Although last year’s Golden Trailer Awards were canceled, this year they are back, and among the winners is a film which was shot in Budapest.
Without a ceremony last year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Golden Trailer Awards returned last week to award two years’ worth of trailers, teasers, and TV spots with being the best of the best. The ceremony, which was broadcast from the Niswonger Performing Arts Center (NPAC) in Greenville, Tennessee, was hosted by comedian Leanne Morgan. Presenters included Nashville-based stand-up comic Josh Black, country-pop artist Jesslee, and actor and comedian Neal Reddy from Netflix’s “Queer Eye”.
Trailers for Pixar’s “Soul”, Amazon’s comic-book series “The Boys”, and the Sacha Baron Cohen starter “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” were among the nominees for the 21st annual Golden Trailer Awards. Also nominated were “Jojo Rabbit”, “Joker”, “Parasite”, “Marriage Story”, and other 2020 Oscar winners — including “1917”, which earned a whopping 11 nods — as Evelyn Brady-Watters and Monica Brady, the pair of sisters who co-founded the awards show more than two decades ago, decided to forgo a 2020 ceremony amid the coronavirus pandemic and instead combine two years’ worth of work into one show.
To that end, films that came out back in 2019 and those that were released just a few weeks ago found themselves among the winners including “Black Widow” for Best Fantasy Adventure trailer, A “Quiet Place: Part II” for Best Horror, and “Joker” for Best Thriller. In addition, the IMAX one-sheet for “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” won Best Fantasy Adventure Poster while the character posters for Zack Snyder‘s “Justice League” won the Best Wildposts award.
GTA co-founder Brady said, “Congratulations to all of this years’ honorees and nominees, the talent we continue to see each year is unparalleled and we’re grateful for everyone who came out in support of the heroes in health care, food service, transportation, emergency services and more who went to work (while we worked from home) and kept us all going.”
“We’re absolutely amazed at the talent we’ve seen over the past couple years,” Brady-Watters said. “Especially with the turbulent times we’ve had, we’re honored to celebrate the incredible and entertaining work of our industry professionals, whose craft shines through and entertains us through good times and bad.”
The winning films and TV shows are selected by a jury of directors, producers, actors, writers, executives, and advertising creatives. Among the 2019 judges were producer Richard Suckle (“Wonder Woman”), writer-director Sam Esmail (“Mr. Robot”, “Homecoming”), producer Anthony Bregman (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”), director Hugh Welchman (“Loving Vincent”), advertising executive Thomas Benski, film industry veteran David Dinerstein, and cinematographer Dion Beebe.
“Black Widow”, shot in Hungary, was nominated in four categories, two of which it won, while “Dune”, another Hungarian-filmed biggie, was nominated in two categories.