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– 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. To view a selection of the winning trailers, please visit
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

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