Dogs will paw the red carpet at Cannes this week as the "Palm Dog" ceremony returns to the festival, the Times of London reports. Critics determine the winner of the 56-year-old award (8 in human years) for the top canine performer in the competing films. The victor receives a stylish brass-studded black leather collar—and top-dog status.
“Thank heavens for the Palm Dog,” says founder Toby Rose, a British journalist. “It's where the gloomy art-house mindset of Cannes and mad frivolity meet.”