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VSDA Names Video Award Nominees

22 May, 2006 By: Jessica Wolf



The Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) has announced its nominees for the best video releases from the past year.

The Home Entertainment Awards, presented by VSDA, recognize outstanding achievement in home video content, marketing, packaging, rental, and sales. Winners from the following 26 categories will be announced at the July conference in Las Vegas.

Archival TV Series of the Year:
  • Aeon Flux: The Complete Animated Collection (Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment)
  • I Love Lucy: The Complete Sixth Season (Paramount)
  • “Seinfeld” Season 4, Season 5 and Season 6 (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
  • ”Six Feet Under” The Complete Third Season, The Complete Fourth Season and The Complete Fifth Season (HBO Video)
  • “Golden Girls” The Complete Second Season, The Complete Third Season and The Complete Fourth Season (Buena Vista Home Entertainment)

  • Current TV Series on DVD:
  • 24: Season 4 (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment)
  • Desperate Housewives: The Complete First Season (BVHE)
  • Family Guy Vol. 3: Season 4 — Part 1 (Fox)
  • Lost: The Complete First Season (BVHE)
  • Entourage: The Complete First Season (HBO)

  • Children's Title of the Year:
  • Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus (Lionsgate)
  • Chicken Little, (BVHE)
  • Lady and the Tramp: 50th Anniversary Edition (BVHE)
  • Madagascar (DreamWorks Home Entertainment)
  • Robots (Fox)

  • Direct-to-Video/Limited Release of the Year From an Independent Studio:
  • Half Light (First Look Home Entertainment)
  • League of Ordinary Gentlemen (Magnolia Home Entertainment)
  • Mysterious Skin (TLA Releasing)
  • One Last Dance (Screen Media Films)
  • Palindromes (Wellspring Media)

  • Direct-to-Video/Limited Release of the Year From a Major Studio:
  • 11:14 (New Line Home Entertainment)
  • Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (Universal Studios Home Entertainment)
  • Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (Fox)
  • American Pie Presents: Band Camp (Universal)
  • Bob Dylan: No Direction Home (Paramount)

  • Documentary Title of the Year:
  • Born Into Brothels (Thinkfilm)
  • Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Magnolia)
  • Grizzly Man (Lionsgate)
  • March of the Penguins (Warner Home Video)
  • Murderball (Lionsgate)

  • DVD Extras of the Year from an Independent Studio:
  • Paul McCartney in Red Square (A & E Home Video)
  • Roseanne: The Complete Second Season (Anchor Bay Entertainment)
  • Saw II (Lionsgate)
  • Ultimate Avengers (Lionsgate)
  • X Games: Evolution of Skate (Monarch Video)

  • DVD Extras of the Year From a Major Studio:
  • Cinderella: Platinum Edition (BVHE)
  • A History of Violence (New Line)
  • National Treasure (BVHE)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Warner)
  • Sin City (BVHE)

  • Family Title of the Year From an Independent Studio:
  • The Happy Elf (Anchor Bay)
  • Hockey Mom (Monarch)
  • The Snurks (First Look)
  • The Prince and Me 2: The Royal Wedding (First Look)
  • Touching Wild Horses (First Look)

  • Family Title of the Year From a Major Studio:
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Warner)
  • Because of Winn-Dixie (Fox)
  • Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (Paramount)
  • Madagascar (DreamWorks)
  • Racing Stripes (Warner)

  • Foreign Language Title of the Year:
  • Bad Education (Sony)
  • House of Flying Daggers (Sony)
  • Kung Fu Hustle (Sony)
  • A Very Long Engagement (Warner)
  • La Dolce Vita: Deluxe Collector's Edition (Koch Lorber)

  • Marketing Campaign of the Year From an Independent Studio:
  • Crash (Lionsgate)
  • Diary of a Mad Black Woman (Lionsgate)
  • Murderball (Lionsgate)
  • Rize (Lionsgate)
  • Saw II (Lionsgate)

  • Marketing Campaign of the Year From a Major Studio:
  • Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith (Fox)
  • Wedding Crashers (New Line)
  • Madagascar (DreamWorks)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Warner)
  • American Pie Presents: Band Camp (Universal)

  • Music DVD of the Year:
  • Bob Dylan: No Direction Home(Paramount)
  • Cream: Live at the Royal Albert Hall (Rhino Entertainment)
  • The Eagles: Farewell Tour Live From Melbourne (Rhino)
  • Paul McCartney in Red Square (A & E Home Video)
  • U2: Vertigo 05 — Live From Chicago (Interscope Records/UMVD)

  • Packaging of the Year From an Independent Studio:
  • 3rd Rock from the Sun (Anchor Bay)
  • Evil Dead 2 (Anchor Bay)
  • “Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood” (Anchor Bay)
  • Saw: Uncut Edition (Lionsgate)
  • Sundance Channel Home Entertainment Collection (20-disc set) (Sundance Channel Home Entertainment)

  • Packaging of the Year From a Major Studio:
  • Planet of the Apes: The Ultimate DVD Collection with ape head (Fox)
  • The Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection (MGM Home Entertainment)
  • Seinfeld Seasons 5 & 6 Giftset with collectible puffy shirt and script (Sony)
  • “The Simpsons” The Complete Sixth Season with Homer collectible head and The Complete Seventh Season with Marge collectible head (Fox)
  • Sin City (BVHE)

  • Rental Title of the Year From an Independent Studio:
  • Crash (Lionsgate)
  • Derailed (The Weinstein Company & Genius Products)
  • Diary of a Mad Black Woman (Lionsgate)
  • Lord of War (Lionsgate)
  • The Prince and Me 2: The Royal Wedding (First Look)

  • Rental Title of the Year From a Major Studio:
  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin (Universal)
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Fox)
  • Walk the Line (Fox)
  • Wedding Crashers (New Line)
  • Cinderella Man (Universal)

  • Sellthrough Title of the Year From an Independent Studio:
  • Crash (Lionsgate)
  • Diary of a Mad Black Woman (Lionsgate)
  • Lord of War (Lionsgate)
  • Saw II (Lionsgate)
  • Ultimate Avengers (Lionsgate)

  • Sellthrough Title of the Year From a Major Studio:
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Warner)
  • Walk the Line (Fox)
  • Wedding Crashers (New Line)
  • King Kong (Universal)
  • Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith (Fox)

  • Sleeper of the Year:
  • House of Flying Daggers (Sony)
  • Junebug (Sony)
  • Sideways (Fox)
  • Transporter 2 (Fox)
  • Hustle & Flow (Paramount)

  • Special Interest Title of the Year:
  • “Baby Einstein” (BVHE)
  • Carmen Electra: Advanced Aerobic Striptease (Paramount)
  • Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth (Sony)
  • Live From Las Vegas!: Ron White, Jeff Foxworthy & Bill Engvall(Starlight)
  • X Games: Evolution of Skate (Monarch)

  • Adult Title of the Year:
  • Camp Cuddly Pines Power Tool Massacre (Wicked Pictures)
  • Dark Angels 2 (New Sensations)
  • The Devil in Miss Jones (Vivid Entertainment Group)
  • Pirates (Digital Playground)
  • Prisoner (Cal Vista/Metro Studios)

  • GameCube Video Game of the Year:
  • Harry Potter: Goblet of Fire (Electronic Arts)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game (LucasArts)
  • Madden NFL 06 (Electronic Arts)
  • Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (Activision)
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Disney Interactive)

  • PlayStation 2 Video Game of the Year:
  • Madden NFL 06 (Electronic Arts)
  • Soul Caliber III (Namco)
  • Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (Activision)
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2 (Lucas Arts)
  • Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith (Lucas Arts)

  • Xbox Video Game of the Year:
  • Halo 2 (Microsoft Game Studios)
  • Madden NFL 06 (Electronic Arts)
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted-5-1-20 (Electronic Arts)
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II (LucasArts)
  • Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (Ubisoft)

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