The Golden Trailer Awards are presented and run by siblings, Evelyn Brady-Watters and Monica Brady. A panel of judges selected from top level directors, producers, actors, writers, executives, exhibitors, advertising creatives and critics views the trailers and votes on them. With comedians hosting and presenting, the awards are handed out at a live ceremony in May.
The first Golden Trailer Awards ceremony was held on September 21, 1999 in New York. The show is televised and was carried on the ReelzChannel in 2007 and Fox's MyNetworkTV in 2008.
The 9th Annual Golden Trailer Awards (broadcast as the Movie Preview Awards on MyNetworkTV), in 2008 were at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. The Dark Knight won three awards: Best Action, Best Summer Blockbuster Poster and Trailer of the Year in the public vote held by USA Today.
The Golden Trailer Awards statues are hand-crafted by New York firm, Society Awards.