Sunday, May 26, 2024

NYTimes, MovieLine, Facebook Join Our “Uggie” Campaign


Good news! The New York Times’s Carpetbagger and MovieLine have jumped on board with our “Uggie” campaign. I wrote on November 23rd that Uggie, the 8 year old Jack Russell terrier from “The Artist” deserved a Best Supporting Actor nomination–that he could even win! Here’s that link:

And guess what? There’s even a Facebook page for Uggie’s campaign called Consider Uggie, sprouting up in the last couple of days. I guess we relate to Uggie because we know it’s a dog eat dog world out there. But if he’s dogged in this pursuit, who knows? And Johnny Depp could be nominated for a Golden Globe in “The Tourist,” the possibilities are endless for Uggie!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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