Nominees For 19th Annual Golden Trailer Awards Recognize And Celebrate The Best In Motion Picture Trailers And Television Marketing

Netflix and Warner Bros. Earn Most Nominations By Studio With 62 Nominations As 21st Century Fox Rounds Out Top 3 with 53 Nominations; Top Nominations by Vendors Include Buddha Jones with 30 Nominations, Trailer Park with 29 and Mark Woollen & Associates with 23

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 9, 2018 — (PRNewswire) —   The Golden Trailer Awards, the entertainment industry's most anticipated annual celebration acknowledging the most outstanding achievements in motion picture and television marketing, announced today the nominees in the 19th annual competition that has emerged as the most recognized event devoted to the artistry of film marketers and companies that create movie trailers, commercials and posters worldwide. Evelyn Watters, Golden Trailer Awards Executive Director, announced the 2018 nominees along with the show's Executive Producer Monica Brady.  GTA 19 will take place on Thursday, May 31st at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles where comedienne and actress Michelle Buteau ("The Tick," "Broad City," "Key & Peele") will host and emcee the fun-filled evening.

Netflix and Warner Bros led this year's nomination tally by studio, each with 62 nominees. Netflix was represented by their work on films and series including "Stranger Things: Season 2," "The Crown," Icarus and Mudbound among many others. Warner Bros (with contributions from New Line and HBO) led their GTA tally with work on films and series including Wonder Woman, Dunkirk, It, Ocean's 8 and "Westworld: Season 2" among others. Rounding out the top three leading studios for 2018 is 21st Century Fox with 53 nominations for marketing campaigns including and The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, "American Horror Story: Cult," and "Isle of Dogs," among others. The Shape of Water and Hitman's Bodyguard earned the most nominations of any film by title with 8 nominations a piece followed by Black Panther, Thoroughbreds, and "Westworld: Season 2," each of which scored 7 nominations.

Top trailer houses in this year's competition included Buddha Jones with 30 nominations, Trailer Park with 29, and Mark Woollen & Associates with 23.

The Golden Trailer Awards are presented live on stage to nominees in diverse categories that range from serious to lighthearted, including Best Summer 2018 Blockbuster Trailer, Best of Show, and the most popular award of the night: the Golden Fleece Award, bestowed on the best trailer for the film where the marketing was considered better than the film itself.

Said Watters, "The major story line heading in to Cannes this year was 'No Netflix'.  In the Golden Trailer competition, Netflix and Warner Bros. are tied with 62 nominations. This is the new world, where art intersects with commerce on demand, and the 'Netflix Effect' on the industry cannot be ignored."

Said Brady, "This is the first year that a streaming service has been such a force in our competition so congratulations to Netflix and to Warner Bros., and to all of our amazingly talented nominees. Each year, this competition gets harder and harder. Not just because of the sheer number of entries our judges have to consider. The artistry and skill that goes into perfecting great trailers, commercials and posters deserves our fullest recognition and appreciation. They are the cornerstone of what drives our awareness of movies and great entertainment week after week and they are one of the most important components of marketing campaigns. The Golden Trailer Awards celebrate all of the heroes behind the scenes - the stealth players who work long hours to create these amazing marketing gems that we love to watch online or during the pre-show in our favorite theaters."

Seventeen of the top honors are presented "live" on stage at the celebratory show, which routinely sells out and draws a heavy industry crowd of studio and network marketing executives, representatives from creative agencies, media and celebrities.

In total, Golden Trailer Awards are presented to winners across 108 diverse categories. Last year, more than 1,100 studio marketing executives, movie fans, celebrities and trailer editors were on hand to celebrate as Open Road Entertainment and AV Squad's work for Warner Bros. Wonder Woman trailer titled "What She Is" won the Best of Show Prize and the top honor for Best Fantasy/ Adventure Trailer.

For more information, and tickets to the show, please visit www.goldentrailer.com. When on social media, please use #goldentrailer19.

For press credentials to attend this year's show, please contact Elzer & Associates.

A full list of this year's nominees is provided below:

AWARDS PRESENTED DURING THE LIVE STAGE SHOW INCLUDE:
19th Annual Golden Trailer Awards Nominee List
Legend: Film Title, Studio, Trailer House or Creative Vendor

Best Action
Kingsman: The Golden Circle, "Team," 20th Century Fox, Create Advertising Group
Black Panther, "Crown," Walt Disney Studios, Create Advertising Group
Tomb Raider, "SURVIVOR," Warner Bros., Ant Farm
Avengers: Infinity War, "Millions," Disney/Marvel, MOCEAN
Rampage, "Battle," Warner Bros., Aspect

Best Animation / Family   
The Nutcracker and The Four Realms, "Clara," Walt Disney Pictures, TRANSIT
Peter Rabbit, "Home," Sony Pictures, Create Advertising Group
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2, "Wired Refresh," Disney/Pixar, MOCEAN
Isle Of Dogs, "Domestic Trailer #1," Fox Searchlight, Giaronomo Productions
Despicable Me 3, "Mojo," Universal Pictures, Workshop Creative

Best Comedy
Game Night, "Welcome," New Line Cinema, MOCEAN
Uncle Drew, "Uncle Drew," Lionsgate, Seismic Productions
Sorry to Bother You, "Voice," Annapurna Pictures, Trailer Park, Inc.
Lady Bird, "Domestic Trailer #1," A24 Films, Giaronomo Productions
Gringo, "Friendly," Amazon, GrandSon

Best Documentary
The China Hustle, "Trailer," Magnolia, Zealot
City of Ghosts, "Promise," Amazon Studios, MOCEAN
Icarus, "Distance," Netflix, GrandSon
Won't You Be My Neighbor, "Trailer," Focus Features, Mark Woollen & Associates
Three Identical Strangers, "Reunited," Neon, Zealot

Best Drama
All The Money In The World, "Power," Sony Pictures, Project X|AV
Darkest Hour, "Trailer," Focus Features, Mark Woollen & Associates
The Shape of Water, "Escape," Fox Searchlight Pictures, MOCEAN
Megan Leavey, "Mission," Bleecker Street, Open Road
Chappaquiddick, "Conspiracy," Entertainment Studios, MOCEAN

Best Fantasy Adventure
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, "New World," Sony, TRANSIT
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, "Expelliarmus," Warner Bros., Jax
Thor: Ragnarok, "New Journey," Disney/Marvel, MOCEAN
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, "Rebellion Reborn DCM Trailer," Walt Disney Studios / Lucasfilm, Tiny Hero
Solo: A Star Wars Story, "Something," Disney, Disney In-house

Best Horror
A Quiet Place, "A Quiet Place | Teaser – Listen," Paramount, Ignition
Insidious: The Last Key, "Family," Universal Pictures, Buddha Jones
Mother!, "Puzzle," Paramount Pictures, Buddha Jones
A Quiet Place, "A Quiet Place," Paramount, AV Squad
Hereditary, "Hereditary,"      A24, AV Squad

Best Independent Trailer
The Florida Project, "Trailer," A24, Mark Woollen & Associates
I, Tonya, "Haters," Neon, Zealot
Thoroughbreds, "Red Band Trailer," Focus Features, Motive
The Shape of Water, "Connection," Fox Searchlight Pictures, MOCEAN
Under the Silver Lake, "Trailer 1," A24, Motive

Best Music
The Greatest Showman, "Imagination," 20th Century Fox, Wild Card
All The Money In The World, "True Story," Sony Pictures, Project X|AV
Baby Driver, "Tekillyah," Sony Pictures Entertainment, Trailer Park, Inc.
Ocean's 8, "7 People," Warner Bros. Pictures, Trailer Park, Inc.
Pacific Rim: Uprising, "Untouchable," Universal Pictures, Inside Job

Best Summer Blockbuster Trailer
Ocean's 8, "7 People," Warner Bros., Trailer Park, Inc.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout, "CHOICE," Paramount Pictures, Ant Farm
The Incredibles 2, "Illegal," Disney, Trailer Park, Inc.
Deadpool 2, "Comeback," 20th Century Fox, MOCEAN
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, "Kingdom," Universal Pictures, Inside Job

Best Teaser
Murder on the Orient Express, "Suspect," 20th Century Fox, Wild Card

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