THE 10th ANNUAL GOLDEN TRAILER AWARDS®--Best Movie Trailers of 2009 Vie for Coveted Awards June 4th in LA

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The Golden Trailer Awards® , the world's most coveted prize for movie previews, announce the 2009 nominees and the jury of entertainment industry notables who will decide on the year's best. Comedian Dean Edwards will host the 10th Annual live gala event at the Director's Guild of America in Los Angeles, June 4th, 7pm. Tickets available at Jury includes Rosario Dawson, "Night At The Museum" co-writers Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, Oscar®-winning producers Max Wiedemann and Quirin Berg, LA Times Chief Critic Kenneth Turan and more.

The Golden Trailer Awards®, the world's top prize for movie trailers, will celebrate its tenth edition this year with a live show at the Director's Guild of America, 7920 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles 90046. Multi-talented comedian, actor and writer Dean Edwards ("Saturday Night Live", will host the gala event. Tickets are available on

Nominees and a prominent panel of industry judges were also announced today by Golden Trailer® event co-founders and producers Evelyn Brady-Watters and Monica Brady.

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 studio marketing executives, but also eagerly anticipated by movie fans around the globe.

Says Brady-Watters "In the ten years since we established the Golden Trailer Awards, not only have we become a fixture in the industry, but trailers themselves have emerged as the single most important and creative element of movie marketing. Worldwide, they are now one of the most popular categories of online streaming video, and are viewed as a form of entertainment in and of themselves."

In a gala laced with comedy and entertainment, 16 of the 61 categories of Golden Trailer Awards® will be distributed at the gala show, with slots ranging from the expected--Best Action Trailer, Best Romance, Best Summer Blockbuster, etc.--to the irreverent, including The Golden Fleece trophy applauding the best reel for a bad movie, and the self-explanatory Trashiest Trailer. This year, the long-established award for Best Voice Over has been renamed the Don LaFontaine Award for Best Voice Over, to honor the memory of the man whose voice set the industry standard for trailer narration. LaFontaine, passed away in 2008.

Brady-Watters noted, "The Best Voice Over category existed to begin with because Don LaFontaine. His voice was a critical part of so many winning trailers across all categories--too numerous to count-- and was, in and of itself, the mark of excellence in trailer narration."

The nominees are listed below. The full list of award categories and nominees covering U.S. and international entries, movie posters and advertising, TV Spots and more can be found on

This year's major sponsors include USA Today, Porsche, JetBlue Airways, fashion house Carasan, and Dos Equis.

Industry notables making up the 2009 jury include 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 hit "Night at the Museum" films and 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.

10th Annual Golden Trailer Award Nominees

Golden Trailers are awarded in 61 categories, divided into Show Category and Non-Show Category. Winners will be announced on June 4th, 2009 following the live show.

Show Category Nominees

The following 16 awards are presented during the live show on June 4th.
Trailers are listed in Alphabetical Order by Film Title

Best Action:
Body of Lies, Mojo, LLC, Warner Bros.
Death Race, Tea:Wonderland, Universal International
Fast and Furious, AV Squad, Universal
Max Payne, Wild Card, 20th Century Fox

Best Animation/Family:
Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Aspect Ratio, The Walt Disney Studios
Bolt, Craig Murray Productions, The Walt Disney Studios
WALL-E, Craig Murray Productions, The Walt Disney Studios
Where the Wild Things Are, The Ant Farm, Warner Bros.

Best Comedy:
Bruno, The Ant Farm, Universal Pictures
Funny People, Workshop Creative, Universal Pictures
I Love You Man, Ignition Creative, DreamWorks
Role Models, Buddha Jones, Universal Pictures

Best Documentary:
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson, Kinetic Trailers, Magnolia Pictures
IOUSA, Alkemi Entertainment, Roadside Attractions
Man on Wire, The Editpool, Icon Film Distribution
More than a Game, Buddha Jones, Lionsgate

Best Drama:
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Mojo LLC, Warner Bros.
Frost/Nixon, Empire Design, Working Title Films
Righteous Kill, InSync Advertising, Overture Films
The Soloist, Empire Design, Working Title Films

Best Horror:
Drag Me to Hell, Buddha Jones, Universal Pictures
The Haunting in Connecticut, Buddha Jones, Lionsgate
The Last House on the Left, Intralink Film, Rogue Pictures
The Unborn, Buddha Jones, Rogue Pictures

Best Independent Trailer:
Bottle Shock, Trailer Park, Roadside Attractions
Happy-Go-Lucky, Alkemi Entertainment, Miramax Films
Sunshine Cleaning, Seismic Productions, Overture Films
The Wrestler, Mark Woollen & Associates, Fox Searchlight

Best Music:
Star Trek, Aspect Ratio, Paramount Pictures
Terminator Salvation, Trailer Park, Warner Bros.
Watchmen, Mojo, LLC, Warner Bros.
Where the Wild Things Are, The Ant Farm, Warner Bros.

Best Romance:
500 Days of Summer, Mark Woollen & Associates, Fox Searchlight
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Buddha Jones, New Line/Warner Bros.
New in Town, Seismic Productions, Lionsgate
Nights in Rodanthe, BLT A/V, Warner Bros.

Best Thriller:
Angels & Demons, Trailer Park, Sony Pictures
Daybreakers, Fishbowl, Lionsgate
State of Play, Workshop Creative, Universal Pictures
Surveillance, Trailerhaus

Best Video Game Trailer:
Metal Gear Solid4, Create Advertising Group, Konami
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Eyestorm Productions, Lucasarts
Tom Clancy's EndWar, Eyestorm Productions, Ubisoft
Wheelman, Hammer Creative, Ubisoft

The Don LaFontaine Award for Best Voice Over:
Mongol: The Rise to Power of Genghis Khan, The Editpool, The Works Media Group
Skinned Alive, quixotic industries, Lionsgate
Tropic Thunder, Buddha Jones, DreamWorks
The Wild Man of the Navidad, quixotic industries, IFC Films

Golden Fleece:
Awarded to the Best Trailer for a Bad Movie
88 Minutes, InSync Advertising, Screen Gems
Outlander, Happy Hour Creative, Momentum Pictures
The Spirit, Seismic Productions, Lionsgate
The Uninvited, Buddha Jones, DreamWorks

Most Original:
My Winnipeg, Kinetic Trailers, IFC Films
Repo! The Genetic Opera, Buddha Jones, Lionsgate
Slumdog Millionaire, Mark Woollen & Associates, Fox Searchlight
Tropic Thunder, Buddha Jones, DreamWorks

Summer 2009 Summer Blockbuster:
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, The Ant Farm, Warner Bros.
Star Trek, Aspect Ratio, Paramount Pictures
The Taking of Pelham 123, Skip Film, Columbia Pictures
Terminator Salvation, Trailer Park, Warner Bros.

Trashiest Trailer:
Filth and Wisdom, Mark Woollen & Associates, IFC Films
Not Quite Hollywood, Zealot Productions Inc, Madman Cinema
One Eyed Monster, The Refinery, Liberation Entertainment
Still Waiting, Lionsgate, Lionsgate

Nominees in the remaining categories, including Foreign, TV Spots, Posters and Film Festival, are listed on

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