​Bradley Cooper’s Dog Charlie Helps Win Him Win PETA ‘Oscat’ Award For A Star is Born

The Best Actor went to Winston Duke for his ‘punchy one-liners as vegetarian tribe leader M’Baku‘ in Black Pantherwhich also won The Cat’s Meow award for its CGI panthers and rhinos.

Natalie Portman won the Best Actress accolade for her all-vegan wardrobe in Vox Lux, and Anniliation won the Best Stunt Team Oscat for its all-vegan crew.

Tully was named Birds’ Pick for its educational anti-factory farming moments, and the award for Best Sea World Side-Eye ended up as a tie between Love, Simon and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – the latter taking a strong anti-captivity stance.

“PETA’s Oscats show that fur and leather are dead, SeaWorld is considered the pits, vegan eating is exploding, and CGI is the future of film,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange.

“PETA is thrilled to recognize the people and projects behind Hollywood’s most significant animal rights advances of the year.”

Speaking to People during the Los Angeles premiere for A Star is Born, Cooper explained he’d wanted to cast his four-legged pal in the musical drama because they already had the bond he wanted to portray on screen.

“There was no nepotism I wanted this relationship with the dog,” he said.

“[Jackson and Ally] don’t have a child together but they have a dog together, and I wanted it to be part of their story. I love dogs.”

Cooper joked that Charlie has now hit the big time and even has an agent.

“I don’t talk to him much anymore,” Cooper jokes. “He doesn’t return my calls. He always walks away from me unless I have food.”

Bradley Cooper, meanwhile, is also up for the Best Actor Oscar, while A Star is Born has also been nominated for the Best Picture and Best Adapted screenplay awards.

Let’s face it, though, now that he has his Oscat, who cares if he wins those or not?