Golden Trailer Awards: 'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things,' 'Westworld' Among Nominees

12:00 PM 5/9/2018

by Kimberly Nordyke

Netflix and Warner Bros. lead all noms with 61 apiece.

From left: 'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things,' 'Westworld'
From left: 'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things,' 'Westworld'
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Trailers for Black Panther, Stranger Things and Westworld are among the nominees for the 19th annual Golden Trailer Awards, which honor the best in film and TV marketing.

The Shape of Water and The Hitman’s Bodyguard earned the most nominations of any film by title with eight each, followed by Black Panther, Thoroughbreds and Westworld, each of which scored seven mentions.

Overall, Netflix and Warner Bros. lead the nominees with a total of 61 noms apiece. Top trailer houses include Buddha Jones with 30 noms, Trailer Park with 29 and Mark Woollen & Associates with 23.

The awards will be handed out May 31 at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Monica Brady will serve as executive producer, with comedienne-actress Michelle Buteau (The Tick) set to host.

Seven awards will be presented live onstage, including best summer 2018 blockbuster trailer, best of show and the Golden Fleece Award, given to the best trailer for the film where the marketing was considered better than the movie itself. Vying for the latter will be trailers for Proud Mary, Flatliners, Death Wish, The Meg and Snowman. Overall, awards in more than 108 categories will be handed out.

"The major storyline heading into Cannes this year was 'No Netflix.' In the Golden Trailer competition, Netflix and Warner Bros. are tied with 61 nominations. This is the new world, where art intersects with commerce on demand, and the 'Netflix Effect' on the industry cannot be ignored," said Evelyn Watters, executive director of the Golden Trailer Awards.

Added 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 deserve 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."

A list of nominees that will be announced onstage follows. For a full list of nominees, click here.

  • Best Action

    'Avengers: Infinity War'
    'Avengers: Infinity War'
    Courtesy of Marvel Entertainment

    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

    'Isle of Dogs
    'Isle of Dogs
    Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures

    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

    'Lady Bird'
    'Lady Bird'
    A24

    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

    'Icarus'
    'Icarus'
    Netflix

    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

    'The Shape of Water'
    'The Shape of Water'
    Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures

    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

    'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
    'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
    Courtesy of Lucasfilm Ltd.

    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'
    Jonny Cournoyer/Paramount Pictures

    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

    'I, Tonya'
    'I, Tonya'
    Courtesy of NEON and 30WEST

    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

    'Ocean's 8'
    'Ocean's 8'
    Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

    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

    'Deadpool 2'
    'Deadpool 2'
    Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

    Ocean's 8, “7 People,” Warner Bros., Trailer Park, Inc.

    Mission: Impossible – Fallout, “CHOICE,” Paramount Pictures, Ant Farm

    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'
    'Murder on the Orient Express'
    Courtesy of 20th Century FOX

    Murder on the Orient Express, “Suspect,” 20th Century Fox, Wild Card

    Red Sparrow, “Program,” 20th Century Fox, Wild Card

    Deadpool 2, “Cable Red,” 20th Century Fox, MOCEAN

    Mortal Engines, “London,” Universal Pictures, Inside Job

    Avengers: Infinity War, “Balance,” Disney/Marvel, MOCEAN

  • Best Thriller

    'Annihilation'
    'Annihilation'

    Annihilation, “Mission,” Paramount Pictures, Buddha Jones

    Unsane, “Believe,” Bleecker Street, Buddha Jones

    The Commuter, “The Commuter,” Lionsgate, AV Squad

    It Comes at Night, “It Comes at Night,” A24, AV Squad

    Sicario: Day of the Soldado, “Win,” Sony Pictures Entertainment, MOCEAN

  • Best Video Game Trailer

    'Call of Duty'
    'Call of Duty'

    Assassin's Creed: Origins, “Order of the Ancients,” Ubisoft, Sunny Side Up Creative

    Assassin's Creed: Origins, “Legend,” Ubisoft, Buddha Jones

    Far Cry 5, “Story Trailer,” Ubisoft, Buddha Jones

    Call of Duty: WWII, “Call of Duty: WWII – Reveal Trailer,” Activision, gnet

    Outlast Series Switch Trailer, “Outlast Series Trailer for the Nintendo Switch,” Red Barrels, Altar Creative

  • Golden Fleece

    'Proud Mary'
    'Proud Mary'
    Courtesy of CTMG

    Proud Mary, “Rolling, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Trailer Park, Inc.

    Flatliners, “Relax,” Sony Pictures & Columbia Pictures, Buddha Jones

    Death Wish, “Reaper,” Annapurna Pictures, Create Advertising Group

    The Meg, “Carnage,” Warner Bros., Trailer Park, Inc.

    The Snowman, “Domestic Trailer #1,” Universal Studios, Giaronomo Productions

  • Most Original Trailer

    'Baby Driver'
    'Baby Driver'
    Wilson Webb/Sony Pictures

    Thoroughbreds, “Red Band Trailer,” Focus Features, Motive

    Baby Driver, “Tekillyah,” Sony Pictures Entertainment, Trailer Park, Inc.

    Deadpool 2, “Paintings - Bob Ross Trailer,” 20th Century Fox, MOCEAN/Big Picture

    Hereditary, “Hereditary,” A24, AV Squad

    Patti Cake$, “PATTI CAKE$ Lyric Video,” Fox Searchlight Pictures, Studio Cadre & Ruff Mercy