Oscar 2007: Apatow to be Hnored with Publicists Award

December 4, 2007–Judd Apatow will be honored as 2007s outstanding film showman at the 45th annual IGC Publicists Awards.

The writer, director and producer will be honored by the publicists guild for his recent string of successful laffers, including Knocked Up (which he directed) and Superbad (which he produced). Besides earning glowing reviews, Apatows 2007 pictures have raked in more than $270 million domestically.

His third release of the year, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, opens December 21.

ICG will fete Apatow and present six other awards at its annual luncheon Feb. 5 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.