Wayne Brady has been set to host the 17th annual Golden Trailer Awards, which tubthump the work of film and TV marketers and the advertising agencies that create trailers, commercials and one-sheets. The awards ceremony is set for May 4 at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills.
Brady is a lynchpin of the Whose Line Is It Anyway franchise and current host of CBS’ just-renewed Let’s Make A Deal. His comedy gifts will come in handy for the night’s most popular award: The Golden Fleece, bestowed on the best trailer for the film where the marketing was considered better than the movie.
Judges for the event include Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper, Deadpool helmer Tim Miller, Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon, Star Wars: The Force Awakenseditors Mary Jo Markey and Maryann Brandon, Woody Allen’s longtime editor Alisa Lepselter, Poverty Inc director Michael Miller, Linda Kaplan-Thaler (Advertising Hall of Fame honoree), actresses Khandi Alexander (CSI: Miami) and Molly Tarlov (MTV’s Awkward), and Marvel Studios exec Victoria Alonso.
Universal leads all studios with 46 noms this year including The Huntsman: Winter’s War in the action trailer category. Fox, led by Deadpool, has 44 noms, followed by Warner Bros with 37, Disney with 36 including for The Force Awakens and Lionsgate with 34. Among trailer houses, Trailer Park leads with 28 noms.