2019 Golden Trailer Awards Nominees Announced

The nominations for the 20th annual Golden Trailer Awards (goldentrailer.com) have been announced by GTA Executive Director Evelyn Watters. Honoring marketing executives and companies that create movie trailers, commercials and posters around the world, the 2019 ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 29 at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. The Awards cover 107 diverse categories.

Netflix led this year’s tally by studio with 66 nominations on films and series including Roma, Stranger Things Season 3 and Bird Box. Warner Bros. (with subsidiaries including HBO and New Line) has 59 nominations for acclaimed work on A Star Is Born, Game of Thrones Season 8 and Aquaman, among others. Universal (including Focus, DreamWorks Animation, et al) came in third with 45 GTA nominations on films and series including Green Book, Us and Hobbs & Shaw.

“The very first Golden Trailer Awards show was held 20 years ago on September 21, 1999 in New York. Over the years we have had some wonderful hosts, some very special judges, and have been able to honor many great artists who work tirelessly behind the scenes to create the trailers that drive audiences to theaters,” said Watters. “For our 20th celebration, we are going all out and we have some very special surprises and guests planned. More than anything else, we are beyond elated at how this show has grown over the decades and how much a nomination and a trophy means to this community. It is a true validation of the extraordinary creative work that contributes to the success of the best films of the year.”

Confirmed judges for this year include producer Richard Suckle (Wonder Woman), writer/director Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot), producer Anthony Bregman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), director Hugh Welchmann (Loving Vincent), advertising executive Thomas Benski, film industry veteran David Dinerstein, cinematographer Dion Beebe, and over two dozen industry luminaries.

A select list of nominees follows, visit the website for more information.

Best Animation / Family

A Dog’s Journey, “Lifetimes”, Universal Pictures, Aspect

Christopher Robin, “Into The Wood”, Disney, The Propeller Group

Dumbo, “Courage”, Disney, Wild Card

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, “Universe”, Warner Bros., TRANSIT

Toy Story 4, “Stories”, Walt Disney Studios, MOCEAN

Best Home Ent Family / Animation

Bumblebee, “Yellow Lightning”, Paramount Pictures, Paradise Creative

Christopher Robin, “Announce Trailer”, Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International, Tiny Hero

Incredibles 2, “Target Showcase Wall”, Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International, Trailer Park, Inc.

Mary Poppins Returns, “Be A Child”, Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International, Aspect

Smallfoot, “Target Showcase Wall”, Warner Bros. Pictures, Trailer Park, Inc.

Best Animation / Family TV Spot (for a Feature Film)

Dumbo, “Lullaby”, Disney, Wild Card

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, “Heroes”, Universal Pictures, Inside Job

Incredibles 2, Disney, Trailerhaus GmbH

Mary Poppins Returns, “Place”, The Walt Disney Studios, Create Advertising Group

Toy Story 4, “Carnival”, Disney, Workshop Creative

Best Animation / Family TV Spot/Trailer/Teaser for a Series

Anne with an E, “Be Yourself”, Netflix, Big Picture

Biography, “1000 Words”: W. Kamau Bell on Chris Rock, A+E Networks, State

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, “I Got This”, Netflix, Trailer Park, Inc.

Voltron Legendary Defender, “Season 7 Promo”, Dreamworks Animation, Outpost Media

Watership Down, Netflix, Netflix

Best Animation / Family Movie Poster

A Dog’s Way Home, Sony Pictures Entertainment, WORKS ADV

Dumbo, Disney, LA/Lindeman Associates

Incredibles 2 “Ironing Board”, Disney, LA/Lindeman Associates

The Lion King, Disney, LA/Lindman Associates

Best Action

Deadpool 2, “New Power”, 20th Century Fox, MOCEAN

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, “Conversation”, Lionsgate, AV Squad

Mission Impossible: Fallout, “Alone”, Paramount, IGNITION

Shazam!, “My Name”, Warner Bros., Buddha Jones

Sicario: Day of the Soldado, “Drive”, Sony Pictures, AV Squad

Best Drama

A Star Is Born, “Not Alone”, Warner Bros., GrandSon

Bohemian Rhapsody, “Pressure”, Fox, IGNITION

First Man, “Greatest Adventure”, Universal Pictures, Inside Job

Green Book, “Genius”, Universal Pictures, TRANSIT

The Mule, “Redemption”, Warner Bros., Wild Card

Best Horror

Brightburn, “Know”, Sony, Ignition Creative

Ma, “Eyes”, Universal, Buddha Jones

Pet Sematary, “Sometimes”, Paramount Pictures, Buddha Jones

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, “Alive”, CBS Films, Trailer Park, Inc.

Us, Int’l Trailer “Nightmare”, Universal, Buddha Jones

Best Video Game Trailer

Anthem, “Conviction”, Oats Studios, MOCEAN

Borderlands 3, “Mask of Mayhem” Teaser, 2K Games, Bond

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Multiplayer, Reveal Trailer, Activision, gnet agency

Skyrim Very Special Edition – Amazon Alexa Trailer, Bethesda Game Studios, gnet agency

The Outer Worlds, “Passenger”, Take Two, Buddha Jones

Golden Fleece

Captive State, “Run”, Focus Features, Big Picture

Kin, “Brothers”, Lionsgate, AV Squad

Serenity, “Trailer 2”, Aviron Pictures, InSync PLUS

The Possession of Hannah Grace, “WTF”, Screen Gems, The Refinery

Welcome to Marwen, “Miracle”, Universal Pictures, Empire Design

Best Summer 2019 Blockbuster Trailer

Dark Phoenix, “Special”, 20th Century Fox, Wild Card

Godzilla King of the Monsters, “Over the Rainbow”, Warner Bros., Statement Advertising

Hobbs & Shaw, “Friends”, Universal, Buddha Jones

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, “Conversation”, Lionsgate, AV Squad

Men in Black: International, “Universe”, Sony, Rogue Planet

Best Fantasy Adventure

Avengers: Endgame, “Reflections”, Marvel Studios, MOCEAN

Bumblebee, “Epic”, Paramount Pictures, Create Advertising Group

Captain Marvel, “Unstoppable”, Marvel Studios, MOCEAN

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Rare ComicCon, Warner Bros., JAX

Godzilla: King of the Monsters, “Life”, Warner Bros. Pictures, Trailer Park, Inc.

Best Teaser

Anna, “Elite”, Lionsgate, AV Squad

Joker, “Maybe Tomorrow”, Warner Bros., JAX

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, “Names”, Sony Pictures, Buddha Jones

Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, Teaser, The Walt Disney Studios, The Hive

The Girl in the Spider’s Web, “Blackmail”, Sony, Wild Card

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Toy Story 4
Lego Movie 2
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