Voice Talent, Corey Burton, Wins at Golden Trailer AwardsJune 5, 2009 by: Tracy Pattin
It was a typical industry evening at the Director’s Guild of America in Los Angeles. First, a classy cocktail party with lots of black suits, black dresses and very cool eye glasses. The Flat screen TVs were the perfect accessory to the plentiful food and drink, playing the best trailers of the year.
Very funny host Dean Edwards (from Saturday Night Live) blamed the recession for the no-frills show, joking that these Golden Trailer Awards were “downgraded to the Copper Trailer Awards.” The nominees covered the usual and the slightly unusual. From Tropic Thunder to Star Trek, documentaries to video games, and of course there was the “Trashiest Trailer” category with One Eyed Monster nominated, starring who else? Ron Jeremy (of course he was there in the flesh).
And most importantly, there was The Don LaFontaine Award for Best Voice Over. By the way, female promo voice Vanessa Marshall (Skinned Alive) was nominated in this mostly male part of the VO industry. A montage of the late industry icon’s audio resume kicked off this portion of the show. And then the award went to… Corey Burton (Tropic Thunder “Hollywood Legend”).
Wouldn’t it be great if all awards shows were as quick as this one, with most of the thank yous being just that- “Thank you.”
A really enjoyable evening all around! Congrats to all the nominees.