The American Humane’s Film & Television Unit may not get a vote when it comes to the Oscars. The group is, however, responsible for awarding the famous “No Animals Were Harmed” end credit to films receiving its humane stamp of approval. In lieu of that other awards ceremony this Sunday, American Humane has nominated its own winners—and categories—among 2008’s best (for animal lovers, at least).
And the nominees are:
Best Movie Magic Featuring an Animal: The Dark Knight
Most Poignant Movie Illustrating the Human-Animal Bond: Marley & Me
Best Behind-the-Scenes Rescue Story: Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Best Group Effort to Protect Horses: Appaloosa
Best Rescue by a Snake: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull