Last week, at the Cannes Film Festival, a poodle named
Vincent was awarded the 2013 Palm Dog for his role in the film Behind The
Candelabra based on pianist Liberace's life. Vincent portrays Baby Boy,
Liberace's blind poodle, who plays an important role in initiating Thorson and
Liberace's relationship, which is at the core of the movie's storyline. Vincent’s co-stars include famous actors Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, who play the roles of Liberace and Thorson respectively.
Palm Dog prize is given to the best canine actors such as Uggi, who received
this same prize in 2011. It is for his excellent work as well as for the importance
of his character in the development of the story that Vincent was the deserving
winner this year according to judges Peter Bradshaw (The Guardian), James
Christopher (The Times), Charles Gant (Heat Magazine), Derek Malcolm
(The Evening Standard) and Kaleem Aftab (The Independent). Congratulations Baby Boy!