Stray and The Truffle Hunters named Best in the World

Canine cinema celebrated at the Fidos

by Jennie Kermode

Fido award winner The Truffle Hunters
Fido award winner The Truffle Hunters

Michael Dwek and Gregory Kershaw's The Truffle Hunters and Elizabeth Lo's Stray were jointly proclaimed Best in the World at this year's Fido Awards ceremony in London yesterday, "because they're both so brilliant," as the presenter put it. They also shared the Dog Dox award.

The event, presided over by Toby Rose, celebrated the work of canine cast members in international cinema. Rose said that one of his own favourites was The United States Vs Billie Holliday, whose four legged ensemble won in the Historical Hound category, because it was a reflection on how vital dogs had been in supporting the singer throughout her difficult life.

Several canine nominees attended the ceremony and were very well behaved. The winners were given special collars. Human guests said that they wanted to thank dogs in general for the contribution they have made in recent months to helping us all get through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Those winners in full:-

Mutt Moment

  • Black labrador, Nomadland (dir. Chloé Zhao)

Blockbuster Bowser

  • Pearl, Spenser Confidential (dir. Peter Berg)

Comedy Canine

Rom Com Rover

  • Canine ensemble, 23 Walks (dir. Paul Morrison)

Historical Hound

Dog Dox

FiDogManitarian Award

  • Save Ralph

Palm Dog USA

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