Over the weekend, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 2011 Creative Arts Emmys, bestowing this year's honor for Outstanding Commercial to Wieden + Kennedy, Portland for Chrysler's "Born of Fire" spot, starring Eminem and directed by Sam Bayer of Serial Pictures.
Wieden bested itself, having also earned a nomination for Old Spice "Questions," directed by MJZ's Tom Kuntz, who helped the agency earn last year's Emmy for the original Old Spice Guy spot. Other nominees included TBWA/Chiat/Day, for its N.Y. office's McDonald's "Baby" spot, directed by MJZ's Fredrik Bond and the L.A. office's"Polar Bear" for Nissan Leaf, shot by Rattling Stick/Epoch's Daniel Kleinman. Others in the running included Carmichael Lynch's "Baby Driver" for Subaru, directed by RSA's Jake Scott, and Ogilvy & Mather's American Express "Conan," directed by Bryan Buckley of Hungry Man. You can view all the nominated spots here.
Outside of spots, the award for Outstanding Main Title Design went to HBO's "Game of Thrones" opener, which was directed by noneother than Angus Wall, who, along with fellow Rock Paper Scissors editor Kirk Baxter, took home an Oscar earlier this year for editing the David Fincher-directed The Social Network. While Wall perhaps is best known as an editor, he's also made a name for himself as a director, out of production company Elastic. Check out the stunning titles below.