With it being awards season, all talk and buzz is understandably on the Oscar race right now. However, did you know that there is a big awards ceremony for those wizards who trick us into going to bad movies in the first place? That’s right, it’s called the Golden Trailer Awards.
Now if you stop to think about it, this isn’t silly at all. Putting together strong marketing for movies really is an art. Taking a movie, an in 30 second, 90 seconds or 120 seconds, making it seem as appealing as possible to get as many people interested in the project as you can. Don’t think it’s an art? Just think off all the horrible movies you’ve seen because the trailers looked so damn good!
Anyway, the annual Golden Trailer awards are being held in Los Angeles this year on May 8th at the Orpheum Theater. Now, as much as I like this concept, how many categories can they possibly have? 1 right? Best trailer. Well… that would make sense… but they’ve got 55 categories. Variety gives us this:
The kudofest covers 55 categories, spanning such media as domestic and foreign movie trailers, movie posters, TV spots and videogame trailers. Highlights include awards in the action, romance and summer blockbuster categories, as well as the Golden Fleece trophy for best bad movie preview, and the trashiest trailer award.
I especially like the fact that they have a category for best trailer for a horrible film. I think I might check this out.