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The 2022 BASE Awards Shortlist Announced Today

With just 7 weeks to go, excitement builds for the biggest night in the UK Home Entertainment Calendar

The British Association for Screen Entertainment has today revealed the shortlist for the 42nd BASE Awards. The winners will be announced at the ceremony on Thursday 6th October, at the iconic Camden Roundhouse.

30 companies are shortlisted across 16 categories, including retail, distribution, creative, and media agencies.

A host of new awards will recognise the full spectrum of the industry, including the Independent Label of the Year for Physical Digital, the Campaign of the Year for Independent Film, sponsored by BIFA, and the new Best in Class award, to champion the creativity of the Home Entertainment Industry and its agency partners.

Physical & Digital Distributor of The Year, Independent Label of The Year – Physical & Digital, Title of the Year & the Category Hero Awards will all be announced on the night.

Liz Bales, Chief Executive of BASE said: “The 2022 Awards will, as always, champion the powerhouse of creativity, expertise and commercial success that is the UK Home Entertainment sector. It is wonderful to see such a diverse and inclusive range of organisations on the shortlist this year, new and familiar, which can only mean it will be another spectacular night for friends and colleagues to celebrate the tremendous successes of our industry.”

Tickets are now available, at £335+VAT for members and £365+VAT for non-members, with £10 from each ticket sale going to BASE’s charity partner, Action for Children. A range of sponsorship opportunities are still available, so don’t hesitate to enquire with Vicki while you book your tickets!

BASE Awards updates and announcements are released in our weekly industry newsletter, BASE LINE; subscribe here.

The 2022 BASE Awards shortlist is as follows:

OUTSTANDING INNOVATION

Sponsored by Sony Pictures

  • Content Activations – Sony Pictures
  • Innovating to Build Multicultural Talent & Accessible Content – Deluxe
  • Stream – Virgin Media
  • Streaming ‘Live’ to Your Living Room: Stand-Up Comedy with Eddie Izzard & Dylan Moran – Universal Pictures
  • Transformers x Matt Ferguson – Zavvi

CREATIVE MARKETING INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Lionsgate

  • Alexa x Venom Voice Activation – Sony Pictures
  • The Batman Drafting – Warner Bros. Discovery
  • The Sex & The City Apartment – Warner Bros. Discovery
  • Uncharted Treasure Hunt (EST Release) – Sky Store

BEST IN CLASS – PACKAGING

Sponsored by FERO

  • Doctor Who: The Collection Range – BBC Studios & Obviously Creative
  • The Godfather Trilogy: 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition – Paramount Pictures & GPA Global
  • Inglourious Basterds: Total Basterds Edition – Universal Pictures & Obviously Creative
  • Marvel Mondo Steelbooks – The Walt Disney Company & Spark
  • The Servant: Collector’s Edition – StudioCanal & Edward Kinsella
  • Spirited Away: 20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition – StudioCanal & GPA Global

BEST IN CLASS – SOCIAL/PR

Sponsored by Huckleberry Recruitment

  • Bisping: The Michael Bisping Story – Universal Pictures & Andy Green PR
  • No Time to Die – Universal Pictures, Premier & Charnley
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home – Sony Pictures & Play PR
  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage – DnA PR & Sony Pictures

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR FOR SPECIALIST

Sponsored by Action for Children

  • Arsène Wenger: Invincible – Noah Media Group
  • Bisping: The Michael Bisping Story – Universal Pictures
  • The Sparks Brothers – Universal Pictures

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR FOR TV

  • The Crown: Season Four – Sony Pictures
  • Game of Thrones: The Iron Anniversary – Warner Bros. Discovery
  • The Last Dance – The Walt Disney Company

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR FOR INDEPENDENT FILM

Sponsored by BIFA

  • After Love – British Film Institute
  • Arsène Wenger: Invincible – Noah Media Group
  • Minari – Altitude Film Entertainment
  • Petite Maman – MUBI

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR FOR CATALOGUE – SINGLE

Sponsored by Visual Data

  • The Godfather Trilogy: 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition – Paramount Pictures
  • The Howling: 40th Anniversary – StudioCanal
  • Inglourious Basterds: Total Basterds Edition Universal Pictures
  • The Proposition: 4K Ultra HD Edition – British Film Institute

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR FOR CATALOGUE – MULTIPLE

  • Doctor Who: The Collection – BBC Studios
  • Looney Tunes Line Look – Warner Bros. Discovery
  • The Thing 4K UHD Special Edition & The John Carpenter 4K Collection – Universal Pictures & StudioCanal
  • Love. Keep. Digital Campaign – Warner Bros. Discovery

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR FOR NEW RELEASE FILM – NON-TRADITIONAL

  • Godzilla vs. Kong – Warner Bros. Discovery
  • Minari – Altitude Film Entertainment
  • Zack Snyder’s Justice League – Warner Bros. Discovery

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR FOR FILM – UP TO £15M BOX OFFICE

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife – Sony Pictures
  • King Richard – Warner Bros. Discovery
  • Nobody – Universal Pictures
  • The Croods: A New Age – Universal Pictures

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

  • Belfast – Universal Pictures
  • Dune – Warner Bros. Discovery
  • No Time to Die – Universal Pictures
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home – Sony Pictures

PHYSICAL RETAILER OF THE YEAR

  • ASDA
  • HMV
  • Planet of Entertainment

DIGITAL RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by The Walt Disney Company

  • Amazon Prime Video
  • Sky Store

RETAILER / PLATFORM INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by StudioCanal

  • Home Premiere – Amazon Prime Video
  • Multi-Buy – Sky Store
  • Virtual Cinema on Dogwoof on Demand – Dogwoof
  • Zavvi Birthday – Zavvi

HIDDEN GEM

Sponsored by Zoo Digital

  • Ammonite – Lionsgate UK
  • Another Round – StudioCanal
  • Last Night in Soho – Universal Pictures
  • Navalny – Dogwoof
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four – British Film Institute
  • Promising Young Woman – Universal Pictures
  • Riders of Justice – Vertigo Releasing
  • Spencer – STX Films
  • The Father – Lionsgate UK
  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines – Sony Pictures

2021 DIGITAL DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by The Official Charts Company

To be announced at the awards ceremony

2021 PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by The Official Charts Company

To be announced at the awards ceremony

2021 INDEPENDENT LABEL OF THE YEAR – DIGITAL

Sponsored by The Official Charts Company

To be announced at the awards ceremony

2021 INDEPENDENT LABEL OF THE YEAR – PHYSICAL

Sponsored by The Official Charts Company

To be announced at the awards ceremony

2021 TITLE OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by The Official Charts Company

To be announced at the awards ceremony

CATEGORY HERO

  • Content Protection

Sponsored by Corsearch

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Innovation

Sponsored by BBC Studios

  • Leadership
  • Operations

Sponsored by BDS West10

  • Sales
  • Sustainability

Sponsored by Finest

To be announced at the awards ceremony