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Cannes Palm Dog Award Goes to ‘Arabian Nights’ Canine

The pooch from “Arabian Nights” fetched the Palm Dog award at Cannes on Friday. Lucky, who appeared in the Portuguese film, was found to be top dog at the U.K. Film Centre pavilion.

“I think it was the jumpers (sweaters) – it has 10 different dog jumpers in this film,” said film critic Kate Muir while presenting the award.

The Maltipoo — half Maltese and half miniature poodle — even got to bark a couple of remarks in an acceptance speech.

Two border collies nabbed the prize for second place. The father-son duo were seen in “The Lobster” costarring with Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz.

The lighthearted award has come under some criticism by the French, who say it’s too frivolous for the high-minded films of Cannes.

“Luckily, I like dogs,” a French reporter told Yahoo News. “But seen from the French perspective, this is a bit bizarre. The British are weird.”

Palm jury member Peter Bradshaw was blasé about the comment, citing that the event is a “much-needed dose of Anglo-Saxon common sense.”

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