“Phantom Menace” Tops DVD Awards

The DVD version of Stars Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace was the big winner Wednesday at the fifth annual DVD Awards in Universal City, Calif., which honor the best in DVD arts and sciences.

George Lucas and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment took home four awards, including viewers’ choice, best menu design, authoring and audio presentation (the last of which was shared with Buena Vista Home Entertainment’s Pearl Harbor: Vista Series.

Warner Home Video’s DVD version of the 1941 Orson Welles classic Citizen Kane won the best of show award, while The Godfather DVD Collection took the best special edition DVD award.

Other winners included Elevation 2001:U2 Live From Boston for best music release, Shrek for video presentation and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone for best DVD-ROM support.

The show was produced by United Entertainment Media and International Recording Media Association and was hosted by movie aficionado Leonard Maltin.