Berenice Bejo

Where's Uggie the dog's Oscar nomination?

Where's Uggie the dog's Oscar nomination?

He steals the show on the red carpet, his co-stars regard him as a solid actor, and his director believes he is an essential character in "The Artist."

But Uggie, the playful, loyal Jack Russell terrier who stars in the silent movie, was left out in the cold by Oscar organizers on Tuesday despite having won the hearts and minds of millions of movie-goers.

"He's been an amazing partner and a very kind and very good actor," Berenice Bejo told Reuters after winning a best supporting actress nod for her "Artist" role as the rising new star at the dawn of talkies.

With 10 Academy Award nominations, "The Artist" and its tale of a...