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BASE Awards 2020: Shortlist

With 2020 continuing to drive a necessity for innovation, the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) has, for the first time, announced the shortlisted nominees for the BASE Awards via a live online broadcast. Taking place on Thursday, July 2nd, the broadcast provided BASE members and the wider video category with a chance to connect with colleagues and raise a glass to congratulate the 82 individual nominees in the running for this year’s 23 awards categories.

For those who missed it, the broadcast is available to watch again here.

With a video message from the Awards’ brand new host, Sally Phillips, the broadcast also featured a few words from BASE Co-Vice Chair, Kevin Dersley, before the shortlist was announced. Speaking after the broadcast, BASE CEO, Liz Bales, added: “Everyone at BASE appreciates that colleagues across the category have been eagerly awaiting the announcement of this year’s BASE Awards shortlist and so we hope that our very first live broadcast hit the right note in providing teams with a moment to come together and celebrate. It’s right that we pause to acknowledge the hard work, dedication and innovation seen in the Awards entries from right across the category, not to mention the hard work from our esteemed judges who spent hours deliberating the results, and we have no doubt that the shortlist will engender the lively debate that typifies the run-up to the awards themselves.

“Much remains to be seen in terms of whether a live event is viable for the 2020 BASE Awards – as indicated previously, the November event will be reviewed against government advice in August but, irrespective of that, the shortlist announcement also redoubles our commitment to members that the winners and highly commended entries into this year’s awards will still be celebrated in 2020, regardless of how the appropriate response to the ongoing pandemic informs our thinking.”

With entries finalised and moderated during the first digital judging sessions in the Award’s history, the final line-up for the 40th anniversary of the BASE Awards now features all of the familiar and hard-fought categories along with three new or refreshed categories: External Team of the Year (previously Supplier of the Year), Campaign of the Year for Non-Traditional Release and the Category Hero Award. The Category Hero Award nominees will be announced in the coming weeks so we can take a moment to highlight the individual successes that led to their nomination.

BASE Awards 2020 – Shortlist

 

Physical Retailer of the Year – Sponsored by Universal Pictures UK

Asda

HMV

Tesco PLC

 

Online Physical Retailer of the Year – Sponsored by The Walt Disney Company

Amazon

Zoom

Zavvi

 

Digital Retailer of the Year – Sponsored by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group

Amazon

Google

Sky Store

Virgin Media Store

 

Outstanding Innovation – Retail

UCA – Universal Pictures / Sony Pictures with their Hybrid Tower

Tesco Plc, multibuys on FTP and STP products

Zoom at MCM Comic Con 2019 

 

Retailer Initiative of the Year:

DVD Aisle Revitalisation – Asda

Continued Innovation to Grow its Transactional Base – Sky UK

Zoom Pop-up shop at MCM Comic Con London – Zoom

 

In Store Theatre Initiative of the Year

Pizza Deals – Asda

Downton Abbey – Universal Pictures UK

Disney Product in Tesco 2019 – The Walt Disney Company Ltd

 

Campaign of the Year for Non-Traditional Release

Batman: Hush – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot – Universal Pictures UK

The Vanishing – Lionsgate UK

Western Stars – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group

 

Campaign of the Year for FILM – Up to £1m Box Office

Bait – BFI

Brightburn – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Hunter Killer – Lionsgate UK

 

Campaign of the Year for FILM – £1m – £1.99m Box Office

Apollo 11 – Dogwoof Ltd / Universal Pictures UK

Hellboy – Lionsgate UK

Mortal Engines – Universal Pictures UK

Overlord – Universal Pictures UK on behalf of Paramount Pictures

 

Campaign of the Year for FILM – £2m – £4.99m Box Office

Nativity Rocks – Universal Pictures UK on behalf of Entertainment One

Rambo: Last Blood – Lionsgate UK

Robin Hood – Lionsgate UK

 

Campaign of the Year for FILM – £5m – £14.99m Box Office

Angel Has Fallen – Lionsgate UK

Bumblebee – Universal Pictures UK on behalf of Paramount Pictures

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – Lionsgate UK

Pokémon Detective Pikachu – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Yesterday – Universal Pictures UK

 

Campaign of the Year for FILM – £15m – £24.99m Box Office

Aquaman – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – Universal Pictures UK

Rocketman – Paramount Home Media International

Venom – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

 

Campaign of the Year for FILM – Over £25m Box Office

A Star is Born – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group

Avengers: Endgame – The Walt Disney Company Ltd

Downton Abbey – Universal Pictures UK

Spider-Man: Far From Home – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

 

Campaign of the Year for TV

Doctor Who: The Macra Terror – BBC Studios

Mrs Brown’s Boys – Universal Pictures UK

Outlander Season 4 – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan: Season 1 – Universal Pictures UK on behalf of Paramount Pictures

 

Campaign of the Year for Catalogue: Single Product

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut – Studiocanal

Doctor Who: Season 26 Collection Boxset – BBC Studios

The Italian Job – 50th Anniversary – Universal Pictures UK on behalf of Paramount Pictures

Marvel Studios Cinematic Universe: Phase 3, Part 2 – The Walt Disney Company Ltd

Mean Girls – 15th Anniversary – Universal Pictures UK on behalf of Paramount Pictures

Schindler’s List – 25th Anniversary Edition – Universal Pictures UK

 

Campaign of the Year for Catalogue: Multiple Product

Cinema Magic – The Walt Disney Company Ltd

Digital Recruitment – The Ultimate Winter Watch List – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group

Summer Adventures – The Walt Disney Company Ltd

 

PR / Publicity Initiative of the Year

The Favourite – 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment / The Walt Disney Company Ltd

Jay & Silent Bob Reboot – UPHE Content Group, NBC Universal

John Wick: Excommunicado – Lionsgate UK

 

External Team of the Year – Sponsored by West 10

Grapevine Digital

Obviously Creative

Target Group (Organic & Target Media)

 

Outstanding Innovation – Distribution – Sponsored by Obviously Creative

Digital Gifting – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Harry Potter Advent Calendar – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group

Seven Worlds, One Planet – Sustainable Packaging – BBC Studios

Universal Interns Green Challenge Initiative – Universal Pictures UK

 

Creative Marketing Initiative of the Year – Sponsored by Lionsgate UK

Bohemian Rhapsody Treasure Truck – 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment / The Walt Disney Company Ltd

Creative Identity & Big Movie Night In – Sky Store

The Crown: Complete Boxset – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Mega Movie Week – Obviously Creative

 

Distributor of the Year

To be announced at awards ceremony

Title of the Year

To be announced at awards ceremony

Category Hero

To be announced shortly