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CORRECTED 5:12 p.m. PT Jan. 11

The publicity campaigns for five films and six TV shows were nominated Thursday for ICG Publicists Awards.

The feature nominees are Disney's "Enchanted," Universal's "Knocked Up," Sony's "Superbad," Fox's "The Simpsons Movie," Warner Bros.' "300" and DreamWorks/Paramount's "Transformers."

Nominations for TV publicity campaigns went to "Aliens in America" (CW, CBS Paramount), "Bob Barker's Retirement From 'The Price Is Right' " (CBS, Fremantle TV), "CSI" (CBS, CBS Paramount, Jerry Bruckheimer TV), "Dirty Sexy Money" (ABC, ABC Studios), "Gossip Girl" (CW, Warner Bros. TV) and "Pushing Daisies" (CW, Warner Bros. TV).

Winners will be announced at the group's 45th annual Publicists Awards luncheon, set for Feb. 5 at the Beverly Hilton.

The ICG Publicists also announced nominees in several other categories:

-- The Press Award, which honors outstanding journalists who cover the entertainment industry: Nikki Finke (L.A. Weekly/Deadline Hollywood Daily), Bill Keveney (USA Today), Scott Mantz ("Access Hollywood"), Claudia Puig (USA Today), Anne Thompson (Daily Variety) and Susan Wloszczyna (USA Today).

-- The International Media Award: Didier Allouch (France), Philip Berk (Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong), Anke Hofmann (Germany), Lorenzo Soria (Italy) and Yuko Yoshikawa (Japan).

-- Excellence in Unit Still Photography, which recognizes a photographer's significant contributions to the craft of unit still photography: Andrew Cooper, Francois Duhamel, Melinda Sue Gordon, Frank Masi and Ron Jaffe.

-- The Les Mason Award, the highest honor paid a publicist for lifetime achievement: Tony Angellotti, Claudia Gray, Mary Hunter, Pat Kingsley, Stan Rosenfield and Deborah Wuliger.