There really is an art to making a movie trailer. You’ve got to strike the right balance between letting the audience know where the actual story of the film you’re promoting lies and just plain dazzling them with the best footage you’ve got. The best movie trailers can provoke unanticipated emotional responses just like the best movies can, if in a more compact form, and they can make you care deeply about seeing a movie you previously had no interest in.
Because trailer-making is such a difficult thing to really master, it’s no surprise that there’s an awards ceremony dedicated to the best trailers of the year, and 2015’s was held Wednesday night. The big winner of the evening was Furious 7, which took home Best of Show and Best Action for its “Family” trailer, but plenty of other awesome films got recognition too, including trailers for Mad Max: Fury Road, Guardians of the Galaxy, Selma, and Interstellar.
You can check out the full list of winners HERE, but some our favorite trailers and the awards they won are below for your viewing pleasure.
FURIOUS 7 “FAMILY”: BEST ACTION AND BEST OF SHOW
SELMA “THE PEOPLE”: BEST DRAMA
LIFE ITSELF: BEST DOCUMENTARY
INTERSTELLAR DOMESTIC TRAILER 1: BEST TEASER
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD “MAD”: MOST ORIGINAL TRAILER