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Uggie, Jack Russell - The Artist (2011): The LA-based professional animal trainer Omar Von Muller rescued Uggie as a puppy. Nine-year-old Uggie's film credits include Water For Elephants and Mr Fix It. Von Muller said he loved the campaign to get Uggie an Oscar, adding: 'I think it's about time that a dog is recognised. Will it really happen? I doubt it.' In an interview Von Muller denied that Uggie was motivated by hot dogs or sausages - he said it was all down to experience and training.

Call to honour animal stars at the Oscars

As two-legged actors celebrated at the Golden Globes last night, a campaign to honour stars of the four-legged variety was gathering pace.

The sound of silence: 'The Artist' triumphs at The Golden Globes

The old adage about silence being golden was certainly true in Hollywood last night, after The Artist, a silent, black-and-white movie by a little-known French director emerged with three trophies at the 69th annual Golden Globe awards.

Uggie, Jack Russell - The Artist (2011): The LA-based professional animal trainer Omar Von Muller rescued Uggie as a puppy

Who's Hollywood top dog? Stars back Oscar honours for pet actors

Steven Spielberg and other industry luminaries are calling for awards for animal movie performers.

Redwings horse sanctuary in Norfolk cannot cope with any more animals

Thousands of horses abandoned by owners last year

Charities say they cannot house any more starving animals, many of which are being sold off as meat to zoos

Prof Steven Rawling worked at St Peter's College, Oxford

Widow defends suspect in Oxford death

Wife does not believe professor husband was murdered as his best friend is released by police

The News Matrix: Saturday 14 January 2012

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The week in culture

All-male shortlist announced for Bafta Rising Star award

Homegrown talent dominates nominations for film's 'next big thing'

'I grew up with stories about war'

As his new film opens in the UK, Steven Spielberg tells James Mottram how much his career is influenced by his war veteran father, and reveals his next projects

If anything draws him to war stories, it's his father, Arnold, an electrical engineer who fought in the Second World War and turns 95 this year

Steven Spielberg: 'I grew up with stories about war'

As his new film opens, Steven Spielberg explains how much his career is influenced by his war veteran father, and reveals his next projects

Leading article: No strings attached to this War Horse

Steven Spielberg's interest in the sentimental is well documented. The man could buy the rights to a trigonometry text book and find a way to wring a tear from its pages on the silver screen.

Albert (Jeremy Irvine) takes the King's shilling in order to remain with his beloved horse

Spielberg leads the charge

'War Horse' may take some beating but the year ahead offers some other wonderful apparitions – such as 'Frankenweenie' and Sean Penn as a Goth

'The Artist' leads Golden Globe nominees

When Harvey Weinstein phoned his brother and business partner, Bob, from this year’s Cannes film festival and announced that he had just spent “a lot of millions” acquiring a silent, black-and-white movie by a little-known French director, he's said to have got a two-word response: “you’re mad!”

DVD: Super 8 (12)

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