Ann-Christine Diaz's '06 Picks

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Overall Pick: Skittles "Trade"
Skittles - 'Trade'
Skittles - 'Trade'
I love the bunny so much I want to cry. Or die. Or eat it.







Most moving performance of the Wonder Worm: Vuka "Snakes"
Vuka - 'Dangerous Snakes'
Vuka - 'Dangerous Snakes'
Samuel L. Jackson has nothing against this one.







Creepy-sexiest facial hair: Skittles "Beard"
Skittles - 'Beard'
Skittles - 'Beard'

I bet the beard gives a mean back rub.







Best curation of creative talent: adicolor Podcasts
Adidas Adicolor - 'Pink'
Adidas Adicolor - 'Pink'

Idealogue and Sara Seiferheld hatched a brilliant way to tap unchanneled directorial talent and take advantage of emerging media portals to set adidas originals apart as a modern day brand Medici.





Best use of euphemisms: Charmin "A little bit rude"
Charmin - 'A Little Bit Rude'
Charmin - 'A Little Bit Rude'

"Touching cloth" never seemed so clean and pretty.







Steamiest, yankee-doodle dandiest pitchman: Levi's "Ice Cream Van" Man
Levis - 'Ice Cream Van'
Levis - 'Ice Cream Van'

I'll have a frozen banana, please.







Scariest spot: SEB "Forever Young"
SEB - 'Forever Young'
SEB - 'Forever Young'

Perfectly executed performances and an appropriately nostalgic tune combine to illustrate the frightening cusp of fogiehood. I still can't fight back the tears on this one.





Most frequented time wasters: Comcastic.com's Puppet; CareerBuilder's Monk-E-Mail; Office Max's Elf Yourself
What better way to procrastinate than to make marionettes, chimps or pointy-eared dancing wonders of all your friends.

Freshest marriage of fine art and pop culture: Tate Tracks
Fallon/London and the Tate Modern invited underground and well-known musicians to compose new tunes based on a museum-displayed muse of their choice—a brilliant move to attract a new generation of art goers.

Best Vocal Performance
TBWA/Chiat/Day GCD Ian Reichenthal's unexpected operatic talents as the Skittles singing rabbit. Move over, Clay Aiken!

Youtube talent who must be exploited by advertising: Little Superstar
This little man-boy has some serious moves.

Unrequited Guilty Girl Pleasure: DeBeers "Dandelion"
DeBeers - 'Dandelion'
DeBeers - 'Dandelion'
Lovely track, gorgeous visuals. I was entranced until the cheesy couple at the end made me gag.
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