UK Music Video Awards Nominations

Posted October 14th, 2014 by Xenia


Nominations have been announced for this years UK Music Video Awards.

Alt-J, Metronomy, Paolo Nutini, Jungle, FKA Twigs, Coldplay, Disclosure, London Grammar, Jon Hopkins, Peace and Paloma Faith are among the British acts who pick up multiple nominations in this year’s UK Music Video Awards, the annual celebration of creative and technical excellence in music videos made in the UK and beyond, which takes place at the Southbank Centre in London on Monday November 10th.

Metronomy lead the charge as the most nominated act, picking up a total of 6 nominations including a nod in the new Best Video Artist category. They will go head-to-head for the award – designed to recognise an artist for an outstanding body of music videos over the past year, and presented in association with Box Television – with FKA Twigs, James Vincent McMorrow, Jungle, London Grammar and Paloma Faith.

The accolade of the most nominated video at this year’s UKMVAs is shared by the epic, harrowing video for Paolo Nutini’s ‘Iron Sky’ directed by Daniel Wolfe, and the scurrilously funny promo for DJ Snake ft Lil Jon’s ‘Turn Down For What’ by American directing duo DANIELS. They have five nominations each, and among the other international talent nominated for multiple awards are Pharrell Williams, Iggy Azalea, St Vincent, OK Go and Bob Dylan.

The MVA shortlists reveal a host of celebrated filmmaking talent, not least Michel Gondry whose video for Metronomy’s ‘Love Letters’ finds itself pitched against British pop video supremo Sophie Muller’s video for Katy B’s ‘Crying For No Reason’ in the Best Pop Video category, alongside the Paolo Nutini video directed by Daniel Wolfe, who recently completed his first film Catch Me Daddy, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

Previous MVA Icon Award winner Jonas Akerlund makes a reappearance in the list for his work for Coldplay’s ‘Magic’ while heavyweight American video directors Nabil and Vincent Haycock also pick up nods for their work for Alt-J and Paul McCartney. French directors make another strong showing in the shortlist led by Fleur & Manu, Jonas & Francois and Emile Sornin, while closer to home, the British directors picking up multiple nominations include Ninian Doff, Tom Haines, and David Wilson.

It’s been a strong year for Sony Music in terms of nominations, both in the UK and US, as acts as diverse as Bob Dylan, Pharrell, Paloma Faith and MGMT collect multiple mentions alongside relative newcomers Peace, George Ezra and Jenny Wilson. Meanwhile the strongest representation from the independent labels comes in the shape of XL Recordings, whose nominated artists include Atoms for Peace, FKA Twigs, Jungle and Tyler, The Creator, while Infectious scores multiple nods for Alt-J and Drenge. Domino’s Jon Hopkins, Ministry of Sound’s London Grammar and Because’s Metronomy also win multiple places in the shortlist.

As well as honouring the best work in music videos, there are also awards at the UKMVAs for coverage of live music, and music ads. In the Live category, live shows for the Rolling Stones and Coldplay, both directed by former MVA winner Paul Dugdale, compete against Sam Smith, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Savages and Rudimental.

This year’s UK Music Video Awards ceremony is set to return to the Queen Elizabeth Hall in the Southbank Centre in London, and organisers have today announced the launch of Music Vid Fest, a conference on the business of music video creativity to run at BFI Southbank on the same day as the Awards. This will give professionals a chance to discuss the issues and advances driving music video production here and abroad, ahead of the celebrations in the evening.

The UK Music Video Awards editorial director, David Knight, says, “The nominations are a statement on the strength of creativity and invention in music videos today. They represent the power of music videos to bring people closer to the music, to be an entertainment format (and occasionally Art) in their own right.

“We are primarily honouring the people behind the camera, who make the videos, but I’m delighted that this year we’ve introduced a Best Video Artist award, to honour the bands and solo artists who foster creative relationships with filmmakers and make distinctive music videos as a result. And it’s a great first shortlist.”

Congratulations to the six Shooting People members who have also been nominated:

Ninian Doff, Tom Haines, Daniel Wolfe, Aoife McArdle, Amber Millington and George Belfield.

Here is the full list of nominations:

Best Pop Video – UK in association with Rushes
Ella Eyre – If I Go
George Ezra – Budapest
Jessie Ware – Tough Love
Katy B – Crying For no Reason
Metronomy – Love Letters
Paolo Nutini – Iron Sky

Best Dance Video – UK
Chase & Status ft Jacob Banks – Alive
Disclosure – Grab Her
Jon Hopkins – Collider
Julio Bashmore – Peppermint
Jungle – Busy Earnin’
Wilkinson – Afterglow

Best Rock/Indie Video – UK
Drenge – Fuckabout
Jake Bugg – There’s A Beast And We All Feed It
James – Moving On
Peace – Money
Peace – Lost On Me
Throne – Tharsis Sleeps

Best Alternative Video – UK in association with Smoke & Mirrors
Alt- J – Hunger Of The Pine
Atoms For Peace – Before Your Very Eyes
Ibeyi – River
London Grammar – Nightcall
Metronomy – Reservoir
Placebo – Too Many Friends

Best Urban Video – UK
Hawk House – Chill Pill
Last Night In Paris – Pure
M.I.A. – Double Bubble Trouble
Raleigh Ritchie – Stronger Than Ever
Rudimental ft Becky Hill – Powerless
Scrufizzer – Kick It

Best Pop Video – International
Jamaica – Two On Two
Keisza – Hideaway
Pharrell – Happy
Pharrell – Marilyn Monroe
Sia – Chandelier
Stromae – Tous Les Mêmes

Best Dance Video – International
DJ Snake ft Lil Jon – Turn Down For What
Gesaffelstein – Hate Or Glory
Hercules and Love Affair – I Try And Talk To You
Klangkarussell – Netzwerk (Falls Like Rain)
Movement – IvoryVic Mensa – Down On My Luck

Best Rock/Indie Video – International
Jack White – Lazaretto
Kaja Gunnufsen – Au
Mastodon – High Road
OK Go – The Writing’s On The Wall
Queens of the Stone Age – Smooth Sailing
PUP – Guilt Trip

Best Alternative Video – International
Arcade Fire – After Life
DyE – She’s Bad
Jackson and his Computer Band – G.I. Jane
Liars – Mess On A Mission
MGMT – Cool Song No 2
St Vincent – Digital Witness

Best Urban Video – International
Childish Gambino – 3005
Childish Gambino – Sweatpants
Dominique Young Unique – Throw It Down
Iggy Azalea – Change Your Life
J Cole – She Knows
Tyler, The Creator – Tamale

Best Pop Video – Budget
Catfish and the Bottlemen – Fallout
Midnight Juggernauts – Systematic
Mister D – Chleb
New Beat Fund – Get Up
Rosemary – I Know
The Correspondents – Fear and Delight

Best Dance Video – Budget
Basement Jaxx – Mermaid of Salinas
Festival Girlfriend – Infatuation
Friend Within – The Renegade
Halogen – So
Max Cooper – Supine
TCTS – These Heights

Best Rock/Indie Video – Budget
Eugene McGuiness – Godiva
Kid Wise – Hope
Lonely The Brave – Victory Line
PUP – Reservoir
Small Black – Breathless
Tiny Ruins – Carriages

Best Alternative Video – Budget
Bored Nothing – Let Down
FKA Twigs – Papi Pacify
FKA Twigs – Tw-ache
Goose – Your Ways
Jenny Wilson – The Future
Joan As Police Woman – Witness

Best Urban Video – Budget
Bonnie Banane – Champs-Elysees
Die Antwoord – Pitbull Terrier
Knytro – My Motive (Movement)
Moors – Asphyxiated
Pearls Negras – Make It Last
Run The Jewels – A Christmas F*cking Nightmare

Best Art Direction & Design in a Video in association with Creative Commission
Bob Dylan – Like A Rolling Stone
Metronomy – I’m Aquarius
Metronomy – Love Letters
OK Go – The Writing’s On The Wall
Paolo Nutini – Iron Sky
St Vincent – Witness

Best Styling in a Video
Brooke Candy – Opulence
Coldplay – Magic
Iggy Azalea ft Charli XCX – Fancy
Paul McCartney – Early Days
Skrillex – Ragga Bomb
St Vincent – Witness

Best Choreography in a Video
Ed Sheeran – Don’t
FKA Twigs – Tw-ache
FKA Twigs – Wet Wipez
Hercules and Love Affair – I Try and Talk To You
Jungle – Time
Peace – Money

Best Cinematography in a Video in association with Panalux
Jon Hopkins – Collider
London Grammar – Nightcall
MGMT – Cool Song No 2
Paolo Nutini – Iron Sky
Paul McCartney – Early Days
Woodkid – Golden Age

Best Colour Grade in a Video
Alt-J – Hunger Of The Pine
DJ Snake ft Lil Jon – Turn Down For What
Paloma Faith – Can’t Rely On You
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Paolo Nutini – Iron Sky
Sam Smith – I’m Not The Only One

Best Animation in a Video
Coldplay – Always In My Head
James – Moving
Nils Frahm – Re
Metronomy – ReservoirSavages – Marshal Dear
Throne – Tharsis Sleeps

Best Editing in a Video
DJ Snake ft Lil Jon – Turn Down For What
Franz Ferdinand – Evil Eye
Jon Hopkins – Collider
Kid Wise – Hope
Moody Good – Musicbx
Peace – Money

Best Visual Effects in a Video
Alt-J – Hunger Of The Pine
Atoms for Peace – Before Your Very Eyes
Disclosure – Grab Her
DJ Snake ft Lil Jon – Turn Down For What
DyE – She’s Bad
Liars – Mess On A Mission

Best Live Coverage
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Live In Paris
Coldplay – Ghost Stories Sky Arts
Rudimental – Live at Brixton Academy
Rolling Stones – Sweet Summer Sun
Sam Smith ft Howard Lawrence – Make It To Me Stripped Live (Vevo Lift UK)
Savages – Live at the Forum

Best Music Ad – TV or Online
Bob Dylan – Like A Rolling Stone
Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow
Disclosure – Settle
Last Night In Paris – Pure
London Grammar – If I Wait
Sam Smith / Google Play – Live At The Roundhouse

Best Interactive Video
Bob Dylan – Like A Rolling Stone
Damon Albarn – Heavy Seas of Love
Death Koolaid – Second Rule
Etienne de Crecy – Hashtag My Ass
ManCub – Waiting In Line 3D
Pharrell – 24 Hours of Happy

Vevo Must See Award
Bombay Bicycle Club – Luna
Catfish and The Bottlemen – Fallout
Duke Dumont – Won’t Look Back
Ella Eyre – If I Go
Jungle – Time
Wilkinson – After Glow

Best Producer in association with Island Studios
Amber Millington
Brett Webb
Joe Walker
Jules de Chateleux
Rik Green
Sarah Tognazzi

Best New Director in association with Electric Theatre Collective
George Belfield
Georgia Hudson
Oliver Hadlee Pearch
Thomas Rhazi
Truman and Cooper

Best Director in association with Locomotion
Aoife McArdle
Fleur & Manu
Hiro Murai
Ninian Doff
Sophie Muller

Best Commissioner in association with IMD Fastrax
Caroline Clayton
Connie Meade
Dan Curwin
James Hackett
Sam Seager
Semera Khan

Best Video Artist in association with Box Television
FKA Twigs
James Vincent McMorrow
London Grammar
Paloma Faith

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