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Internet Sensation Lil Bub Wins at Tribeca

Film festival honors 'Lil Bub & Friendz'
Monica Riese, 5:45pm, Sat. Apr. 27, 2013

Grumpy Cat may have won over the hearts of thousands at South by Southwest, but her pal Lil Bub is bringing home actual awards from this year's Tribeca Film Festival.

On Thursday night, the festival announced its full slate of awardees, including The Rocket for World Narrative Competition Winner, The Broken Circle Breakdown for best narrative screenplay, and The Kill Team for World Documentary Competition Winner.

And there in the middle of all the winners? Lil Bub & Friendz, a Vice production featuring permakitten Lil Bub and several other of the Internet's favorite felines: Nyan Cat, Keyboard Cat, and, yes, Grumpy Cat.

It's not your standard bill of lead actors and actresses, but it definitely works. And being recognized at a major international film festival? Definitely a victory for tiny (and weird-looking) cats everywhere.

See the Tribeca website for complete awards information.

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