56th Annual ICG Publicists Awards Nominations Announced

56th Annual ICG Publicists Awards Nominations Announced

The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has announced nominees for the 56th Annual ICG Publicists Awards to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, February 22, 2019. More than 900 industry leaders are expected to attend this year's luncheon, which traditionally occurs the week leading up to the Academy Awards®. The announcement was made by Tim Menke, ICG Publicist Awards Chair.

"This diverse array of nominated campaigns is emblematic of what publicists do - designing and implementing their efforts targeted to a multitude of distinct audiences. This year's nominees include a wide range of publicizing entertainment including a late-night talk show; Asian, LGBTQ and African American culturally significant stories; modern day comedy; a 40-year-old sequel; cutting edge animation; a 19th century mystery and a nearly silent film. We look forward to celebrating their unique, creative achievements and exceptional bodies of work," said Menke.

THE NOMINEES FOR THE 56TH ANNUAL ICG PUBLICISTS AWARDS ARE:

THE MAXWELL WEINBERG PUBLICIST SHOWMANSHIP OF THE YEAR FOR MOTION PICTURES
The union publicists that worked on publicity campaigns on behalf of:

Black Panther (The Walt Disney Studios)
Bohemian Rhapsody (Twentieth Century Fox)
Crazy Rich Asians (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Halloween (Universal Pictures)
A Quiet Place (Paramount Pictures)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures)

THE MAXWELL WEINBERG PUBLICIST SHOWMANSHIP OF THE YEAR FOR TELEVISION

The Alienist - Gabriela Zapata (Paramount Television and Turner's Studio T)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - Ryan Aguirre (CBS Television Studios)
Mayans, M.C. - Chris Kaspers (Fox 21 Television & FX Productions)
Pose - Yong Kim (Fox 21 Television & FX Productions)
Single Parents - Shari Rosenblum (Twentieth Century FOX Television & ABC Studios)

THE PRESS AWARD

Chris Cavell, The Ellen Degeneres Show
Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
Erik Davis, Fandango
Tom O'Neil, Gold Derby
Andy Reyes, Entertainment Tonight

THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA AWARD

Vera Anderson, HFPA/Mexico
Nelson Aspen, Sunrise, Australia
Jami Philbrick, Mtime, China
Jeremy Kaye, Screen International
Adam Tanswell, HFPA/UK

THE EXCELLENCE IN UNIT STILL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD FOR MOTION PICTURES

Murray Close
Claire Folger
Matt KENNEDY
Merrick Morton
Hopper Stone

THE EXCELLENCE IN UNIT STILL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD FOR TELEVISION

Beth Dubber
Richard Cartwright
Colleen Hayes
Macall Polay
Van Redin

THE LES MASON AWARD (highest honor the Publicists can bestow on one of its own members)

Riki Arnold, Senior Publicist, Photo Editor (The Walt Disney Studios)
Gabriela Gutentag, Unit Publicist
Sheryl Main, Unit Publicist
Ernie Malik, Unit Publicist
Rochelle Romanelli, Senior Publicist (Paramount Pictures International)

As previously announced, the publicists will honor legendary actress Jamie Lee Curtis with the Lifetime Achievement Award and acclaimed director Jon M. Chu with the Motion Picture Showman of the Year Award. Still to be announced is the Television Showman of the Year Award.

Awards chair this year is Tim Menke with Sheryl Main serving as co-chair. Final online balloting will be held Jan. 14 - Feb. 4, 2019 and winners will be announced at the lunch ceremony on Friday, February 22, 2019.

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