Monday, April 22, 2024

“Elvis,” “Nope,” “Top Gun,” “Glass Onion,” “Avatar” Up for 60th Anniversary ICG Publicists Awards


Every year on the Friday before the Oscars comes the luncheon for the ICG Publicists Awards. This is the 60th anniversary and it’s a big deal. The Publicists Award is for the best campaign of the season, the movie you knew about well before it opened and actually went to or saw as a result.

This year the nominees for the award, named for Maxwell Weinberg, are for Avatar, Elvis, Glass Onion, Nope, Top Gun Maverick, and The Woman King.

It would be hard to choose a winner among those titles, the first four especially.

The award, along with others, will be presented at a lunch at the Beverly Hilton on March 10th.

The announcement was made by Tim Menke and Sheryl Main, ICG Publicists Awards Chairs.
“The outstanding nominations this year shine a bright light not only on the diversity of the films submitted but also the individual challenges the publicity teams faced in this highly competitive field,” said Main.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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