PR mavens had to battle for their own brand of recognition
More nominees have been announced for the 50th annual ICG Publicists Guild Awards.
"Argo," "The Avengers," "Flight," "Les Miserables" and "Life of Pi" have been nominated for the Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship Award by the ICG Publicists Guild.
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Kirk Douglas will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 50th annual ICG Publicists Guild awards luncheon Feb. 22
Marvel Studios prexy Kevin Feige will receive the Motion Picture Showman of the Year award at the ICG Publicists Guild Awards on Feb. 22.
The Publicists Awards, celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2013, have been set for Feb. 22, in their traditional slot two days before the Oscars.
Australian talk show star and "Tonight Show" regular Rove McManus emceed the luncheon.
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Fifteen-year-old Jennette McCurdy was meeting with her publicist, Kelly-Marie Smith, when she happened to walk past a nearby elementary school.
Union publicists will give their Television Showmanship Award to Sandy Grushow, who recently resigned as chairman of Fox Television Entertainment Group to launch his own production shingle.
Hollywood publicists have tapped Thomas Schlamme, Aaron Sorkin and John Wells to share the Television Showmanship Award for their work on "The West Wing."