"I hope the dog is still alive," says Wolfram Skowronnek Schaer, of a black and white Mongolian shepherd dog who starred in the film The Cave of the Yellow Dog. Of course, the producers didn't even consider the dog could be up for the prestigious Palm Dog (motto: Dogito Ergo Sum) award, and he was duly shipped back to Mongolia after the film wrapped. There was some concern about whether or not a lemming from another film could be eligible for the prize, but in the end, the little Mongol clinched it. Schaer, distributor for The Cave of the Yellow Dog, says that they'll do their best to "bring this [award] to [the dog]," but we are dubious. It'll probably end up on Nicole Kidman's mantle or something.