Academy Awards: Nominees and Their Pets

Academy AwardsTonight is one of my favorite nights in television – the Academy Awards! I love watching everything – from the red carpet fashion to the sappy acceptance speeches to the award presentations. I’m a big movie buff so I try to watch all the movies nominated and make my picks for who will win each category. It’s a fun tradition.

But today I wanted to do something a little different. This is a pet-related blog, after all, so it got me to thinking – I wonder what types of pets the nominees choose to add to their lavish lifestyles. So, I did a little research and found that many of the nominees are pet owners! Check it out:

Nominee: George Clooney
Category: Actor in a Leading Role
Film: The Descendants

George is most famous for sharing his home with a 300-pound potbellied pig named Max, but also has owned two bulldogs named Bud and Lou.

Nominee: Glenn Close
Category: Actress in a Leading Role
Film: Albert Nobbs

Glenn has been an avid dog lover since birth. Her first dog was a tri-colored Collie named Merry-Mark-of-Mooreland. Today she lives with two feisty terriers, Bill and Jake.

Nominee: Nick Nolte
Category: Actor in a Supporting Role
Film: Warrior

Nick is known for his unique lifestyle and his choice of pet is no different. Nick doesn’t have a dog or cat running around his home - he has a pet crow!

Nominee: Brad Pitt
Category: Actor in a Leading Role
Film: Moneyball

Brad reportedly is a huge dog lover and had three pooches, a Weimaraner named Purty and two mixed breeds named Saudi and Todd Potter, while married to Jennifer Aniston. Today he only has one – a large bulldog named Jacques.

Nominee: Jessica Chastain
Category: Actress in a Supporting Role
Film: The Help

Jessica shares her home with a three-legged pup! Not a whole lot is known about this sweet puppy, which resembles a Maltipoo, but how nice to see a celebrity acknowledging that disabled dogs still have a lot of life and love to give!

You can watch the Oscars tonight on ABC at 7e/4p. And check out last year’s post on Oscar Winning Movies That Feature Pets.

About Heather @FamilyAndFur

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Heather Kalinowski lives in the Seattle area with her husband, newborn son, and two rescued pups – an Italian Greyhound named Ava and a Spaniel mix named Jackson. She enjoys reading, writing, spending time with her family, and volunteering with Italian Greyhound Rescue. Google+

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