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The Clios: John Michael Higgins Bombed Like Saddam

I have to give credit to host John Michael Higgins–he of Best in Show, DirecTV commercial fame–for trying (jeezus, what a stuffy room), but after a steak and potatoes dinner and ears/eyes open wide, the guy connected like Tyson on Buster Douglas. I truly feel sorry for the talented bloke; not sure if Bruce Vilanch wrote his jokes, but holy christ, I’ve seen a worse reception for Jesus in a Mel Gibson movie (*is this thing on?).

Anyhoo, TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris was a big winner, picking up a Clio Gold for “The Trillion Dollar Billboard” for The Zimbabwean Newspaper. See you at the interactive awards tonight! Full list after the jump..

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BILLBOARD: 11 Statues (2 Gold, 4 Silver, 5 Bronze)

Gold Winners are as follows:

* School of Visual Arts, New York, Student, “Crane” for Caterpillar
* TBWA\HUNT\LASCARIS, Johannesburg, “The Trillion Dollar Billboard” for The Zimbabwean Newspaper

DIRECT MAIL: 6 Statues (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 4 Bronze)

Gold Winners are as follows:

* Y&R South Africa, Johannesburg, Collateral, “Toy Soldiers” for UNICEF

HALL OF FAME

* Gorgeous Enterprises, London, “Tag” for Nike

PRINT: 64 Statues (14 Gold, 20 Silver, 30 Bronze)

Gold Winners are as follows:

* AlmapBBDO, Sao Paulo, Apparel/Fashion/Footwear, “Havaianas Nest” campaign for Havaianas – Sao Paulo Alpargatas
* AlmapBBDO, Sao Paulo, Media, “Bono Vox” / “Amy Winehouse” / “Eminem” / “Marilyn Manson” campaign for Billboard
* AlmapBBDO, Sao Paulo, Corporate/Institutional, “How Far Does Your Creativity Go?” campaign for EPA
* CLM BBDO, Boulogne-Billancourt, Pet/Petcare, “Couples” campaign for Frolic
* DDB Brasil, Sao Paulo, Travel/Tourism, “Routine” campaign for Terra Travel
* DDB Brasil, Sao Paulo, Travel/Tourism, “City/Country” for Terra Travel
* Prolam Y&R, Santiago, Pet/Petcare, “Hand” for Nutribalance
* Prolam Y&R, Santiago, Cosmetics/Beauty, “Damn” for Colgate Max Fresh
* Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney, Public Service, “Kill a Kid, Kill a Family: The Smith Family” for Pedestrian Council of Australia
* Scholz & Friends, Berlin, Media, “Augsburger Allgemeine: Global News Starts As Local News” campaign for Augsburger Allgemeine Daily Newspaper
* School of Visual Arts, New York, Student, “Euthanasia” for AdoptAPet.com
* Taproot India, Mumbai, Business Equipment/Services, “Colours of India” campaign for Conqueror Paper India
* Vitruvio Leo Burnett, Madrid, Leisure, “Octopus” for Alien 30th Anniversary
* Y&R, New York, Entertainment, “The Wonderful World of VH1″ campaign for VH1

POSTER: 29 Statues (1 Grand, 1 Gold, 8 Silver, 19 Bronze)

Grand and Gold Winners are as follows:

* TBWA\HUNT\LASCARIS, Johannesburg, “The Trillion Dollar Poster Campaign” for The Zimbabwean Newspaper (GRAND CLIO)
* AlmapBBDO, Sao Paulo, Corporate/Institutional, “Panamericana Panel School of Art” for EPA

RADIO: 26 Statues (2 Gold, 10 Silver, 14 Bronze)

Gold Winners are as follows:

* DeVito/Verdi, New York, Entertainment, “Puppies” / “Dance Club” / “Oktoberfest” campaign for National Thoroughbred Racing Association
* Net#workBBDO, Johannesburg, Travel/Tourism, “It’s Worth It” campaign for Virgin Atlantic Airlines – Upper Class

TELEVISION/CINEMA/DIGITAL – PRODUCT/SERVICE: 33 Statues (1 Grand, 4 Gold, 11 Silver, 17 Bronze)

Grand and Gold Winners are as follows:

* Publicis Mojo, Walsh Bay, Beverages/Alcoholic, “Pure Waters” for James Boag’s Draught (GRAND CLIO)
* BETC Euro RSCG, Paris, Media, “Closet” for CANAL+
* Ogilvy & Mather Santiago, Public Service, “PC Folders” for UNICEF
* Saatchi & Saatchi NY, Toiletries, “New Kid” for Procter&Gamble/Luvs Diapers
* TAXI, Toronto, Pharmaceuticals, “Antiquing” / “Strolling” / “Reading” campaign for Pfizer – Viagra

TELEVISION/CINEMA/DIGITAL – TECHNIQUE: 51 Statues (7 Gold, 15 Silver, 29 Bronze)

Gold Winners are as follows:

* 180 Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Cinematography, “Every Team Needs ‘The Spark’” for adidas
* Colenso BBDO, Auckland, Animation, “Going West” for New Zealand Book Council
* DDB London, Direction, “Cinema 21:9″ for Philips
* Framestore, London, Animation, “DJ Hero” for Activision/Freestyle Games
* Grey Worldwide GmbH, Düsseldorf , Music-Original, “Monkey” for Tierschutzbund e.V.
* The Hive, Dublin, Cinematography, “Memories” for Barnardos Children’s Charity
* MassMarket, New York, Visual Effects, “Human Chain” for Nike

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