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2008 TV DVD Award Nominees Announced

24 Sep, 2008 By: John Latchem

Nominations for the Fifth Annual TV DVD awards include a mix of current hits and classic favorites. Also, for the first year, the awards will recognize the best TV releases on Blu-ray Disc.

The winners, based on a consumer vote, will be announced Tuesday, Oct. 14, during a gala dinner and cocktail reception at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, Calif. The awards are presented by Home Media Magazine in cooperation with DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group and the Entertainment Merchants Association.

To be eligible, titles must have been released between Oct. 1, 2007, and Sept. 30, 2008. A blue-ribbon panel of judges rated each title based on the complete DVD treatment, including program content, bonus materials and packaging. More than 150 submissions were considered.

Consumers can for their favorites through Oct. 3 at www.HomeMediaMagazine.com and .

Advance registration tickets are $175 for DEG and EMA members, $190 for non-members before Monday, Oct. 6. After this date, tickets are $225 for DEG and EMA members, $240 for non-members.

For more information, or to register for the event, visit .


Best 2000s Series
Lost: Season 3, Disney
The Office: Season 4, Universal
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles — Season 1, Warner
Weeds: Season 3, Lionsgate

Best 1990s Series
My So-Called Life: The Complete Series, Shout! Factory
Spaced: The Complete Series, BBC Video
Sports Night: 10th Anniversary Edition, Shout! Factory
X-Files: Revelations, Fox

Best 1970s-1980s Series
CHiPs: Season 2, Warner
The Equalizer: Season 1, Universal
Perfect Strangers: Seasons 1 & 2, Warner
Sesame Street Old School Vol. 2 (1974-1979), Genius Products

Best 1950s-1960s Series
Father Knows Best: Season 1, Shout! Factory
Make Room for Daddy: Season 6, S’More Entertainment
The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Time Life
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour: Best of Season 3, Time Life

Best Animated TV DVD
Family Guy Presents: Blue Harvest, Fox
Futurama: The Beast With a Billion Backs, Fox
Robot Chicken: Star Wars, Warner
Ghost in the Shell SAC: 2nd Gig, Anchor Bay

Best Kidvid TV DVD
Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Complete Book 3 Collection, Paramount/Nickelodeon
Care Bears: 25th Anniversary Gift Set, Lionsgate
Hiya Kids: A 50s Saturday Morning, Shout! Factory
Wow Wow Wubbzy: A Tale of Tails, Anchor Bay

Best Reality Show
Cops: 20th Anniversary Edition, Fox
The Girls Next Door: Season 3, Fox
The Hills: Season 3, Paramount/MTV
Kenny vs Spenny: Volume 1 Uncensored, Paramount/Comedy Central

Best Miniseries/Made-for-TV Movie
The Andromeda Strain, Universal
John Adams, HBO Video
Recount, HBO Video
Sense & Sensibility, BBC Video

Best International TV DVD
Dragon Ball Z: Season 5, Funimation
Hell Girl Vol. 5, Funimation
One Piece: Season 1 First Voyage, Funimation
Torchwood: Season 1, BBC Video

Best TV Documentary
American Experience: The Presidents Boxed Set, Paramount/PBS
Ken Burns’ The War, Paramount/PBS
NFL America’s Game: Super Bowls I-XL, Warner
This American Life: Season 1, Paramount/CBS

Best Extras
Heroes: Season 2, Universal
Lost: Season 3, Disney
Star Trek: The Original Series: Season 2 Remastered, Paramount/CBS
Twin Peaks: The Gold Box Edition, Paramount/CBS

Best Complete-Series Set
I Love Lucy, Paramount/CBS
The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Time Life
Seinfeld, Sony Pictures
Twin Peaks, Paramount/CBS

Best TV on Blu-ray
Heroes: Season 1, Universal
Lost: Season 3, Disney
Mad Men: Season 1, Lionsgate
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles — Season 1, Warner


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