THE 12th ANNUAL GOLDEN TRAILER AWARDS® POSTS NOMINATIONS FOR BEST MOVIE PROMOS OF 2011 Live Gala Award Show Will be Held June 29 at the Music Box Theatre in L.A.

Exceptional creativity and record numbers mark the entries vying to be named the year's best movie trailers at the gala 12th Annual Golden Trailer Awards.

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The Golden Trailer Award trophy

The Golden Trailer Award trophy for best movie trailers

There’s such intense competition for box-office dollars that everyone’s game has been elevated.

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 03, 2011

Nominations for the 12th ANNUAL GOLDEN TRAILER AWARDS ® were released this morning. Highlights include the Summer 2011 Blockbuster category dominated by trailers for three Stephen Spielberg productions—“Cowboys and Aliens,” “Super 8” and “Transformers:Dark of the Moon”—up against “Pirates of the Caribbean 4”; the reels for the hits “Black Swan” vying for Best Thriller, “Hangover Part II” and “Bad Teacher” for Best Comedy, or “The Tillman Story” for Best Documentary trailer. Announced by event co-founders and producers Evelyn Brady-Watters and Monica Brady, the awards will be presented at a gala show on Wednesday June 29th at the Music Box Theatre in Los Angeles.

According to Brady-Watters, this year’s crop of movie trailers is notable for its exceptional quality: “There’s such intense competition for box-office dollars that everyone’s game has been elevated. More than ever, we’re seeing originality in technique, incredible audio work, and a mastery of craft, whether it’s from the big studios or the smallest of indies.” The dozen-year mark also brought a record number of entries, now topping 1,050, which includes a doubling of videogame trailers, and an ever-broader range of international competitors.

Created in 1999 to reward achievement in the art of movie promotion, The Golden Trailer Awards are internationally recognized as the top honor in the field. But the awards night also celebrates the sheer fun of trailers—now one of the most popular forms of video streamed online, with billions of views each year. Sixteen of the 62 categories of Golden Trailer Awards® will be distributed at the live show in a night of comedy and entertainment (host and presenters to be announced). The event is open to the public, with tickets available for purchase on http://www.goldentraileraward.com.

The full list of nominations can be found on the website, as well as below. As in 2010, Lionsgate dominates the field with 37 nominations. Warner Bros. comes in second with an impressive 28 nominations across its divisions. The Golden Trailer Awards cover trailers, posters and TV spots, in categories that range from the expected—Best Action, Best Romance, Best Horror, etc.—to the irreverent, including The Golden Fleece trophy applauding the best reel for a bad movie, and Trashiest Trailer. Additionally, there is a category for Best Videogame Trailer.

Winners are selected by a prestigious jury of entertainment pros, which in past years has included such names as Quentin Tarantino, David Geffen, Joss Whedon, Pedro Almodovar and Ben Stiller. This year’s panel will be announced shortly.

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Nominees for 12th Annual Golden Trailer Awards

Nominees are listed in alphabetical order by Film Title
(Film Title, Studio, Trailer House)

Show Categories

Best Action:
Inception “Control”, Warner Bros., BLT:AV
Sucker Punch “Trailer”, Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures, Mojo
The Town “This Side”, Warner Bros., Wild Card
Unstoppable “Domestic Trailer”, 20th Century Fox, Ignition Creative

Best Animation/Family:
Cars 2 “Spies Are Us”, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, mOcean
Gnomeo & Juliet, Walt Disney Studios, The Ant Farm
Hop “Battle For Easter”, 20th Century Fox, Cimarron Entertainment
Rango “Teaser”, Paramount Pictures, The Ant Farm

Best Comedy:
Bad Teacher “Hot For Teacher”, Columbia, Seismic Productions
The Hangover Part II “Trailer #3”, Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures, BLT:AV
The Other Guys “Return to Glory”, Columbia, Seismic Productions
Paul “Trailer”, Universal/Working Title, Workshop Creative

Best Documentary:
Catfish, Universal Pictures, Mark Woollen & Associates
Life in a Day “Best Day Ever Trailer, Scott Free/National Geographic, Empire Design
Running America, Nehst, Mighty Pictures
The Tillman Story “Trailer 1”, The Weinstein Company/ A&E Indie Films, Zealot Productions Inc.

Best Drama:
127 Hours, Fox Searchlight/Pathe, Motive
Hereafter “Connection”, Warner Bros., Wild Card
The King’s Speech, The Weinstein Company, AV Squad
The Social Network “Domestic Trailer #2”, Sony Pictures, Mark Woollen & Associates

Best Horror:
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark “Whisper”, Miramax, Buddha Jones
The Last Exorcism, Lionsgate, Mojo
Let Me In “More”, Overture/Hammer/Relativity Films, Buddha Jones
The Rite “Proof”, New Line Cinema, Aspect Ratio

Best Independent:
It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Focus Features, Big Science Film, Inc
Martha Marcy May Marlene “Can’t Wait”, Fox Searchlight, Acme Trailer Company
Tree of Life, Fox Searchlight, Mark Woollen & Associates
Winter’s Bone, Roadside Attractions, AV Squad

Best Music:
Battle: Los Angeles “Prepare”, Columbia/Sony Pictures Entertainment, Wild Card
Rabbit Hole “Trailer 1A”, Lionsgate, Ignition
The Social Network “Trailer 2”, Sony Pictures, Mark Woollen & Associates
Sucker Punch “Trailer”, Warner Bros., Mojo

Best Romance:
Beginners, Focus Features, Mark Woollen & Associates
Blue Valentine “Trailer 1”, The Weinstein Company, Zealot Productions Inc
Love and Other Drugs “Match Trailer”, 20th Century Fox, Empire Design
Something Borrowed “Best Things”, Alcon Entertainment/Warner Bros., Trailer Park

Best Thriller:
Black Swan, Fox Searchlight, Mark Woollen & Associates
Buried “Trailer 1A”, Lionsgate, Ignition
Super 8, Paramount Pictures, Mark Woollen & Associates
Unknown “Puzzle”, Warner Bros., AV Squad

Best Video Game Trailer:
Crysis 2 “Launch Trailer”, Electronic Arts, Hammer Creative
End of Nations “Backstory Trailer”, The Ant Farm, Trion Worlds
Prototype 2 “Maker”, Radical Entertainment, Buddha Jones
Starcraft II “Prepare”, Blizzard Entertainment, Mojo

The Don LaFontaine Award for Best Voice Over:
Biutiful “Intl Trailer”, Focus Features International, Mark Woollen & Associates
Born To Be Wild “Evolution”, Warner Bros. Pictures, Mob Scene Creative + Productions
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc Sec “UK Trailer”, Optimum Releasing, The Editpool
Tangled “Flynn’s Story”, Walt Disney Studios, mOcean

Golden Fleece:
Burlesque “Make A Star”, Screen Gems, Seismic Productions
Faster “Int’l Trailer B”, Sony Pictures Releasing, Tao Creative
Stone “Trailer”, Overture Films, In Sync Advertising
The Tourist “Domestic Trailer”, Columbia, Create Advertising Group

Most Original Trailer:
Battle: Los Angeles “Prepare”, Columbia/Fox Searchlight, Wild Card
Buried “Trailer 1A”, Lionsgate, Ignition
The Social Network “Domestic Trailer #2”, Sony Pictures, Mark Woollen & Associates
Tree of Life, Fox Searchlight, Mark Woollen & Associates

Summer 2011 Blockbuster Trailer:
Cowboys & Aliens “Domestic Trailer”, Universal Pictures/Paramount Pictures, Ignition Creative
Pirates of the Caribbean 4 “Jack”, Walt Disney Pictures, Create Advertising Group
Super 8, Paramount Pictures, Mark Woollen & Associates
Transformers: Dark of the Moon “Alien Secret”, Paramount Pictures, Wild Card

Trashiest Trailer:
F “UK Trailer”, Optimum Releasing, The Editpool
Hobo With A Shotgun “Red Band”, Magnet, AV Squad
Machete “Machete Int’l Trailer B”, Sony Pictures Releasing Int’l, Tao Creative
Piranha 3D “Waiting”, Dimension Films, Buddha Jones

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Non-Show Categories

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Technical Categories

Best Motion/Title Graphics:
Anonymous “Teaser”, Columbia Pictures, Vibe Creative,Inc.
I Love You Phillip Morris “Guess Who’s Coming – Green Band”, Roadside Attractions, Trailer Park
Saw 3D “Witness”, Lionsgate, Buddha Jones
The Wrecking Crew “Official Trailer”, Lunch Box Entertainment, Evolver Creative Inc.

Best Sound Editing:
Battle: Los Angeles “Domestic Trailer: Secret”, Columbia Pictures, Ignition Creative
I Saw the Devil “Red Band”, Magnet, AV Squad
The Mechanic “Clear Message”, CBS Films, Trailer Park
Transformers: Dark of the Moon “Alien Secret”, Paramount Pictures, Wild Card

Best Trailer – No Movie:
Jersey Boys “4 Friends Trailer”, Create Advertising Group
The Oregon Trail, Half Day Today!

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Foreign Trailer Categories

Best Foreign Action Trailer:
22 Bullets “German Trailer”, Europa Corp/Central Film/Wild Bunch, Trailerhaus
Carlos “German Trailer”, Warner Bros. Pictures, Trailerhaus
Centurion, Magnolia Pictures, Kinetic Trailers
Valhalla Rising “Theatrical Trailer”, IFC Films, Kinetic Trailers

Best Foreign Comedy Trailer:
Potiche “Trailer 1”, Music Box Films, Zealot Productions Inc
Soul Kitchen “Soul Kitchen”, IFC Films, Big Science Film, Inc
Submarine “Trailer 1”, The Weinstein Company, Zealot Productions Inc
Wild Target, Vue Entertainment/Free Style Releasing, Create Advertising Group

Best Foreign Drama Trailer:
Empire of Silver, Neo Classics Films, Big Science Film, Inc.
The King’s Speech “Trailer 1”, Momentum Pictures, Zealot Productions Inc
Life, Above All “Theatrical Trailer”, Sony Pictures Classics, Kinetic Trailers
Oranges and Sunshine “Trailer 1”, Icon Films, Zealot Productions Inc

Best Foreign Horror/Thriller Trailer:
F “UK Trailer”, Optimum Releasing, The Editpool
I Saw the Devil “Red Band”, Magnet, AV Squad
REC2 “Red Band”, Magnet, AV Squad
Silent House “Theatrical Trailer”, IFC Films, Kinetic Trailers

Best Foreign Romance Trailer:
Empire of Silver, NeoClassics Films, Big Science Film, Inc
Goethe! “Main Trailer”, Warner Bros. Germany, Fleischmann Trailer
Rosebud “Cinema Trailer”, Monolith Films, Trailer and More
Tequila, Quality Films, Fix Comunicacion:

Most Original Foreign Trailer:
Drei “Main Trailer”, X Verleih, Fleischmann Trailer
REC2 “Red Band”, Magnet, AV Squad
Rubber “Greenband Trailer 1”, Magnolia Pictures, Zealot Productions Inc
Wasted on the Young “Teaser”, Paramount, The Solid State

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TV Spots

Best Action TV Spot:
Fast Five “Fast Women”, Universal Pictures, AV Squad
I Am Number Four “Not Alone-Male”, DreamWorks/Disney,Trailer Park
Sucker Punch “Punch It”, Warner Bros., mOcean
The Town “Alarm Review”, Warner Bros., Motive

Best Animation/Family TV Spot:
HOP “Carrot Quiz”, Nickelodeon, Mojo
Megamind “Vote for Mega”, DreamWorks, Buddha Jones
Rango “Behind the Scenes” Paramount Pictures, The Ant Farm
Toy Story 3 “Biggest Ever/Clothes”, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, mOcean

Best Comedy TV Spot:
Bridesmaids “Celebrate :60”, Universal Pictures, Workshop Creative
The Green Hornet “Paradise”, Columbia Pictures, Vibe Creative, Inc.
The Other Guys “Work Together”, Columbia Pictures, Seismic Productions
Paul “Dessert”, Universal Pictures, The Ant Farm

Best Drama TV Spot:
Black Swan “Masterpiece”, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Create Advertising Group
The Fighter “Train”, Paramount Pictures, AV Squad
The Lincoln Lawyer “Personal”, Lionsgate, Mojo
The Town “The Crew Review”, Warner Bros., Motive

Best Foreign TV Spot:
The Disappearance of Alice Creed “15 Sec”, Icon, The Solid State
Gainsbourg “Journey 30”, Optimum Releasing,The Editpool
The King’s Speech “Few Words”, Momentum Pictures, Create Advertising Group
Never Let Me Go “Everlasting”, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Create Advertising Group

Best Graphics in a TV Spot:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 “Everything Review”, Warner Bros., Mojo
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole “Awesome Review”, Warner Bros.,Mojo
Salt “Big Event Review”, Columbia Pictures, Vibe Creative,Inc
Sucker Punch “Explosive Review”, Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures, Trailer Park

Best Horror TV Spot:
The Last Exorcism “Trailer Cutdown”, Lionsgate, Mojo
Priest “Reach Out”, Screen Gems, Vibe Creative, Inc.
The Rite “Believe”, New Line Cinema, AV Squad
The Rite “Images”, New Line Cinema, Buddha Jones

Best Independent TV Spot:
Blue Valentine “Mesmerizing”, The Weinstein Company, Zealot Productions Inc
Buried “Help (DVD) 30, Lionsgate, The Editpool
Jane Eyre “TV Spot – Escape”, Focus Features, Kinetic Trailers
The Kids Are All Right “We’re All The Same”, Focus Features, Seismic Productions

Best Music TV Spot:
Blue Valentine “Honeycomb 20 (DVD)”, The Weinstein Company, The Editpool
The Expendables “Attitude”, Lionsgate, Fishbowl
For Colored Girls “I Know Who I Am”, Lionsgate, Ignition
The Green Hornet “Paradise”, Columbia Pictures, Vibe Creative, Inc.

Best Romance TV Spot:
Blue Valentine “Mesmerizing”, The Weinstein Company, Zealot Productions Inc
Killers “Love-G”, Lionsgate, Mojo
Life As We Know It “The Love”, Warner Bros.,Trailer Park
Something Borrowed “Best Things”, Warner Bros./Alcon Entertainment, Trailer Park

Best Summer Blockbuster 2011 TV Spot:
Fast Five “Superbowl”, Universal Pictures, AV Squad
Pirates of the Caribbean 4 “Superbowl Captain”, Walt Disney Pictures, Create Advertising Group
Thor “Myth”, Paramount Pictures, AV Squad
Transformers: Dark of the Moon “Dark”, Paramount Pictures, Ignition Creative

Best Thriller TV Spot:
Black Swan “Pressure”, Fox Searchlight, Mark Woollen & Associates
Hanna “Unknown”, Focus Features, AV Squad
Limitless “Movie in a Minute”, Relativity, Motive
The Next Three Days “Getting Out”, Lionsgate, Mojo

Best Video Game TV Spot:
Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep “Beginning”, Square Enix, mOcean
Mortal Kombat (Mortal Kombat 30” TV Post 9), Warner Bros. Interactive, The Creative Partnership
Shift 2 Unleashed “Trailer”, Electronic Arts
Starcraft II “Glory Revised”, Blizzard Entertainment, Mojo

Best Voice Over TV Spot:
Cyrus “Shower”, Fox Searchlight, Motive
The Expendables “Testosterone Review”, Lionsgate, Fishbowl
The Last Exorcism “Devil 10”, Optimum Releasing, The Editpool
Madea’s Big Happy Family “Prescripture”, Lionsgate, Ignition

Most Original TV Spot:
The Disappearance of Alice Creed “15 sec”, Icon, The Solid State
Limitless “Movie in a Minute”, Relativity, Motive
Madea’s Big Happy Family “Prescripture”, Lionsgate, Ignition
Megamind “Mega Rap”, DreamWorks, Buddha Jones

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Poster Categories

Best Action Poster:
Cowboys & Aliens “Teaser One Sheet”, Universal, Ignition
The Mechanic “One Sheet”, CBS Films, Ignition
The Next Three Days “McQueen” Poster, Lionsgate, Ignition
Sucker Punch “One-sheet Retro Babydoll”, Warner Bros., Ignition

Best Animation/Family Poster:
Alpha and Omega “Log Ride Poster”, Lionsgate, Ignition
Legend’s of the Guardians “One Sheet”, Warner Bros., Mojo
Madea’s Big Happy Family “Brady Bunch Poster”, Lionsgate, Kustom Creative
Rio “Teaser 2Sheet Finish V4”, 20th Century Fox International, The Refinery

Best Comedy Poster:
Madea’s Big Happy Family “Black Swan Poster”, Lionsgate, Ignition
Madea’s Big Happy Family “God Mother Poster”, Lionsgate, Ignition
Super “One Sheet”, IFC Films, Mojo
Your Highness “Your Highness”, Universal Pictures, Cold Open

Best Documentary Poster:
Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, Magnolia Pictures, Cold Open
Freakonomics “Final Art 1sheet”, Magnolia Pictures, The Refinery
Making the Boys, First Run Features, Greenlight Creative
The TallMan “Poster”, Blackfella Films,The Solid State

Best Drama Poster:
127 Hours “One Sheet”, Fox Searchlight, Ignition
For Colored Girls “Tears Poster”, Lionsgate, Ignition
Inception “Bus Shelter (Paris)”, Warner Bros., Ignition
Rabbit Hole “Tire Swing Poster”, Lionsgate, Ignition

Best Horror Poster:
The Last Exorcism “Back Bend Poster”, Lionsgate, Ignition
The Last Exorcism “Wall Demon Poster”, Lionsgate, Ignition
Let Me In “One Sheet”, Overture Films, Ignition
My Soul to Take, Universal Pictures, Cold Open

Best Independent Poster:
127 Hours “One Sheet”, Fox Searchlight, Ignition
Buried “Coffin Poster” Lionsgate, Ignition
Madea’s Big Happy Family “Godmother Poster”, Lionsgate, Ignition
Rabbit Hole “Tire Swing Poster”, Lionsgate, Ignition

Best Foreign/International Poster:
I Am Love, Metrodome Distribution, allcity media
Red Riding Hood (One Sheet), Warner Bros., Ignition
The Tourist (One Sheet), Studio Canal, Ignition
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (One-Sheet), Sony Pictures Classics, Ignition

Best Romance Poster:
Ceremony (One Sheet), Magnolia Pictures, Ignition
I Love You Phillip Morris (One Sheet), Roadside Attractions, Ignition
One Day (One Sheet), Focus Features, Mojo
Rabbit Hole (Panels Poster), Lionsgate, Ignition

Best Summer 2011 Blockbuster Poster:
Captain America: The First Avenger “Domestic Teaser”, Paramount Pictures, BLT & Associates, Inc
Cowboys & Aliens “Teaser One-sheet”, Universal Pictures, Ignition
Fast Five “Fast Five”, Universal Pictures, Cold Open
Super 8 “Final One Sheet”, Paramount Pictures, BLT & Associates,Inc.

Best Teaser Poster:
Buried “Coffin Poster”, Lionsgate, Ignition
Catfish “Catfish”, Universal Pictures,Cold Open
Madea’s Big Happy Family “One Sheet”, Lionsgate, Ignition
The Mechanic “One Sheet”, CBS Films, Ignition

Best Thriller Poster:
Buried “Vertigo Poster”, Lionsgate, Ignition
Inception “Bus Shelter “Folding City”, Warner Bros., Ignition
The Next Three Days “Map Poster”, Lionsgate, Ignition
Source Code “One Sheet”, Summit Entertainment, Ignition

Best Video Game Poster:
Def Jam Rap Star “Rapstar One Sheet”, 4mm Games, The Refinery
Fight Night Champion “One-sheet”, EA Sports, Ignition

Best Wildposts:
Priest “Priest 004”, Screen Gems, The Refinery
The Roommate “Wild Posting”, Sony Screen Gems, Ignition
Sucker Punch “Character Banners”, Warner Bros., Mojo
Super “Wild Postings”, IFC Films, Mojo

Most Original Poster:
Buried “Coffin” Poster, Lionsgate, Ignition
The Expendables “International Poster”, Lionsgate, Ignition
Inception “Mosaic Character” Posters, Warner Bros., Ignition
The Mechanic “One Sheet”, CBS Films, Ignition

Trashiest Poster:
Kaboom, IFC, Mojo
Orgasm Inc., First Run Features, Greenlight Creative

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Standees

Best Standee for Feature Film:
The Expendables “Standee”, Lionsgate, Ignition
Hanna “Standee”, Focus Features, Ignition
Inception “In Theater Totems”, Warner Bros., Ignition
Sucker Punch “Standee”, Warner Bros., Ignition

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Advertising In Theater & On Screen

Best Pre-show Theatrical Advertising:
Megamind “In Theater Spot”, Paramount Pictures, Mob Scene Creative + Productions

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Original/Experiential Cinematic/Movie Advertising

Most Innovative Advertising for a Feature Film:
Buried “Motion Poster”, Lionsgate, Ignition
For Colored Girls “Living Portraits”, Lionsgate, Ignition
Inception “Entire Campaign”, Warner Bros., Ignition
Tangled “Grounded for Life”, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, mOcean

Most Innovative Advertising for a Brand/Product:
Avatar Blu Ray “Avatar :45 Vision”, Flyer Entertainment
Avatar Blu Ray “Avatar: ECE-Domestic Trailer”, Flyer Entertainment
Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu Ray “Global Consumer Trailer #1”, Flyer Entertainment
A Year of A Million Moments “Million Moments Overall Trailer”, Flyer Entertainment

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Film Festival Category

Best Film Festival Trailer:
Milwaukee Film Festival “2010 Sponsor Trailer”, Milwaukee Film
San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival “7th Annual”, MOHA Productions
Sonoma International Film Festival “Tipsy”, ICA
Toronto International Film Festival “Essential Cinema”, Kinetic Trailers

Best Film Festival Poster:
Los Angeles Film Festival, Ignition
Sonoma International Film Festival, ICA

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Winners will be announced at the show on June 29th at
The Music Box in Los Angeles, California
Press contact: info(at)kahnmediastrategies.com

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