2009 Commercial Emmy Nominations Announced

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It's that time of the year again, folks. This morning, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced its nominations for the 61st annual Emmy Awards, including this year's contenders for Outstanding Commercial. Although they didn't garner nearly as much press as Tina Fey or Mad Men, we're still kinda excited about them.

Perennials directing nominees Bryan Buckley and Joe Pytka returned this year. Buckley shot another one of Fey's Emmy-honored performances this year--not on 30 Rock of Course, but in Amex's "Airport Lounge" out of Ogilvy. Pytka was behind Bud's "Circus" out of DDB Chicago, which earned last year's Emmy for A-B's "Swear Jar." DDB Chicago and A-B earned an additional nod for "Magazine Buyer," directed by Tool's Erich Joiner. Pysop appeared once again for its work on Coke, this time for "Heist." (It was previously nominated for "Happiness Factory.") That was just one of three nominations for Wieden, which also earned recognition for Nike's "Bottled Courage," directed by @radical's Ralf Schmerberg and for CareerBuilder "Tips," directed by MJZ's Tom Kuntz. Single nominations went to Goodby, for the Jim Jenkins-directed "Wedding," and to Crispin, for Hulu's "Alec in Huluwood," directed by Pony Show Entertainment's Peter Berg.

Check out all the nominees below. The winners will be announced on Sunday, September 20 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

American Express "Airport Lounge"
Agency: Ogilvy and Mather
Production Company: Hungry Man
Director: Bryan Buckley
Hulu "Alec In Huluwood"
Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Ad Agency
Director: Peter Berg
Production Company: Pony Show Entertainment
Nike "Bottled Courage"
Agency: Wieden+ Kennedy
Production Company:@radical media
Director: Ralf Schmerberg
Anheuser-Busch Budweiser "Circus"
DDB Chicago, Ad Agency
Director: Joe Pytka
Production Company: PYTKA
Coca-Cola "Heist"
Agency: Wieden + Kennedy
Director: Psyop
Production Company: Psyop
Anheuser-Busch Bud Light "Magazine Buyer"
Agency: DDB Chicago
Director: Erich Joiner
Production Company: Tool of North America
Career Builder "Tips"
Agency: Wieden + Kennedy
Director: Tom Kuntz
Production Company: MJZ
Sprint Nextel "Wedding"
Agency: Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Director: Jim Jenkins
O Positive, Production Company
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