Not only has Britain's own Shaun The Sheep been nominated for an International Emmy award, but Leonardo Di Caprio has seen dogs on film outperform him.

Beverley Hills Chihuahua shocked the entertainment world as it topped the North American box office, with the canine film recording $17.5m revenue. The film beat director Ridley Scott's Body of Lies, starring Di Caprio and Russell Crowe, which recorded a mere third place with just $13.1m.

Meanwhile, Shaun The Sheep of Aardman Animations, also of children's TV program Wallace & Gromit, is against David Suchet, who played media mogul Robert Maxwell in the IT Crowd. Suchet, who has been nominated for best actor and starred in the Agatha Christie adapted ITV1 drama Poirot, will also compete against BBC1's Life On Mars, starring Philip Glenister. The winners will be announced on 24th November, in New York.

Glenister has also been shortlisted for best actor in the upcoming National Television Awards. His character, the no-nonsense cop Gene Hunt, has gained acclaim  for the role in the spin-off to Life On Mars, Ashes To Ashes. Glenister will battle alongside BBC rivals David Tennant and Catherine Tate of sci-fi series, Dr Who for the awards, which take place on 29th October.


Girls on film? No, dogs and sheep