Golden Trailer Awards

Golden-Trailer-Awards.jpgWith 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.

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4 thoughts on “Golden Trailer Awards

  1. They already have a “top-drawer” award for this sort of thing. It’s called the Key Art Awards and it is sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter. The last 5 or so years it’s been very swank with A-List presenters and hosts (Sharon Stone, Jack Black, Sarah Silverman, Toby Maguire, Guillermo Del Torro, Kevin Smith, etc. etc.) not to mention all the top directors (Ridley Scott, Michael Bay to name just two). And for the last couple of years it’s also been held at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland where the Oscars take place.

  2. i think “Cloverfield” should win best trialer for for giving us just enough to think “What the hell was that ??? ” clever , very clever.

  3. I have been saying for years that people who edit trailers should be up for an Oscar of their own.

    I went to see “The Musketeer” because the trailer looked cool.

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