2013 Award Winners & Honorees

Cinema/Chicago Television Awards

2013 Award Winners

Commitment To Excellence Award For TV Commercials
Leo Burnett
Commitment To Excellence Award For TV Productions
ESPN Films
Chicago Legend Award
Walter Jacobson

Television Commercials

Gold Hugo – Best Commercial
New Edition
Burrell

Audience Choice Award
All American
Burrell

Automotive
Certificate of Merit
School’s Out
Cramer-Krasselt

Banking/Financial
Silver Plaque
Money Holding Bureau
Leo Burnett

Silver Plaque
Redundancy Incorporated, Inc.
Leo Burnett

Beverages (Alcoholic)
Silver Plaque
Castaway
Cramer-Krasselt

Cellular Phone / Service
Gold Plaque
Flame
Leo Burnett

Silver Plaque
Pajamas
Leo Burnett

Certificate of Merit
Swarm
Leo Burnett

Commercial Campaign
Silver Plaque
Yes Food
mcgarrybowen

Silver Plaque
Mayhem
Leo Burnett

Certificate of Merit
Love Drama/Hate Drama
mcgarrybowen

Silver Plaque
All American
Burrell Communications Group

Certificate of Merit
Lucky Penny
Leo Burnett

Food Products
Silver Plaque
Swimmer
Lapiz

Insurance
Certificate of Merit
Forbidden Fruit
Leo Burnett

Online Campaign
Silver Plaque
Bank of Mom and Dad
Leo Burnett

Online Spot
Gold Plaque
Keep An Open Mouth Anthem
mcgarrybowen

Certificate of Merit
Defined by a Number
Leo Burnett

Other Service
Silver Hugo
I Am a Princess
mcgarrybowen

Public Service Announcement
Silver Hugo
The Day Before
Leo Burnett

Certificate of Merit
Speechless
71 Degrees North

Certificate of Merit
Matching Mothers
The War Amps

Restaurant
Certificate of Merit
Anthem
Cramer-Krasselt

Retail
Certificate of Merit
Tell Me
Leo Burnett

Sporting Event / Athletics
Gold Plaque
Oh my love
&Rosas

Special Achievement

Animation / Computer Graphics
Silver Plaque
Goat
Leo Burnett

Art Direction / Production Design
Silver Plaque
Forbidden Fruit
Leo Burnett

Silver Plaque
Santa’s Mailroom
Leo Burnett

Cinematography
Certificate of Merit
ATCO Our People
Manda Film/Video

Concept
Gold Plaque
Sprint Holiday Medley
Leo Burnett

Direction
Silver Plaque
NBA
Cutters Studios/Dictionary Films

Editing
Silver Hugo
America Will be Whole Again
Cutters Studios

Gold Plaque
Topless
Cutters Studios

Silver Plaque
Trainer
Cutters Studios

Certificate of Merit
Your GED
Cutters Studios

Certificate of Merit
Sunday NFL Countdown Tease
Andrew Armas

Humor
Silver Plaque
Labor
Leo Burnett

Certificate of Merit
Hot Water Heater
Leo Burnett

Low Budget
Silver Plaque
Sprint Holiday Medley
Leo Burnett

Music – Original
Silver Hugo
Chrysler Asia Pacific, “Anthem”
Yessian Music

Performance / Dialogue
Silver Plaque
Tell Me
Leo Burnett

Silver Plaque
Labor
Leo Burnett

Certificate of Merit
Meanamorphosis
Leo Burnett

Sound Design
Silver Plaque
US Navy “Ceremonial Guard”
Yessian Music

Special Effects
Silver Hugo
Forbidden Fruit
Leo Burnett

Gold Plaque
Newphoria
Leo Burnett

Certificate of Merit
The End of the Beginning
Cutters Studios/ Sold Design F

Television Productions

Animated Program
Silver Plaque
Portlandia – “Zero Rats”
Bent Image Lab

Certificate of Merit
Jingle and Bell’s Christmas Star
Bent Image Lab

Children’s Program
Certificate of Merit
Hansel und Gretel
Askania Media Filmproduktion GmbH,
Prosaar Medienproduktion GmbH

Certificate of Merit
High School Quiz Show:
Hamilton-Wenham vs Rockport
WGBH

Documentary: Arts / Humanities
Silver Hugo
American Masters: Inventing David Geffen
THIRTEEN

Silver Hugo
John Cage – Journeys In Sound
Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)

Documentary: History / Biography
Silver Hugo
Curse of the Axe
Yap Films Inc.

Gold Plaque
Afghanistan, the Price of Revenge
Point du Jour

Gold Plaque
American Experience: Clinton
WGBH Educational Foundation

Silver Plaque
American Experience: The Amish
WGBH Educational Foundation

Silver Plaque
Roots Old and New, Stories of Chinese Emigrants – North America
Radio Television Hong Kong

Certificate of Merit
9/11: Escape from the Impact Zone
Testimony Films

Certificate of Merit
Million Dollar Moon Rock Heist
Icon Films

Certificate of Merit
In the Eye of God
TVP S.A.

Documentary: Science / Nature
Silver Hugo
Jungle Gremlins of Java
Icon Films

Gold Plaque
The Resurrection Tomb Mystery
Associated Producer Ltd.

Silver Plaque
Bottled Life
Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)

Certificate of Merit
Journey to the Disaster Zone: Japan 3/11
90th Parallel Productions Ltd.

Certificate of Merit
Soybean Homecoming
HK Education Bureau

Documentary: Social / Political
Silver Hugo
Entangled
TVP S.A.

Gold Plaque
Money and Medicine
Public Policy Productions

Gold Plaque
Carte Blanche
Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), ARTE

Certificate of Merit
The Price of Gold
FRP AB

Dramatic Program
Gold Plaque
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,
“Dreams Deferred”
Law & Order: SVU

Silver Plaque
Forbidden Kyoto Vol.5 Life as a TAYU –
“Diva beyond Geisha”

NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.)

Silver Plaque
Privacy Beyond Price – Caught in the net
Radio Television Hong Kong

Educational Program – Adult Audience
Gold Plaque
The Kamaishi Miracle
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.)

Gold Plaque
Compassion for All –
The Cartoons of Feng Zikai
Radio Television Hong Kong

Silver Plaque
SHIFT – Living in the Digital Age
DW Deutsche Welle

Certificate of Merit
Search and Seizure: Mapp v. Ohio
The Documentary Group

Educational Program – Child Audience
Certificate of Merit
The Passion of Dragon
HK Education Bureau

Feature Length Telefilm
Silver Plaque
Autumn at the Poplar House
Kansai Telecasting Corporation

Investigative Reporting / News Documentary
Gold Plaque
Hong Kong Connection:
Black Sheep in the Flock
Radio Television Hong Kong

Gold Plaque
The Journey to North Korea 2012
Phoenix Satellite Television Co Ltd.

Silver Plaque
News Zone:
Enhancing Rural Education in China
Phoenix Satellite Television Co Ltd.

Certificate of Merit
Exposed: Working at Post-Disaster Fukushima
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.)

Certificate of Merit
Hong Kong Connection:
The Great Famine 1959
Radio Television Hong Kong

Public Access Program
Certificate of Merit
Chicago Newsroom
Chicago Access Network TV

Certificate of Merit
Scene Miami
DoRo Film International

Public Affairs / Video News Release
Silver Plaque
The Left-behind Children in China
Phoenix Satellite Television Co Ltd

Certificate of Merit
Tsunami Survivors
i-CABLE News Limited

Special Performance Event
Silver Plaque
The JUNO Awards 2012
Insight Production Company Ltd.

Student-Produced Program
Silver Plaque
alt.news 26:46, Episode #14.03

Television Series

Children’s Series
Gold Plaque
Dance Academy Series 2
Werner Film Productions

Silver Plaque
Bushwhacked
Australian Children’s Television Foundation

Dramatic Series
Gold Hugo
Homeland
Showtime Networks, Inc.

Gold Plaque
Chicago Fire
The Lippin Group

Educational / Documentary Series
Gold Plaque
American Experience
WGBH Educational Foundation

Gold Plaque
Great Expectations:
Raising Educational Achievement
Connecticut Council for Education Reform

Silver Plaque
May Food Keep Us Together
Peoples Productions Limited

Silver Plaque
Yugoslavia for Beginners
Visionary Thinking

Certificate of Merit
Great Decisions
Foreign Policy Association

Game Show Series
Certificate of Merit
Switch Off
Primeworks Studios

Mini-Series
Gold Plaque
Angels of War
FILM.UA

Silver Plaque
Hatfields & McCoys
The Awards Group

Reality Series
Certificate of Merit
Intervention Canada
Insight Production Company Ltd.

Sketch Comedy Series
Certificate of Merit
You’re Skitting Me
Australian Children’s Television Foundation

Travel Series
Silver Plaque
Hip-Hoppin’ Asia
Primeworks Studios

Variety/Entertainment Series
Silver Plaque
Canada Sings
Insight Production Company Ltd.

Special Achievement

Concept
Silver Plaque
Nitsch Art Clip
DoRo Film International

Direction
Gold Plaque
Lost Girl: Midnight Lamp
Groundstar MDW Entertainment

Silver Plaque
Scene Miami
DoRo Film International

Silver Plaque
Privacy Beyond Price (Covert War)
Radio Television Hong Kong

Certificate of Merit
Ludwig Hirsch – The Storyteller
DoRo Film International

Certificate of Merit
XIII: THE SERIES, Gauntlet
Groundstar MDW Entertainment

Host
Certificate of Merit
Electoral Dysfunction
Trio Pictures

2013 Honorees

LEO BURNETT

Commitment to Excellence Award for TV Commercials

TV13-LeoBurnettFounded in Chicago in 1935, Leo Burnett Worldwide is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Paris-based Publicis Groupe with 96 offices and more than 10,000 employees. Leo Burnett has a simple and singular approach: put a brand’s purpose at the center of communications to truly connect with people. The agency is one of the most awarded creative communications companies in the world, creating “Acts, not just Ads”, for some of the world’s most valuable brands including Allstate, Fiat, Hallmark, Kellogg’s, McDonald’s, Nintendo, P&G, Pfizer, Samsung and The Coca-Cola Company.

The company has won more advertising awards for campaign effectiveness than any other agency in the last six years in the U.S., has been heralded as a “pioneer on the frontier of marketing” and continues to be ranked as one of the world’s top five creatively awarded networks worldwide. In 2013, the global network was named “Most Awarded Network” by the International ANDY Awards and received “Network of the Year” honors from Dubai Lynx and AdFest. At the 2012 Cannes International Festival of Creativity, Leo Burnett won a record-breaking 55 Lions and was also named “Network of the Year” by YoungGuns, Golden Drum and the MENA Cristal Awards.

ESPN FILMS

Commitment to Excellence Award for TV Productions

TV13-ESPNCreated in March 2008, ESPN Films produces high-quality films showcasing some of the most compelling stories in sports. In October 2009, ESPN Films launched the Peabody Award-winning, Producer’s Guild Award-winning and Emmy®-nominated 30 for 30 film series. Inspired by ESPN’s 30th Anniversary, the films that made up the series were a thoughtful and innovative reflection on the past three decades told through the lens of diverse and interesting sports fans and social commentators. The strong reaction from both critics and fans led to the launch of 30 for 30 Volume II, which is currently underway.

Additional projects from ESPN Films include, among others, the critically acclaimed and Television Academy Honor-winning The 16th Man, Cannes Film Festival official selection The Two Escobars, and the Peabody Award-winning Black Magic. Broke, from filmmaker Billy Corben, and You Don’t Know Bo, from director Michael Bonfiglio, were featured in the last slate of ESPN Films. They are producing the upcoming Nine for IX series, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX with stories of women in sports told by female filmmakers. Working with some of the today’s most acclaimed filmmakers, ESPN Films’ lineup includes Alex Gibney’s Catching Hell, Steve James’s No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson, Spike Jonze’sThe Birth of Big Air, Barbara Kopple’s The House of Steinbrenner, Albert Maysles’sMuhammad and Larry, John Singleton’s Marion Jones: Press Pause, and Morgan Spurlock’sThe Dotted Line.

WALTER JACOBSON

Chicago Legend Award

TV13-WalterJacobsonWalter Jacobson has been a fixture of Chicago journalism for 50 years. Starting his career in newspapers, he joined WBBM-TV as a news writer in 1963, becoming a full-time reporter in 1968. Moving to WMAQ for two years, he returned to WBBM in 1973 as an investigative reporter and anchor. It was there that he began his legendary collaboration with Bill Kurtis, co-anchoring the 10pm news. With his “Walter Jacobson’s Perspective” segment, he fearlessly confronted corruption, waste, and hypocrisy, live from his office.

In 1993, Jacobson moved to WFLD-TV, co-anchoring the 9pm newscast with Robin Robinson until 2004. He reprised his partnership with Bill Kurtis and returned to WBBM to co-anchor the 6pm newscast from 2010-2013. Reporting, investigating, and commenting with his unique voice, Jacobson’s distinguished and adventurous career also includes an exclusive interview with John Wayne Gacy and the first visa to China granted to a local television reporter. In 2012, SIU Press published Walter’s Perspective, a memoir on his fifty years in the business. His remarkable career has been honored with two duPont awards, a Peabody award, and more than 40 Emmys.