Base Awards 2020: Winners to be announced Oct 22

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This year’s BASE Awards winners will be announced on Thursday, October 22nd following a decision not to go ahead with a physical awards ceremony in 2020 that has been informed by ongoing government guidance on large scale gatherings and by the understandably limited appetite from members for such an event in the current climate.

Eschewing a virtual event, BASE has elected to announce the winning and highly commended entries through a series of videos that will go live on the BASE website from 4pm on the 22nd. Awards will be clustered into manageable groups, allowing members and the wider category to raise a glass to individual and team successes however they deem appropriate.

The decision not to hold a physical or virtual event has been made in consultation with BASE Council, with this digital solution intended to showcase not only BASE’s commitment to celebrating the awards this year regardless of the situation the industry finds itself in, but also to rewarding the wealth of hard work and dedication represented by this year’s entries.

BASE CEO, Liz Bales, commented: “Celebrating the breadth and depth of incredible work showcased in this year’s BASE Awards entries has remained central to the BASE team even as 2020 has continued to throw curveball after curveball at us all. There’s no small amount of sadness that we’re unable to mark our 40th anniversary year in the way we had hoped but we’re sure you’ll all agree that honouring the category’s work and the talent behind it is absolutely the right thing to do even if we remain unable to gather en masse to celebrate like only the video category knows how.

“By releasing the award winners in a digital forum we’d like to provide the opportunity for teams to create their own occasions on October 22nd. We remain committed to bringing the event back in 2021 and look forward to the conversation that will undoubtedly be generated by this year’s necessarily unorthodox approach. The usual awards brochure will be released on the same date to provide some context to the decisions made by our esteemed judging panels.

“On a personal note, I’d like to thank all of our sponsors, partners and would-be attendees for their pragmatism as we have explored a range of alternatives, and for their flexibility in overwhelmingly agreeing to roll their support into what we plan as a glorious return at next year’s event. Special mention must also go to Action For Children – we’re exploring ways to mitigate the loss of the fundraising opportunity the awards has given our longstanding charitable partner and are mindful that this is yet another reason to come back with a bang in 2021.”

In further news, following the Shortlist announcement at the beginning of July, it was brought to BASE’s attention that the judges felt the External Team of the Year category should be split into two to allow for the extremely broad range of nominees to be judged fairly and honoured appropriately.

The External Team of the Year Award will now be split into Creative Agency and Industry Supplier, adding two nominees to the Shortlist, and taking the total number of Awards to 24. The full updated list can be viewed below and on the BASE website.

BASE Awards 2020 – Updated Shortlist

Physical Retailer of the Year – Sponsored by Universal Pictures UK

Asda

HMV

Tesco PLC

Online Physical Retailer of the Year – Sponsored by The Walt Disney Company

Amazon

Zoom

Zavvi

 Digital Retailer of the Year – Sponsored by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group

Amazon

Google Play

Sky Store

Virgin Media Store

Outstanding Innovation – Retail – Sponsored by Obviously Creative

UCA – Universal Pictures / Sony Pictures with their Hybrid Tower

Tesco Plc, multibuys on FTP and STP products

Zoom at MCM Comic Con 2019 

Retailer Initiative of the Year – Sponsored by Studiocanal

DVD Aisle Revitalisation – Asda

Continued Innovation to Grow its Transactional Base – Sky UK

Zoom Pop-up shop at MCM Comic Con London – Zoom

In Store Theatre Initiative of the Year

Pizza Deals – Asda

Downton Abbey – Universal Pictures UK

Disney Product in Tesco 2019 – The Walt Disney Company Ltd

Campaign of the Year for Non-Traditional Release

Batman: Hush – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot – Universal Pictures UK

The Vanishing – Lionsgate UK

Western Stars – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group

Campaign of the Year for FILM – Up to £1m Box Office – Sponsored by Action for Children

Bait – BFI

Brightburn – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Hunter Killer – Lionsgate UK

Campaign of the Year for FILM – £1m – £1.99m Box Office

Apollo 11 – Dogwoof Ltd / Universal Pictures UK

Hellboy – Lionsgate UK

Mortal Engines – Universal Pictures UK

Overlord – Universal Pictures UK on behalf of Paramount Pictures

Campaign of the Year for FILM – £2m – £4.99m Box Office

Nativity Rocks – Universal Pictures UK on behalf of Entertainment One

Rambo: Last Blood – Lionsgate UK

Robin Hood – Lionsgate UK

Campaign of the Year for FILM – £5m – £14.99m Box Office

Angel Has Fallen – Lionsgate UK

Bumblebee – Universal Pictures UK on behalf of Paramount Pictures

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – Lionsgate UK

Pokémon Detective Pikachu – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Yesterday – Universal Pictures UK

Campaign of the Year for FILM – £15m – £24.99m Box Office

Aquaman – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – Universal Pictures UK

Rocketman – Paramount Home Media International

Venom – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Campaign of the Year for FILM – Over £25m Box Office

A Star is Born – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group

Avengers: Endgame – The Walt Disney Company Ltd

Downton Abbey – Universal Pictures UK

Spider-Man: Far From Home – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Campaign of the Year for TV – Sponsored by Spirit Entertainment

Doctor Who: The Macra Terror – BBC Studios Ltd

Mrs Brown’s Boys – Universal Pictures UK

Outlander Season 4 – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan: Season 1 – Universal Pictures UK on behalf of Paramount Pictures

Campaign of the Year for Catalogue: Single Product

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut – Studiocanal

Doctor Who: Season 26 Collection Boxset – BBC Studios Ltd

The Italian Job – 50th Anniversary – Universal Pictures UK on behalf of Paramount Pictures

Marvel Studios Cinematic Universe: Phase 3, Part 2 – The Walt Disney Company Ltd

Mean Girls – 15th Anniversary – Universal Pictures UK on behalf of Paramount Pictures

Schindler’s List – 25th Anniversary Edition – Universal Pictures UK

Campaign of the Year for Catalogue: Multiple Product

Cinema Magic – The Walt Disney Company Ltd

Digital Recruitment – The Ultimate Winter Watch List – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group

Summer Adventures – The Walt Disney Company Ltd

PR / Publicity Initiative of the Year – Sponsored by Organic & Target Media

The Favourite – 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment / The Walt Disney Company Ltd

Jay & Silent Bob Reboot – UPHE Content Group, NBC Universal

John Wick: Excommunicado – Lionsgate UK

External Team of the Year – Creative Agency – Sponsored by West 10

Grapevine Digital

Obviously Creative

Target Group (Organic & Target Media)

External Team of the Year – Industry Supplier – Sponsored by West 10

Spirit Entertainment

UCA

Outstanding Innovation – Distribution – Sponsored by Obviously Creative

Digital Gifting – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Harry Potter Advent Calendar – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group

Seven Worlds, One Planet – Sustainable Packaging – BBC Studios Ltd

Universal Interns Green Challenge Initiative – Universal Pictures UK

Creative Marketing Initiative of the Year – Sponsored by Lionsgate UK

Bohemian Rhapsody Treasure Truck – 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment / The Walt Disney Company Ltd

Creative Identity & Big Movie Night In – Sky Store

The Crown: Complete Boxset – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Mega Movie Week – Obviously Creative

Distributor of the Year Sponsored by the Official Charts Company
To be announced at awards ceremony

Title of the Year Sponsored by the Official Charts Company
To be announced at awards ceremony

Category Hero Sponsored by BBC Studios Ltd.
To be announced shortly


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