THE WINNERS OF THE 55th ANNUAL ICG PUBLICISTS AWARDS ARE:
Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship Motion Picture:
GET OUT – Universal Pictures
Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship Television:
STRANGER THINGS 2 – Denise Godoy, Unit Publicist
Excellence in Unit Still Photography for Motion Pictures:
Excellence in Unit Still Photography for Television:
JENNIFER ROSE CLASEN
Les Mason Award, the highest honor publicists can bestow on one of their own:
MIKE FLEMING JR, DEADLINE
Bob Yeager Award for community service:
International Media Award:
ALEX ZANE, UK
BEVERLY HILLS, March. 2, 2018 – Publicists today announced winners of its 55th Annual ICG Publicists Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. GET OUT (Universal Pictures) won the top honors for Best Publicity Campaign for Motion Pictures and STRANGER THINGS 2 (Netflix/Wonder View) won the Best Publicity Campaign in Television, both presented by KELLY MARIE TRAN (Star Wars: The Last Jedi). This years luncheon, which traditionally occurs the week leading up to the Academy Awards®, was chaired by HENRI BOLLINGER and co-chaired by TIM MENKE. More than 900 industry leaders attended including guild members, Hollywood public relations and marketing executives, producers, studio and network executives, celebrities and press.
Actress and comedian CLORIS LEACHMAN, co-star on MTM and longtime friend, accepted a Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of legendary actress BETTY WHITE, who could not be present. Actor/director ANDY SERKIS (Black Panther, War for the Planet of the Apes, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), who flew in from England for the event, was presented with the Motion Picture Showman of the Year Award by director MATT REEVES (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, War of the Planet of the Apes). DAN FOGELMAN, creator and executive producer of the acclaimed show This Is Us, received the Television Showman of the Year Award presented by This Is Us actor MILO VENTIMIGLIA.
As previously stated, GET OUT (Universal Pictures) won the top honors for Best Publicity Campaign for Motion Pictures andSTRANGER THINGS 2 – Denise Godoy, Unit Publicist (Netflix/Wonder View) won the Best Publicity Campaign in Television, both presented by KELLY MARIE TRAN (Star Wars: The Last Jedi). SCOTT GARFIELD (Motion Picture) and JENNIFER ROSE CLASEN (Television) received awards for Excellence in Still Photography, respectively, presented by JOHN BAILEY, President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The Les Mason Award was bestowed upon JAN CRAFT, Executive Director of Publicity, Warner Bros, presented by STAN ROSENFIELD, Local 600 Sr. Publicist. The International Media Award was presented to ALEX ZANE, UK by actress KEALA SETTLE (The Greatest Showman). CARRI McCLURE received the Bob Yeager Award for Community Service from SPENCER STONE, real-life hero and star of The 15:17 to Paris. MIKE FLEMING Jr, Deadline, was honored with The Press Award, presented by Director EDGAR WRIGHT (Baby Driver).
A special award honored the HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION (HFPA) celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globes, and was accepted by MEHER TATNA, HFPA President. ICG President STEVEN POSTER surprised Awards Chair HENRI BOLLINGER with an IATSE Gold Card, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a member of IATSE, in recognition of his dedicated service for over 55 years, including Awards Chair for 35 years. The ICG Publicist Awards Directory was dedicated to the late famed American gossip columnist LIZ SMITH. ICG National Executive Director, REBECCA RHINE,spoke about the importance of being a role model for women and said, “Local 600 believes workplace safety must include being safe from bullying, harassment and abuse.”
Also attending the ICG Publicist Awards were MIKE MILLER, International Vice President IATSE, and EDDIE AVILA, ICG National Secretary.
CLORIS LEACHMAN accepts Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of BETTY WHITE;
MATT REEVES Presents ANDY SERKIS with Motion Picture Showman of the Year Award;
MILO VENTIMIGLIA Presents DAN FOGELMAN with TV Showman of the Year Award