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Does Uggie,The Dog From ]The Artist,' Deserve An Oscar? (VIDEO)

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Uggie the dog who starred in the film The Artist, and was awarded the Palm Dog at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, attends a special screening at a London cinema, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012.
Uggie the dog who starred in the film The Artist, and was awarded the Palm Dog at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, attends a special screening at a London cinema, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012.

Can dogs act? And if so, should they be considered for an Oscar?

Those are the kinds of questions moviegoers are wondering, many for the first time, after seeing Uggie the Jack Russell terrier ham it up in the much acclaimed film "The Artist."

Uggie fans have launched an Oscar campaign on Twitter -- for his astute portrayal of the loyal, lovable sidekick of a fading silent film actor. He's already fetched the Palm Dog award at Cannes.

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