Uggie, the virtuoso Jack Russell Terrier from The Artist, has been getting most of the animal awards season attention this year, but dog enthusiasts (and readers of Vulture's highly scientific dog actor study) will remember that another member of that illustrious breed had a major movie role in 2011. So does Christopher Plummer! It helps, probably, that Plummer shared the screen with a dog in question, but the likely Oscar nominee has started a guerrilla campaign in support of Cosmo, his wise and adorable Beginners co-star. Plummer refused to be photographed with Uggie at Newsweek's Oscar roundtable, and he informed the magazine that "[Beginners] had the better dog." (He also took some time to throw shade at Terrence Malick: "The problem with Terry is he desperately needs a writer.") Anyway, Christopher Plummer is probably the only person on earth who can get away with hating a cute dog, so keep on doing you, Captain Von Trapp. (The same does not apply to the cast and crew of The Artist. Stop being so French and support your dog!)
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