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The Ad Festival's Biggest Ceremony Ever

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CANNES ( -- Left Photo: The largest and most crowded closing awards show ever held at the Cannes ad festival went on for almost three hours in the Palais des Festivals. (Larger photo) Right Photo: Drawing more attendees then ever, the awards ceremonies Saturday night included two new categories: Radio Lions and Titanium Lions. Before and after, the Palais was surrounded by a sea of people. (Larger photo)
Left Photo: The incredibly popular "Grrr" spot for Honda's diesel engine by Wieden & Kennedy, London, won this year's Film Grand Prix. It was chosen by the judges on the first ballot, a rarity at Cannes. (Larger photo) Right Photo: DDB, Chicago, received the first-ever Radio Grand Prix for Anheuser-Busch's 'Real Men of Genius' campaign for Bud Light. The jury loved the campaign so much they included in the Grand Prix all 11 spots entered. (Larger photo)
Left Photo: TBWA/Chiat/Day, San Francisco, won two Film Gold Lions and the only award, a gold, in the new film category for Best Use of Music -- all for Adidas. Pictured all in black in the middle is John Hunt, president of the Film and Press & Outdoor juries and TBWA's worldwide creative director. (Larger photo) Right Photo: Crispin Porter & Bogusky is the only U.S. agency to win one of the four Titanium Lions, for the Miami-based agency's 'Counterfeit' campaign for the Mini Cooper. Chuck Porter is second from left; Titanium jury president Jeff Goodby is far right in pink T-shirt.(Larger photo)
Left Photo: TBWA, Paris, was named Agency of the Year for the third consecutive year. That honor goes to the agency that wins the most total Lions in the Film and Press & Outdoor contests. (Larger photo) Right Photo: PlayStation is named Advertiser of the Year. Ken Kutaragi, president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, accepts the award. (Larger photo)

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