This year was the seventh annual Pawscar Awards from the American Humane Association. The award celebrates the top animal stars in film and television.
This year, hosts Pauley Perrette (CSI) and Lou Wegner (The Pledge, A Christmas Tree Miracle) presented awards in eight categories plus three more voted by the public. The list of categories and winners is below.
During the ceremony, from Perette’s house, she and Lou gave facts about the AHA and what was involved in the recording of iconic scenes from each movie. Did you know that in the rain scenes of The Hunger Games, Buttercup the cat, was covered in warm water. When the scenes were over, the cats were towel-dried and moved to a warming tent.
|Best Family Dog||Love the Coopers|
|Best Moving Performance||The Hateful Eight|
|Best Hitchcockian Hound||The Gift|
|Best Rodeo Romance||The Longest Ride|
|Best Bribe||Daddy’s Home|
|Best Repurring Cat Performance||The Hunger Games Series|
|Best Ensemble Performance||Cinderella|
|Best Hero Dog||Max|
|Favorite Animal Buddy Movie of All Time||Turner and Hooch|
|Favorite Animal Drama of All Time||Seabiscuit|
|Favorite Animal Movie of All Time||Old Yeller|
For more than 75 years, American Humane Association’s “No Animals Were Harmed®” program has acted as the only official film-industry sanctioned group ensuring the humane protection, safety and welfare of animal actors on the sets of movies, television shows, and commercial shoots. Each year the program oversees the protection of more than 100,000 animal actors on more than 1,000 sets in the U.S. and around the globe.
Check out the “No Animals Were Harmed” program detials and guidelines at: www.humanehollywood.org
Article picture credit: screenshot AHA Youtube channel.