ICG Publicists Awards Nominations Unveiled

Nominees for the 56th ICG Publicists Awards were revealed this morning in categories rewarding the year’s best guild campaigns in the film and TV industry. Winners bestowed by the publicists branch of IATSE’s International Cinematographers Guild (Local 600) will be announced February 22 at the annual luncheon at the Beverly Hilton.

The Maxwell Weinberg Awards noms, honoring publicists that worked on campaigns, included a wide-ranging list on the film side with the likes of Disney/Marvel’s superhero tentpole Black Panther, 20th Century Fox’s musical drama Bohemian Rhapsody, Warner Bros’ rom-com Crazy Rich Asians, horror offerings Halloween from Universal and A Quiet Place from Paramount, and Sony Pictures’ animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse.

On the TV side, noms include TNT’s The Alienist, CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, ABC’s Single Parents and FX’s Mayans M.C. and Pose.

“This diverse array of nominated campaigns is emblematic of what publicists do – designing and implementing their efforts targeted to a multitude of distinct audiences,” said Tim Menke, the ICG Publicist Awards chair. “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.”

Other categories include the Press Award, with noms including Tom O’Neil from Deadline’s sister site Gold Derby, and for the annual Les Mason Award, the guild’s highest honor to its members.

The luncheon will also include the bestowing of honorary awards including Jamie Lee Curtis with guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu with the Motion Picture Showman of the Year Award. The Television Showman of the Year Award has not been announced.

Here are this year’s nominees:

THE MAXWELL WEINBERG PUBLICIST SHOWMANSHIP OF THE YEAR FOR MOTION PICTURES

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

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)