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Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Uggie, ‘The Artist’ dog, nominated for two Golden Collar Awards


Uggie, the dog, from the film "The Artist.” (Matt Sayles - AP)
Hallelujah: The world may actually get to see Uggie, the scene-stealing Jack Russell Terrier from “The Artist,” make an acceptance speech this awards show season.

Dog News Daily has announced the nominations for its first ever Golden Collar Awards, given for the best performances by pooches of the small and silver screen.

Uggie was nominated in the best dog in a theatrical film category for his roles in “The Artist” and “Water for Elephants.” He helped announce the nominations with his “Artist” co-star Penelope Ann Miller. (And by helped, I mean he barked adorably on cue.)

He will compete against Cosmo (Arthur in “Beginners”), Denver (Skeletor in “50/50”) and Hummer (Dolce in “Young Adult.”)

The Golden Collar Awards will be given out Feb.13 in Los Angeles.

While Uggie is talented enough to earn two Golden Collar nods, the pup (who is 8, 9 or 10-years-old, depending on which outlet you’re reading) is not eligible to compete with human actors for an Oscar. Some of his fans want to change this.

Moveline has created an unofficial Oscar campaign for the terrier, “Consider Uggie,” which has been liked by over 7,000 people on Facebook.

Sure, “Artist” director Michel Hazanavicius told The Post’s John DeFore, “I’m not sure [Uggie’s] so expressive ... He’s very cute, [but] he doesn’t incline his head, he has really a stone face; he’s not an actor. He’s just going from Point A to Point B.” But doesn’t being “cute” count for anything?

Celebrate Uggie’s nominations by watching him do tricks on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” See the rest of the nominations below

Best dog in a theatrical film
Cosmo as Arthur in “Beginners”
Uggie as Queenie  in “Water for Elephants”
Denver as Skeletor in “50/50”
Hummer as Dolce in ”Young Adult”
Uggie as The Dog in “The Artist”

Best dog in a foreign language film

Koko as Red Dog in “Red Dog”
Laika as Herself in “Le Havre”
Biina as Alf in “The Day the Dogs Disappeared”
Ichico as Tao in “The Day the Dogs Disappeared”

Best dog in a TV series
Rocky as Arnold in “Entourage”
Chunk as Himself in “Chelsea Lately”
Bridgitte as Stella in “Modern Family”
Dart as Chance in “Hot in Cleveland”
Jason Ganns as Wilfred in “Wilfred”
Lambchop as Yakult is “Suburgatory”

Best dog in a reality series
Giggy in “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”
Millou in “The Real Housewives of New York”
Jackpot in “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”
Spartacus in “Ice Loves Coco”
Hercules in “Pit Boss”

Best dog in a direct-to-DVD film

Fred as B Dwag in “Spooky Buddies”
Gaston as Beethoven in “Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure”
Angel as Chloe in “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2”
Rody as Marley in “Marly & Me: The Puppy Years”
Rusco as Papi in “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2”

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