Tarantino's dog wins Cannes 'Palm Dog' award
- A dog in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has taken home the 'Palm Dog' at the Cannes Film Festival
- The award goes to the most impressive canine actor in films that debut at the festival
- Brandy the dog - who took home the gong - stars alongside Brad Pitt
- Tarantino says he will be putting the award on his mantelpiece
Quentin Tarantino's dog just took home the gong for 'Palm Dog' at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday.
Known as Brandy, the American Pitfull has a starring role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood alongside Brand Pitt. The film wowed critics at the world's biggest film festival, as did Brandy's performance.
Picking up the award for "my wonderful actress Brandy", Tarantino quipped, "At least I do not go home empty-handed."
"I had no idea if we're going to win the Palme d'Or," added the director, "but I do feel I was in good standing to win the Palm Dog."
"I read a piece that said they were kind of weak on the dog section (for this year's award) and I and was like, 'Ha, ha, ha! Little do they know what's coming!'" he went on to say.
While Brandy the dog was not in attendance, the Cannes Film Festival provided a stand-in pooch for Brandy.
Brandy isn't actually Tarantino's dog, but one of three stage dogs cast to appear in the movie. Despite her canine charisma, Tarantino says the award will live in his home, "I'm not going to give this to her -- it'll go on my mantelpiece."
Quentint Tarantino does not have a dog, but has said this award is the "first step" to getting one.
You can check out the trailer for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood below (although you'll have to wait for Brandy's performance):