The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) IATSE Local 600 59th Annual ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon, themed “We’re Back!,” will return to an in-person ceremony following the Covid-19 pandemic, at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, March 25, 2022. The awards, which traditionally occur the Friday prior to the Academy Awards®, will be presented in the following categories: Motion Picture Showman of the Year, Television Showman of the Year, Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Award for a Television Campaign and for a Motion Picture Campaign, Les Mason Award for Career Achievement in Publicity, Bob Yeager Award for Community Service, Publicist of Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Press Award, International Media Award and Excellence in Unit Still Photography for both Motion Pictures and for Television. Returning as Awards Chairs this year are Tim Menke and Sheryl Main.
In lieu of the traditional awards luncheon last year, the Publicists of the ICG raised over $60,000 for the Local 600 Hardship Fund. The Fund assisted fellow industry publicists and guild members who have suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic and needed support.
The 2021-2022 Timeline for the Annual ICG Publicists Awards:
Submissions deadline for TV publicity campaigns —FRI, Nov. 5, 2021
Television publicity nominees announced — TUES, Nov. 16, 2021
Submissions deadline for Motion Picture publicity campaigns — MON, Jan. 17, 2022
Motion Picture publicity nominees announced — MON, Jan. 24, 2022
Final awards voting opens — MON, Feb. 14, 2022
Voting closes — THURS, Feb. 24, 2022
Winners announced at the ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon — FRI, March 25, 2022
*Dates subject to change