56th Annual ICG Publicists Awards
“CRAZY RICH ASIANS” AND “THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT”
PUBLICITY CAMPAIGNS WIN TOP HONORS
AT THE 56th ANNUAL ICG PUBLICISTS AWARDS

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JAMIE LEE CURTIS is Honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award

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JON M. CHU Receives the Motion Picture Showman of the Year Award;
GREG BERLANTI Accepts the TV Showman of the Year Award

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BEVERLY HILLS, February 22, 2019 - The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists announced winners of its 56th Annual ICG Publicists Awards on Friday, February 22, 2019, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, hosted by Dennis Dugan. CRAZY RICH ASIANS (Warner Bros. Pictures) won the top honors for Best Publicity Campaign for Motion Pictures and THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT - Ryan Aguirre (CBS Television Studios) won the Best Publicity Campaign in Television, both presented by Anna Paquin (Flack). This year’s luncheon, which traditionally occurs the week leading up to the Academy Awards®, was chaired by Tim Menke and co-chaired by Sheryl Main. More than 900 industry leaders attended, including guild members, Hollywood public relations and marketing executives, producers, studio and network executives, celebrities and press.  

Legendary actress and author Jamie Lee Curtis received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award celebrating her prolific acting career spanning four decades and numerous genres, presented by Jason Blum, CEO of Blumhouse Productions and Producer of Get Out and Blakkklansman. Her artistic talents have generated a legacy of characters that are embedded in our minds forever. Filmmaker Jon M. Chu, known for his visually stunning blockbuster films including Crazy Rich Asians, was presented with the Motion Picture Showman of the Year Award by Constance Wu and Michelle Yeoh, co-stars of Crazy Rich Asians. Greg Berlanti, Emmy®-nominated writer, director and producer, received the Television Showman of the Year Award, presented by actor Penn Badgley (You). It was noted that Berlanti’s company has made television history with a total of 15 scripted series currently in production.

The ICG Publicists debuted their new Henri Bollinger Award, named after the renowned award-winning entertainment industry publicist Henri Bollinger. The award was presented to Bollinger posthumously as the first recipient in recognition of his dedicated service to the ICG Publicists for over 55 years, including Awards Chair for 35 years. This special award was presented by Steven Poster, ICG President and accepted by Henri’s wife Sandy.

Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times was honored with The Press Award, presented by actress Amy Seimetz (Pet Sematary). The Les Mason Award, the highest honor the Publicists can bestow on one of its own members, was bestowed upon Ernie Malik, Unit Publicist presented by Clark Gregg (Captain Marvel). The International Media Award was presented to Jami Philbrick, Mtime, China by Bohemian Rhapsody’s stars Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee and Joseph Mazzello. Honors for Excellence in Still Photography were awarded to Murray Close (Motion Pictures) and Macall Polay (Television) respectively. Kirsten Anderson received the Bob Yeager Award for Community Service from Carri McClure, the 2018 Yeager recipient.

A special honor recognizing the 25th Anniversary of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards was presented to Kathy Connell, SAG Awards Executive Producer. In addition, the 125th Anniversary of IATSE was spotlighted by a presentation by Rebecca Rhine, ICG National Executive Director. The Guild also recognized the 100th Anniversary of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC). The ICG Publicist Awards Directory was dedicated to the late Paul Bloch, co-chairman of Rogers & Cowan, who passed away last year.

WINNERS OF THE 56th ANNUAL ICG PUBLICIST AWARDS WERE:
Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship Motion Picture:
Crazy Rich Asians (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship Television:
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - Ryan Aguirre (CBS Television Studios)

The Henri Bollinger Award
Henri Bollinger, posthumously

Excellence in Unit Still Photography for Motion Pictures:
Murray Close

Excellence in Unit Still Photography for Television:
Macall Polay

Les Mason Award, (highest honor the Publicists can bestow on one of their own members)
Ernie Malik, Unit Publicist

Press Award:
Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

Bob Yeager Award for Community Service:
Kirsten Anderson
International Media Award:
Jami Philbrick, Mtime, China

Also attending the ICG Publicist Awards were Matt Loeb, International President IATSE; Mike Miller, International Vice President IATSE; and Eddie Avila, ICG National Secretary.

The 56th Annual ICG Publicists Awards gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors including LUMINARY: 20th Century Fox, Twentieth Century Fox Television, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television; LEGEND: CBS Films, Creative Handbook, Deadline Hollywood, Junket Productions Inc., Netflix, SAG-AFTRA, The CW Network LLC, The Hollywood Reporter, The Walt Disney Studios, Variety; STAR: Digital Fusion; CELEBRITY: City National Bank, SHOOT, SHOOT Publicity Wire, Step & Repeat.

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ABOUT THE ICG PUBLICISTS: Entertainment Publicists first formed a union in 1937 as the Screen Publicists Guild, later becoming the Publicists Guild. In 2002 the Publicists Guild merged with the International Cinematographers Guild (Local 600). The first Publicists Awards Luncheon was held in 1964 and has since grown to an event attended annually by up to 900 publicists and industry leaders. For more information about the ICG Publicists Awards, visit: www.icg600.com/ABOUT-US/Awards/Publicists-Awards www.ICG600.com #PublicistsAwards.

ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHERS GUILD (ICG): The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) represents approximately 9,000 members who work in film, television and commercials as Directors of Photography, Camera Operators, Visual Effects Supervisors, Still Photographers, Camera Assistants, Film Loaders, all members of camera crews and Publicists. The first cinematographers’ union was established in New York in 1926, followed by unions in Los Angeles and Chicago, but it wasn’t until 1996 that Local 600 was born as a national guild. ICG’s ongoing activities include the Emerging Cinematographer Awards and the Publicists Awards Luncheon. The Guild also publishes the award-winning ICG Magazine.

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