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BASE Awards 2023: Shortlist Announced

September 13, 2023

The British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) has revealed the shortlist for the 43rd BASE Awards. The winners will be announced at the ceremony on November 2nd at the Camden Roundhouse.

Over 50 companies are shortlisted across 31 categories, including retail, distribution, creative agencies, and inclusive of the wider home entertainment ecosystem. This year saw an all-time high in the number of entries, and the widest representation across the industry of all time.

Several new awards have been added to this year’s lineup, including ‘Best in Class – Bonus Features’, ‘Commercial Initiative of the Year’ and ‘Social Impact’. Awards returning for the second year following their success include ‘Best in Class – Social/PR’ & ‘Campaign of the Year for Independent Film’ in partnership with BIFA.

This year also sees the return of BASE’s first People’s Choice Award – ‘Hidden Gem’, now supported by Discussing Film. This award allows the wider industry to vote for their standout title, the one that captured audience’s imagination, irrespective of sales. Votes are still being accepted so you can vote for ‘Hidden Gem’ here.

Following on from the success of this award last year, BASE has introduced a second People’s Choice category – BASE & hmv Fans Choice Award – celebrating the pivotal moments in popular culture throughout the year. The award can be voted for here.

Liz Bales, Chief Executive, BASE said: “There is real pride at BASE with the announcement of the 2023 Awards Shortlist. As audiences embrace the ever-growing choice of channels and services through which they can enjoy the home entertainment experience, whether through a subscription or ad-funded service, a FAST channel or our long-championed transactional formats, so do the BASE Awards. It is fantastic to see all aspects of the industry represented in the 2023 BASE shortlist. We’re excited to welcome partners and colleagues, new and existing, to this unique industry celebration.”

Louise Kean-Wood, Head of Communications, Marketing and Partnerships, BASE, said: “The BASE Awards are the annual opportunity for the whole UK Home Entertainment community to come together and celebrate. After the huge success of last year’s awards, it’s fantastic to see so many organisations taking the opportunity to support this ever-expanding Home Entertainment community this year. Whether it’s through table and ticket sales, or sponsorship of the many aspects that make the night such a must-attend event, more organisations than ever are playing their part to ensure it will be another unforgettable night. With almost 100 award entries from over 50 companies, and with entries that span the creativity and innovation across FAST, SVoD, Digital, and Physical, the room will be packed which makes it the perfect opportunity for so many organisations to spotlight their role in this vibrant sector. We can’t wait to see you all there!”

The 2023 BASE Awards shortlist:

Agency of the Year


Once Upon A Time

Silk Factory


Audience Engagement Initiative of the Year (sponsored by Sony Pictures)

Amazon X-Ray: Amazon Prime Video

Thirteen Lives: Dream Audience: Once Upon A Time & Amazon Prime Video

‘Wednesday’ for Outernet: Spark & Netflix

The World of Batman: Warner Bros. Discovery & Apple TV

BASE & hmv Fan’s Choice Award (in partnership with hmv)

Andor – ‘One Way Out’: Disney+

Happy Valley – Season 3 Finale: BBC Studios

Everything Everywhere All At Once – Laundry & Taxes With You: A24

Stranger Things Season 4 – Max Escapes Vecna / Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God): Netflix

Succession – Season 4, Episode 3 ‘Connor’s Wedding’: HBO / Warner Bros. Discovery

The Last of Us – Episode 3: ‘Long, Long Time’ (Bill & Frank): HBO / Warner Bros. Discovery

Top Gun: Maverick – Maverick Flying the F-14: Paramount Pictures

The White Lotus – Season 2 Finale: HBO / Warner Bros. Discovery

Best in Class – Bonus Features

Creating Empire of Light: Once Upon A Time & The Walt Disney Company

Doctor Who The Collection: Season 22: BBC Studios, OC, Lee Binding & Spirit Entertainment

Get Carter: BFI

Great Expectations – Inside Looks: Once Upon A Time, FX & BBC Studios

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story – Inside the Costumes: Once Upon A Time & Netflix

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical – Sing Your Heart Out!: Sony Pictures

See How They Run – Behind the Curtain: Once Upon A Time & The Walt Disney Company

The Queen of Spades: StudioCanal

Best in Class – Insights

Advertising Intelligence International FAST Research: Omdia

Connected Devices Market Analysis & Insights: Looper Insights

Disc: The Untapped Value: Kantar Worldpanel

The Platforms & The Players: BB Media

Best in Class – Packaging & Artwork

Dr Who and the Daleks: StudioCanal & Rob Watts Rogue Four

Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Directors Edition: Paramount Pictures

The Battle at Lake Changjin: Trinity CineAsia & Foz Creative

The Film Vault: Wave 1: Spark, Warner Bros. Discovery & Universal Pictures

Three Colours Trilogy: A Curzon Collection: Curzon Film & Wim Wenders Stiftung

Best in Class – Social/PR

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile: DnA PR & Sony Pictures

NOPE Influencer Content: Universal Pictures & META

Pink Flamingos: 50th Anniversary: DnA PR, The Criterion Collection & Sony Pictures

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical – PR & Social Campaign: Sony Pictures & DDA

Spider-Man: 20th Anniversary: Sony Pictures & Play PR

Uncharted: DnA PR & Sony Pictures

Where The Crawdads Sing – Elmley Nature Reserve: DnA PR & Sony Pictures

Wim Wenders: A Curzon Collection: Curzon Film

Best in Class – Video Asset

Emily the Criminal: Aubrey Plaza’s worst ever job: Universal Pictures Content Group & Chinagraph

Halloween Ends: Universal Pictures & Prelude Creative

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile: Sony Pictures & Silk Factory

Rakuten TV Mega Points Week: NOAH London & Rakuten TV

See How They Run – HBO First Look: Once Upon A Time, Searchlight Pictures & HBO

Spider-Man: All Roads Lead To No Way Home: Sony Pictures

The Devil’s Hour – Teaser and Trailers: Once Upon A Time & Amazon Prime Video

The Making of The Crown Season Five: Once Upon A Time & Netflix

Campaign of the Year for Catalogue

Ex Machina (4K UHD Special Edition): Universal Pictures

Get Carter (4K UHD): BFI

Superman 1-4 (4K UHD Steelbook Collection): Warner Bros. Discovery

The Film Vault Range: Universal Pictures & Warner Bros. Discovery

WB100 – Celebrating Every Story: Warner Bros Discovery

Campaign of the Year for Film – Over £15m Box Office

Avatar: The Way of Water: The Walt Disney Company

Jurassic World Dominion: Universal Pictures

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical: Sony Pictures

The Batman: Warner Bros Discovery

Campaign of the Year for Film – Up to £15m Box Office

65: Sony Pictures

Bullet Train: Sony Pictures

M3GAN: Universal Pictures

Campaign of the Year for Independent Film (sponsored by BIFA)

Aftersun: MUBI

Emily the Criminal: Universal Pictures Content Group

Lionesses: How Football Came Home: Altitude Film Entertainment

Terrifier 2: Signature Entertainment

Campaign of the Year for Specialist

Dance Craze: BFI

Lionesses: How Football Came Home: Altitude Film Entertainment

The Battle at Lake Changjin: Trinity CineAsia

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: Universal Pictures Content Group

Campaign of the Year for TV (sponsored by OC)

Better Call Saul: Final Season: Sony Pictures

Chucky: Season 1: Universal Pictures

House of The Dragon: Season 1: Warner Bros. Discovery

The Kingdom Exodus: MUBI

Commercial Initiative of the Year

Championing New Release in Retail: Frontline

Icon Film Channel Premieres: Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment

Next Generation Transactional Data: Official Charts Company

STUDIOCANAL Presents: StudioCanal

SVOD & Transactional Optimisation: Sony Pictures

Unleashing the Power of Ad-Supported Viewing: Rakuten TV

Creative Initiative of the Year (sponsored by Lionsgate UK)

Christmas Catalogue Campaign: Sony Pictures

Gü Home Cinema x Emily PVOD Release: elevenfiftyfive & Gü

The Amazing Maurice 360 Campaign: Once Upon A Time & Sky

‘Wednesday’ for Outernet: Spark & Netflix

Hidden Gem (supported by Discussing Film)

A Man Called Otto: Sony Pictures

Aftersun: MUBI

All Quiet on the Western Front: capelight / Altitude Film Distribution

Everything Everywhere All At Once: A24

M3GAN: Universal Pictures

My Old School: Dogwoof

Terrifier 2: Signature Entertainment

The Appointment: BFI

The Quiet Girl: Curzon

Triangle of Sadness: Lionsgate UK

Retailer of the Year – Digital

Amazon Prime Video

Rakuten TV

Sky Store

Virgin Media Store

Retailer of the Year – Physical (sponsored by Paramount Pictures)



Script to Screen

Lionesses: How Football Came Home: Altitude Film Entertainment

Spitfire Over Berlin: Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment

Social Impact (sponsored by Silk Factory)

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Seasoned Sessions Live Podcast with Judi Love: Substance Global & The Walt Disney Company

Living: Lionsgate UK

Subject & the Human Impact of Documentary Filmmaking: Dogwoof

Sustainability: Deluxe

And finally, the Awards which will be announced on the night are:

2022 Distributor of the Year

2022 Independent Label of the Year – Digital

2022 Independent Label of the Year – Physical

2022 Title of the Year

(All sponsored by the Official Charts Company)


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