Comedian Kathy Griffin will host The Third Annual Golden Trailer Awards Show, honoring film trailers for their artistic value. After two years in New York City, the award show will take place on Thursday, March 14th at 8:00 p.m. at The El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA (6838 Hollywood Boulevard).
“Kathy’s great fun and her irreverent personality and quick wit make her perfect for our show,” said Evelyn Brady, co-founder of the Golden Trailer Awards.
Kathy Griffin is best known for her four-year stint on the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan, as Brooke Shields’ acerbic colleague. Kathy recently hosted Kathy’s So-Called Reality for MTV and has hosted The Billboard Music Awards several times. She will soon be the profiled in the debut of Comedy Central’s new series Autobiography. She is currently touring the country doing stand-up at colleges, theaters and comedy clubs. Since Suddenly Susan ended, Kathy has appeared in a dual role on X-Files and in Eminem’s latest video, “The Real Slim Shady,” co-directed by Dr. Dre.
This year’s nominees include The Fast and the Furious for Best Action, Monsters, Inc. for Best Animation/Family, Bridget Jones’s Diary for Best Comedy, Go Tigers for Best Documentary, Memento for Best Drama, Amelie for Best Foreign, Brotherhood of the Wolf for Best Horror/Thriller, Kandahar for Best Independent, Moulin Rouge for Best Music, Final Fantasy for The Golden Fleece Award, The Royal Tenenbaums for Most Original and Series 7 for Trashiest.
Nominees were selected by a panel of industry judges that includes: Actor Ben Stiller (Zoolander, Meet the Parents); Producer Kathleen Kennedy (Jurassic Park, ET); Director Brett Ratner, (Family Man, Rush Hour); Director Atom Egoyan, (Sweet Hereafter); Film Critic Peter Travers (Rolling Stone); Film Critic Jonathan Foreman (The New York Post); Michael W. Patrick (CEO, Carmike Cinemas); McCarty Baker (Executive Director, The Art Bridge); Quinn Coleman (Executive, Warner Bros.); Jim Ward (VP Marketing, Lucasfilms LTD); Producer Forrest Murray (Spitfire Grill); and Jim Gibbons (EVP Marketing, Paramount Pictures).
Launched by industry veterans-and sisters-Evelyn and Monica Brady, the Golden Trailer Awards is the film industry’s awards show for feature film trailers: 90 minutes of pure, adrenaline-packed fun and non-stop entertainment. “It’s the movie awards show guaranteed against attention deficit disorder,” says Monica Brady. “Not only is it perfectly paced for our society, it celebrates the people who condense 120 minutes of movie into a two-minute minor opus.”
Evelyn Brady’s production experience includes eight years as a producer for many of the world’s top commercial photographers. Since graduating from NYU film school in the spring of 1997, Monica Brady has worked on numerous film projects in New York and has written three feature-length films. The two sisters are currently in pre-production on the screen adaptation of Ron Carlson’s novel Betrayed by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
For more information, log on to the official Golden Trailer website.
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