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UK Music Video Awards nominations announced

By | Published on Wednesday 2 October 2013

UK Music Video Awards

The nominations for the sixth annual UK Music Video Awards have been announced, and as ever the list is so long that every single music video made in the last year (whether nominated or not) should walk away with at least two awards. I tried to count up who had the highest number of nominations, but my colleagues found me weeping in a cupboard half an hour later, so we decided it was best to just leave it.

Without even offering an apology for the distress caused, UK Music Video Awards Editorial Director, David Knight, said via the event’s press release: “The MVAs has become a globally-recognised event for celebrating the outstanding creative work in music videos in the UK and around the world. Last year filmmakers travelled from Europe and the United States to attend our biggest show ever. It was a very good night indeed – and I’m sure the fifth MVAs will be the best one yet”.

That’s right, the ceremony takes so long that last year’s fifth annual event is still going on. The sixth edition will kick off at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London’s Southbank Centre on 28 Oct. Bring a blanket.

Now, where’s my prize for formatting all of these?

Best Pop Video – UK: Dizzee Rascal feat Robbie Williams – Goin Crazy, Elli Ingram – Mad Love, Jessie J feat Big Sean & Dizzee Rascal – Wild, Josh Kumra – Waiting For You, Laura Mvula – She, Willy Moon – Yeah Yeah

Best Dance Video – UK: Bonobo – Cirrus, Breach – Jack, Duke Dumont feat A*M*E* – Need U (100%), Rudimental – Not Giving In, Rudimental – Waiting All Night, Zomby – With Love

Best Rock/Indie Video – UK: Bloc Party – Ratchet, Darwin Deez – Free (The Editorial Me), Foals – Late Night, Is Tropical – Dancing Anymore, Tame Impala – Mind Mischief, The Civil Wars – The One That Got Away

Best Alternative Video – UK: Darwin Deez – You Can’t Be My Girl, Florence + The Machine – Lover To Lover, James Blake – Overgrown, Jon Hopkins – Open Eye Signal
London Grammar – Wasting My Young Years, Raffertie – Build Me Up

Best Urban Video – UK: Dizzee Rascal – Bassline Junkie, Dizzee Rascal – I Don’t Need A Reason, Iggy Azalea – Work, Joel Compass – Back To Me, Mykki Blanco – The Initiation, Naughty Boy feat Sam Smith – La La La

Best Pop Video – International: Frank Ocean – Pyramids, Justin Timberlake – Mirrors, Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop, Robyn feat Snoop Dogg – U Should Know Better, Solange Knowles – Losing You, Toro Y Moi – Say That

Best Dance Video – International: Aviici vs Nicky Romero – I Could Be The One, C2C feat Derek Martin – Happy, Fryars – Cool Like Me, Gesaffelstein – Pursuit, Passion Pit – Carried Away (Tiesto Remix), Vitalic – Stamina

Best Rock/Indie Video – International: Cold Mailman – My Recurring Dream, Joey Ramone – New York City, Kodaline – High Hopes, Phoenix – Trying To Be Cool, Portugal The Man – Modern Jesus, Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Sacrilege

Best Alternative Video – International: Biting Elbows – Bad Motherfucker, Flying Lotus – Tiny Tortures, Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes, Major Lazer – Get Free, M83 – Wait, Passion Pit – Carried Away

Best Urban Video – International: 2 Chainz feat Kanye West – Birthday Song, 2 Chainz feat Pharrell – Feds Watching, Earl Sweatshirt – Chum, Killer Mike – Reagan, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Can’t Hold Us, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop

Best Pop Video – Budget: AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It, Christian Helm – Den Som Du Elsker, Igor Volk – Labyrinth, OK Go – I’m Not Through, Society – 14 Hours, Tiny Dancer – Who Am I

Best Dance Video – Budget: Drums of Death feat Yasmin – True, Hugo And The Prismatics – Le Mystere, Jimpster – Roller Girl, Let The Machines Do The Work – Let Me Be The One, Pixel – Call Me, Postino – I Love It

Best Rock/Indie Video – Budget: Half Moon Run – Call Me In The Afternoon, Hem – Tourniquet, Kodaline – All I Want, New Young Pony Club – Hard Knocks, Pinkunoizu – Moped, Tunng – The Village

Best Alternative Video – Budget: Connan Mockasin – Faking Jazz Together, John Grant – GMF, Mount Kimbie – Home Recording, Naïve New Beaters – La Onda, Tropics – Home & Consonance, We Show Up On Radar – Hands Up If You’re Lost

Best Urban Video – Budget: ArtOfficial – Blackbirds, Azealia Banks – Atlantis, G Fresh – Never Can I, Lushlife – Magnolia, Ruckazoid – Don’t Let Me Go (She Ain’t Mad At It), Thurz – Colours

Best Art Direction & Design In A Video: AlunaGeorge – Your Drums Your Love, Björk – Mutual Core, Dizzee Rascal feat Robbie Williams – Goin Crazy, Gesaffelstein – Pursuit, Phoenix – Trying To Be Cool, Two Fingers – Vengeance Rhythm

Best Styling In A Video: DJ Fresh vs Diplo feat Dominque Young Unique – Earthquake, Gesaffelstein – Pursuit, Iggy Azalea – Work, Stromae – Papaoutai, Toro Y Moi – So Many Details, Wiz Khalifa – Remember You

Best Choreography In A Video: Atoms For Peace – Ingenue, C2C feat Derek Martin – Happy, Laura Marling – Master Hunter, Sigur Rós – Valtari, Stromae – Papaoutai, White Lies – There Goes Our Love Again

Best Cinematography In A Video: Florence + The Machine – Lover To Lover, Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes, Ghostpoet – Cold Win, Jon Hopkins – Open Eye Signal, Sigur Rós – Valtari, Woodkid – I Love You

Best Colour Grade In A Video: Bastille – Things We Lost In The Fire, Foals – Late Night, How To Destroy Angels – How Long, James Blake – Retrograde, Jon Hopkins – Open Eye Signal, Lapalux – Without You

Best Animation In A Video: Bonobo – Cirrus, Hiatus feat Shura – We Can Be Ghosts Now, Joey Ramone – New York City, Is Tropical – Dancing Anymore, Shogu Tokumaru – Katachi, The Staves – Winter Trees

Best Editing In A Video: Breach – Jack, Daughn Gibson – Another Hell, Jessie J feat Big Sean & Dizzee Rascal – Wild, Major Lazer – Get Free, Rudimental – Not Giving In, Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Sacrilege

Best Visual Effects In A Video: Björk – Mutual Core, Foals – Bad Habit, Flying Lotus – Tiny Tortures, Gesaffelstein – Pursuit, London Grammar – Wasting My Young Years, Travis – Moving

Best Live Coverage: Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day, Mumford & Sons – Road To Red Rocks, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – International Magic Live at The O2, Plan B – The Grindhouse Tour, The Creators Project presents Savages Live, The Vaccines – Bad Mood Live at The O2

Best Music Ad – TV or Online: Boards of Canada – Cosecha Signal One, Daft Punk – Lotus F1, Hurts – Exile, Laura Mvula – Sing To The Moon, Olly Murs – Right Time Right Place, Naughty Boy – Hotel Cabana

Best Interactive Video: Beck – Hello Again, Do Not Touch – Kilo by Light Light, Moones – Drunk in Session, Sigur Rós – Stormur, Spoek – Escape From 85, The Family Rain – Reason To Die Orbital