RED DOG star KOKO wins prestigious Golden Collar Award in Los Angeles KOKO, the canine star of hit film RED DOG, has been awarded Best Dog in a Foreign Film at the Golden Collar Awards in Los Angeles on Monday 13 February 2012 (Pacific Time).
RED DOG Producer Nelson Woss said that the win was a remarkable achievement.
“This win has cemented KOKO’s status as cinema’s top dog. I am very proud that KOKO has finally won an acting award, which recognises his terrific performance and contribution to the film,” Mr Woss said.
KOKO’s win follows on from the RED DOG team’s recent success including taking home Best Film at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards and Best Feature Film at the Inside
Film (IF) Awards.
Audiences around the world are falling in love with KOKO and RED DOG. The film has screened at many international film festivals, including Berlin, Busan and Dallas and took out the US$100,000 grand prize at
the Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis.
RED DOG writer Daniel Taplitz accepted the Award on KOKO’s behalf and KOKO’s acceptance speech was screened at the ceremony. KOKO’s acceptance speech is available to view on YouTube:
In Australia, RED DOG is the 8th highest grossing Australian film of all time at the box office and the biggest selling Australian DVD of all time.