Spirit Awards: Glenn Close Accepts Best Actress Award With Help From Her Dog

The 'Wife' actress on Saturday accepted the prize for best female lead alongside her show-stealing pup, Pippy.

Glenn Close on Saturday accepted the prize for best female lead for her role in The Wife at the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards, alongside her dog, Pippy, who followed her onstage.

"He's my date," the actress told the audience.

According to an Instagram profile dedicated to Close's pet, Pippy's full name is Sir Pippin of Beanfield.

"Pippy the dog just scored a three-picture deal at Amazon," joked host Aubrey Plaza after Close's speech.

Close also won the Golden Globe and SAG Award for the performance, and also tied with Lady Gaga for the Critics' Choice Award last month. She is up for the award in the same category at the Oscars on Sunday. 

The other Spirit nominees included Toni Collette (Hereditary), Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade), Regina Hall (Support the Girls), Helena Howard (Madeline's Madeline) and Carey Mulligan (Wildlife).

"I am so honored to be here with all the women in this category," Close said. "No matter what you're wearing, no matter what red carpet you walk on, no matter what people say to you — and it's all been extremely humbling and gratifying — the fact that we get together and we tell these stories that really make a difference in the world, that is what we do."

According to Close, it took 14 years to get the film adaptation of Meg Wolitzer's novel The Wife off the ground.

In the pic, the actress' daughter, Annie Starke, portrays the younger version of Close's character. "I am so proud of you and your work is so beautiful," Close said of Starke.

The 34th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards were televised live on IFC from a tent on the beach in Santa Monica.