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A Dog In A Bow Tie Attended The Oscars, And That Dog Is Actually A Movie Star

A Dog In A Bow Tie Attended The Oscars, And That Dog Is Actually A Movie Star

If you watched the Oscars on March 10, you might've noticed that host Jimmy Kimmel during his opening monologue mentioned a dog was in attendance.

Closeup of Jimmy Kimmel hosting the Oscars
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But it wasn't just any dog.

Border Collie wearing a bow tie at an event, surrounded by seated people in formal attire
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It was Messi.

Closeup of Messi the dog
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The Border Collie appeared in Anatomy of a Fall, a French film that was up for several awards on Sunday night including Best Picture.

Screenshot from "Anatomy of a Fall"
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The movie follows a woman accused of killing her husband after he fell from a chalet.

Screenshot from "Anatomy of a Fall"
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Justine Triet and Arthur Harari won Best Original Screenplay for the film on Sunday night. Justine also directed the film.

Arthur Harari and Justine Triet with their Oscars
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"Even though he's a dog, [he] may have given the performance of the year in Anatomy of a Fall," Jimmy said during his monologue, before calling Messi's performance in one much-discussed scene "incredible."

Screenshot from "Anatomy of a Fall"
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Messi has been a darling of awards season, attending Film Independent's live reading of Anatomy of a Fall where he posed with Olivia Wilde. Messi was also at the 2024 Oscars Nominees Luncheon.

Olivia Wilde taking a selfie with Messi the dog
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Welp, no one is doing it quite like Messi!

Closeup of Messi the dog
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