The Wizard of Oz, A Big Winner at the DVD Critics Awards

The Lollipop Guild may have not been present to sing the praises of Warner Home Video’s The Wizard of Oz: 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition, but the sentiment was no doubt felt as the catalog title topped the winners list of the Sixth Annual DVD Critics Awards presented by Home Media Magazine.

Out of fourteen categories The Wizard of Oz won three of the awards that cover the best home video releases of 2009: Best Catalog Title, Best Blu-ray Disc and Title of the Year. Actually, for catalog title it shares the honor with another Warner film celebrating its 70th anniversary, Gone With the Wind. Both titles had elaborate sets, coming housed in boxes filled with hours of bonus material and additional collectibles.

Best Theatrical Title went to Paramount Home Entertainment’s hit movie Star Trek. Paramount also took the Best Kidvid Title for DreamWorks’ Monters vs. Aliens.

6th Annual DVD Critics Award Winners

Best Theatrical Title: Star Trek, Paramount Home Entertainment

Best TV DVD: Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series Limited Edition, Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Best Catalog Title: The Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Editions, Warner Home Video

Best Nonfiction Title: For All Mankind, Criterion Collection

Best Direct-to-Video Title: Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Best TV Movie: Grey Gardens, HBO Home Entertainment

Best Animation Title: Up, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Best Kidvid Title: Monsters vs. Aliens, Paramount/DreamWorks

Best Bonus Material — Movie: District 9, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Best Bonus Material — TV Show: Lost: The Complete Fifth Season, Disney

Best Packaging: Futurama: The Complete Collection 1999-2009, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Best Collection/Multidisc Set: The Official Major League Baseball World Series Collection, A&E Home Entertainment

Best Blu-ray Disc: The Wizard of Oz: 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition, Warner

Title of the Year for 2009: The Wizard of Oz: 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition, Warner

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