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Rising star Rob Beckett to host the 2013 BVA Awards

The 2013 BVA Awards extravaganza on 2 May in London will be hosted by stand-up comedian Rob Beckett, who was most recently seen as the resident co-host of I'm a Celebrity Get me Out of Here Now on British commercial channel ITV2.

As the annual industry awards draw nearer, the final sponsors have now been confirmed with Creo, DVD and Beyond, Handle Recruitment, Hixville, Real D and The Entertainment Agency signing up as Award sponsors and they join 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Delga Press, EDC, Freeform.London, Koch Media, Official Charts Company, Paramount Home Entertainment UK, Rovi, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd, The Walt Disney Company and Warner Home Entertainment, and entertainment sponsors Channel 4 DVD, Handle Recruitment, Koch Media, Lionsgate, PictureBlast, Premier and Red Photographic in supporting the event.

"We are delighted that funny, fresh-faced Rob Beckett has agreed to host our awards," says Lavinia Carey, Director General of the British Video Association. "We have a pretty good track record at picking rising stars and I'm sure he'll be twice as well known this time next year, so everyone will be in for a great evening - as usual!"


Creative Initiative of the Year
- Nordic Noir Brand (Arrow Film)
- Arthur Christmas - DFS Brand Partnership (Sony Picture Home Entertainment)
- Universal 100 Augmented Reality Campaign (Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd

Supplier/Agency of the Year
- Premier (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment/Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd)
- Creo (Entertainment One)
- Eulogy! (Paramount Home Entertainment UK)

- Westlife - The Farewell Tour (BBC Worldwide Consumer Products)
- Searching For Sugar Man (StudioCanal)
- Marley (Universal Pictures UK Ltd)

Catalogue Campaign
- A-List Gifts (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
- Watch It. Feel It. Own It. Blu-ray 3D Catalogue Campaign (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment)
- Universal Pictures - 100th Anniversary Campaign (Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd)

- John Bishop Live - Rollercoaster Tour 2012 (BBC Worldwide Consumer Products)
- Kevin Bridges - The Story Continues... (Universal Pictures UK Ltd)
- Josie Gibson's 30 Second Slim (Universal Pictures UK Ltd)

- Tree Fu Tom-Tree Fu Go! (FremantleMedia)
- Monster High: Ghouls Rule (Universal Pictures UK Ltd)
- Scooby Doo - Music of the Vampire (Warner Home Entertainment)

- Mad Men Season 5 (Lionsgate Home Entertainment)
- Homeland Season 1 (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment)
- The Big Bang Theory Season 5 (Warner Home Entertainment)

Catalogue Product
- Bond 50 Blu-ray Collection (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment)
- Jaws (Universal Pictures UK Ltd)
- The Harry Potter Wizard's Collection (Warner Home Entertainment)

Film with a box office up to £1 million
- Troll Hunter (Momentum Pictures)
- Cockneys vs Zombies (StudioCanal)
- Wild Bill (Universal Pictures UK Ltd)

Film with a box office of £1 million to £3 million
- Keith Lemon: The Film (Lionsgate Home Entertainment)
- The Raid (Momentum Pictures)
- Rock of Ages (Warner Home Entertainment)

Film with a box office of £3 million to £10 million
- A Monster in Paris (Entertainment One)
- Magic Mike (Lionsgate Home Entertainment)
- Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 3: Dog Days (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment)

Film with a box office over £10 million
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (Entertainment One)
- The Hunger Games (Lionsgate Home Entertainment)
- The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Home Entertainment)

Retail Store Group of the Year
- Sainsbury's

Online Retailer of the Year
- The Hut

Rental Service of the Year
- Blinkbox
- Blockbuster
- Sky Movies

Online Digital Service of the Year
- Blinkbox
- iTunes
- Virgin Media/Film Flex

Retailer Initiative of the Year
- - Scan and Buy Campaign
- ASDA - Dedicated Disney Stores
- Blinkbox from Tesco - Love Film But Hate Subscriptions?
- Sainsbury's - Best in Class New Release Execution

Best British Authored Disc of the Year
- Merlin Series 5 Volume 1 (FremantleMedia / Premier)
- The Curse of Frankenstein (Lionsgate Home Entertainment / The Pavement)
- The Raid (Momentum Pictures / Premier)
- Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (StudioCanal / Premier)

Tickets for the Awards are still available. Visit for details.

Story filed 12.04.13

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