Grey’s ‘Inspired’ Ad for Canon Wins 2013 Emmy for Best Commercial

Grey New York and MJZ director Nicolai Fuglsig's "Inspired" spot for Canon won the 2013 Emmy Award for Outstanding Commercial on Sunday at the 65th Annual Creative Arts Emmys. The win ended a streak of four straight victories for ads created by Wieden + Kennedy. W+K had a horse in this year's race, too—Nike's "Jogger." The two other nominees this year were Google Chrome "Jess Time" by BBH and Google Creative Lab and Grey Poupon's "The Chase" by Crispin Porter + Bogusky.

See the Canon spot below and the other three ads here.


Family Guy Pleads for an Emmy With Racy Spoof of HBO’s Girls

Fox's Family Guy has a new "For Your Consideration" ad for this year's Emmy Awards, because Seth MacFarlane's unfunny Rat Pack schtick hasn't ruined enough award shows yet. The latest ad references an episode of HBO's Girls in which someone received a pearl necklace. Hence the Family Guy headline: "Here's a load of comedy to shoot on your chest." Groan. It's better than the lazy Jew-baiting that MacFarlane and company have been relying on lately, but that Girls episode was beaten to death long before they got to it. But that's to be expected from a show that hasn't been funny since I was in college.