It’s Awards season here in Hollywood, and it’s me, Heidi, not Diane, writing to nominate myself for Bestest Dog in Studio City!
I would nominate myself also as Bestest Supporting Dog since I do a lot of very supportive work like writing this column for you, but I am a German shepherd so I think I am too big for that category.
Last year, I was a very busy girl during Awards season (which was just like now, except then). Diane is a journalist who writes about Hollywood, so she goes to Awards shows for peoples and leaves me alone at home. Dogs can't go because everybody wanders around off-leash in sparkly dresses and tall shoes.
But last year there was one big show that I got to go to: I was the only canine reporter allowed to cover Dog News Daily’s First Annual Golden Collar Awards. That was a super-big deal because of the many very famous dogs who were there and who I got to meet. Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier from The Artist, was there. He was a big winner and went on to write a book called Uggie — My Story that I will probably read when I am not so busy as I am now, nominating myself.
One of the reasons I can nominate me, Heidi, is that I reviewed a movie this past year called Darling Companion. That means that I am a critic and so I can have an opinion about movies and who is in them. Also I know about TV because I wrote about the new show Dog With A Blog on the Disney Channel. I liked them both but here’s the thing: even though I wasn’t in a movie or a TV show this year I didn’t see any movie or TV show that had a better dog in it than me so to be honest I had to nominate me, Heidi, instead.
I would nominate myself as Bestest Dog in the World but I can’t do that because I have not been to the whole world yet to check and see. Someone in countries like India or Ireland or Tennessee could have a better dog, and I would be super-happy for them to have such a good pet.
But I am sure I am the best dog in Studio City because I have sniffed around here a lot and peed on most every street (except I might have missed part of Moorpark Avenue), and frankly I am still the most impressed with me, Heidi. I have also met a lot of dogs here that I like a lot (Sherman Oaks, too) but they are not trained actors who can do a “speak” on cue, they just bark whenever they want, or who can play dead the way I can, which is just perfect (you can see me do it in the video I starred in for this Patch column). Right now I am working on my acceptance speak where I can say thank you to everybody who gave me a biscuit on the way up.
We have a lot of movie stars and famous people in Studio City. Some of them like George Clooney are nominated for the Academy Awards coming up on February 24, or have already won Golden Globe Awards or Screen Actors Guild awards and things where at the end they go home with statuettes (a SAG award is not such a good thing because actors usually try very hard not to get sags by having surgery).
But there were no dogs nominated for the Globes or the SAGS or the Oscars, so you can vote for me if you think that's wrong (I do). 2013 was the first year that Academy members could vote online for the Oscars. I read that they got very confused and frustrated and couldn’t figure out how to do it, but here you can vote for me really easy because I’ll tell you how: just write a comment saying that you want me, Heidi, to be the Bestest Dog of Studio City, 2013. You can say why too, like one reason you want me to win best dog because I am the best dog.
And as long as I win, you can also say in the comments why you think your dog is the bestest dog in Studio City, too. That would be good because I always hear on TV when I watch the awards shows at home by myself that it is an honor just to be nominated.