Watch an encore episode of The World Dog Awards Tuesday, March 1st on CW28!
GEORGE LOPEZ TO HOST “THE WORLD DOG AWARDS,”
Celebrating Canines with Categories Including Best in Film, Top TV Dog, Dog of The Year
Celebrity Dog Selfie- The top social media-posted selfie featuring a celebrity and their dog.
My New Puppy- An award for the celebrity who added a new four-legged family member this year.
Pawpular- The dog with the most influential social media presence.
A-List Dog- Celebrity dog that has made the biggest impact in the media.
Top Trick- The most impressive feat performed live on our stage.
Hot Dog- The most talented extreme-sports dog.
Most Dog-Like Animal- An award for the top pet who only thinks they’re a dog.
Best Dressed Dog- The pooch with the greatest costume.
Top TV Dog- The top dog in a current television series.
Pop Dog – Top music video featuring a dog.
Performing Pups – Best performing dogs, showing off a specific talent.
Best Rescue - Newsworthy stories of owners and dogs who’ve been rescued this year.
Top Movie Dog - The top contemporary performance by a dog in a film.
Supporting Actor To A Dog - The best performance by a human actor alongside a dog.
Top Video Game Dog - The best dog featured in a video game.
Best Actor Playing A Dog - The best performance by an actor in the role of a dog.
Honorary awards will be presented as well in these categories:
Underdog- Sponsored by Subaru, this honor is bestowed upon a pup who has overcome incredible obstacles or odds.
The Dog’s Life Achievement- Celebrating an iconic dog character in pop culture that has had a huge cultural impact; this year we honor the legacy of “Toto.”
Subaru Pet Hall of Fame – As part of the Subaru Loves Pets initiative, the Subaru Pet Hall of Fame was created to celebrate the love and joy brought to us daily by our beloved pets. Throughout the year, pet owners submitted their favorite stories, pictures and videos, with the grand prize winner invited to attend the show.
IAMS™ Brand is partnering with THE WORLD DOG AWARDS, giving viewers the opportunity to share their stories behind their dogs’ names by using the hashtag #Barkbios. Select stories shared using the hashtag will be featured during the broadcast.
THE WORLD DOG AWARDS will again spotlight dogs with the most influential social media presence, via the “Pawpular” category. This year’s nominees are a who’s who of famous Instagram dogs: Doug The Pug (@itsdougthepug), Tuna (@tunameltsmyheart), Toast (@toastmeetsworld), Manny The Frenchie (@manny_the_frenchie), Harlow and Indiana and Reese (@harlowandsage), Marni The Dog (@marnithedog), Momo (@andrewknapp) and Jiff The Pom (@jiffpom).
“The Insider” correspondent Keltie Knight, who also recently co-anchored CBS’s coverage of the 89th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, will reprise her role of roving reporter at THE WORLD DOG AWARDS. Stationed “barkstage,” Knight will catch up with celebrities – and their dogs – throughout the telecast.
Host George Lopez’s multi-faceted career encompasses television, film, standup comedy and late-night television. Lopez will star and produce in a new series for TV Land, “Lopez,” set to premiere in 2016. He is currently on his standup comedy tour, “The Comedy Get Down,” with Charlie Murphy, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, and Cedric the Entertainer in arenas across the country. For two seasons, Lopez hosted late-night television talk show “Lopez Tonight,” which represented his return to television after co-creating, writing, producing and starring in the groundbreaking hit sitcom “George Lopez.” Lopez, who was named one of Time Magazine’s 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America, starred in the multi-camera ensemble comedy “Saint George” and in Lionsgate’s inspirational drama “Spare Parts,” which he produced. He also voiced animated characters in a string of blockbuster films including “The Smurfs,” “Rio” and “The Beverly Hills Chihuahua” franchises.
THE WORLD DOG AWARDS will honor some of the most laudable pups on the planet, from the ones who have achieved fame in world of entertainment or on social media to everyday dogs who have had an indelible impact on the lives of their human companions. The show is produced by Juma Entertainment with executive producer Robert Horowitz, Josh Greenberg and George Lopez, and presented by IAMS™ and Subaru.