Behind every big star there's a hard-working publicist, and today The International Cinematographers Guild presented the 51st Annual Publicists Awards at a special luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel Ballroom, where President of Entertainment Tonight Studios Linda Bell Blue received the organization's coveted President's Award! Frozen star Josh Gad, Divergent co-stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James, comedy legends Carol Burnett and Jerry Lewis and more were also there for the big event.
The Annual Publicists Awards honor excellence in publicity and promotion for motion pictures and television programs. In addition to Linda Bell Blue receiveing the President's Award, Jerry Lewis was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Honoree honor by Burnett; Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal creator, writer, and producer Shonda Rhimes was named Television Showman of the Year; and Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger were named Motion Picture Showmen of the Year Recipients.
Presenters included Jacqueline Bisset, Tony Goldwyn, Finola Hughes, Theo James, Sherri Saum and JoBeth Williams.