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Voting Is Open for the 2022 Home Entertainment Media Play Awards

Consumer voting has begun for the 2022 Home Entertainment Media Play Awards. This is the 12th year of the annual home entertainment industry honors, and the fifth year they have been presented by Media Play News.

Through April 1, film and TV fans and home entertainment enthusiasts can visit MediaPlayNews.com/awards/ballot to select their favorite home entertainment releases of 2021, as nominated by studios, distributors and home entertainment industry professionals. The awards honor the best movies, series and other content aimed at home audiences, from packaged media to transactional digital release to streaming.

The results of the consumer vote will be combined with ballots submitted by a panel of expert judges. Winners will be announced April 18 at the Media Play News website and its monthly print magazine.

This year’s ballot features more than 90 titles nominated in nearly 40 categories, ranging from best movie and TV show awards to best bonus materials to best niche streaming channel. In addition, three “best of show” winners — Title of the Year, Best TV Release of the Year, and Best Blu-ray Disc — are then selected from among all eligible submissions. A “Fan-Favorite” trophy also will be awarded for the single title receiving the most consumer votes. Judges may also present awards based on special merit.

Last year’s Home Entertainment Media Play Awards saw Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection Vol. 1 earn the top prize, voted Title of the Year.

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2022 Home Entertainment Media Play Award Nominees

 

PACKAGED MEDIA

 

Best New Movie on Disc

Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (Lionsgate)

Chaos Walking (Lionsgate)

Cruella (Disney)

F9: The Fast Saga (Universal)

Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (Lionsgate)

Old Henry (Shout! Studios)

A Quiet Place Part II (Paramount)

Raya and the Last Dragon (Disney)

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Disney/Marvel)

Spiral: From the Book of Saw (Lionsgate)

The Suicide Squad (Warner)

Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Sony Pictures)

 

Best Catalog Movie on Disc

Dirty Dancing (1987) 4K Steelbook (Lionsgate)

Dune 1984 Limited Edition (Arrow Video)

Legend 1985 Limited Edition (Arrow Video)

Nashville (Paramount Presents)

Rad Steelbook (Mill Creek)

Saw (2004) 4K (Lionsgate)

Sparrows (1926) (VCI)

 

Best Recent TV Season Disc Release

The Crown: Season 4 (Sony Pictures)

Star Trek: Discovery — Season 3 (Paramount)

 

Best Vintage TV Disc Release

Neon Genesis Evangelion (Shout! Factory/GKIDS)

Robotech: Collector’s Edition (Funimation)

Sex and the City: The Complete Series Blu-ray (Warner)

Smallville: The Complete Series — 20th Anniversary Blu-ray (Warner)

 

Best Collection/Boxed Set

Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection Vol. 2 (Sony Pictures)

The Evil Dead Groovy Collection (Lionsgate)

Indiana Jones 4K Collection (Paramount)

Middle-Earth Ultimate Collector’s Edition (Warner)

Shawscope Vol. 1 (Arrow Video)

The Ultimate Richard Pryor Collection (Time Life)

 

Best Complete-Series Set

The Evil Dead Groovy Collection (Lionsgate)

Neon Genesis Evangelion (Shout! Factory/GKIDS)

Robotech: Collector’s Edition (Funimation)

Sex and the City: The Complete Series Blu-ray (Warner)

Smallville: The Complete Series — 20th Anniversary Blu-ray (Warner)

Supernatural: The Complete Series (Warner)

Ultimate Aang & Korra Collection (Paramount)

 

Best Indie Studio Disc Release

The Paper Tigers (Well Go USA)

Riders of Justice (Magnolia)

Willy’s Wonderland (Screen Media)

 

Best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc

Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection Vol. 2 (Sony Pictures)

Dirty Dancing (1987) 4K Steelbook (Lionsgate)

Donnie Darko 4K Limited Edition (Arrow Video)

Dune 1984 Limited Edition (Arrow Video)

Halloween 1978 4K Collector’s Edition (Shout! Factory)

Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (Lionsgate)

Krampus: The Naughty Cut (Shout! Factory)

A Quiet Place Part II (Paramount)

Saw (2004) 4K (Lionsgate)

Spiral: From the Book of Saw (Lionsgate)

The Suicide Squad (Warner)

The Ten Commandments 4K (Paramount)

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 4K (Warner)

 

Best Audio/Visual Quality

Dirty Dancing (1987) 4K Steelbook (Lionsgate)

My Fair Lady 4K (Paramount)

A Quiet Place Part II (Paramount)

Rad Steelbook (Mill Creek)

 

Best Extras/Bonus Material

Almost Famous (Paramount Presents)

Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (Lionsgate)

Dune 1984 Limited Edition (Arrow Video)

The Mitchells vs. The Machines (Sony Pictures)

Street Fighter (1994) Steelbook (Mill Creek)

The Suicide Squad (Warner)

Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Sony Pictures)

 

Best Disc Upgrade

Coraline: Laika Studios Edition (Shout! Factory)

Dirty Dancing (1987) 4K Steelbook (Lionsgate)

Dune 1984 Limited Edition (Arrow Video)

Ran 4K Steelbook (Lionsgate)

Santa Sangre 4K (Severin)

Saw (2004) 4K (Lionsgate)

Scream (1996) 25th Anniversary Edition (Paramount)

Street Fighter (1994) Steelbook (Mill Creek)

The Transformers: The Movie (1986) 4K (Shout! Factory)

 

Best Retailer Exclusive

Best Buy’s American Pyscho 4K Steelbook (Lionsgate)

Best Buy’s Apocalypse Now 4K Steelbook (Lionsgate)

Best Buy’s Dirty Dancing (1987) 4K Steelbook (Lionsgate)

Best Buy’s Dredd 4K Steelbook (Lionsgate)

Best Buy’s Ran 4K Steelbook (Lionsgate)

Best Buy’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day 4K Steelbook (Lionsgate)

Target’s Cruella with art cards (Disney)

Target’s Schwarzenegger Double Feature — T2/Total Recall (Lionsgate)

Target’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage with art cards (Sony Pictures)

 

Best Box Art

American Pyscho 4K Steelbook (Lionsgate)

Apocalypse Now 4K Steelbook (Lionsgate)

Cartoon Saloon’s Irish Folklore Trilogy (Shout! Factory/GKIDS)

Dirty Dancing (1987) 4K Steelbook (Lionsgate)

Dredd 4K Steelbook (Lionsgate)

Legend 1985 Limited Edition (Arrow Video)

The Mitchells vs. The Machines (Sony Pictures)

Rad Steelbook (Mill Creek)

Ran 4K Steelbook (Lionsgate)

Schwarzenegger Double Feature — T2/Total Recall (Lionsgate)

Street Fighter (1994) Steelbook (Mill Creek)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day 4K Steelbook (Lionsgate)

Ultimate Aang & Korra Collection (Paramount)

 

Best Packaging

Cartoon Saloon’s Irish Folklore Trilogy (Shout! Factory/GKIDS)

Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection Vol. 2 (Sony Pictures)

It’s A Wonderful Life: 75th Anniversary Edition (Paramount)

Middle-Earth Ultimate Collector’s Edition (Warner)

Robotech: Collector’s Edition (Funimation)

Shawscope Vol. 1 (Arrow Video)

 

 

GENRE

 

Best Documentary

Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road (Digital) (Screen Media)

Collective (Magnolia)

Some Kind of Heaven (Magnolia)

Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (Screen Media)

Stripped Las Vegas (Mill Creek)

2021 World Series: Atlanta Braves (Shout! Factory)

Zappa (Magnolia)

 

Best Action/Adventure Release

F9: The Fast Saga (Universal)

Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (Lionsgate)

The Protégé (Lionsgate)

Riders of Justice (Magnolia)

The Suicide Squad (Warner)

 

Best Comedy Release

Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (Lionsgate)

Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (Lionsgate)

Josie and the Pussycats: 20th Anniversary Edition (Mill Creek)

Star Trek: Lower Decks — Season 1 (Paramount)

Swan Song (Magnolia)

The Ultimate Richard Pryor Collection (Time Life)

 

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Release

Chaos Walking (Lionsgate)

Dune 1984 Limited Edition (Arrow Video)

Legend 1985 Limited Edition (Arrow Video)

Love & Monsters (Paramount)

Star Trek: Discovery — Season 3 (Paramount)

Voyagers (Lionsgate)

 

Best Horror/Thriller Release

American Pyscho 4K Steelbook (Lionsgate)

Don’t Breathe 2 (Sony Pictures)

Donnie Darko 4K Limited Edition (Arrow Video)

The Evil Dead Groovy Collection (Lionsgate)

Halloween (1978) 4K Collector’s Edition (Shout! Factory)

Halloween II (1981) 4K Collector’s Edition (Shout! Factory)

Halloween III: Season of the Witch 4K Collector’s Edition (Shout! Factory)

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers 4K Collector’s Edition (Shout! Factory)

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers 4K Collector’s Edition (Shout! Factory)

Krampus: The Naughty Cut (Shout! Factory)

A Quiet Place Part II (Paramount)

Saw (2004) 4K (Lionsgate)

Scream (1996) 25th Anniversary Edition (Paramount)

Spiral: From the Book of Saw (Lionsgate)

Willy’s Wonderland (Screen Media)

 

Best Release of a Western

Django (1966) 4K Limited Edition (Arrow Video)

Old Henry (Shout! Studios)

Randolph Scott Collection (Mill Creek)

 

Best Animated

Batman: The Long Halloween, Part 1 (Warner)

Batman: The Long Halloween, Part 2 (Warner)

The Croods: A New Age (Universal)

Earwig and the Witch (Shout! Factory/GKIDS)

The Mitchells vs. The Machines (Sony Pictures)

Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms (Warner)

Paw Patrol: The Movie (Paramount)

Raya and the Last Dragon (Disney)

Star Trek: Lower Decks — Season 1 (Paramount)

 

Best Kidvid Release

Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures: Season 1 (Mill Creek)

Paw Patrol: The Movie (Paramount)

Sesame Street: Wonderful World of Friends (Shout! Factory)

 

 

 

Best Superhero Disc

Batman: The Long Halloween, Parts 1 & 2 (Warner)

Black Widow (Disney/Marvel)

Dredd 4K Steelbook (Lionsgate)

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Disney/Marvel)

Smallville: The Complete Series 20th Anniversary Blu-ray (Warner)

The Suicide Squad (Warner)

Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Sony Pictures)

Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner)

Zack Snyder’s Justice League (Warner)

 

MIXED MEDIA

 

Best International Release

The Day of the Beast 4K (Spanish) (Severin Films)

Riders of Justice (Danish) (Magnolia)

The Swordsman (Korean) Well Go USA)

 

Best Restoration

Dune 1984 Limited Edition (Arrow)

Nashville (Paramount Presents)

Sparrows (1926) (VCI)

 

Best Extended Edition/Alternate Cut

Halloween Kills: Extended Cut (Digital) (Universal)

Krampus: The Naughty Cut (Shout! Factory)

 

Best Marketing Initiative

A Quiet Place Part II — 28-Game Concacaf Gold Cup Tour Promotion and Giveaways (

Paramount)

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run — VRBO Surf and Turf Landmark Activation (

Paramount)

Venom: Let There Be Carnage — Christmas Ads/Romcom Trailer/Animated Stickers (

Sony Pictures)

 

DIGITAL

 

 

Best Digital Sellthrough Release

Halloween Kills (Universal)

Yellowstone Season 4 (Paramount)

 

Best Premium Video on Demand Release

Old Henry (Shout! Studios)

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (Paramount)

 

 

STREAMING

 

Best Scripted Series

The Book of Boba Fett (Disney+)

Cobra Kai: Seasons 3-4 (Netflix)

For All Mankind: Season 2 (Apple TV+)

Squid Game: Season 1 (Netflix)

Ted Lasso: Season 2 (Apple TV+)

The Morning Show: Season 2 (Apple TV+)

WandaVIsion (Disney+)

 

Best Nonfiction Movie or Series

The Beatles: Get Back (Disney+)

Behind the Attraction (Disney+)

Marvel Studios Assembled (Disney+)

Muhammad Ali: A Film by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns & David McMahon (PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel)

76 Days (Pluto TV/Paramount)

The World According to Jeff Goldblum: Season 2 (Disney+)

 

Best New Streaming Movie

Being the Ricardos (Amazon Prime)

CODA (Apple TV+)

Don’t Look Up (Netflix)

Luca (Disney+)

The Power of the Dog (Netflix)

Red Notice (Netflix)

Tick, Tick… Boom! (Netflix)

Without Remorse (Amazon Prime)

 

 

Best Binge Series

Masterpiece: All Creatures Great and Small (PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel)

Manifest (Netflix)

Cobra Kai (Netflix)

           

Best Streaming Channel — Niche

PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel (PBS Distribution)

PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel (PBS Distribution)

MST3K (Shout! Factory TV)

Shout! Factory TV (Shout! Factory)

TokuShoutsu (Shout! Factory TV)

 

Best Fast Channel (Free Ad-Supported Streaming Channel)

Carol Burnett Show (Shout! Factory TV)

FilmRise Forensic Files (FilmRise)

FilmRise Heartland (FilmRise)

FilmRise Hell’s Kitchen/Kitchen Nightmares (FilmRise)

FilmRise Unsolved Mysteries (FilmRise)

FilmRise Western (FilmRise)

MST3K (Shout! Factory TV)

Shout! Factory TV (Shout! Factory)

TokuShoutsu (Shout! Factory TV)

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