19th Annual Golden Trailer Award Nominees Announced

Golden Trailer Awards
Golden Trailer Awards

The Golden Trailer Awards — celebrating outstanding achievement in motion picture and television marketing — announced the nominees for the 19th annual competition. The contenders were revealed by GTA executive director Evelyn Watters and the show’s exec producer Monica Brady. The awards will be held Thursday, May 31 in the Theatre of the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, hosted by actress-comedian Michelle Buteau (The Tick, Broad City, Key & Peele).

In total, Golden Trailer Awards are presented to winners across 108 diverse categories ranging from serious to lighthearted, including Best Summer 2018 Blockbuster Trailer, Best of Show, and the popular Golden Fleece Award, bestowed on a trailer for a film whose marketing outshines the actual production. Seventeen of the top honors will be presented live on stage.

Netflix and Warner Bros. led this year’s nomination tally by studio, each with 61 nominations, followed by 21st Century Fox with 53. The Shape of Water and Hitman’s Bodyguard earned the most nominations of any film by title with eight nominations a piece followed by Black Panther, Thoroughbreds and Westworld Season 2, each with seven nominations. Top trailer houses in this year’s competition included Buddha Jones with 30 nominations, Trailer Park with 29, and Mark Woollen & Associates with 23.

“The major story line heading in to Cannes this year was ‘No Netflix’. In the Golden Trailer competition, Netflix and Warner Bros. are tied with 61 nominations. This is the new world, where art intersects with commerce on demand, and the ‘Netflix Effect’ on the industry cannot be ignored,” commented Watters.

“The artistry and skill that goes into perfecting great trailers, commercials and posters deserves our fullest recognition and appreciation. They are the cornerstone of what drives our awareness of movies and great entertainment week after week and they are one of the most important components of marketing campaigns,” said Brady. “The Golden Trailer Awards celebrate all of the heroes behind the scenes — the stealth players who work long hours to create these amazing marketing gems that we love to watch online or during the pre-show in our favorite theaters.”

Nominees in select animation, VFX-showpiece and games categories below. See all the nominees and watch the trailers at ;goldentrailer.com.

Best Animation / Family
The Nutcracker and The Four Realms, “Clara,” Walt Disney Pictures, TRANSIT
Peter Rabbit, “Home,” Sony Pictures, Create Advertising Group
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2, “Wired Refresh,” Disney/Pixar, MOCEAN
Isle Of Dogs, “Domestic Trailer #1,” Fox Searchlight, Giaronomo Productions
Despicable Me 3, “Mojo,” Universal Pictures, Workshop Creative

Best Foreign Animation Family Trailer
In This Corner Of The World, “International Trailer,” Manga, Editpool
Bilal, “Unite,” Vertical, Zealot
Monster Hunt 2, “Adventure,” EDKO Films Ltd., Trailer Park, Inc.
Here Comes the Grump, “Here Comes The Grump Trailer,” GFM Films, Zealot UK
Kikoriki. Dejavu, “Kikoriki. Dejavu,” The Riki Group, Stanislav Ivanov

Best Animation / Family TV Spot (for a Feature Film)
The Greatest Showman, “World,” 20th Century Fox, Create Advertising Group
Ferdinand, “Week Before Xmas,” 20th Century Fox Animation, MOCEAN
Wonder, “TV60 “You Are A Wonder,” Lionsgate, Markus Wernig – Offramp Creative Inc.
Isle Of Dogs, “:30TV “Sic Em,” Fox Searchlight, Giaronomo Productions
Despicable Me 3, “Evil Mastermind,” Universal Pictures , Workshop Creative

Best Action
Kingsman: The Golden Circle, “Team,” 20th Century Fox, Create Advertising Group
Black Panther, “Crown,” Walt Disney Studios, Create Advertising Group
Tomb Raider, “SURVIVOR,” Warner Bros., Ant Farm
Avengers: Infinity War, “Millions,” Disney/Marvel, MOCEAN
Rampage, “Battle,” Warner Bros., Aspect

Best Drama
All The Money In The World, “Power,” Sony Pictures, Project X|AV
Darkest Hour, “Trailer,” Focus Features,
Mark Woollen & Associates
The Shape of Water, “Escape,” Fox Searchlight Pictures, MOCEAN
Megan Leavey, “Mission,” Bleecker Street, Open Road
Chappaquiddick, “Conspiracy,” Entertainment Studios, MOCEAN

Best Fantasy Adventure
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, “New World,” Sony, TRANSIT
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, “Expelliarmus,” Warner Bros., Jax
Thor: Ragnarok, “New Journey,” Disney/Marvel, MOCEAN
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, “Rebellion Reborn DCM Trailer,” Walt Disney Studios / Lucasfilm, Tiny Hero
Solo: A Star Wars Story, “Something,” Disney, Disney In-house

Best Horror
A Quiet Place, “A Quiet Place | Teaser – Listen,” Paramount, Ignition
Insidious: The Last Key, “Family,” Universal Pictures, Buddha Jones
Mother!, “Puzzle,” Paramount Pictures, Buddha Jones
A Quiet Place, “A Quiet Place,” Paramount, AV Squad
Hereditary, “Hereditary,”
A24, AV Squad

Best Summer Blockbuster Trailer
Ocean’s 8, “7 People,” Warner Bros., Trailer Park, Inc.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout, “CHOICE,” Paramount Pictures, Ant Farm
The Incredibles 2, “Illegal,” Disney, Trailer Park, Inc.
Deadpool 2, “Comeback,” 20th Century Fox, MOCEAN
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, “Kingdom,” Universal Pictures, Inside Job

Best Teaser
Murder on the Orient Express, “Suspect,” 20th Century Fox, Wild Card
Red Sparrow, “Program,” 20th Century Fox, Wild Card
Deadpool 2, “Cable Red,” 20th Century Fox, MOCEAN
Mortal Engines, “London,” Universal Pictures, Inside Job
Avengers: Infinity War, “Balance,” Disney/Marvel, MOCEAN

Best Video Game Trailer
Assassin’s Creed Origins, “Order of The Ancients,” Ubisoft, Sunny Side Up Creative
Assassin’s Creed: Origins, “Legend,” Ubisoft, Buddha Jones
Far Cry 5, “Story Trailer,” Ubisoft, Buddha Jones
Call of Duty: WWII, “Call of Duty:WWII – Reveal Trailer,”
Activision, gnet
Outlast Series Switch Trailer, “Outlast Series Trailer for the Nintendo Switch,” Red Barrels, Altar Creative

Golden Fleece
Proud Mary, “Rolling, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Trailer Park, Inc.
Flatliners, “Relax,” Sony Pictures & Columbia Pictures, Buddha Jones
Death Wish, “Reaper,” Annapurna Pictures, Create Advertising Group
The Meg, “Carnage,” Warner Bros., Trailer Park, Inc.
Snowman, “Domestic Trailer #1,” Universal Studios, Giaronomo Productions

Most Original Trailer
Thoroughbreds, “Red Band Trailer,” Focus Features, Motive
Baby Driver, “Tekillyah,” Sony Pictures Entertainment, Trailer Park, Inc.
Deadpool 2, “Paintings – Bob Ross Trailer,” 20th Century Fox, MOCEAN/Big Picture
Hereditary, “Hereditary,” A24, AV Squad
Patti Cake$, “PATTI CAKE$ Lyric Video,” Fox Searchlight Pictures, Studio Cadre & Ruff Mercy

Best Motion/Title Graphics
Baby Driver, “Tekillyah,” Sony Pictures Entertainment, Trailer Park, Inc.
Ready Player One, “Hall H,” Warner Bros. , Buddha Jones
THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME, “Bond”,” Lionsgate, Seismic Productions
Thoroughbreds, “Twisted,” Focus Features, GrandSon
Slice, “Line Rider,” A24, GrandSon

Golden Trailer Awards

Golden Trailer Awards