CW to AIr DOG AWARD SHOW in January 2015
By: Staff Writer
Looks like Man’s best friend is getting another award show. The CW announced today they will air a brand new two-hour television event called THE WORLD DOG AWARDS. The show, produced by Juma Entertainment, promises to combine the glitz of the Hollywood award season with America’s affection for our lovable canine companions and, is slated to air January 15, 2015.
The show is to celebrate dogs for their work in entertainment, health services and the military, along with everyday dogs who have found fame on the internet. Dogs of every size and breed will gather together at the aptly named Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California to be recognized for their achievements in film, television, commercials and animation. Producers plan for a show that is not only fun, with award categories like “Best Actor in A Supporting Role to a Dog”, but one that rivals the same spectacle of any big award show with a celebrity studded green carpet, musical guests, and a pet expo.
While the World Dog Awards, might possibly be the biggest take on a Hollywood style award show for dogs it is not the first time Tinsel Town has rolled out the red carpet for our four-legged friends. The Golden Collar Awards honored dogs in film and television in a live-streamed award show back in 2012. The show, though not televised, received massive national and international press as well as the interest of millions of animal lovers across the globe. Uggie, the star of that year’s Oscar™ winner for Best Picture “The Artist” was awarded the top prize, The Golden Collar for “Best Performance by A Dog in a Movie.”
The Hallmark Channel™ takes a more heartfelt approach with their Hero Dog Awards. Returning this fall for the 4th year, the show honors K-9’s for their heroic contributions to our lives. Past Hero Dogs winners included a dog that can sniff out cancer and a seeing-eye dog who helped guide his owner out of the World Trade Center during 9-11.
Even NBC’s National Dog Show, though honoring dogs in a more traditional dog show format has a grand presence and draws a large crowd with its prime time placement, airing directly after the popular Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
With the large number of pet owners and lovers out there it is no wonder that the CW has also picked to shine the spotlight on dogs. The Company promises more information will come including how viewers will be able to participate in the voting process. Stay tuned.
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