Winners Announced for 10th Annual Golden Trailer Awards

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Tue, 06/09/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The best movie previews of 2009 were crowned recently at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles when the 10th Annual Golden Trailer Awards were conferred before a live audience. In a show hosted by comedian writer and actor Dean Edwards with presenters culled from the ranks of today's top and up-and-coming comedians statuettes for 16 award categories were handed out. Additionally one of these winners was also named Best in Show. The big winners include the trailer for Star Trek which took both the Summer 2009 Blockbuster Award and the trophy for Best in Show; The Unborn which nabbed Best Horror the upcoming Bruno that earned Best Comedy; and 500 Days of Summer which captured Best Romance. WALL-E took Best Animation/Family; Best Action went to Fast and Furious and Best Drama to Frost/Nixon. Audience favorites the Golden Fleece Award (best trailer for a bad movie) and Trashiest Trailer went to The Spirit and One Eyed Monster respectively. The Best Video Game Trailer for 2009 went to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. This year the long-established category Best Voice Over was renamed the Don LaFontaine Award for Best Voice Over to honor the man whose voice set the industry standard for trailer narration. LaFontaine passed away in 2008. The award went to Tropic Thunder - Hollywood Legend a hilarious spoof of the making of documentary Heart of Darkness narrated by Corey Burton. While 16 of the awards are conferred during the live event there are 61 categories in total which also include sections for a full range for foreign films posters TV spots and film festival materials. Overall Lionsgate triumphed as the studio with the most wins this year taking nine Golden Trailer Awards. The Golden Trailer Awards