The Publicists Guild today announced the nominees for its 2012 Press Award, and I’d like to thank them for putting me on the list, along with Tim Gray of Variety, Rebecca Keegan & Susan King of the Los Angeles Times, and Steve Weintraub of Collider.com. Even in the era of Twitter, where talent often takes breaking news into their own hands, publicists remain an important ally for reporters and the key gatekeepers to many good stories. Plus, they’re good listeners, so talking to them saves money on therapy sessions.