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Move over Leo, here come the real stars… meet the 2016 Cat Oscars winners [VIDEO]

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On the weekend of the recently completed Oscars where Leonardo DiCaprio stole the show, finally scooping his first Oscar, another highly anticipated cinematic event was taking place: The 2016 ‘Cat’s Meow Awards’.

Established to commemorate the “unparalleled cinematic impact that cute and cuddly cats have had in 2015,” the 2016 Cat’s Meow Awards combines two of the world’s most powerful artistic forces: award shows and Internet cats.

Check how awesome that combination…

Who was nominated for the Cat Oscars?

Brought to you by Meow Mix brand — the makers of popular cat food and the iconic “Meow, meow, meow, meow” jingle — the awards feature nominations from more than 25,000 cat enthusiasts in such award cat-egories as “Best Cat Napper,” “Best Kitty Hijinks,” and “Wild Cat Card.”

‘Best Cat Napper’ nominees

Winner: Barb and Fritz in “Not a Care in the World” (Breckenridge, MI)

‘Best Kitty Hijinks’ nominees

Winner: Melissa and Tux in “Tissue Box” (Endwell, NY)

‘Best Cat-hlete’ nominees

Winner: Miricle and Panda in “Crazy Legs Panda” (Buckeye, AZ)

‘Best Cat Cuddle’ nominees

Winner: Lindsay, Manny, and Oliver in “Brother Snuggles” (Fayetteville, NY)

‘Wild Cat Card’ nominees

Winner: Cara, Floof, and Poker in “The Floof Massage” (Cutler Bay, FL)

All of these nominees and winners not only embody the best Internet cat moments of 2015, but also highlight the one-of-a-kind (and often hilarious) bond that only cats and humans share. And as if cats needed more confidence, the lucky nominees and winners take home honor, prestige, and the knowledge that Meow Mix ‘real meat’ treats will always be there to celebrate their impressive achievements.

They sure give Best Picture nominee “Mad Max: ‘Furry’ Road” a run for its money, don’t they?

For more on the Cat’s Meow Awards and Meow Mix brand’s initiative to give away 50,000 free Irresistibles cat treats, please visit their website.

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