A dog star is born, and those rabbits afoot in ‘The Favourite’ are royal treats [POLL RESULTS]

Let the humans have their Oscars and Globes. Those who answered our poll about which animal performers in award season films know that audiences can’t resist the charms of a slinky cat, cuddly canine or waddling duck onscreen.

So which MVP – most valuable pet – took top honors among the seven furry and feathered standouts in the running?

The top vote getter is Charlie, Bradley Cooper’s actual dog, who served as a baby substitute for Lady Gaga’s ambitious Ally and Cooper’s struggling country legend Jackson Maine in “A Star Is Born.”  The labradoodle was considered a good boy by 33% of participants. Hopping into second place? Those 17 bunnies who were fawned over by Olivia Colman’s Queen Anne in “The Favourite.” Dramatically, they served as substitutes for the 17 children she borne yet died early in life. They managed to nibble their way to 25% of the votes.

Next in line was Freddie Mercury’s menagerie of cats in “Bohemian Rhapsody” who benefit from the Queen singer’s success by each getting their own bedroom in his cavernous rock-star-worthy mansion. They meowed their way to claim 12% of those who answered the call of the tame.

SEE Unsung MVPs — most valuable pets in awards-worthy films including ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘A Star Is Born’

Just like when Lady Gaga and “The Wife’s” Glenn Close tied  and each got a Best Actress award at the Critics’ Choice ceremony, so, too, must Olivia, the diva-esque West Highland terrier owned by Viola Davis‘ character in “Widows” and Horatio, who is declared the fastest duck in the city in “The Favourite,” must share their mutual 11 % of the spotlight.  Tied for last is Lee Israel’s cat in “Can You Ever Forgive Me” and family dog Borras, whose piles of poop play a pivotal role in “Roma.” These furballs had to make do with just 4% each.

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