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An in-house spot for Sirius Satellite Radio starring Pam Anderson was pinned with the Grand Ugly TV prize last month at the Good, Bad & Ugly Awards, the Advertising Women of New York's annual accounting of representations of women in advertising. The ad depicts Ms. Anderson doing her best impression of a human car wash shammy. Additional Ugly TV award winners were cited for their portrayals of women as either sexual objects or addled hausfraus. Jeers went to Labatt Blue Light's "Tube Top," Arm & Hammer's "Fresh Obsession," a Beck's spot featuring a girl-girl touching scene, "Summer Orchard" for P&G's Bounce, and, bafflingly, Gillette's "That Feeling" Super Bowl spot. The Grand Ugly for print went to the Cannes Grand Prix-winning "Rebirth" for Sony Playstation. The Grand Good prize for TV went to MasterCard's "Pickle Jar," which depicts a woman easily opening a jar after her partner is seen struggling with it. Get a grip, indeed. ... TBWA/Chiat/Day and Wieden + Kennedy led the field in the the Art Directors Club's 83rd annual awards by earning two Gold medals and three Silvers each. Chiat/Day won a Gold and Silver award for art direction and sound design, respectively, for its colorful animated campaign for the iPod; a Gold for the Playstation commercial "Tractor Beam," a Silver for the PS2 spot "Gravity Bomb"; and a Silver for special effects in yet another PS2 spot, "Consequences." Wieden + Kennedy took Gold for an Errol Morris-directed Miller High Life campaign, out of the Portland office, and the "Beta 7" online spoof campaign for ESPN/Sega, out of New York, which was honored in the new category of "Multi-Channel Campaign." W+K/Portland earned Silvers for a Miller High Life single, "Foxhole," and for the Nike commercial "Streaker," while the New York office added an additional Silver for the latest round of its "This is Sportscenter" campaign. An exhibition featuring this year's Gold, Silver and Distinctive Merit winners will debut at the Art Directors Club Gallery in New York on June 3.
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