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'Up' and 'Hotel for Dogs' Honored at Genesis Awards

March 22, 2010 (3:28 am) GMT
As movies 'Up' and 'Hotel for Dogs' have raised awareness of animal issues, the two films land the Feature Film award at 2010 Genesis Awards.

Disney movie "" and "" were celebrated for raising animal awareness at Saturday night's, March 20, Genesis Awards, sharing the evening's top film honor. The two movies won the Feature Film award at the annual ceremony, held by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), which praises those who work to raise public awareness and understanding of animal issues.

Award bosses hailed kids' comedy "Hotel for Dogs", starring , as "celebrating the special bond between children and dogs". "", a picture chronicling the slaughter of dolphins by fisherman from a Japanese village, was named Outstanding Documentary Film.

TV shows "" and "" also won awards for episodes featuring animal issues, while "" took the Talk Show award. Veteran actress Tippi Hedren was honored with a Lifetime Achievement accolade for her dedication to raising animal rights awareness.

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