

Blockbuster Bowser

  • Love And Monsters (dir. Michael Matthews)
  • Honest Thief (dir. Mark Williams)
  • Spenser Confidential (dir. Peter Berg)

Comedy Canine

Rom Com Rover

  • 23 Walks (dir. Paul Morrison)
  • Freshman Year (dir. Jude Okwudiafor Johnson)
  • The Lady And Tramp (dir. Charlie Bean)

Historical Hound

  • Rebecca (dir. Ben Wheatley)
  • Space Dogs (dir. Inna Evlannikova)
  • Summerland (dir.Jessica Swale)

Dog Dox

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