- Warner Bros. Wins Most Categories With 11 Trophies-



(Beverly Hills, May 4, 2016) -- Hollywood celebrated the best in motion picture marketing at the 17th Annual Golden Trailer Awards tonight in Beverly Hills.  More than 1,100 studio marketing executives, movie fans, celebrities and trailer editors were on hand as Open Road Films and InSync + BeemisBalkind’s work for Spotlight titled “Answers” won the Best of Show Prize and the top honor for Best Independent Trailer.


While the Golden Trailer Awards bestows trophies in 92 different categories (full list below), only 16 were handed out live before a sold-out crowd at the Saban Theater. 


Warner Bros. (along with New Line Cinema) was the big winner of the night taking home 11 Golden Trailer Awards overall. Fox and Disney each won a total of 10 statues while Universal took home 9 and Lionsgate earned 8.  Top creative vendors in the 2016 race included LA, whose print campaigns and posters were honored in 9 different categories. Best trailer vendors for 2016 included Create Advertising Group and Mark Woolen & Associates, each of whom won 5 GTAs. Aspect, AV Squad, Buddha Jones, Trailer Park and Zealot took home 4 trophies a piece.


The Jungle Book was the top GTA winner of the night by film winning awards in a total of 4 categories.


Wayne Brady served as host and master of ceremonies of the fun and spirited show while celebrity presenters included Ed Asner, David Koechner (Anchorman, “The Office”), David Dastmalchian (Ant-Man), Heather McDonald, Nichole Bloom (“Superstore”), Los Angeles Clippers’ Wes Johnson, and Tito Ortiz, among others. Celebrity and industry judges participating in this year's ceremony included Tom Hooper, Academy Award-winning director of The King Speech and The Danish Girl, Tim Miller, director of the blockbuster DeadpoolSeth Gordon, Academy Award Winner and director of films such as Horrible Bosses, Mary Jo Markey, Academy Award nominated editor, Maryann Brandon, editor of Star Wars: The Force AwakensAlisa Lepselter, editor on 18 Woody Allen films, Michael Miller, director of Poverty Inc.Linda Kaplan Thaler (Advertising Hall of Fame honoree), Khandi Alexander (Actress “CSI: Miami,” “Treme,” “The Newsroom,”), Molly Tarlov (MTV's “Awkward”), and Victoria Alonso, Executive Vice President of Physical Production for Marvel Studios.


The Golden Trailer Awards were launched in 1999 by Evelyn Watters and Monica Brady as a way to recognize the best of the best in worldwide motion picture and television marketing.The event has become one of the most anticipated award shows of the year.


“The Golden Trailer Awards recognizes the best and brightest in the fascinating world of movie trailers.  The media and marketing landscape for motion pictures in today’s digital world has become incredibly complex, yet trailers remain the single most important tool to open a movie, as they have since the 1960s when trailers first emerged as an art form,” said GTA Founder Evelyn Watters.  “One night per year, the tireless efforts and innovations of the artists who cut these two minutes of movie magic are recognized for their craft.  We couldn’t prouder of tonight’s nominees and winners.”


Added executive producer Monica Brady, “'The show and Wayne Brady were such high energy and so fun... and so short, it was like a great trailer and the audience was left wanting more'.”




Best of Show

Spotlight "Answers", Open Road Films, InSync + BemisBalkind


Best Action

Deadpool “DOM Trlr E: Power Red Online”, 20th Century Fox, mOcean


Best Animation/Family

Jungle Book "Jungle", Disney, Vibe Creative


Best Comedy

Keanu "Take it", Warner Bros., Create Advertising Group


Best Documentary

He Named Me Malala, Fox Searchlight, Mark Woollen & Associates


Best Drama

The Martian, 20th Century Fox, Giaronomo Productions


Best Fantasy Adventure

Star Wars: The Force Awakens "Lessons", Disney, Disney In-house


Best Horror

The Witch "Family", A24, AV Squad


Best Independent

Spotlight "Answers", Open Road Films, InSync + BemisBalkind


Best Music

Deadpool "Trailer B - Power Red", 20th Century Fox, Wild Card


Best Thriller

Black Mass "Just Sayin", Warner Bros., Aspect


Best Summer 2016 Blockbuster

Captain America: Civil War "Vigilante", Marvel, Trailer Park, Inc.


Golden Fleece

Pixels Trailer "Game On", Sony Pictures Entertainment, The Refinery AV


Most Original

Hail, Caesar! "So Simple", Universal Pictures, Motive


Trashiest Trailer

Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland "Redband", Lionsgate, Mob Scene Creative + Productions


Best Romance

Me Before You "Live", Warner Bros/MGM/New Line Cinema, Aspect


Best Video Game Trailer

Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Story Trailer, Ubisoft, Sunny Side Up Creative


The Don LaFontane Award for Best Voice Over

Anomalisa, Paramount Pictures, Mark Woollen & Associates


Best Motion/Title Graphics

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. "Timeline", Warner Bros., Buddha Jones


Best Original Score

Jungle Book "Mowgli", Disney, Vibe Creative


Best Sound Editing

The Revenant, 20th Century Fox, Mark Woollen & Associates


Best Teaser

Joy "Change", 20th Century Fox, Industry Creative


Best Trailer – No Movie

What Happened to Monday "Cannes Sizzle", Vendome Pictures, Open Road Entertainment


Best Trailer/Teaser for a TV Series or Mini-series

Narcos "Lines", Netflix, TRANSIT


Best Independent Trailer (For Film shot under $1 Million)

Grandma "Domestic Trailer", Sony Pictures Classics, The Grossmyth Company


Best Foreign Action Trailer

Rise of the Legend “US Trailer” , Well Go USA , Red Circle, Inc.


Best Foreign Animation/Family Trailer

Oddball "Official Trailer", Roadshow Films, The Trace House


Best Foreign Comedy

Rams 'UK Theatrical', Soda Pictures, Coffee & Cigarettes


Best Foreign Documentary

Amy, Altitude, Intermission Film


Best Foreign Drama

Phoenix, Sundance Selects, Jump Cut


Best Foreign Graphics in a Trailer

The Hallow 'Trespass', Entertainment One UK, Create Advertising London


Best Foreign Horror

Goodnight Mommy, RADiUS, Mark Woollen & Associates


Best Foreign Independent

Macbeth "UK Teaser", StudioCanal, Zealot UK


Best Music (Foreign)

Zinzana, Image Nation Abu Dhabi, Zealot UK


Best Foreign Romance

Brooklyn "Two Worlds", Lionsgate UK, Create Advertising London


Best Foreign Teaser

High Rise “Teaser” , Studio Canal , Intermission Film


Best Foreign Thriller

The Wave, Magnolia Pictures, Zealot


Best Foreign Trashiest Trailer

Love, Alchemy, Mark Woollen & Associates


Golden Fleece Foreign

J. Kessels 'Theatrical Trailer', CTM Pictures, Spark Trailers


Most Original Foreign Trailer

Zinzana, Image Nation Abu Dhabi, Zealot UK


Best Action TV Spot

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation "Fate Alt Rev.", Paramount Pictures, Trailer Park, Inc.


Best Animation/Family TV Spot

The Jungle Book "legend", The Walt Disney Company, Create Advertising Group


Best Comedy TV Spot

Spy "Identity", 20th Century Fox, AV Squad


Best Documentary TV Spot

Making A Murderer "Target", Netflix, Aspect


Best Drama TV Spot

Bridge of Spies ":60 INTL Standing Man", 20th Century Fox, Wild Card


Best Fantasy Adventure TV Spot

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 2 “Epic Finale” , Lionsgate , Carve


Best Foreign TV Spot

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny "Teaser", Netflix, InSync + BemisBalkind


Best Graphics in a TV Spot

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. "That Kind Of Review", Warner Bros., Buddha Jones


Best Horror TV Spot

The Conjuring 2 "Close", New Line Cinema, Buddha Jones


Best Independent TV Spot

The Hateful Eight "Last Shot", The Weinstein Company, IGNITION


Best Music TV Spot

Straight Outta Compton "Compton/BET", Universal Pictures, Motive


Best Original Score TV Spot

The Jungle Book "legend", The Walt Disney Company, Create Advertising Group


Best Romance TV Spot

The Danish Girl "True Love", Focus Features, Motive


Best Sound Editing in a TV Spot

The Witch "Paranoia", A24, AV Squad


Best Summer Blockbuster TV Spot

Captain America: Civil War “Rivals”, Disney/Marvel, mOcean


Best Teaser TV Spot

Jessica Jones "It's Time", Netflix, Aspect


Best Thriller TV Spot

Sicario “Big Welcome”, Lionsgate, AV Squad


Best Video Game TV Spot

Fallout 4 "The Wanderer", Bethesda Softworks, gnet


Best Voice Over TV Spot

Zoolander 2 “Perfect Fight Rev”, Paramount Pictures, Workshop Creative


Golden Fleece TV Spot

Fifty Shades of Black “Shadiest”, Open Road, Rogue Planet


Most Original TV Spot

Zootopia "Oscar Review", Disney, Trailer Park, Inc.


Best Pre-Show Advertising for a Brand

Technically Speaking:  Ford Edge, 40 Foot Solutions, Screenvision Media


Best Radio Spots

Ride Along 2 "Universal Claim Radio", Universal, Universal Creative


Best Vine/Insta

Victor Frankenstein "Eyeball", Twentieth Century Fox, Buddha Jones


Best Viral Campaign

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension "Haunted Open House", Paramount Pictures, Grandesign


Most Innovative Advertising for a Brand/Product

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice “Fly to Metropolis / Fly to Gotham”, Warner Bros., Jax Film / Crispin Porter & Bogusky / Elastic



Most Innovative Advertising for a Feature Film

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation "Live Obstacle Course", Paramount Pictures, Grandesign


Most Innovative Advertising for a Video Game

Broforce "The Ballad of Rambro", Devolver Digital


Best Trailer For a Book or Novel

Magic in North America, Warner Bros. / Pottermore, Jax Film / Elastic


Best Trailer for Legit Theater (Broadway Trailers)

Aladdin on Broadway "Tradition/Genie", Disney, Trailer Park, Inc.


Best Action Poster

Star Wars: The Force Awakens "1-Sheet", Walt Disney Studios, LA


Best Animation/Family Poster

The Secret Life of Pets "City", Universal Pictures, LA


Best Billboard

Allegiant: The Divergent Series "Scaling Wall" Billboard, Lionsgate, LA


Best Comedy Poster

Dirty Grandpa "Graduate", Lionsgate, LA


Best Documentary Poster

Making a Murderer, Netflix, The Refinery


Best Drama Poster

The Hateful Eight, The Weinstein Company, Leroy & Rose


Best Fantasy/Adventure Poster

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 "Katniss On Fire" Payoff, Lionsgate, LA


Best Foreign Poster

Downriver "Official Poster", Happening Films, The Trace House


Best Horror Poster

PRIDE & PREJUDICE & ZOMBIES "Thanksgiving" One-Sheet, Sony, IGNITION


Best Independent Poster

The End of the Tour, A24 Films, P+A


Best International Poster

Unfriended "1-Sheet", Universal Pictures International, LA


Best Motion Poster

Sinister 2, Focus Features, Gravillis Inc.



Best Romance Poster

Me Before You "One-Sheet", Warner Bros., WORKS ADV


Best Teaser Poster

Straight Outta Compton, Universal Pictures, Gravillis Inc.


Best Thriller Poster

THE MARTIAN "Bring Him Home" One-Sheet, Fox, IGNITION


Best Wildposts (Teaser Campaign)

Minions "Artist Series" Wildposts, Universal Pictures, LA


Most Original Poster

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice "Superman Tear Art Poster", Warner Bros., WORKS ADV


Trashiest Poster

Dirty Grandpa "Armchair", Lionsgate, LA


Best Video Game Poster

For Honor - Helmets, Ubisoft, Sunny Side Up Creative


Best Summer Blockbuster Poster

Suicide Squad "Teaser Poster", Warner Bros., WORKS ADV


Best Film Festival Trailer

New York Film Festival 2015, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jump Cut


Best Film Festival Poster

Palm Springs Int'l ShortFest 2015, Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival, LA