Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 4, 2009
The best movie previews of 2009 were crowned tonight at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, when the 10th Annual Golden Trailer Awards™ were conferred before a live audience. In a show hosted by comedian, writer and actor Dean Edwards ("Saturday Night Live," dailycomedy.com), with presenters culled from the ranks of today's top and up-and-coming comedians, statuettes for 16 award categories were handed out. Additionally, one of these winners was also named Best in Show.
Tonight's big winners include the trailer for "Star Trek," which took both the Summer 2009 Blockbuster Award and the trophy for Best in Show; "The Unborn" which nabbed Best Horror, the upcoming "Bruno" that earned Best Comedy; and "500 Days of Summer," which captured Best Romance. "WALL-E" took Best Animation/Family; Best Action went to "Fast and Furious" and Best Drama to "Frost/Nixon." Audience favorites, the Golden Fleece Award (best trailer for a bad movie) and Trashiest Trailer, went to "The Spirit" and "One Eyed Monster," respectively. The Best Video Game Trailer for 2009 went to "Star Wars: The Force Unleashed."
This year the long-established category, Best Voice Over, was renamed the Don LaFontaine Award for Best Voice Over to honor the man whose voice set the industry standard for trailer narration. LaFontaine passed away in 2008. The award went to "Tropic Thunder - 'Hollywood Legend'," a hilarious spoof of the "making of" documentary "Heart of Darkness," narrated by Corey Burton.
While 16 of the awards are conferred during the live event--the "Show Categories" whose winners listed below--, there are 61 categories in total, which also include sections for a full range for foreign films, posters, TV spots and film festival materials. Overall, Lionsgate triumphed as the studio with the most wins this year, taking nine Golden Trailer Awards. See http://goldentrailer.com for the full list of nominees and winners.
Created in 1999 to celebrate the art, craft and fun of movie promotion, The Golden Trailer Awards have established themselves as the top prize in the field, coveted by trailer producers and watched carefully by studio heads and marketing executives. But, with movie previews now one of the most popular categories of video viewed online, the Golden Trailers are also eagerly anticipated by movie fans worldwide.
This year's presenters were comedians Rich Pierre Louis, Hugh Moore, Jasper Redd, and the co-hosts of Reelz Network's trailer show "The Big Tease, "Jill Simonin and Jeremy Parsons.
The 2009 jury was made up of industry notables including Rosario Dawson, star of such films as "Eagle Eye," "Rent," and the upcoming animated film "Wonder Woman"; Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, writers on both of the "Night at the Museum" hit films and the TV series Reno 911!; three-time Emmy-nominated writer-director Paul Feig ("Arrested Development," "The Office," "30 Rock"); Dade Hayes, an acclaimed author on entertainment marketing, and a former writer and editor for Variety and Entertainment Weekly; award-winning comedy writer Frank Santopadre; Los Angeles Times chief critic Kenneth Turan; noted entertainment attorney and independent film producer Jonathan Gray; and German producing partners Max Wiedemann and Quirin Berg, whose film "The Lives of Others" won over 80 international awards including the 2007 Oscar® for Best Foreign Language Film.
The Golden Trailer Awards were founded by sisters and co-producers Evelyn Brady Watters and Monica Brady.
The 10th Annual Golden Trailer Awards™ For The Best Movie Trailers of 2009
The "Show Category" Winners
Fast and Furious, AV Squad, Universal
WALL-E, Craig Murray Productions, The Walt Disney Studios
Bruno, The Ant Farm, Universal Pictures
Man on Wire, The Editpool, Icon Film Distribution
Frost/Nixon, Empire Design, Working Title Films
The Unborn, Buddha Jones, Rogue Pictures
Best Independent Trailer:
The Wrestler, Mark Woollen & Associates, Fox Searchlight
Where the Wild Things Are, The Ant Farm, Warner Bros.
500 Days of Summer, Mark Woollen & Associates, Fox Searchlight
Angels & Demons, Trailer Park, Sony Pictures
Best Video Game Trailer:
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Eyestorm Productions, Lucasarts
Don La Fontaine Award for Best Voice Over:
Tropic Thunder "Hollywood Legend"
Narrator: Corey Burton
Buddha Jones, DreamWorks
The Spirit, Seismic Productions, Lionsgate
My Winnipeg, Kinetic Trailers, IFC Films
Summer 2009 Blockbuster:
Star Trek, Aspect Ratio, Paramount Pictures
One Eyed Monster, The Refinery, Liberation Entertainment
Best In Show
Star Trek, Aspect Ratio, Paramount Pictures
The full list of 61 category winners are available online at http://goldentrailer.com.
KAHN MEDIA STRATEGIES,
Sharon J. Kahn, Tel (U.S.): 212-678-0821, Mobile (U.S.): 917-301-9131, sharonjkahn (at) aol (dot) com
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