'Social Network,' 'Big Bang Theory' Earn Publicists Guild Nominations

Add another nomination for the team behind The Social Network.

The Publicists Guild announced its 48th annual Maxwell Weinberg Showmanship Award nominees on Wednesday, and in addition to the Sony Pictures release, the group's movie nominees are Universal's animated hit Despicable Me, Warner Bros. summer blockbuster Inception, Disney's animated hit Toy Story 3, Paramount's documentary Waiting For 'Superman' and 20th Century Fox's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

In the TV category, the nominated shows are Warner/CBS's The Big Bang Theory, Fox's Fringe, CBS Productions The Good Wife, Warner/The CW's Vampire Diaries and AMC's The Walking Dead.

"These campaigns represent the creativity and enterprise that entertainment publicists apply to attract the largest possible audiences for program they represent," said Awards Committee Chairman Henri Bollinger.

The publicists had previously announced honorary awards including the Motion Picture Showmanship Award to John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios and principal creative advisor, Walt Disney Imagineering; the Television Showmanship Award to 20th Century Fox Television chairs Gary Newman and Dana Walden; and the Lifetime Achievement Award for Sylvester Stallone.


All of the honors will be presented at a luncheon kicking off Oscar weekend on Friday Feb. 25 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.