The winners of the Fido Awards – the Oscars of the canine world - were announced in London on November 22.

The cavalier King Charles in The Young Victoria was a double winner, after being named historical hound for period drama excellence and best in world. Tori was on hand to collect her awards at the ceremony which took place at London’s BFI Southbank in association with UK charity, the Dogs Trust.

Comedy canine for outstanding comedic contribution went to the Chihauhua in Beverley Hills Chihauhua. Meanwhile, the blockbuster bowser prize was given to the loveable talking dog Mug in Up.

The rom –com Rover, for work in a romantic comedy, was given to the Labrador in Marley And Me and the mutt moment, for a stand-out cinematic canine moment, went to the dog in Fish Tank.

The inaugural Dogs Trust-supported ‘star of tomorrow’ award went to Paddy, a six year-old crossbreed rescue dog from Dogs Trust Darlington.

The awards are voted for by a panel of UK critics and film writers including Derek Malcolm from the Evening Standard and James Christopher from The Times.

The Fido awards, now in their third year are organised by Toby Rose, who also produces the Palm Dog contest in Cannes.

 “Not only do pets win prizes, but our beloved four-legged friends make an invaluable contribution to the entertainment which we all enjoy, and they deserve the recognition which we’ve given them today,” said Rose.