'Cars' speeds to three wins at vid awards

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LAS VEGAS -- Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment's "Cars" won three Home Entertainment Awards on Tuesday, while Genius Products' "Clerks II" and Warner Home Video's "The Departed" also received multiple awards.

The awards are part of the Entertainment Merchants Assn.'s Home Media Expo 2007, which runs through Thursday at the Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino.

"The titles recognized by the Home Entertainment Awards speak to the breadth of great entertainment that is available on home video and remind us why home video retains its hold on the public," EMA president Bo Andersen said. "EMA is proud to acknowledge the outstanding attributes of these wonderful videos."

DVDs released from April 1, 2006-March 31 were eligible. This year's award categories and nominees were determined by the EMA's Home Entertainment Awards Nominating Committee, and the winners were determined by a vote of EMA retail and distributor members. In developing the list of nominees, the committee took into consideration the rental and sell-through success of the title and the strength of the marketing campaign launched by the studio or distributing label of the video, both to consumers and retailers.

Archival TV Series of the Year
Saturday Night Live - The Complete First Season
Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Children's Title of the Year
Cars
Buena Vista Home Entertainment

Current TV Series of the Year
24 - Season 5
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Direct to DVD/Limited Release of the Year From an Independent Studio
The Proposition
First Look Home Entertainment

Direct to DVD/Limited Release of the Year From a Major Studio
Hard Candy
Lionsgate Entertainment

Documentary Title of the Year
An Inconvenient Truth
Paramount Home Entertainment

DVD Extras of the Year From an Independent Studio

Clerks II
Genius Products Inc.

DVD Extras of the Year From a Major Studio
The Chronicles of Narnia - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Buena Vista Home Entertainment

Family Title of the Year From an Independent Studio

Hoodwinked
Genius Products Inc.

Family Title of the Year From a Major Studio
Cars
Buena Vista Home Entertainment

Foreign Title of the Year From an Independent Studio
Pulse
Magnolia Home Entertainment

Foreign Title of the Year From a Major Studio
Volver
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Marketing Campaign of the Year From an Independent Studio

Clerks II
Genius Products Inc.

Marketing Campaign of the Year From a Major Studio
Borat - Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Music DVD of the Year

The Doors (15-Year Anniversary Edition)
Lionsgate Entertainment

Non-Children's Animated Title of the Year
Ultimate Avengers 2
Lionsgate Entertainment

Packaging of the Year from an Independent Studio
National Lampoon's Pledge This!
Vivendi Visual

Packaging of the Year From a Major Studio
Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Theatrical and Extended Limited Edition)
New Line Home Entertainment

Re-Mastered Title of the Year
James Bond Ultimate Edition Boxed Sets Bundle
MGM/UA Home Entertainment

Rental Title of the Year From an Independent Studio
The World's Fastest Indian
Magnolia Home Entertainment

Rental Title of the Year From a Major Studio
The Departed
Warner Home Video

Sell-Through Title of the Year From an Independent Studio
Lucky Number Slevin
Genius Products Inc.

Sell-Through Title of the Year From a Major Studio
Cars
Buena Vista Home Entertainment

Sleeper Title of the Year
Little Miss Sunshine
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Special Interest Title of the Year
The Secret
TS Productions

Frontiers Title of the Year
24 - Season 6 Premiere (First 4 Episodes)
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Blu-ray Title of the Year
Casino Royal
Sony Pictures home Enterainment

HD DVD Title of the Year
The Departed
Warner Home Video

Hall of Fame
Casablanca
Warner Home Video
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