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RIP Mutley, mascot of the Palm Dog Awards

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Always with an eye for a trend, showbiz gadfly Mutley enlisted his friends to create a unique major international film award, the dog equivalent of the Oscars. The event came to life in the new millennium, 2001 when Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Jason Leigh accepted with great pride the trophy collar for her co-star and housemate Otis. “This is great, this is wonderful. I was feeling flat today and hearing the news that Otis had won the Palm Dog really lifted my spirits,” she enthused. Since its inception the award has got the message that, ‘yes dogs count,’ out to media from the Sydney Morning Herald to the New York Post and all points inbetween. Not to mention France 3 TV and the Reuters and AFP wire services.

From Palm

Sad news, Mutley is no more. His bark died on Saturday 12 April 2008 but his spirit lives on with us here in cyberspace and through the fun games and glamour of the Palm Dog awards in Cannes and The Fido awards in London.

Mutt’s star struck in many places and spheres. From hosting a Paris dinner for Pele to snuggling in the arms of Gilbert and George at one of their show openings. But it was in cinema thqt Mutley left his biggest paw print starring in the short film “i.d. crisis” and in “Sniffing the Red” a documentary on his contribution to the awards ceremony circuit.



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July 5, 2008 at 4:36 am

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