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British Association for Screen Entertainment Confirms Shortlist For The 2019 BASE Awards

After weeks of deliberation, culminating in two spirited judging days, the British Association for Screen Entertainment is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2019 BASE Awards.

In a year that has seen an unprecedented level of change in the home entertainment category, the number of entries to the BASE Awards has not wavered, testament to the passion and hard work that forms the backbone of our diverse and brilliant industry. With that in mind, this year the shortlist has been expanded for categories that received a higher number of submissions, a decision that was made to add an extra note of celebration around the surfeit of entries and reflect this exceptional level of interest.

In the Awards’ 39th year, BASE is once again debuting new categories to recognise a broader spectrum of creativity and innovation, as well as welcoming entries for the PR and Publicity Initiative of the Year award from agencies as well as distributors. In addition, and due to an overwhelming number of submissions for Creative Marketing Initiative of the Year, the award has been split into Single and Multiple Product categories. Finally, BASE has also introduced a £25m+ award for Campaign of Year – Film to ensure competitive judging, whilst also honouring the triumphs of a broader range of titles.

Comprised of 24 categories, the shortlist sees 32 companies represented across the industry, including retail, distribution and creative and media agencies. All of this year’s winners will be announced at the awards ceremony taking place at Tobacco Dock on Thursday 6th June, with new host, Richard Ayoade.

Liz Bales, Chief Executive, British Association for Screen Entertainment, said: “This year, more than ever, we are incredibly proud to share the shortlist for the 2019 BASE Awards, with the larger list reflecting an abundance of truly impressive work that rightly deserves to be showcased. Against a backdrop of category challenges, the robust level of entries this year is truly heartening, and testament to the dedication and excellence consistently shown by the entrants.

 I would like to thank our dedicated moderators and judges for their endless integrity and enthusiasm, and their valuable time spent on the judging process. Many thanks also go to our entrants, both from within the BASE membership and from colleagues across the wider industry, we look forward to celebrating with you all in June.”

Tickets are selling fast so to avoid missing out on an evening of celebration, please ensure you book your tickets now! Tickets cost £300+VAT for members and £320+VAT for non-members, with £10 from each ticket sale going to BASE’s charity partner, Action for Children. To book your tables or individual tickets, please contact Vicki Geddes on [email protected].

 

The 2019 BASE Awards shortlist is as follows:

 

OUTSTANDING INNOVATION AWARD

Always on Drafting – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group

HMV Hologram Trial – Universal Pictures UK

Radio Times/Immediate Media Partnership – Education In EST – Universal Pictures UK

MyFilmClub – Under the Influence of… LTD

Ocean Rescue – Sky Store

 

CREATIVE MARKETING INITIATIVE of the YEAR – SINGLE PRODUCT

Dan & Phil: Interactive Introverts – BBC Studios

Deadpool 2 – YouTube Sequencing – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

The Greatest Showman – Waterloo Royal Wedding Takeover – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Universal Pictures UK

 

CREATIVE MARKETING INITIATIVE of the YEAR – MULTIPLE PRODUCT

Celebrating Mickey Campaign – The Walt Disney Company

Deadpool Photobomb Sleeves – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

HMV Hologram Trial – Universal Pictures UK

 

CAMPAIGN of the YEAR for SPECIAL INTEREST

Kevin Bridges: The Brand New Tour – Live – Universal Pictures UK

My Generation – Lionsgate UK

Spitfire – Altitude Film Entertainment

 

CAMPAIGN of the YEAR for TV

The Crown – Season 2 – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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

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

 

CAMPAIGN of the YEAR for CATALOGUE: SINGLE PRODUCT

The Dam Busters – Collector’s Edition – StudioCanal

Disney Classics Complete Collection – The Walt Disney Company

Grease 40th Anniversary – Universal Pictures UK

Heathers – Arrow Films

 

CAMPAIGN of the YEAR for CATALOGUE: MULTIPLE PRODUCT

DreamWorks: The Collection – Universal Pictures UK

HMV Exclusive VHS Range – Universal Pictures UK

HMV loves Arrow Video ’18 – Arrow Films

John Carpenter 4K Restorations – StudioCanal

 

CAMPAIGN of the YEAR for CATALOGUE: DIGITAL PRODUCT

Arrow Video ‘Shocktober’ – Arrow Films

Disney Magic – The Walt Disney Company

Movies To Go – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

 

CAMPAIGN of the YEAR for FILM – NON-THEATRICAL

Batman Ninja – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group

Elf Pets: Santa’s St. Bernards Save Christmas – Universal Pictures UK

KSI: Can’t Lose – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Rex – Lionsgate UK

 

CAMPAIGN of the YEAR for FILM – UP TO £1M BOX OFFICE

Hurricane – Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment

Journey’s End – Lionsgate UK

Mandy – Universal Pictures UK

 

CAMPAIGN of the YEAR for FILM – £1M – £4.99M BOX OFFICE

Call Me By Your Name – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Ghost Stories – Lionsgate UK

Love, Simon – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Loving Vincent – Altitude Film Entertainment

The Predator – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Wonder – Lionsgate UK

 

CAMPAIGN of the YEAR for FILM – £5m – £14.99m BOX OFFICE

Early Man – StudioCanal

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

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society – StudioCanal

The Shape of Water – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

 

CAMPAIGN of the YEAR for FILM – £15m – £24.99m BOX OFFICE

Blade Runner 2049 – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Darkest Hour – Universal Pictures UK

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

Solo: A Star Wars Story – The Walt Disney Company

 

CAMPAIGN of the YEAR for FILM – OVER £25M BOX OFFICE

Deadpool 2 – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

The Greatest Showman – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Universal Pictures UK

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Universal Pictures UK

Paddington 2 – StudioCanal

Peter Rabbit – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

 

PHYSICAL RETAILER of the YEAR

Asda

HMV

Sainsbury’s

Tesco PLC

 

ONLINE PHYSICAL RETAILER of the YEAR              

Amazon

Zavvi

Zoom.co.uk

 

DIGITAL RETAILER of the YEAR  

Amazon

YouTube Movies

iTunes

Virgin Media Store

Sky Store

 

DIGITAL RETAILER INNOVATION of the YEAR     

Amazon Prime Video Deals

YouTube – Upsell Panel

Sky Store – Digital Retailer Innovation

Disney & eBay – Avengers: Infinity War Campaign

 

PHYSICAL RETAILER INNOVATION of the YEAR  

HMV & Universal Pictures UK – VHS Collection

Tesco & Warner Bros Home Entertainment Group – Drafting Bay

HMV – The Premium Collection

Sainsbury’s – Avengers: Infinity War DVD Launch

 

IN-STORE THEATRE INITIATIVE of the YEAR

HMV Hologram Trial – Universal Pictures UK

HMV Loves Marvel & Avengers: Infinity War – HMV

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Morrisons – Universal Pictures UK

Murder on the Orient Express – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Prequels, Sequels & Remakes Theatrical Drafting – HMV

Peter Rabbit – Tesco PLC

 

PR / PUBLICITY INITIATIVE of the YEAR

Deadpool 2 Blockbuster Video – Premier PR Nominated by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Isle of Dogs RSPCA & Dog Influencer Photoshoot – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Influencer Challenge – ORGANIC Nominated by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Waterloo World Record – Premier PR Nominated by Universal Pictures UK

Mission: Impossible – Fallout Stunt Activities – Premier PR Nominated by Paramount Pictures UK

Wonder #DayofKindness Initiative – Premier PR Nominated by Lionsgate UK

 

SUPPLIER of the YEAR

ASG Spark – Nominated by The Walt Disney Company

Create Advertising – Nominated by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Obviously Creative Limited – Nominated by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Multi Packaging Solutions – Nominated by Universal Pictures UK

Silk Factory – Nominated by Universal Pictures UK & StudioCanal

TPF – Nominated by Sky Store

 

DISTRIBUTOR of the YEAR

To be announced at awards ceremony

 

TITLE of the YEAR

To be announced at awards ceremony