Uggie the dog from The Artist inspires animal campaign
10 January 2012 Last updated at 09:20 GMT
A silent film rumoured to be a strong Oscar contender this year has one star that will not be recognised at the awards.
But there is now a campaign calling for Uggie the dog to be recognised for his performance.
The BBC's David Sillito went to meet the scene-stealing dog and his trainer Omar Von Muller.