Award-Winning Movies About Animals
You may be wondering what animal films won awards. The award-winning films on the list below all feature animals. Here’s a breakdown of each of the films’ major achievements:
A Dog’s Tale is one of the most heartwarming and inspiring movies about animals. The story revolves around Richard Gere as a college professor who finds a stray Akita puppy at a train station. The pup quickly becomes an important part of Parker Wilson’s life, even though his wife never intended to adopt one. Hachi is based on the life of a real dog, Hachiko, which lived in Japan in the 1920s.
The Artist is another animal movie that won the Academy Award for Best Picture. A throwback to silent films, The Artist stars Jean Dujardin as dashing movie star George Valentin. Berenice Bejo plays an aspiring actress named Peppy Miller. Uggie is also featured in the film. Uggie is a very talented dog. It’s no wonder why the film received an Academy Award! So many of the award-winning films featuring animals are sure to make your day.
“Shrek” received two Oscar nominations, including Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song. “Monsters, Inc.” and “Friend Like Me” also received nominations for original score and sound editing. Disney’s English-language dub supervised the release of the movies. The adapted screenplay of “Toy Story” also garnered nominations. However, it didn’t win the Oscar for Best Picture.
The American Humane Association monitors the treatment of animals in film. It started the PATSY Awards ceremony in 1939, honoring animal performances in movies and television. The awards are given to films, TV shows, and television programs, and have four categories. The awards are presented in televised ceremonies and are chosen by public ballots in newspapers. The first network presentation was on CBS in 1973. They’ve since expanded the PATSY Awards to include animal-centric stories.