updated 10:25 am EST, Tue December 19, 2006
'Get a Mac' actors
'Get a Mac' actors Justin Long and John Hodgman have been dubbed the best male actors in a television ad campaign, and have won the Garfield 'Bobby' advertising award by Advertising Age. "The hands-down winners this year are Justin Long and John Hodgman, better known to you as Mac and PC in the campaign for Apple Computer (TBWA/Chiat/Day.) Hodgman is a PC, earnest and uptight, and Long is a Mac, casually cool. Yes, PC is a doofus, but what so distinguishes these performances is how the two interact -- affably and respectfully, in spite of the central premise. Long is cool not because he's ultrahip but because he's laid-back and confident, minus any trace of condescension."