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George Lopez Set to Host World Dog Awards

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Every year, awards show season celebrates the best in movies, music, television and animals? Yes, canine lovers. There’s now a ceremony for you. It’s called the World Dog Awards and it’s set to air on the CW Thursday, Jan. 15. Here’s what you need to know about this first ever event:

  • Comedian and talk show host George Lopez will emcee the big shindig.
  • The show celebrates canines with categories including Best in Film, Top TV Dog, Dog of The Year
  • Fans can also vote online on categories such as Most Pawpular, Hot Dog and America’s Top Mutt
  • It’s going to be filmed at the very appropriately named Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, CA.
  • According to the CW, dog-loving celebrities scheduled to appear include Beth Behrs (Two Broke Girls), Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries), JB Smoove (Top Five), Andy Cohen (Watch What Happens: Live), Jason Gann (Wilfred), Justin Silver (Dogs in the City), singer Lance Bass, Lisa Vanderpump (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains), Nikki Reed (the Twilight films), Perrey Reeves (Entourage), Robert Herjavec (Shark Tank), Ross Mathews (E! News), G. Hannelius (Dog with a Blog) and many more.

World Dog Awards logoCategories for THE WORLD DOG AWARDS include:

AWARDS

  • Best in Film: Awarded to the best dog-centric film of the past 25 years
  • Top TV Dog: Awarded to the top dog in a current television series
  • Celebrity Dog Selfie: Awarded to the top social media-posted selfie featuring a celebrity and his or her dog
  • Supporting Actor to a Dog: Awarded for the best performance by a human actor alongside a dog
  • Best Actor Playing a Dog: Awarded for the best performance by an actor in the role of a dog
  • Top Movie Dog: Awarded for the best contemporary performance by a dog in a film
  • A-List Dog: Awarded to the celebrity dog that has made the biggest impact in the media
  • Dog of the Year: Awarded to the dog that has made the biggest impact in pop culture this year
  • Top Spot: The best television commercial starring a dog
  • Best Mascot: Honoring the most beloved cheerleader in a dog costume from collegiate sports

VIEWER-GENERATED CATEGORIES

  • Most Pawpular: Awarded to the dog with the most influential social media presence
  • Performing Pups: Awarded to the best performing dog
  • Happiest Reunion: Awarded for the most inspiring moment when a soldier and his or her dog were reunited
  • Hot Dog: Awarded to the most talented extreme sports dog
  • America’s Top Mutt: Showcasing the cutest, funniest and most ridiculous mutts
  • Most Dog-Like Cat: Awarded to the cat with the most canine personality traits

HONORARY CATEGORIES

  • Dog’s Best Friend: Presented by the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), this award will go to the celebrity who has advanced the welfare of homeless dogs and dog-related causes
  • K911: Presented by Subaru, this award will go to a dog that is an everyday superhero for helping to save a child’s life
  • “The Dog’s Life” Achievement Award: Awarded to an iconic dog character in popular culture that has had a huge cultural impact
  • Underdog: This honor is bestowed upon a pup who has overcome incredible obstacles or odds

The two-hour World Dog Awards air Thursday, Jan. 15 starting at 8/7c on the CW.

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