'Lost,' Seinfeld' Lead Nominees for TV DVD Awards5 Sep, 2006 By: Stephanie Prange
“Lost” and “Seinfeld” top the slate of nominees announced Monday for the third annual TV DVD Awards. The winners, based on a consumer vote, will be unveiled Oct. 4 during TV DVD 4: Future Channels, produced by Home Media Retailing in cooperation with The Hollywood Reporter, DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group and the Entertainment Merchants Association.
The complete first-season set of “Lost,” released by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, was nominated in the Best 2000 Series and Best Bonus Materials categories by a panel of judges, who chose three nominees per category from a field of nearly 140 submissions.
Seasons five and six of “Seinfeld,” from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, are both up for Best 1990s Series, while the season five and six gift set — which includes a miniature model of the notorious puffy shirt from one of the sitcom's most famous episodes — is among the nominees for Best Bonus Materials.
Consumers can start voting Thursday morning, Sept. 7, at www.homemediaretailing.com and through the TVShowsOnDVD.com Web site.
Other nominees for Best 2000 Series are season four of “24,” from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, and the first season of “Battlestar Galactica,” from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
The season one/two collection of “Dinosaurs” will compete against the two “Seinfeld” sets for Best 1990s series, while season one of “Rome,” from HBO Video, rounds out the Best Bonus Materials category.
Other nominees are:
- Best 1980s Series: seasons one and two of “Miami Vice,” from Universal, and the season four/five collection of “Remington Steele,” from Fox.
- Best 1970s Series: season two of “The Bob Newhart Show,” from Fox; season three of “The Doris Day Show,” from MPI Home Entertainment; and the season one/two collection of “Facts of Life,” from Sony Pictures.
- Best 1960s Series: season two of “The Munsters,” from Universal; volume two of “Time Tunnel,” from Fox; and season one of “The Wild, Wild West,” from Paramount Home Entertainment.
- Best 1950s Series: season one of “Adventures of Superman,” from Warner Home Video; the “Gunsmoke” 50th anniversary collection, from Paramount; and Universal's limited edition season-one set of “Leave It To Beaver,” which comes in a plaid lunchbox.
- Best Animated Series: “Aeon Flux: The Complete Animated Series,” from Paramount; season one of “The Boondocks,” from Sony Pictures; and season seven of “The Simpsons,” from Fox.
- Best Children's Series: “Charlie & Lola Volumes 1 and 2,” from BBC; the season one/two collection of “Dinosaurs” from Buena Vista; and “High School Musical,” also from Buena Vista.
- Best Reality Series: “30 Days,” from Fox; “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” from Buena Vista; and “Family Bonds,” from HBO.
- Best Variety Series: “The Color Honeymooners,” from MPI; “The Doris Day Special,” also from MPI; and “Project Runway Season 2,” from Genius Products.
- Best One-Season Wonder: “The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.,” from Warner; season one of “The Comeback,” from HBO; and “Over There,” from Fox.
Best Miniseries/Made-for-TV Movie: “Elizabeth 1,” from HBO; “From the Earth to the Moon,” also from HBO; and “Sybil,” from Warner.
- Best British TV Series: season one of “Doctor Who,” from BBC Video; “Bleak House,” also from BBC; and the season nine/10 collection of “A Touch of Frost,” from MPI.
- Best TV Documentary: “The Al Qaeda Files,” from PBS/Paramount; “Ken Burns: American Lives,” also from PBS/Paramount; and “Soldiers in the Army of God,” from HBO.