Coming to Greeneville Tennessee…

Thursday, July 22, 2021

What is the Golden Trailer Awards?

The Golden Trailer Awards is an annual award show that honors achievements in motion picture and television marketing, including trailers, teasers, tv spots, posters, and innovative advertising.

How do I learn more?

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The Official Press Release

The Golden Trailer Awards Announce the 21st Annual Awards Show will take Place in Greeneville, TN

The awards show will be held at Niswonger Performing Arts Center on Thursday, July 22, 2021

The organizers chose the unique location of NPAC in idyllic Greeneville, TN as the location for the 21st GTAs for a multitude of reasons. Said Evelyn Brady-Watters, co-founder of the GTAs, The show must go on, however with Los Angeles still under Covid restrictions, we set our sights on NPAC, a state of the art theatre in Greeneville, TN, a region with a rich cultural heritage, bountiful spirits and a burgeoning new tech sector — we are excited for our show to be live-streamed from Distillicon Valleythis year!”

“We are very excited to have the Golden Trailer Awards hosted in the Appalachian Highlands this year.” stated Heath Guinn, President of Sync Space Entrepreneur Center, “Northeast Tennessee’s prowess in the entertainment industry is one of our best-kept secrets and we’re seeing an incredible surge in our entertainment, production, and digital media entrepreneurs and workforce.”

Sisters Evelyn Brady-Watters and Monica Brady founded the GTAs to recognize the incredibly talented professionals who created the trailers and film marketing; the unsung heroes of the entertainment industry, whose great works fuels the movie and streaming business yet largely remain anonymous. Said Brady-Watters, This year, we are also dedicating GTA21 as a tribute to all the unsung heroes in healthcare, food service, transportation, emergency services, and more who went to work (while we stayed home streaming) and kept us all going. We offer our sincerest gratitude and a night to enjoy a fun night of entertainment.”

Content that was created between April 2019–April 2021 from studios, independent films, and foreign films were eligible to enter the awards, including categories Trailer for a Feature Film; TV Spots for a Feature Film; Trailer/Teaser/TV Spot for a TV/Streaming Series; Home Entertainment Trailer; Poster; Radio Spot; Digital & Innovative Advertising; and Title Sequence. Honorees from various genres will be celebrated, from Action to Drama, Animation, Thriller, Documentary, and more. 

The jury consists of top-level directors, producers, actors, writers, executives and advertising creatives. Previous judges include: Ben Stiller, Kevin Feige, David Geffen, Glenn Close, Pedro Almódovar, Atom Egoyan, Kathleen Kennedy, Quentin Tarantino, Guy Ritchie, Andy Samberg, Eric Fellner, Dana Brunetti, Benicio del Toro, Kenneth Branagh, and Paula Wagner.

The 21st Golden Trailer Awards is sponsored by Gas Pump TV – “The Official Media Fueling Network”, TSG Innovation, ETSU Research Corporation, Spy Manor Productions, Sync Space Entrepreneur Center, and VUniverse, your guide to the streaming universe.

This years awards show will feature 16 categories — nominees (by alphabetical order) are: 


Best Action

1917, Universal Pictures, Motive 

Army of the Dead “Aces”, Netflix, Wild Card 

F9, “Path”, Universal Pictures, AV Squad 

Nobody, “Return”, Universal Pictures, AV Squad 

Spenser Confidential “New Roommates”, Netflix, TRANSIT 

A Quiet Place: Part 2Paramount Pictures, Create Advertising Group 

The Old Guard, Netflix, Monster Creative LLC 

Best Animation/Family 

Black Beauty, Disney+, ZEALOT 

Cruella, “Bad Things / Evil”, Disney, Seismic Productions 

Frozen 2 “Spirit/Adventure”, Walt Disney Studios, MOCEAN 

Mulan “True”, Walt Disney Studios, TRANSIT 

Soul “Live”, Walt Disney Studios/Pixar, Rogue Planet 

Soul “Chicken Soup”, The Walt Disney Studios, The Hive 

Wolfwalkers: “Hope”, Apple TV+, Trailer Park 

Best Comedy   

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm “Epic Journey”, AMAZON STUDIOS, JAX 

Chick Fight “Fight Like A Girl”, Red Box Entertainment, Outpost Media  

Free Guy, “Believe”, Disney, Wild Card 

Free Guy, “Good Guy”, 20th Century Studios, AV Squad 

Jo Jo Rabbit ‘Imaginary’, Searchlight Pictures, Mark Woollen & Associates—Empire 

Palm Springs “Loop”, Hulu, ZEALOT 

Superintelligence, HBO Max, MOCEAN

Best Documentary   

Assassins “Perfect Crime”, Neon, ZEALOT 

Athlete A, Netflix, Netflix Creative Studios 

Crime Scene The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel, Netflix, BOND 

In & Of Itself “Transformed”, Hulu, GrandSon 

The Biggest Little Farm, Parkland Entertainment, Editpool  

The Painter and the Thief, NEON, JUMP CUT 

The Year Earth Changed, Apple TV+, Motive 

Best Drama   

1917, “Final Mission”, Universal Pictures, Inside Job 

Harriet “Free”, Focus, Wild Card 

Just Mercy “Stand Up”, Warner Bros. Pictures, Mob Scene 

Nomadland Trailer, Searchlight Pictures, Mark Woollen & Associates 

Palmer Official Trailer “Free”, Apple TV+, Mocean 

Queen & Slim, “Revolution”, Universal, Wild Card 

The Assistant, Bleecker Street, Jump Cut 

Best Fantasy Adventure   

Black Widow – “Control”, Disney / Marvel, MOCEAN 

Jumanji: The Next Level, “Change”, Sony, Big Picture 

Jungle Cruise, “Spirits”, Walt Disney Studios, AV Squad 

Mulan – Trailer: True, Walt Disney Pictures, TRANSIT 

Mulan Warrior Trailer, DISNEY, REVOLVE AGENCY 

Star Wars 9: The Rise of Skywalker “Together”, The Walt Disney Studios, The Hive 

Dune “Vision”, Warner Bros., Wild Card 

Best Horror   

A Quiet Place: Part II “Keep Listening”, Paramount Pictures, Create Advertising Group 

Antlers “Teaser”, Searchlight Pictures, Mark Woollen & Associates 

Antlers, “Myth”, Searchlight Pictures, Buddha Jones 

Candyman, “Dare”, Universal Pictures, Inside Job 

In The Earth “Memories”, Neon, ZEALOT 

IT Chapter 2, “It Ends”, Warner Bros., Buddha Jones 

The Wretched “Creepy As F”, Little Runway, Hungry Monster Entertainment 

Best Independent Trailer   

Cut Throat City “Witness”, Well Go USA Entertainment, Sequence Creative 

JoJo Rabbit “Teaser”, Searchlight Pictures, Motive 

Parasite “Plan”, Neon, ZEALOT 

Princess of the Row, “Fairytale”, Gravitas Ventures, Van Maximilian Carlson 

Promising Young Woman “Girls Like That”, Focus Features, BOND 

The Assistant, Bleecker Street, Jump Cut 

Uncut Gems “Bet on This”, A24, GrandSon 

Best Music   

Army of the Dead, “Aces”, Netflix, Wild Card 

Bloody Hell “Welcome”, The Horror Collective/Heart Sleeve Productions/Eclectik Vision, Heart Sleeve Creative 

Hitman’s Wife’s BodyGuard, Lionsgate, Revolve Agency 

Jo Jo Rabbit ‘Imaginary’, Searchlight Pictures, Mark Woollen & Associates 

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom “Attention”, Netflix, GrandSon 

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things “Love Story”, Prime Video, Tiny Hero 

Wolfwalkers: “Hope” Trailer, Apple TV+, Trailer Park 

Best Thriller   

1BR Trailer “Welcome to the Neighborhood”, Dark Sky Films, Hungry Monster Entertainment 

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie “Change”, Netflix, MOCEAN 

Joker “Open Mic”, WARNER BROS., JAX 

The Courier “Businessman”, Roadside Attractions, GrandSon 

The Invisible Man, “Believe”, Universal Pictures, Creature Street 

The Invisible Man, “Fear”, Universal Pictures, Inside Job 

The Woman in the Window “Puzzle”, 20th Century Fox, Aspect Ratio 

Best Video Game Trailer   

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, “Cinematic World Premiere Trailer”, Ubisoft, Buddha Jones 

Call of Duty: Cold War Reveal Trailer, Activision, gnet agency 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Reveal Trailer, Activision, gnet agency 

Cyberpunk 2077, — V, CD PROJEKT RED, CD PROJEKT RED 

The Callisto Protocol, Striking Distance Studios, Plastic Wax  

The Medium, Bloober Team S.A., House – Bloober Team S.A. 

Watch Dogs: Legion – Story Trailer, Ubisoft, Hammer Creative 

Golden Fleece   

Black Christmas,”Holiday”, Universal Pictures, Creature Street 

Brahms: The Boy 2 “Broken”, STX, Heart Sleeve Creative 

Capone “Gangster”, Vertical Entertainment, Sequence Creative 

Cats, “Moonlight”, Universal Pictures, Inside Job 

Fatman, Saban Films, The Refinery 

Ron Hopper’s Misfortune, Luis Bernadas, Luis Bernadas 

The Turning “New Kids”, Universal, AV Squad

Most Original Trailer   

6 Underground – “Whisper”, Netflix, Rogue Planet 

6 Underground “Travelogue”, Netflix, Monster 

Antebellum “Teaser”, Lionsgate, Motive 

Cherry “Memory”, Apple TV+, Rogue Planet 

Nomadland ‘Sonnet’, Searchlight Pictures, Mark Woollen & Associates 

Ready or Not “Game”, Fox Searchlight, Av Squad  

Uncut Gems “Bet on This”, A24, GrandSon 

Best Summer 2021 Blockbuster Trailer   

Black Widow, “Home”, Marvel, Wild Card 

Cruella, “Bad Things / Evil”, Disney, Seismic Productions 

F9, “Path”, Universal Pictures, AV Squad 

Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, Lionsgate, Revolve Agency 

The Suicide Squad “No Problemo”, Warner Bros., BOND 

The Suicide Squad “Rebellion”, Warner Bros. Pictures, Mob Scene 

Top Gun: Maverick “Elite”, Paramount Pictures, MOCEAN 

Best Teaser   

Antlers, “Escape”, Searchlight Pictures, Buddha Jones 

Cruella, “Roar/Sorry”, Disney, Seismic Productions 

Death on the Nile: Teaser, 20th Century Studios, MOCEAN 

Dune “Test”, Warner Bros., Wild Card 

JoJo Rabbit Teaser, Searchlight Pictures, Motive 

The Batman “Justice”, Warner Bros, Statement Advertising 

Top Gun: Maverick, “Service”, Paramount Pictures, AV Squad 

For more information and the full list of this year’s categories and nominees, please visit: 

Media Contact 

Joy Yang 
Relativity Ventures

Heath Guinn
Sync Space Entrepreneur Center

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