During Saturday night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, animal lovers noticed the omission of an important actor in the show’s ‘In Memoriam’ segment.
Uggie the dog, famous for his part in the Academy Award-winning silent film The Artist, died in August at the age of 13.
The Jack Russell terrier played the loyal and talented companion of Jean Dujardin’s character in The Artist, impressing viewers with his numerous tricks and expressive face.
While Uggie was missing from the SAG Awards tribute, the dog has been included in many famous firsts.
Uggie is one of the only canines to have his paw prints placed outside Grauman’s Chinese Theater. He is also the only pooch to have an Oscar campaign created for him. The Academy did not end up nominating Uggie for an acting award, but that didn’t stop thousands of fans from petitioning for his inclusion.
Uggie is still remembered by his family and countless admirers as one dog who always knew how to make them laugh.