Cannes Film Festival 2019: Quentin Tarantino's Pit Bull is the winner of the Wamiz Palm Dog!

Quentin Tarantino wins the Wamiz Palm Dog at the Cannes Film Festival dog-happy
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The winner of the Wamiz Palm Dog has just been announced at 1 pm French time on the beach of the Grand Hotel de Cannes.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 24/05/2019, 12:45, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:46

A Hollywood star

‘Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood’ by director Quentin Tarantino has won the prestigious award. The movie has particularly touched the jury, all experienced professionals of the film industry. Brandy, the beautiful Pit Bull who played in the film, stole the hearts of said jury, and the spotlight from her fellow actors: Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie.

Three dogs actually played Brandy's role in the movie. Their names were Sayuri, Cerberus, and Siren. 

Brandy the Pit Bull won the prestigious Wamiz Palm Dog Award

A prestigious award

The Wamiz Palm Dog is now a pillar event during the Cannes Film Festival, and has, in its 18 years of existence, become the most popular dog actor award in the world!

Previous winners include Uggie, the little Jack Russell who played in The Artist movie in 2011.

Spectators of the ceremony this year united at the Grand Hotel de Cannes beach, where Toby Rose, British journalist and creator of the prestigious prize, awarded the film ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ with the red and gold collar for Brandy’s exceptional performance.

Tarantino wished for the Palm Dog for Brandy. Just yesterday, he said during an interview “The Palme d’Or I don’t know about, but I could see the Palm Dog for Brandy!”

And today, his wishes came true! The director proudly announced "I want to thank the jury from the bottom of my black heart."

Tarantino was thrilled Brandy won the Wamiz Palm Dog award
©Art Streiber

Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore.

The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age. Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino, the film is produced by David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, and Quentin Tarantino, and stars – in addition to Brandy – Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Al Pacino.

The movie will be coming to theatres in the UK on the 14th of August.


Congratulations again to beautiful Brandy for winning the amazing Wamiz Palm Dog award! 

The Wamiz Palm Dog Manitarian goes to…

The Wamiz Palm Dog Manitarian, which rewards a special relationship between man and dog, has been awarded to Google, for their commitment to the Pets at Work movement, in showing how important dogs are in our every day lives. 

See you next year for a brand new Wamiz Palm Dog award!