'Furious 7' Takes Top Prize at Golden Trailer Awards

Golden Trailer Trophy - P 2015

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



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



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



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