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– Universal Pictures Wins Most Categories With 15 Trophies-

(Beverly Hills, May 6, 2015) — Hollywood celebrated the best in motion picture marketing at the 16th 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 Universal Pictures/AV Squad’s work for Furious 7 titled “Family” won the Best of Show Prize and the top honor for Best Action.

While the Golden Trailer Awards bestows trophies in 78 different categories (full list below), only 20 were handed out live before a sold-out crowd at the Saban Theater. To view a selection of the winning trailers, please visit https://goldentrailer.sharefile.com/ download.aspx?id=s71dc905482d42d8a

Universal Pictures (along with Focus Features) was the big winner of the night taking home 15 Golden Trailer Awards overall. Warner Bros. (with HBO) won a total of 11 statues while Disney and Lionsgate earned 9 wins each. Fox won 6 of the coveted golden statues. Top trailer and creative vendors in the 2015 race included Ignition Creative, whose work was honored in 14 different categories. mOcean and Trailer Park earned 6 awards each while AV Squad also scored 6 of the trophies, including the Best of Show-winner for Furious 7. Buddha Jones won 4 GTA’s.

American Sniper and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 tied for the films with the most Golden Trailer Awards, with each scoring award-winning entries in 5 separate categories.

T.J. Miller, comedian and star of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” served as host and master of ceremonies of the fun and spirited show while celebrity presenters included Neal McDonough (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2), Breckin Meyer (“Franklin & Bash”), Chuck Liddell (Kick Ass 2), Ian Gomez (“Cougar Town”) and Missi Pyle (Gone Girl). Celebrity judges included David Benioff, co-creator and executive producer of “Game of

Thrones,” filmmaker Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World), actor, director, producer Tony Goldwyn (“Scandal”), director Brian Percival (“Downtown Abbey”), Academy Award® winning production designer Anna Pinnock (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Academy Award® winning sound mixer Ben Wilkins (Whiplash), Oscar® and Emmy® nominated filmmakers Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (American Splendor), Oscar®, BAFTA and VES nominated VFX Supervisor Stephane Ceretti (Guardians of the Galaxy), award-winning advertising veteran Rob Donnell, comedian Blake Anderson and Academy Award® nominated documentary filmmaker Robert Stone, among others.

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 celebrate the best in motion picture marketing innovation and creativity. Everyone loves film trailers. They are truly an art form and this show is dedicated to rewarding the teams who work long hours through countless revisions to make each trailer resonate in just the right way. We couldn’t be more proud of all of tonight’s nominees and winners,” said GTA Founder Evelyn Watters.

Added executive producer Monica Brady, “Once again, we had more contest submissions this year than any year in our 16 year history and we keep growing in stature and size. The best is yet to come for the Golden Trailer Awards.”

The 16th Annual Golden Trailer Award Winners

Best of Show

Furious 7 “Family”, Universal Pictures, AV Squad

Best Action

Furious 7 “Family”, Universal Pictures, AV Squad

Best Animation / Family

Big Hero 6 “Find Your Way”, Disney, Trailer Park

Best Comedy

Ted 2 “Civil Rights: Trailer 2”, Universal Pictures, AV Squad

Best Documentary

Life Itself, Magnolia Pictures, Mark Woollen & Associates

Best Drama

Selma “The People”, Paramount, Buddha Jones

Best Fantasy Adventure

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 “Courage of One”, Lionsgate, Outpost Media

Best Horror

Woman In Black 2: The Angel of Death “Forgive”, Relativity Media, Buddha Jones

Best Independent Trailer

Boyhood, IFC Films, Mark Woollen & Associates/Empire Design

Best Music

Guardians of the Galaxy “Outlaws”, Disney, mOcean

Best Romance

Paper Towns “Find Yourself”, 20th Century Fox, TRANSIT

Summer 2015 Blockbuster Trailer

Avengers: Age Of Ultron “Strings”, Disney, mOcean

Best Teaser

Interstellar, Paramount Pictures/Warner Bros., Ignition Creative

Best Thriller

American Sniper “Confirm”, Warner Bros., mOcean

Best Video Game Trailer

Batman: Arkham Knight “Gotham is Mine Trailer”, WB Games, Hammer Creative

Golden Fleece

The Giver “Community”, The Weinstein Company, Buddha Jones

Most Original Trailer

Mad Max: Fury Road “Mad”, Warner Bros., Trailer Park

GTA 16 & Rentrak Best Opening Weekend Award

Furious 7, Universal Pictures

The Don LaFontaine Award for Best Voice Over

Inherent Vice “Higher”, Warner Bros., Aspect

Trashiest Trailer

What We Do In The Shadows, Unison Films, Jump Cut

Non-Show Categories

Best Motion/Title Graphics

The Hateful 8 “Hate”, The Weinstein Company, Ignition Creative

Best Sound Editing

Avengers: Age Of Ultra “Strings”, Disney, mOcean

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

Game Of Thrones: Season 5 “The Wheel”, HBO, AV Squad

Best Original Score

Interstellar “Memories”, Paramount Pictures/Warner Bros, Trailer Park

Best Trailer – No Movie

Birdman “Birdman Returns”, Fox Searchlight, Ignition Creative


Best Foreign Action Trailer

Grandmaster, Metrodome Distribution, The Editpool

Best Foreign Animation Family Trailer

Shaun The Sheep The Movie “New Hero”, Studio Canal, Wonderland London

Best Foreign Comedy Trailer

The Bachelor Weekend “The Stag”, Drei Freunde, Freealize, Good Hands

Best Foreign Documentary Trailer

Dark Horse, Picture House Entertainment, Zealot UK

Best Foreign Drama Trailer

The Imitation Game “Answer”, The Weinstein Company, Zealot

Best Foreign Graphics in a Trailer

The Babadook “Theatrical Trailer”, Icon Film Distribution, Intermission Film

Best Foreign Horror Trailer

Hollow “Theatrical Trailer #2”, Old Photo Films, Alice M. Tran

Best Foreign Romance Trailer

Far From the Madding Crowd “Her Heart”, Fox Searchlight Pictures International, Create Advertising London

Best Foreign Thriller Trailer

Ex Machina “Human”, Universal Pictures, The Picture Production Company

Most Original Foreign Trailer

Hyena, Independent Film Company, Zealot UK

TV Spots

Best Action TV Spot

Furious 7 “Fast”, Universal Pictures, AV Squad

Best Animation / Family TV Spot

Big Hero 6 “Your Way”, Disney, Trailer Park

Best Comedy TV Spot

Ted 2 “Mission Super Bowl Extended Online”, Universal Pictures, Workshop Creative

Best Documentary TV Spot

Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom “Monkee Around”, Disneynature, Toy Box Entertainment

Best Drama TV Spot

American Sniper “Sacrifice”, Warner Bros., Seismic Productions

Best Fantasy Adventure TV Spot

Guardians of the Galaxy “World”, Disney, mOcean

Best Foreign TV Spot

Ex Machina “Spritz”, Universal Pictures International Ltd, The Picture Production Company

Best Graphics in a TV Spot

Nightcrawler “Squeegee :15”, Open Road Films, Workshop Creative

Best Horror TV Spot

Woman In Black 2: Angel of Death “Silent Night”, Relativity Media,

Buddha Jones

Best Independent TV Spot

The Drop “Name”, Fox Searchlight, AV Squad

Best Music TV Spot

American Sniper “Cadence Review”, Warner Bros. Pictures, Wild Card

Best Original Score TV Spot

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 “Return to District 12”, Lionsgate, CARVE

Best Romance TV Spot

If I Stay “Never Leave”, Warner Bros., Trailer Park

Best Summer 2015 Blockbuster TV Spot

Jurassic World “Biggest Superbowl”, Universal Pictures, Wild Card

Best Thriller TV Spot

American Sniper “Confirm”, Warner Bros., mOcean

Best Video Game TV Spot

Bloodborne “Hunt You Down TV Spot”, Sony Computer Entertainment of America/Japan Studio/From Software, Petrol Advertsing

Best Voice Over TV Spot

McFarland, USA “Where We’re Going”, Disney, Motive

Most Original TV Spot

Birdman “Action Figure Spot”, Fox Searchlight, Fox Searchlight In-House Creative


Best Action Poster

The Expendables 3 “Final One-Sheet”, Lionsgate, Ignition

Best Animation / Family Movie Poster

Minions “Stuart, Kevin & Bob Teaser One-Sheet”, Universal, Ignition

Best Billboard

The Divergent Series: Insurgent “Mondrian”, Lionsgate, LA Associates

Best Comedy Poster

Ted 2 “Teaser One-Sheet”, Universal, Ignition

Best Documentary Poster

Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger, Magnolia Pictures, Blood & Chocolate

Best Drama Poster

American Sniper “Domestic 1”, Warner Bros., The Refinery

Best Fantasy / Adventure Poster

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 “Katniss Final One-Sheet”, Lionsgate, Ignition

Best Foreign Poster

’71 “The Merchant Of Menace”, Studio Canal UK, Wonderland

Best Horror Poster

Dracula Untold “One-Sheet”, Universal Pictures, Ignition

Best Independent Poster

Cut Bank, A24, P+A

Best International Poster

As Above So Below “International One-Sheet”, Universal, Ignition

Best Motion Poster

Deliver Us From Evil “Motion Poster 1”, Sony Pictures Releasing International, Greenhaus GFX

Best Romance Poster

The Age Of Adaline “Blue Payoff Poster”, Lionsgate, LA Associates

Best Summer 2015 Blockbuster Poster

Minions “Stuart, Kevin & Bob Teaser One-Sheet”, Universal, Ignition

Best Teaser Poster

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 “Logo”, Lionsgate, Ignition

Best Thriller Poster

John Wick “Final One-Sheet”, Lionsgate, Ignition

Best Video Game Poster

Dead Island 2 “Redwood Rampage”, Deep Silver, Midnight Oil

Best Wildposts (Teaser Campaign)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 “District Heroes”, Lionsgate, Ignition

Most Original Poster

Kill the Messenger “Wild Post”, Focus Features, Ignition

Trashiest Poster

Buzzard, Oscilloscope Pictures, Jump Cut


Best pre-show Theatrical Advertising for a Brand

Big Hero 6 “Bowtie”, Disney, Trailer Park

Best Viral Campaign

Into The Storm “Tornado Selfie”, Village Roadshow Pictures, The Woolshed Company

Most Innovative Advertising for a Feature Film

These Final Hours “The Interactive Prequel”, Roadshow Films, Soap Creative Australia

Film Festivals

Best Film Festival Trailer

2014 New York Film Festival, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jump Cut

Best Film Festival Poster

Birdman “Toronto International Film Festival poster”, Fox Searchlight, New Regency

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