Wednesday, February 25, 2009

"Bolt," "Marley & Me" vie for Genesis Award

Three movies about dogs and a documentary about a lost killer whale will compete for best feature film honors at the 23rd Genesis Awards.

Presented by the Humane Society of the United States, the awards honor news and entertainment media showcasing animal issues. Trophies will be handed out March 28 at the Beverly Hilton.

The contenders in the best feature film category are the animated film "Bolt," the family movie "Marley & Me," the revenge drama "Red" and "Saving Luna," a documentary about a wayward whale.

For making news on behalf of animals, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are set to receive the Wyler Award, named after Genesis Awards founder Gretchen Wyler.

This year's event is dedicated to ending the Canadian seal hunt.

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