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IFC’s “Commercial Kings” spawns LoCos Awards

The inspired and often hilarious world of local commercials provides the subject matter for IFC's Rhett & Link: Commercial Kings (pictured), and will now be recognized with its own awards show devised by the net.
July 5, 2011

The inspired and often hilarious world of local commercials provides the subject matter for IFC’s Rhett & Link: Commercial Kings (pictured), and will now be recognized with its own awards show devised by the net.

The 10-part comedy docu-series, which launched in June on the AMC Networks-owned IFC, stars Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal – two producers who travel the country to make memorable local commercials for small businesses.

They will serve as judges for The LoCos Awards, in which each winning local commercial in 10 categories will nab a LoCo and, of course, the notoriety that accompanies the honor.

Categories include the Cannes Lions-baiting Palme d’Loco for the best local commercial overall; best performance by an animal or child; best original song/jingle; best costume or mascot; and The Hammie, which goes to the most overly dramatic performance in a local commercial.

Fans are currently uploading their favorite local commercials to the LoCos website and have until July 20 to cast their votes on the ones they would like to see make it to the finals. They can also enter a sweepstakes to win a cash prize of US$250 which organizers hope will be used to benefit a small business in their respective communities.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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