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Crystal the capuchin monkey is honoured at animal Oscars

Ben Stiller's primate pal in the Night At The Museum franchise was the toast of the Pawscars awards on Wednesday (18Feb15) when she was honoured with a lifetime achievement prize.

Crystal, who also played a drug-dealing capuchin monkey in The Hangover Part II, was celebrated with the Lifetime Diva Achievement Award at the sixth annual online ceremony, where she was praised as "the Angelina Jolie of animal stars" by event host Pauley Perrette, who announced the winners from the comfort of her own Hollywood home.

Other winners at the animal version of the Oscars included a trio of pitbulls, which were named Best Young Animal Performer for their appearances in James Gandolfini's final film, The Drop, a Dawn of the Planet of the Apes horse called Dale, which took Best Supporting Equine, and Savannah, a dolphin featured in Dolphin Tale 2, which was awarded Best Aquatic Performance.

The Best Ensemble prize went to the animals of Reese Witherspoon's Oscar-nominated Wild.

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