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:-
- Black labrador, Nomadland (dir. Chloé Zhao)
- Pearl, Spenser Confidential (dir. Peter Berg)
- Theia, One Way to Denmark
Rom Com Rover
- Canine ensemble, 23 Walks (dir. Paul Morrison)
- Canine ensemble, The United States Vs Billie Holliday
- Canine ensemble, Stray (dir. Elizabeth Lo)
- Canine ensemble, The Truffle Hunters (dir. Michael Dwek & Gregory Kershaw)
- Save Ralph
Palm Dog USA
- Jeter, Two Distant Strangers