'Furious 7' Takes Top Prize at Golden Trailer Awards

Golden Trailer

Universal Pictures and AV Squad shared in the best of show honors awarded to the trailer titled "Family."

A trailer for Furious 7 titled “Family” won the Best of Show prize for Universal Pictures and AV Squad at the 16th annual Golden Trailer Awards, which were held Wednesday at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills. It also claimed the top honors in the best action category.

Awards were announced in 78 different categories, with 20 of them handed out at the ceremony, hosted by T.J. Miller, who stars in HBO’s Silicon Valley.

Universal Pictures (along with specialty division Focus Features) was the big winner of the night, taking home 15 awards overall. Warner Bros. (with its sister company HBO) won a total of 11 statues, while Disney and Lionsgate collected nine wins each. Fox won six of the golden statues. 

Top trailer and creative vendors included Ignition Creative, whose work was honored in 14 different categories. mOcean, Trailer Park and AV Squad scored 6 trophies each. Buddha Jones won 4 GTAs.

American Sniper and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 tied for the films with the most Golden Trailer Awards, with each taking home wins in five separate categories.

The Golden Trailer Awards were launched in 1999 by Evelyn Watters and Monica Brady to recognize standouts in worldwide motion picture and television marketing.

The complete list of awards is below.

 

Best of Show

Furious 7 "Family", Universal Pictures, AV Squad

 

Best Action

Furious 7 "Family", Universal Pictures, AV Squad

 

Best Animation / Family

Big Hero 6 "Find Your Way", Disney, Trailer Park

 

Best Comedy

Ted 2 "Civil Rights: Trailer 2", Universal Pictures, AV Squad

 

Best Documentary

Life Itself, Magnolia Pictures, Mark Woollen & Associates

 

Best Drama

Selma "The People", Paramount, Buddha Jones

 

Best Fantasy Adventure

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 "Courage of One", Lionsgate, Outpost Media

 

Best Horror

Woman In Black 2: The Angel of Death "Forgive", Relativity Media, Buddha Jones

 

Best Independent Trailer

Boyhood, IFC Films, Mark Woollen & Associates/Empire Design

 

Best Music

Guardians of the Galaxy "Outlaws", Disney, mOcean

 

Best Romance

Paper Towns "Find Yourself", 20th Century Fox, TRANSIT

 

Summer 2015 Blockbuster Trailer

Avengers: Age Of Ultron "Strings", Disney, mOcean

 

Best Teaser

Interstellar, Paramount Pictures/Warner Bros., Ignition Creative

 

Best Thriller

American Sniper "Confirm", Warner Bros., mOcean

 

Best Video Game Trailer

Batman: Arkham Knight "Gotham is Mine Trailer", WB Games, Hammer Creative

 

Golden Fleece

The Giver "Community", The Weinstein Company, Buddha Jones

 

Most Original Trailer

Mad Max: Fury Road "Mad", Warner Bros., Trailer Park

 

GTA 16 & Rentrak Best Opening Weekend Award

Furious 7, Universal Pictures

 

The Don LaFontaine Award for Best Voice Over

Inherent Vice "Higher", Warner Bros., Aspect

 

Trashiest Trailer

What We Do In The Shadows, Unison Films, Jump Cut

 

Non-Show Categories

Best Motion/Title Graphics

The Hateful 8 "Hate", The Weinstein Company, Ignition Creative

 

Best Sound Editing

Avengers: Age Of Ultra "Strings", Disney, mOcean

 

Best Teaser/Trailer for a TV Series or Mini-series

Game Of Thrones: Season 5 "The Wheel", HBO, AV Squad

 

Best Original Score

Interstellar "Memories", Paramount Pictures/Warner Bros, Trailer Park

 

Best Trailer - No Movie

Birdman "Birdman Returns", Fox Searchlight, Ignition Creative

 

Foreign

Best Foreign Action Trailer

Grandmaster, Metrodome Distribution, The Editpool

 

Best Foreign Animation Family Trailer

Shaun The Sheep The Movie "New Hero", Studio Canal, Wonderland London

 

Best Foreign Comedy Trailer

The Bachelor Weekend "The Stag", Drei Freunde, Freealize, Good Hands

 

Best Foreign Documentary Trailer

Dark Horse, Picture House Entertainment, Zealot UK

 

Best Foreign Drama Trailer

The Imitation Game "Answer", The Weinstein Company, Zealot

 

Best Foreign Graphics in a Trailer

The Babadook "Theatrical Trailer", Icon Film Distribution, Intermission Film

 

Best Foreign Horror Trailer

Hollow "Theatrical Trailer #2", Old Photo Films, Alice M. Tran

 

Best Foreign Romance Trailer

Far From the Madding Crowd "Her Heart", Fox Searchlight Pictures International, Create Advertising London

 

Best Foreign Thriller Trailer

Ex Machina "Human", Universal Pictures, The Picture Production Company

 

Most Original Foreign Trailer

Hyena, Independent Film Company, Zealot UK

 

TV Spots

Best Action TV Spot

Furious 7 "Fast", Universal Pictures, AV Squad

 

Best Animation / Family TV Spot

Big Hero 6 "Your Way", Disney, Trailer Park

 

Best Comedy TV Spot

Ted 2 "Mission Super Bowl Extended Online", Universal Pictures, Workshop Creative

 

Best Documentary TV Spot

Disneynature's Monkey Kingdom "Monkee Around", Disneynature, Toy Box Entertainment

 

Best Drama TV Spot

American Sniper "Sacrifice", Warner Bros., Seismic Productions

 

Best Fantasy Adventure TV Spot

Guardians of the Galaxy "World", Disney, mOcean

 

Best Foreign TV Spot

Ex Machina "Spritz", Universal Pictures International Ltd, The Picture Production Company

 

Best Graphics in a TV Spot

Nightcrawler "Squeegee :15", Open Road Films, Workshop Creative

 

Best Horror TV Spot

Woman In Black 2: Angel of Death "Silent Night", Relativity Media, Buddha Jones

 

Best Independent TV Spot

The Drop "Name", Fox Searchlight, AV Squad

 

Best Music TV Spot

American Sniper "Cadence Review", Warner Bros. Pictures, Wild Card

 

Best Original Score TV Spot

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 "Return to District 12", Lionsgate, CARVE

 

Best Romance TV Spot

If I Stay "Never Leave", Warner Bros., Trailer Park

 

Best Summer 2015 Blockbuster TV Spot

Jurassic World "Biggest Superbowl", Universal Pictures, Wild Card

 

Best Thriller TV Spot

American Sniper "Confirm", Warner Bros., mOcean

 

Best Video Game TV Spot

Bloodborne "Hunt You Down TV Spot", Sony Computer Entertainment of America/Japan Studio/From Software, Petrol Advertsing

 

Best Voice Over TV Spot

McFarland, USA "Where We're Going", Disney, Motive

 

Most Original TV Spot

Birdman "Action Figure Spot", Fox Searchlight, Fox Searchlight In-House Creative

 

Posters

Best Action Poster

The Expendables 3 "Final One-Sheet", Lionsgate, Ignition

 

Best Animation / Family Movie Poster

Minions "Stuart, Kevin & Bob Teaser One-Sheet", Universal, Ignition

 

Best Billboard

The Divergent Series: Insurgent "Mondrian", Lionsgate, LA Associates

 

Best Comedy Poster

Ted 2 "Teaser One-Sheet", Universal, Ignition

 

Best Documentary Poster

Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger, Magnolia Pictures, Blood & Chocolate

 

Best Drama Poster

American Sniper "Domestic 1", Warner Bros., The Refinery

 

Best Fantasy / Adventure Poster

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 "Katniss Final One-Sheet", Lionsgate, Ignition

 

Best Foreign Poster

'71 "The Merchant Of Menace", Studio Canal UK, Wonderland

 

Best Horror Poster

Dracula Untold "One-Sheet", Universal Pictures, Ignition

 

Best Independent Poster

Cut Bank, A24, P+A

 

Best International Poster

As Above So Below "International One-Sheet", Universal, Ignition

 

Best Motion Poster

Deliver Us From Evil "Motion Poster 1", Sony Pictures Releasing International, Greenhaus GFX

 

Best Romance Poster

The Age Of Adaline "Blue Payoff Poster", Lionsgate, LA Associates

 

Best Summer 2015 Blockbuster Poster

Minions "Stuart, Kevin & Bob Teaser One-Sheet", Universal, Ignition

 

Best Teaser Poster

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 "Logo", Lionsgate, Ignition

 

Best Thriller Poster

John Wick "Final One-Sheet", Lionsgate, Ignition

 

Best Video Game Poster

Dead Island 2 "Redwood Rampage", Deep Silver, Midnight Oil

 

Best Wildposts (Teaser Campaign)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 "District Heroes", Lionsgate, Ignition

 

Most Original Poster

Kill the Messenger "Wild Post", Focus Features, Ignition

 

Trashiest Poster

Buzzard, Oscilloscope Pictures, Jump Cut

 

Innovative

Best pre-show Theatrical Advertising for a Brand

Big Hero 6 "Bowtie", Disney, Trailer Park

 

Best Viral Campaign

Into The Storm "Tornado Selfie", Village Roadshow Pictures, The Woolshed Company

 

Most Innovative Advertising for a Feature Film

These Final Hours "The Interactive Prequel", Roadshow Films, Soap Creative Australia

 

Film Festivals

Best Film Festival Trailer

2014 New York Film Festival, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jump Cut

 

Best Film Festival Poster

Birdman "Toronto International Film Festival poster", Fox Searchlight, New Regency

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