2012 Commercial Emmy Nominees Announced

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This morning, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced its nominees for Outstanding Commercial, divvying up recognition to only two agencies, Deutsch, Los Angeles as well as multiple offices of Wieden + Kennedy.

Both components of Deutsch's Super Bowl push for Volkswagen, "The Bark Side" teaser, directed by Keith Schofield out of Caviar Films, and "The Dog Strikes Back," directed by Park Pictures' Lance Acord, made the nominee list.

Wieden + Kennedy's Portland office earned double nods, for Procter & Gamble's emotional mom-centered Olympic spot "Best Job," created out of Anonymous Content and directed by Alejandro Gonzalez-Inarritu and for Chrysler's "Halftime in America," the Super Bowl spot starring Clint Eastwood and directed by Chelsea Pictures' David Gordon Green. The agency and client earned last year's Outstanding Commercial Emmy, for its previous big game commercial, "Born of Fire" starring Eminem.

Wieden's New York office is also in the running, for its colorful Target's "Color Changes Everything" Spring Apparel spot, directed by Filip Engstrom and produced out of Smuggler.

The 2012 Outstanding Commercial Emmy winner will be announced during the Academy's Creative Arts Ceremony in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 15.

Check out all the nominees below:

Volkswagen: The Bark Side
Deutsch, Los Angeles
Directed by Keith Schofield, Caviar

Volkswagen: The Dog Strikes Back
Deutsch, Los Angeles
Directed by Lance Acord, Park Pictures

Chrysler: Halftime in America
Wieden + Kennedy, Portland
Directed by David Gordon Green, Chelsea Pictures

Procter & Gamble, "Best Job in the World"
Wieden + Kennedy, Portland
Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez-Inarritu, Anonymous Content

Target: Color Changes Everything
Wieden + Kennedy, New York
Directed by Filip Engstrom, Smuggler

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