Everyone knows that the Oscars are Hollywood’s biggest night to see and be seen. But this year, keep your eye out in the audience for some of the most unique members of the Academy–the animals of this year’s Oscar Nominated Films.

Lisa Tartan-Daniels, Northern Sea Lion, Captain Phillips


Denise McKnight, Common Pond Turtle, Gravity


Michael Carl Brown, Alpaca, Twelve Years A Slave (nominated for Best Sound Editing)


In memoriam: Patricia S. Wagner, Orca Whale, Blackfish 


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