Nissan Leaf's Polar Bear ad snags Emmy nomination for 2011's Outstanding Commercial

Nissan Leaf "Polar Bear" spot – Click above to watch video after the jump

The primetime Emmy awards are still over two months away, which means that fans of Nissan's Polar Bear ad for the Leaf have a while to wait to see if it walks away with the prize for "Outstanding Commercial." Wait, did you know there were Emmy awards for commercials?

We're sure that the ad agency (TBWA\Chiat\Day) and production company (Epoch Films) responsible for the polar bear spot knew, and for them, the next 65 days are going to be tense. Polar Bear's competition includes a Conan O'Brien spot for American Express, Subaru's Baby Driver, the "Questions" spot for Old Spice Body Wash, a commercial called "Baby" for McDonald's and that famous "Born Of Fire" Super Bowl ad with Eminem for the Chrysler 200. That's a pretty tough collection of challengers. Heck, NPR interviewed the Old Spice guy, Isaiah Mustafa, when that ad went viral.

You can check out Nissan's Polar Bear spot after the jump.

[Source: Emmy Awards]

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