Announcing Consumerist's First Annual Worst Ad In America Awards

Those of you with good memories may recall that we recently asked readers to nominate the worst ads currently airing on U.S. TV. What had been intended as fodder for a one-off poll has blossomed into something much bigger — Consumerist’s First Annual Worst Ad In America Awards.

The response to our request for nominations was remarkable. Thousands of nominations were received in our tipline and, in addition to providing us with five clear front-runners for the Absolute Worst Ad In America title, there were sufficient entries to fill up a handful of other categories, including: Most Grating Performance By A Human, Most Annoying Animated Spokesthing and Creepiest Commercial.

The full slate of nominees will be announced on Wednesday morning (9/22), and readers will have a full week to vote for their (least) favorites. Until then, feel free to speculate on which commercials you think made the cut.