The Pets Of The Oscars
Charlotte, chow chow/retriever mix
Owner: Bradley Cooper, Best Actor
Adorable fact: Cooper adopted Charlotte at a rescue shelter. He calls her "the love of his life."
Dali, French Bulldog
Owner: Hugh Jackman, Best Actor
Adorable fact: This photo was snapped just before Jackman began filming X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2 in 2010. Nothing like a six-month-old french bulldog to get into that bad-ass-super hero frame of mind.
Owner: Jessica Chastain, Best Actress
-Chaplin won the Best Dog Oscar on Ellen
-During one of Chastain's broadway performances of Heiress, Chaplin, a three-legged rescue dog, walked right on stage. Chastain barely blinked and took him off, still performing the scene. She brought him out for her bow at the end of the show.
Cleo, tortoise (no, she's not a turtle, that's the breed)
Owner: Jennifer Lawrence, Best Actress
Adorable fact: For the whole first week after she got Cleo, Lawrence thought she was a boy and named her Oliver. On the Ellen DeGeneres Show, she said Cleo had a "masculine energy" and just assumed she was a he. So, sometimes she calls her Cleo, and other times, she calls her Chaz Bono. IIIIII see what ya did there, Jen.
Bob and Ned, Yorkshire Terrier (Bob) and Cocker Spaniel (Ned)
Owner: Naomi Watts, Best Actress
Pippie and Sadie, Chihuahuas
Owner: Amy Adams, Best Supporting Actress
Adorable fact: Adam's fiancé saw Sadie at a pet adoption center and just brought her home. No planning involved, just a spontaneous instance of extreme window shopping.
Esmerelda, Chocolate Lab
Owner: Anne Hathaway, Best Supporting Actress
Adorable/kinda nuts/sort of funny fact: When Hathaway's ex, Raffaello Follieri, was arrested in his apartment, Esmerelda was there. The FBI agents left her there with Follieri's mother, and an FBI spokesperson said, "Dog not charged with anything." I'm sure when Hathaway got hitched to the extremely handsome Adam Shulman, Esmerelda was as happy and relieved as her owner.
Helen Hunt's Dog
Owner: Helen Hunt (surprise), Best Supporting Actress
Anti-climactic fact/complete lie: I made it all the way to the fourth page on Google and found nothing on this dog other than the fact that it's definitely a dog, and it definitely belongs to Helen Hunt. But like any writer without facts, I made something up. The dog, let's call him Hunt Nicholson, is incredibly media shy after waiting out a twister in a Kentucky cellar with a germaphobic narcissist, all while trying to pay it forward.
Elmer, Cocker Spaniel
Owner: Steven Spielberg, Best Director
Adorable fact: Elmer starred in several of Spielberg's films including Jaws and Close Encounters
Honorable mention: This purse,
Owner: Quvenzhané Wallis, Best Actress
Adorable fact: Wallis says puppy purses are her "signature." She's had one since "Utah," meaning, since Beasts of the Southern Wild premiered at Sundance. She has 20, and we'll definitely be seeing one at the Academy Awards on Sunday.
If you liked this lineup, you'll get a kick out of our new video, The Dog-E! Red Carpet Special.