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‘Middle-Earth’ Collection Takes Top Honors in 2022 Home Entertainment Media Play Awards

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Middle-Earth Ultimate Collector’s Edition earned the top prize in the annual Home Entertainment Media Play Awards, which honor the best home packaged-media, digital and streaming releases of 2021, taking Title of the Year, Blu-ray Disc of the Year, Best Movie Collection and Best Packaging.

Funimation’s Robotech: Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Disc won TV on Disc of the Year, as well as Best Disc Release of a Vintage TV Series.

The Fan-Favorite Title of the Year as chosen by an online consumer vote was Paramount Home Entertainment’s A Quiet Place Part II.

On the digital side, Paramount’s Yellowstone: Season Four took Best Digital Sellthrough Release, while another Paramount release, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, was named Best PVOD Release.

Among stream­ing content, Apple TV+ took Best New Streaming Movie with CODA and Best Season of a Scripted Series with season 2 of “For All Mankind.”

PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel was named Best Niche Streaming Channel.

Winners were chosen by a panel of judges in conjunction with an online consumer vote for eligible titles submitted for consideration by studios, distributors and industry professionals.

2022 Home Entertainment Media Play Awards Complete List of Winners:

 

Title of the Year
Middle-Earth Ultimate Collector’s Edition
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

TV on Disc of the Year
Robotech: Collector’s Edition
Funimation

Blu-ray Disc of the Year
Middle-Earth Ultimate Collector’s Edition
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Fan-Favorite Title of the Year
A Quiet Place Part II
Paramount Home Entertainment

PACKAGED MEDIA

Best New Movie on Disc
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution

Best Catalog Movie on Disc
Nashville
Paramount Presents

Best Recent TV Season on Disc
The Crown: The Complete Fourth Season
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Best Disc Release of a Vintage TV Series
Robotech: Collector’s Edition
Funimation

Best Movie Collection
Middle-Earth Ultimate Collector’s Edition
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Best Complete-Series Set
Supernatural
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Best Compilation Boxed Set
The Evil Dead Groovy Collection
Lionsgate

Best Indie Studio Disc Release
Willy’s Wonderland
Screen Media

Best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc
Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection Vol. 2
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Best Audio/Visual Quality
My Fair Lady 4K Ultra HD
Paramount Home Entertainment

 Best Extras/Bonus Material
Dune (1984) Limited Edition
Arrow Video

Best Disc Upgrade
Dune (1984) Limited Edition
Arrow Video

Best Retailer Exclusive
Target’s Schwarzenegger Double Feature —Total Recall/Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Lionsgate

 Best Box Art
Dirty Dancing (1987) 4K Steelbook
Lionsgate

Best Packaging
Middle-Earth Ultimate Collector’s Edition
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Judges’ Awards for Excellence
Sparrows (1926) Blu-ray
VCI Entertainment

GENRE

Best Documentary Movie
Stripped: Las Vegas
Mill Creek Entertainment

Best Action/Adventure Release
Riders of Justice
Magnolia Home Entertainment

 Best Comedy Release
Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
Lionsgate

Best Drama Release
Yellowstone: Season 4
Paramount Network

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Release
Legend (1985) Limited Edition
Arrow Video

Best Horror/Thriller Release
Halloween 4K Collector’s Editions
Shout! Factory

Best Release of a Western
Old Henry
Shout! Factory

Best Animation Release
Raya and the Last Dragon
Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution

Best Kidvid Release
Sesame Street: Wonderful World of Friends
Shout! Factory

Best Faith-Based Content Release
The Ten Commandments 4K Ultra HD
Paramount Home Entertainment

 Best Performance/Variety Home Release
The Ultimate Richard Pryor Collection
Time Life

Best Sports Release
The 2021 World Series Film
Shout! Factory

Best Anime Release
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Complete Series
GKIDS, Shout! Factory

Best Reality TV Series
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 13
Paramount Home Entertainment

Best Superhero Disc Release
Smallville: The Complete Series Blu-ray
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

MIXED MEDIA

Best International Release
The Swordsman
Well Go USA

Best Restoration
Dune (1984) Limited Edition
Arrow Video

Best Extended Edition/Alternate Cut
Halloween Kills
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Best Marketing Initiative
A Quiet Place Part II 28-Game Concacaf Gold Cup Tour Promotion and Giveaways
Paramount

DIGITAL

Best Digital Sellthrough Release
Yellowstone: Season 4
Paramount Home Entertainment

Best Premium Video on Demand Release
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
Paramount

STREAMING

Best New Streaming Movie
CODA
Apple TV+

 Best Season of a Scripted Series
For All Mankind: Season 2
Apple TV+

Best Nonfiction Movie or Series
Muhammad Ali: A Film by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns & David McMahon
PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel

Best Streaming Documentary Movie
76 Days
Pluto TV/Paramount

Best Binge Series
“All Creatures Great and Small”
PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel

Best Niche Streaming Channel, Overall
PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel

Best Niche Streaming Channel, Non-Fiction
PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel

Best Niche Streaming Channel, Retro
Shout! Factory TV

Best Fast Channel (Free Ad-Supported Streaming Channel)
FilmRise Western

 

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