Oscar’s big snub: Uggie the dog, a true ‘Artist’

He steals the show on the red carpet, his co-stars regard him as a solid actor, and his director believes he is an essential character in ‘The Artist.’ But Uggie, the playful, loyal Jack Russell terrier who stars in the silent movie, was left out in the cold by Oscar organizers on Tuesday despite having won the hearts and minds of millions of movie-goers.

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