Golden Trailer Award Nominees Include 'Wolf Of Wall Street', 'Godzilla', 'After Earth'

A well crafted trailer is a thing of beauty. It boils down the essence of a 100-minute movie into 120 action-packed seconds, leaving you both satisfied and eager for more. It makes a mediocre film look intriguing, and a great one look like the next The Godfather. Needless to say, putting these ads together isn't easy, and the annual Golden Trailer Awards acknowledge the hard work that goes into them.

This year's nominees include some of the familiar Oscar season favorites, but there's also room for more offbeat contenders like Brick MansionsA Million Ways to Die in the West, and 300: Rise of an Empire. Heck, there's a whole category (called Golden Fleece) recognizing good trailers for not-so-good films, including After Earth and Homefront. Read the list of nominees after the jump.

Brick Mansions "Clash", Relativity Media, IgnitionCaptain America: The Winter Soldier "Fear", Disney, Trailer ParkEdge of Tomorrow "Believe Again", Warner Bros., Wild CardThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire "World Event", Lionsgate, Trailer ParkStar Trek Into Darkness "Illusion", Paramount, TRANSITBest Animation/Family:Frozen "Forces First Ped", Disney, Trailer ParkHow To Train Your Dragon 2 "Master", 20th Century Fox, Aspect RatioThe Lego Movie "The Special", Warner Bros., TRANSITMuppets Most Wanted "The Switch", Disney, Buddha JonesRio 2 "Survive", 20th Century Fox, Wild CardBest Comedy:22 Jump Street "Redband Trailer", Columbia Pictures, Vibe CreativeAnchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Paramount Pictures, Industry CreativeBad Words "Red Band Trailer 1", Focus Features, Mark Woollen & AssociatesA Million Ways To Die in the West "Trailer 6 Red Band", Universal, Workshop CreativeNeighbors "Trailer 4", Universal, Workshop CreativeBest Documentary:Blackfish, Magnolia, Zealot Productions Inc.Dirty Wars, Sundance Selects, Jump Cut CreativeIsland of Lemurs: Madagascar "Into Your Heart", Warner Bros., Mob SceneSalinger "Biggest Secret", The Weinstein Company, Motive CreativeThe Unknown Known "Trailer 1", Radius-TWC, Mark Woollen & AssociatesBest Drama: American Hustle "Trailer", Columbia, FotoKem-CreativeLee Daniels' The Butler "Trailer", TWC, AV SquadLone Survivor "Trailer 1", Universal Pictures, Wild CardRush "Trailer 1", Universal, Mark Woollen & AssociatesThe Wolf of Wall Street "Become", Paramount, Buddha JonesBest Fantasy Adventure: 300: Rise of an Empire "Vengence", Warner Bros., Mob SceneThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug "Corruption Cutdown", Warner Bros., Trailer ParkThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire "Trailer 2B", Lionsgate, CARVEMaleficent "Dream", The Walt Disney Studios, Open Road EntertainmentStar Trek Into Darkness "Destiny Trailer 3", Paramount Pictures, AV SquadBest Horror:The Conjuring "Case", Warner Bros., Buddha JonesDeliver Us From Evil, Screen Gems, Seismic ProductionsOculus "Past/Present", Relativity Media, mOceanOpen Grave "Domestic", Tribeca Film, Picture Production CompanyThe Quiet Ones, Lionsgate, AV SquadBest Independent Trailer:Blue Caprice, Sundance Selects, Jump Cut CreativeThe Boys of Abu Ghraib "Cage", Electric Entertainment, Aspect RatioDallas Buyers Club "Trailer 1", Focus Features, Mark Woollen & AssociatesOnly God Forgives "Brother", Lionsgate, Empire DesignSimon Killer "Trailer 1", IFC Films, Mark Woollen & AssociatesBest Music:300: Rise of an Empire "Glory", Warner Bros., Mob SceneMandela "Love Trailer", TWC, AV SquadOut of the Furnace "Justice", Relativity Media, IgnitionThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty "Go/Cloud", 20th Century Fox, TRANSITYou're Next "Trailer 1A", Lionsgate, AV SquadBest Romance: Before Midnight "Domestic Trailer", Sony Pictures Classics, The Grossmyth CompanyEnough Said "Should I Stay", Fox Searchlight, Empire DesignThe Fault in Our Stars "A Good Life/Story", 20th Century Fox, Motive CreativeHer "It's Real", Warner Bros., Motive CreativeLabor Day "Three Days", Paramount Pictures, Acme Trailer CompanyBest Thriller:The East "Teaser", Fox SearchlightGravity "Detached", Warner Bros., mOceanNon-Stop "Domestic Trailer", Universal, Giaronomo ProductionsOnly God Forgives, Gaumont, City Room CreativeThe Signal "Composed", Focus Features, Wild CardBest Video Game:Assassin's Creed Black Flag Freedom Cry "Reveal Trailer", Ubisoft, Sunny Side Up CreativeBatman Arkham Origins "Gamescom Trailer", WB Games, Hammer CreativeThe Bureau: XCOM Declassified "The Burn Room", Recommended Media, Team OneThief "Launch Trailer", Square Enix, Hammer CreativeWatchdogs "Accolade Trailer", Ubisoft, Buddha JonesThe Don LaFontane Award for Best Voice Over:Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues "New Decade", Paramount Pictures, Trailer ParkDon Jon "Trailer 1", Relativity Media, Mark Woollen & AssociatesThe Heat "Can You Dig It?", 20th Century Fox, Big PictureKnights of Badassdom, eOne Entertainment, AV SquadNebraska "Trailer 1", Paramount Pictures, Mark Woollen & AssoctiatesGolden Fleece:After Earth "Payoff Trailer", Columbia Pictures, Create Advertising GroupThe Fifth Estate "The Future", DreamWorks, In Sync AdvertisingHomefront "House", Open Road, Buddha JonesOldboy "Mystery Redband Trailer", FilmDistrict, IgnitionParanoia "Trailer", Relativity, The Refinery AVMost Original Trailer:Don Jon, Relativity Media, Mark Woollen & AssocitatesGravity "Detached", Warner Bros., mOceanThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty "Go/Cloud", 20th Century Fox, TRANSITThis is the End "April Fools Trailer", Columbia Pictures, Vibe Creative Inc.Transcendence "It's Me", Warner Bros., Buddha JonesBest Summer 2014 Blockbuster Trailer:The Amazing Spider-Man 2 "Payoff Trailer", Sony Pictures, Create Advertising GroupGodzilla "Ravaged/Event", Warner Bros., Trailer ParkEdge of Tomorrow "Converge Trailer", Warner Bros., AV SquadTransformers: Age of Extinction "Teaser Trailer", Paramount Pictures, Industry CreativeX-Men: Days of Future Past "Remember", 20th Century Fox, Mob SceneTrashiest Trailer:All Cheerleaders Die, Moderncine, Wheelhouse CreativeBad Milo!, Magnet Releasing, Jump Cut CreativeBuck Wild, Millennium Entertainment, Jump Cut CreativeManborg, MPI, Zealot Productions Inc.Nurse 3D, Lionsgate, AV Squad

Get the full list of nominees, including all the technical and foreign categories, at The judges panel includes Star Wars Episode VII star Adam DriverFrozen co-director Chris BuckEntourage creator Doug EllinDivergent director Neil Burger, and Raising Hope actor Garret Dillahunt. Winners will be announced Friday, May 30.

Discuss: Which were your favorites of the year? I know which one has my vote...Wolf of Wall Street