Lily Tomlin Wins Lifetime Achievement Honor at the 53rd Annual ICG Publicist Awards

Lily Tomlin Receives  Lifetime Achievement Award

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The International Cinematographers Guild Publicists recently held its 53rd Annual ICG Publicists Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Legendary comedian/actress Lily Tomlin received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Sally Field. Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films, was presented the Motion Picture Showmanship Award by Michael Keaton (Spotlight), while John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks, received the Television Showmanship Award from award-winning writer, director and executive producer Ryan Murphy.

 

“Empire” Wins for Best Television Publicity Campaign

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS won the top honors for Best Publicity Campaign for Motion Pictures and EMPIRE won the Best Publicity Campaign in Television.  Barry Wetcher (Motion Picture) and Chuck Hodes (Television) received awards for Excellence in Still Photography, respectively. A special Les Mason Award was given posthumously to renown publicist Murray Weissman. The Press Award went to Bryan Alexander, USA Today, and the International Media Award was bestowed upon Yuko Yoshikawa, Reuters Japan correspondent. The Bob Yeager Award for community service was given to Elaine Lazelle, Walt Disney Studio Senior Publicist.

Actor Michael Keaton speaks at the 53rd Annual ICG Publicists Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 26, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mathew Imaging/WireImage)

Actor Michael Keaton speaks at the 53rd Annual ICG Publicists Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 26, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mathew Imaging/WireImage)

 

A Special Award of Merit went to famed lyricists and song writers Alan and Marilyn Bergman, presented by Johnny Mathis. Additional presenters of this year’s awards included Ed Asner (Up,Lou Grant), comedian Yakov Smirnoff (Happily Ever Laughter), Vanessa Cloke (The Big Short), Wayne Pére (The Big Short), and Amy Aquino (Bosch).

 

The awards, chaired by Henri Bollinger and co-chaired by Tim Menke, took place before an audience of more than 900, including guild members, Hollywood public relations and marketing executives, producers, studio and network executives, celebrities and press.

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