George Lopez is Going to the Dogs

George Lopez to Host the World Dog Awards

The CW’s first-ever The World Dog Awards will be hosted by actor/comedian George Lopez. The canine-centric special is set to air on January 15, 2015 at 8pm ET/PT on The CW and will feature dog lovers Beth Behrs, Ian Somerhalder, JB Smoove, Jason Gann, Justin Silver, Lance Bass, Lisa Vanderpump, Mark Feuerstein, Nikki Reed, Perrey Reeves, Andy Cohen, Robert Herjavec, Ross Mathews, and G. Hannelius.

According to The CW, the inaugural The World Dog Awards will celebrate dogs worldwide. Fans will be able to vote on select awards at worlddogawards.com, including the award for the dog with the most influential social media presence.

The World Dog Awards Categories:

Best in Film: Awarded to the best dog-centric film of the past 25 years

Top TV Dog: Awarded to the top dog in a current television series

Celebrity Dog Selfie: Awarded to the top social media-posted selfie featuring a celebrity and his or her dog

Supporting Actor to a Dog: Awarded for the best performance by a human actor alongside a dog

Best Actor Playing a Dog: Awarded for the best performance by an actor in the role of a dog

Top Movie Dog: Awarded for the best contemporary performance by a dog in a film

A-List Dog: Awarded to the celebrity dog that has made the biggest impact in the media

Dog of the Year: Awarded to the dog that has made the biggest impact in pop culture this year

Top Spot: The best television commercial starring a dog

Best Mascot: Honoring the most beloved cheerleader in a dog costume from collegiate sports

VIEWER-GENERATED CATEGORIES

Most Pawpular: Awarded to the dog with the most influential social media presence

Performing Pups: Awarded to the best performing dog

Happiest Reunion: Awarded for the most inspiring moment when a soldier and his or her dog were reunited

Hot Dog: Awarded to the most talented extreme sports dog

America’s Top Mutt: Showcasing the cutest, funniest and most ridiculous mutts

Most Dog-Like Cat: Awarded to the cat with the most canine personality traits

HONORARY CATEGORIES

Dog’s Best Friend: Presented by the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), this award will go to the celebrity who has advanced the welfare of homeless dogs and dog-related causes.

K911: Presented by Subaru, this award will go to a dog that is an everyday superhero for helping to save a child’s life
“The Dog’s Life” Achievement Award: Awarded to an iconic dog character in popular culture that has had a huge cultural impact

Underdog: This honor is bestowed upon a pup who has overcome incredible obstacles or odds