This Monkey Just Won Big at the Oscars for Animal Actors

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Correction appended, February 20

Four days before the Oscars, the American Humane Association hosted what is quite possibly Hollywood’s second most important awards ceremony: the Pawscars.

The award show recognizes the industry’s most hard working animal actors. And my, didn’t they look fabulous on that red carpet:

Crystal — a Capuchin monkey who has starred in films including Night at the Museum and The Hangover: Part II — received the Lifetime Diva Achievement award. Host Pauley Perrette (NCIS) dubbed the primate, who was wearing a pink ball gown with a pearl necklace, “the Angelina Jolie of animal stars” before awarding her a trophy.

But she wasn’t the only winner.

Best Young Animal Actor went to a trio of pit bull puppies — T, Puppers, and Ice — who played Rocco in James Gandolfini’s last movie The Drop:

Best Aquatic Performance went to Savannah the dolphin who starred in Dolphin Tale 2:






And Best Magical Cow obviously went to Tug from Into The Woods:

You can see other winners here:

No animals were harmed in the making of this award ceremony.

Correction: The original story misstated the organization that hosts the Pawscars. It is the American Humane Association.

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