The nominees have been announced for the 20th annual Golden Trailer Awards, which acknowledge the work of film marketers and companies that create movie trailers, commercials and posters worldwide.
Evelyn Watters, executive director of the Golden Trailer Awards, announced the 2019 nominees Thursday along with the show’s executive producer Monica Brady. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 29 at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
The Golden Trailer Awards are presented to nominees in 107 diverse categories that range from serious to lighthearted, including Best Summer 2019 Blockbuster Trailer Award, Trashiest Trailer, Best Faith-Based Trailer and the Golden Fleece Award, the latter of which goes to the best trailer for the ‘not best’ movie. Only 15 of the top honors are presented “live” on stage at the celebratory show, which routinely sells out.
Netflix led this year’s nominations by studio with 66 overall for its films and series, which include Roma, Bird Box and the upcoming third season of Stranger Things, among others. Warner Bros. tallied 59 nominations thanks to its own films and series, ranging from A Star Is Born and Aquaman to HBO’s Game of Thrones. Universal came in third overall with 45 GTA nominations on the strength of a wide range of films, from Best Picture winner Green Book to genre fare like Us and the studio’s upcoming summer blockbuster Hobbs and Shaw.
As far as individual films go, Bradley Cooper‘s A Star Is Born earned 12 nominations, while Alfonso Cuarón‘s Roma and Jordan Peele‘s Us came in second and third with 11 and 10 GTA noms, respectively. Meanwhile, the top trailer houses were Trailer Park (32 nominations), Buddha Jones (27) and AV Squad (26).
Celebrity and industry judges participating in this year’s awards show include Wonder Woman producer Richard Suckle, Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, Loving Vincent director Hugh Welchmann, advertising executive Thomas Benski, film industry veteran David Dinerstein, cinematographer Dion Beebe, and the great producer Anthony Bregman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), among others.
“The very first Golden Trailer Awards show was held 20 years ago on September 21, 1999 in New York,” said Watters. “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. For our 20th celebration, we are going all out and we have some very special surprises and special 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.”
“We have come a long way from the first year when Quentin Tarantino backed our vision and agreed to be a part of our celebration and served as a judge of this unique art form. This year’s show will be extraordinarily special and we are looking forward to continuing our mission of honoring the best work our industry has delivered over the past year,” added Brady.
For more information, and tickets to the show, please visit www.goldentrailer.com. See below for a full list of this year’s nominees: