Christopher Plummer Stokes Flames of Beginners Beef with Uggie: 'Our Dog Had Soul'

Backstage at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, Christopher Plummer (who vies for the Oscar tomorrow) celebrated his Best Supporting Actor win for Beginners and gleefully stoked the fires of a pup vs. pup beef between his own co-star in the film, Cosmo, and The Artist's award season favorite Uggie. "We had a little private talk," he explained of scene-stealer Cosmo. "Now that you mention it, I think our Cosmo was much more human than Uggie. Uggie was just a trickster. Our dog had soul." Fighting words!


  • Will says:

    Plummer REALLY seems to have it in for that dog. This is, I think, the third time he's used an awards speech of his to put Uggie down.

  • KevyB says:

    It is kind of ridiculous all this Uggie attention. It's a dog that's cute and can do tricks. Wow. Other than be cute and save Frenchie in possibly the dumbest scene in The Artist, Uggie isn't really part of the story in that movie. Cosmo is very important to the story in Beginners. Other than that, they're both dogs that do tricks. As did Air Bud.