Who needs a human date to an awards show when you can take your dog instead?
Well, just ask Glenn Close. The Fatal Attraction star arrived at the 2019 Independent Spirit Awards looking her best in a purple Sies Marjan suit, which she paired with Jimmy Choo heels. Although her outfit itself was absolutely stunning, her plus-one really stole the spotlight. World: meet the star’s four-legged companion, Pip Close.
Close won the award for Best Female Lead for her role in The Wife, but it seems like Pip was the real winner of the evening. The Havanese doggy is actually named Sir Pippin of Beanfield, or at least that’s what his Instagram says. Sir Pippin can definitely expect an increase in followers after tonight.
Pip seemed to be very well-behaved the entire evening. He posed happily alongside his mom on the red carpet and even accompanied her onstage as she accepted her award at the end of the show.
Pip sat dutifully beside the podium while Close gave her remarks and looked up to her with wide eyes that looked absolutely filled with love.
A few moments later, he rolled onto his back and wiggled around before getting up and moving to the other side of the stage.
“What’s better than that?” she said while pointing at her dog as the audience laughed at Pip’s little antics.
Close teased Pip’s arrival at the show on the dog’s Instagram page. She recorded a video of Pip sitting on Annie Starke‘s lap, who happens to be Close’s daughter and co-star in The Wife.
“We don’t know if they’ll let you on the red carpet or not,” Close said in the background as Starke stroked her dog. “Outrage!” Starke gasped.
Clearly, he was more than allowed on the carpet!
Close has been sweeping the Best Female Lead and Best Actress categories this awards season. The 71-year-old received a standing ovation at the 2019 Golden Globesfor her speech that encouraged women never to give up and stay true to themselves.
“I feel like what I’ve learned from this whole experience is, women, we’re nurturers, that’s what’s expected of us,” she said. “We have our children, we have our husbands if we’re lucky enough, and our partners. But we have to find personal fulfillment. We have to follow our dreams. We have to say, ‘I can do that, and I should be allowed to do that.'”
She also took home a SAG Award for the same role and even tied with Lady Gaga for the honors at the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards.
Take a look at the gallery below to see some of the best looks on the carpet at the 2019 Spirit Awards.
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees! In case you can’t get enough of awards this weekend, stay tuned for the 2019 Oscars tomorrow.