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5th TV DVD Award Nominees Announced
The Fifth Annual TV DVD Awards will include a Blu-ray release category for the first time.
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AMC’s “Mad Men” Season 1 is nominated for the TV DVD Awards in the Blu-ray category
September 24, 2008 by Arlen Schweiger

Is your DVD collection stocked with TV box sets? Do you have every season of “Seinfeld,” or are you more of a 70s “Sanford and Son” or “Dukes of Hazzard” type who loves the nostalgia? Bought any of the TV Blu-ray sets yet?

With the crazy amount of new and old TV shows making their way to DVD all the time, you can actually vote on your favorites for the Fifth Annual TV DVD Awards. For the first year, the awards will honor the Blu-ray category.

The TV DVD Awards are being presented by Home Media Magazine, DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, and the Entertainment Merchants Association. You can vote at HomeMediaMagazine.com and TVShowsonDVD.com.

Voting runs through October 3, and nominees came from releases between Oct. 1, 2007, and Sept. 30, 2008. Judging was based on the whole DVD release, including both the actual episodes and all the bonus content available. Here’s what the judges boiled the nominees down to:

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 Shells 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

How did the judges do with the nominees? Any glaring snubs? Any TV shows you’d like to see on Blu-ray that aren’t available in the format yet?

Let us know in the comments below.

 

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Arlen Schweiger - Contributor, Electronic House Magazine
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com and Electronic House magazine.

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