Publicists for ‘A Quiet Place II’ and ‘West Side Story’ Land Nominations for ICG Publicist Awards (EXCLUSIVE)

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Nominees for the 59th annual ICG Publicist Awards have been announced. The publicists behind Oscar-nominated movies “A Quiet Place II,” “Encanto” and “West Side Story” are all nominated in the motion picture publicity campaign category.

Michelle Alt, Hayley Morrow, John Pisani, Annalee Paulo-Hensley, Claire Raskin and Marshall Weinbaum are all nominated for publicist of the year. Weinbaum and the team at Disney are behind Oscar contenders “West Side Story,” “Encanto,” “Raya and the Last Dragon” and “Luca.” The team also worked on Chloe Zhao’s “Eternals.” Disney publicist Kira Feola is also nominated for a career achievement in publicity.

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The final winners are determined via an online ballot of the general membership, which will be held Feb. 14-24, and will be announced at the ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon ceremony on March 25.

2022 Maxwell Weinberg Award For Motion Picture Publicity Campaign

“Dune” (Warner Bros. Pictures & Legendary Pictures)
“F9: The Fast Saga” (Universal)
“The Harder They Fall” (Netflix)
“A Quiet Place Part II” (Paramount Pictures)
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” (Sony Pictures Entertainment / Marvel Studios)
“West Side Story” (20th Century Studios / Walt Disney Studios)

LES MASON AWARD FOR CAREER ACHIEVEMENT IN PUBLICITY

Jackie Bazan – Agency Publicist, BazanPR
Kira Feola – Awards Publicist, Walt Disney Studios
Gabriela Gutentag – Unit Publicist
Sheryl Main – Unit Publicist
Leonard Morpurgo – Independent Publicist
David Waldman – EVP Domestic Publicist, Paramount Pictures

PUBLICIST OF THE YEAR AWARD

Michelle Alt – Studio Domestic Publicist, Paramount Pictures
Hayley Morrow – Studio International Publicist, Paramount Pictures
Annalee Paulo-Hensley – Agency Publicist, 42West
John Pisani – Unit Publicist
Claire Raskind – Unit Publicist
Marshall Weinbaum – Studio Global Publicist, Walt Disney Studios

EXCELLENCE IN UNIT STILL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD – MOTION PICTURES

Chiabella James
Matthew Kennedy
David Lee
Daniel McFadden
Hopper Stone

EXCELLENCE IN UNIT STILL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD – TELEVISION

Justin Lubin
Atsushi Nishijima
JoJo Whilden
Nicole Wilder
Chuck Zlotnick

PRESS AWARD

Kyle Buchanan – The New York Times
Tim Leong – Entertainment Weekly
Nekesa Mumbi Moody – The Hollywood Reporter
Andy Reyes – Entertainment Tonight
Adam Weissler – Extra TV

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA AWARD

Vera Anderson – Cine Premiere (Mexico)
Yong Chavez – ABS-CBN News (Philippines)
Helen Hoehne – ProSieben/RTL/TV Movie (Germany)
Dean McCarthy – Hit.com.au (Australia)
Raquel Laguna Pardo – Europa Press (Spain)

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