The DVD Premiere Awards, presented by DVD Premieres Magazine, were held last night in L.A. and hosted by ComedyCentral TV personality Ben Stein.These awards celebrate movies that have debuted on DVD or the Internet during 2002, and are decided by members of the DVD Premieres Academy, which is made up of individuals who work in the DVD Industry.Recipients included Quentin Tarantino and Peter Jackson, who accepted via sattelite from New Zealand. The LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP OF THE RINGS – EXTENDED COLLECTORS EDITION won several technical awards, added content awards and was also named the Best Special Edition of the Year (new release) for the “AOL Movies DVD Premiere Award” which was decided in an open online poll of AOL subscribers. RINGS won a total of 5 awards.One of the biggest surprises was that, despite the highly publicized ‘framing fiasco’, Universal’s BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY was awarded the AOL Movies DVD Premiere Award for Best Special Edition Of The Year (Library Release).Read on for a complete list of winners, including the Hanson Brothers for SLAPSHOT 2!!! AOL Movies DVD Premiere Award * Best Special Edition of the Year (New Release): The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (New Line/Warner) * Best Special Edition of the Year (Library Release): Back to the Future Trilogy (Universal) Best Overall New Extra Features, New Release * The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition – Michael Pellerin (New Line/Warner) Best Overall New Extra Features, Library Release * Beauty and the Beast Platinum Edition – Jeff Kurtti, Brian Johnson, Ben Zev, Allan Hellard (Buena Vista) Best New, Enhanced of Reconstructed Movie Scenes * The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition – Overall new and extended scenes included in extended film, Peter Jackson (New Line/Warner) Original Retrospective Docu-mentary, New Release * Appendices: Parts 1 and 2–From Book to Vision, From Vision to Reality – Michael Pellerin (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition, New Line/Warner) Original Retrospective Docu-mentary, Library Release * Enlisted: The Story of M*A*S*H – J.M. Kenny (M*A*S*H Five Star Collection, Fox) Best Audio Commentary, New Release * Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition (New Line/Warner) Best Audio Commentary, Library Release * Martin Scorsese, Robbie Robertson – The Last Waltz (MGM) Best Menu Design * Monsters, Inc. – John Ross, Gork Enterprises (Buena Vista) Best Animated DVD Premiere Movie * The Hunchback of Notre Dame II – Hiroshi Saotome, Chris Henderson (Buena Vista) Best Live Action DVD Premiere Movie * A Gentleman’s Game – Kimberly Braswell (First Look) Best Actor (in a DVD premiere movie) * Gary Sinise – A Gentleman’s Game (First Look) Best Actress (in a DVD premiere movie) * Joan Plowright – Rock My World (Screen Media) Best Supporting Actor (in a DVD premiere movie) * The Hanson Brothers – Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice (Universal) Best Supporting Actress (in a DVD premiere movie) * Lindy Booth – The Skulls II (Universal) and* Cynthia Stevenson – Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch (Miramax/Buena Vista) Animated Character Performance * Gothel – voice Anjelica Huston, animation directors Gino Nichele, Sebastian Brodin; character designers Jean Gillmore, Sean Newton; Barbie as Rapunzel (Mattel/Artisan) Best Original Song (in a DVD premiere movie) * I’m Gonna Love You (Madellaine’s Love Song) – Jennifer Love Hewitt, music and lyrics by Jennifer Love Hewitt and Chris Canute; The Hunchback of Notre Dame II (Buena Vista) Best Director (for a DVD premiere movie) * Adam Ripp – Gang Tapes (Trimark/Lions Gate) Best Screenplay (of a DVD premiere movie) * *Double Whammy – Tom DiCillo (Trimark/Lions Gate) Best Original Score (in a DVD premiere movie) * Barbie as Rapunzel – Arnie Roth (Mattel/Artisan) Best Cinematography (in a DVD premiere movie) * A Gentleman’s Game – Conrad W. Hall (First Look) Best Editing (in a DVD premiere movie) * Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year – Erik Peterson (Buena Vista) Best Visual Effects (in a DVD premiere movie) * Hellraiser: Hellseeker – Jamison Goei (Buena Vista) Best Internet Video Premiere * Hostage – John Woo (BMWFilms.com) and* Since My Last Dance – Mark Bollinger (iFilm.com) THE MATRIX was this years inductee to the DVD Premieres Academy Of Artistic Achievement, for being one of, if not THE most innovative and profitable DVD during the mediums early days.