Home Entertainment Studios Score Big at 2019 BASE Awards

Try imagining a movie/TV industry awards event without a Netflix nominee/winner and you would get the 39th annual BASE Awards held this week in London.

The British Association for Screen Entertainment’s annual gala saw 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s The Greatest Showman winning “title of the year,” and Universal Pictures U.K. earning “distributor of the year” with Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, among other titles.

The studios split “creative marketing initiatives of the year” with Universal earning honors for Mamma Mia!, and Fox for its “Deadpool” photobomb sleeves campaign.

In all, the studios won a combined nine industry awards.

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment won two awards, including “campaign of the year” for films topping £25 million at the box office with Peter Rabbit, and “The Crown: Season 2,” which it produced for Netflix in the United States.

Lionsgate U.K. earned two awards, including “PR/Publicity initiative of the year” for Wonder and “campaign of the year for film — non-theatrical” with Rex.

In a stellar display of collaboration between distribution and retail, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and retailer Tesco were both awarded “physical retailer innovation of the year” for their drafting bay activity.

Comcast’s Sky Store won two awards, including “outstanding innovation of the year” for their Ocean Rescue initiative.

Asda, Amazon and YouTube were honored in the retailer categories and winners also included Altitude Film Entertainment, StudioCanal, The Walt Disney Co., and Multi-Packaging Solutions, which won “supplier of the year” honors.

BASE chairman Richard Price (who is managing director at Fox Home Entertainment U.K.) commended the industry for its commitment to home video in a “transformative and challenging time.”

Liz Bales, CEO of BASE, hailed the awards as “a true celebration of our vibrant category and a chance to reflect on a year of pioneering collaboration and innovation.”

“Having enormously impressed the judges with bold and progressive activities, all of the entrants have proven once again that the home entertainment category has both the talent and determination to succeed time and again,” Bales said in a statement.

 

The full list of BASE Awards winners:

DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

Universal Pictures UK

TITLE OF THE YEAR

The Greatest Showman – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

PHYSICAL RETAILER OF THE YEAR 

WINNER

ASDA

HIGHLY COMMENDED

HMV

Sainsbury’s

ONLINE PHYSICAL RETAILER OF THE YEAR

WINNER

Amazon

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Zavvi

Zoom

DIGITAL RETAILER OF THE YEAR

WINNER

Sky Store

HIGHLY COMMENDED

iTunes

Prime Video

DIGITAL RETAILER INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

WINNER

YouTube Upsell Panel

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Amazon Prime Deals

Sky Store

The Walt Disney Co. and eBay Campaign

PHYSICAL RETAILER INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

JOINT WINNERS

Tesco & Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group – Drafting Bay

HIGHLY COMMENDED

HMV – The Premium Collection

HMV & Universal Pictures UK – VHS Collection

Sainsbury’s – Avengers: Infinity War DVD Launch

IN-STORE THEATRE INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

WINNER

Universal Pictures UK – HMV Hologram Trial

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Morrison’s (nominated by Universal Pictures UK)

COMMENDED

Peter Rabbit – Tesco

 

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR FOR SPECIAL INTEREST

WINNER

Spitfire – Altitude Film Entertainment

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Kevin Bridges – The Brand New Tour – Live & The Complete Collection – Universal Pictures UK

COMMENDED

My Generation – Lionsgate UK

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR FOR TV

WINNER

The Crown: Season 2 – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Strictly Come Dancing: Bruno’s Bellissimo Blackpool – BBC Studios

COMMENDED

Star Trek Discovery: Season 1 – Universal Pictures UK (on behalf of Paramount Pictures UK)

PR/PUBLICITY INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

WINNER

Wonder #Dayofkindness – Premier PR (nominated by Lionsgate UK)

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Deadpool 2 Blockbuster Video – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (Agency: Premier PR)

COMMENDED

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Influencer Challenge – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Agency: Organic)

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR FOR CATALOGUE: SINGLE PRODUCT

WINNER

The Dam Busters Collector’s Edition – StudioCanal

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Disney Classics Complete Collection – The Walt Disney Company

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR FOR CATALOGUE: MULTIPLE PRODUCT 

WINNER

HMV Exclusive VHS Range – Universal Pictures UK

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Dreamworks: The Collection – Universal Pictures UK

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR FOR CATALOGUE: DIGITAL PRODUCT

WINNER

Movies to Go – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

CREATIVE MARKETING INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR: SINGLE PRODUCT

WINNER

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Universal Pictures UK

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Dan & Phil – Interactive Introverts – BBC Studios

Deadpool 2 YouTube Sequencing – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

CREATIVE MARKETING INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR: MULTIPLE PRODUCT

WINNER

Deadpool Photobomb Sleeves – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Celebrating Mickey – The Walt Disney Company

HMV Hologram Trial – Universal Pictures UK

SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

WINNER

Multi-Packaging Solutions (nominated by Universal Pictures UK)

HIGHLY COMMENDED

ASG Spark (nominated by The Walt Disney Company)

Obviously Creative (nominated by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR FOR FILM – NON-THEATRICAL 

WINNER

Rex – Lionsgate UK

HIGHLY COMMENDED

KSI: Can’t Lose – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Batman Ninja – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR FOR FILM – UP TO £1M BOX OFFICE

WINNER

Mandy – Universal Pictures UK

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Journey’s End – Lionsgate UK

COMMENDED

Hurricane – Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR FOR FILM – £1M-£4.99M BOX OFFICE 

WINNER

Wonder – Lionsgate UK

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Loving Vincent – Altitude Film Entertainment

COMMENDED

The Predator – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR FOR FILM – £5M-£14.99M BOX OFFICE 

WINNER

The Quiet Place – Universal Pictures UK (on behalf of Paramount Pictures UK)

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Early Man – StudioCanal

COMMENDED

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – StudioCanal

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR FOR FILM – £15M-£24.99M BOX OFFICE 

WINNER

Solo: A Star Wars Story – The Walt Disney Company

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Universal Pictures UK (on behalf of Paramount Pictures UK)

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR FOR FILM – OVER £25M BOX OFFICE 

WINNER

Peter Rabbit – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Universal Pictures UK

COMMENDED

Deadpool 2 – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

OUTSTANDING INNOVATION OF THE YEAR 

WINNER

Ocean Rescue – Sky Store

HIGHLY COMMENDED

HMV Hologram Trial – Universal Pictures UK

COMMENDED

Always on Drafting – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group

MyFilmClub – Under the Influence of… Ltd.

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