uggie brigitte golden collars Uggie from 'The Artist,' Stella from 'Modern Family' earn Golden Collar AwardsUggie the dog, the Jack Russell terrier who has set Hollywood on fire with his adorable turn in “The Artist” (and at the Golden Globes), earned some hardware at the first annual Golden Collar Awards Monday night (Feb. 13). Uggie won for Top Dog in a Movie.

The ceremony was at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Hollywood and included Pauley Perrett of “NCIS” and Wendie Malick of “Host in Cleveland” as presenters. Uggie’s “Artist’ co-stars James Cromwell and Missi Pyle were also on hand.

Other winners included French bulldog Brigitte, who plays Stella on TV’s “Modern Family,” for Best Dog in a Scripted Series and a tie between Hercules of “Pit Boss” and Giggy of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” for Best Dog in a Reality Series.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."