Purdey’s PAWS Awards 2016

Purdey Crop 4It’s finally here!  The most exclusive movie event of them all… so riveting that it stops the traffic in Mulholland Drive, brings Bruce Willis home early from his knitting class, and causes George Clooney’s coffee cup to wobble excitedly on the way up to his lips.

It’s Purdey’s PAWS Awards 2016!

In case you’ve been missing all the action for the last five years – I can’t imagine where you’ve been, but I’m glad you found the catflap – ‘PAWS’ stands for ‘Purdey’s Awards for Worldwide Stardom’.   Yes, my very own accolades, voted for by a highly discerning audience – my delightful readers – and awarded to the Best Actor, chosen from a number of original nominations submitted by myself and my furry friends, Angel and Ponyo.

So far, my own thespian talents have triumphed every year, and I now have a total of four Golden Fir Cones in my rather badly chewed cardboard box.   But is the tide about to change?  Will this be the winter of my discontent?  In 2016, will Angel or Ponyo finally get their mittens on the glittering trophy?  (I don’t think that a PAWS Award would change Angel very much – she’d still go and roll in the garden – but Ponyo would demand her own chauffeur and a TV series along the lines of ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’.)

Be quiet! I think he's got another theory!

Be quiet! I think he’s got another theory!

How to vote

To save you from the agony of indecision, we’re allowing you three votes this year!  Simply cast your eyes down the list of nominations, and then click on the poll at the end to choose your favourites.   All votes are anonymous, although you are very welcome to share your thoughts in the comments section.

To make your voting experience just that bit more real, I have a few boxes of salmon-flavoured popcorn to give away.  First come, first served – I don’t do mail order, so you’ll just have to wipe on the front window or come and sit at the back door, like Einstein does.

BACKSTAGE EXCLUSIVE – MEET THE STARS!

Purdey portrait cropPurdey

Just like her Avengers namesake, Purdey is all about action and adventure.  With fistfuls of sabre-sharp blades and a killer line in taekwondo, she could outstare Blofeld himself, let alone the lazy bunch of candyfloss which passes as his cat.  Her hallmarks are speed and stealth, and she loves going undercover to research her roles.  Don’t go to her movies expecting a rom-com:  you’ll come out bruised, with a couple more tattoos than you went in with.   Not surprisingly, Purdey does all her own stunts:  door-walking is a speciality.

Ponyo CropPonyo

Gossamer-soft, with limpid green eyes and marshmallow paws, Ponyo has all the beguiling beauty of Vivien Leigh or Audrey Hepburn.   Violence isn’t a word in Pon’s dictionary, although she has been known to eat the odd spider.   Mystery and romance are her genres:  she tells us she’s hoping for a role as Titania in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.  This is one wayward beauty, with a mind of her own, but she inhabits a realm of beings that only she can see.  Don’t stare at her for too long, or you’ll start hallucinating.

Angel Crop

Angel

Born on the streets and rescued from poverty by her loving soulmates, Angel’s real-life story is the stuff of Hollywood epics.  This is one affectionate lady with a big heart and a complete inability to say ‘no’, especially when it comes to food.   She’s streetwise and carefree, always smiling, always talking;  her cosmopolitan upbringing means that she can ask for the menu in 17 languages.  Angel brings grit and humour to her roles, which have the old-style elegance of classic cinema.  She plays older ladies with flair, and she’d make an excellent Miss Marple:  she knows everyone’s habits, where they live, and especially what they have just eaten.

Here are the entries – it’s time for you to decide!  

PURDEY’S NOMINATIONS

Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow

Chariots of Fire

Chariots of Fire

Maleficent

Maleficent

Speed

Speed

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

Frozen

Frozen

Star Wars - The Force Awakens

Star Wars – The Force Awakens

Independence Day

Independence Day

PONYO’S NOMINATIONS

Chocolat

Chocolat

Sixth Sense

Sixth Sense

Diamonds Are Forever

Diamonds Are Forever

Cinderella

Cinderella

The Haunting

The Haunting

ANGEL’S NOMINATIONS

The Holiday

The Holiday

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Spectre

Spectre

Choose your winner below – remember that you have three votes!

Thank you for voting!   The results will be announced in February.

Credits:  Purdey’s nominations were prepared by her devoted butler and housekeeper, at great personal risk;  Ponyo and Angel’s efforts were supported by their agent, Verity Sansom.   Media enquiries should be directed to Purdey’s publicity office, unless you’re offering dairy products, in which case a personal interview might be possible.

Comments

  1. Wonderful, Jo! I took full advantage of my three votes but Star Wars – The Force Awakens was my favourite. Well done, Purdey and co.🙂

    • Haha, thank you, Lorna! 🙂 Purdey will be most grateful! Looks like Ponyo has the edge on her at present, with Diamonds Are Forever, but it’s early days!

  2. They are all rather beautiful – either in general, or due to absolute sweetness or because the circumstances are really gorgeous!🙂 Oh my! That’s difficult!!
    I voted for each cat and chose Maleficent, Sixth Sense and Spectre. (Although “Diamonds are for ever” is extremely cute!)

    • Thank you, Michele! That was very diplomatic of you! 🙂 I think it’s a very close contest this year. Ponyo’s hypnotic gaze seems be winning her a lot of votes!

  3. I had to vote for Frozen – I just love those little pink toe-beans!

  4. Brilliant idea Jo!!!! But even with three votes I’m struggling to not say all of them! LOL!
    My favourite has to be Purdey’s ‘The Force Awakens’, followed by Ponyo’s ‘Chocolat’ (which I’m surprised wasn’t Lorna’s first choice after all her chocolate tastings!!!), and in third place for me, it has to be Purdey’s Maleficent🙂

  5. shiningbearheart says:

    Frankly I loved Frozen, but thought Star Wars quite good (probably way better than the movie!), and could not resist Chocolat…

    • Haha, thank you! 🙂 I can personally identify with the ‘Chocolat’ situation, and I can truthfully say that I have also been scared by Purdey’s Star Wars attacks on the stairs!

  6. Just adorable! I had to choose Star Wars, Diamonds Are Forever, and To Kill a Mockingbird … although Diamonds Are Forever would be my overall favourite … it’s just too purr-fect!😉 Chocolat and Frozen certainly deserve honourable mentions!

    • Thank you, Dee Dee! You are very generous. They’re all very talented actresses, but you’re not the first to fall under the spell of Ponyo’s gaze! 🙂

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