The best movie previews of 2009 were named last night by the 10th Annual Golden Trailer Awards at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. A total 16 award categories were handed out, including Best in Show. The big winner was the trailer for Star Trek, which took both the Summer 2009 Blockbuster Award and the trophy for Best in Show. (See list of 16 below, and on website for all 61 categories). This year the long-established category, Best Voice Over, was renamed the Don LaFontaine Award to honor the man whose voice set the industry standard for trailer narration and who passed away in 2008. Overall, Lionsgate was the studio with the most wins, 9, this year.

The Best Movie Trailers of 2009

Best In Show
Star Trek, Aspect Ratio, Paramount Pictures
Best Action
Fast and Furious, AV Squad, Universal
Best Animation/Family
Wall-E, Craig Murray Productions, The Walt Disney Studios
Best Comedy
Bruno, The Ant Farm, Universal Pictures
Best Documentary
Man on Wire, The Editpool, Icon Film Distribution
Best Drama
Frost/Nixon, Empire Design, Working Title Films
Best Horror
The Unborn, Buddha Jones, Rogue Pictures
Best Independent Trailer
The Wrestler, Mark Woollen & Associates, Fox Searchlight
Best Music
Where the Wild Things Are, The Ant Farm, Warner Bros.
Best Romance
500 Days of Summer, Mark Woollen & Associates, Fox Searchlight
Best Thriller
Angels & Demons, Trailer Park, Sony Pictures
Best Video Game Trailer
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Eyestorm Productions, Lucasarts
Don La Fontaine Award for Best Voice Over
Tropic Thunder “Hollywood Legend”, Buddha Jones, DreamWorks
Golden Fleece
The Spirit, Seismic Productions, Lionsgate
Most Original
My Winnipeg, Kinetic Trailers, IFC Films
Summer 2009 Blockbuster
Star Trek, Aspect Ratio, Paramount Pictures
Trashiest Trailer
One Eyed Monster, The Refinery, Liberation Entertainment