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UK Music Video Awards presented

By | Published on Friday 6 November 2015

UK Music VIdeo Awards

Back in London, the UK Music Video Awards took place last night. Unfortunately Paul Reed didn’t say anything about these awards, which technically means this news story contravenes the strict ‘music award reporting laws’. Though I’m going to plead the David Knight defence. I’m still taking a risk here, but – as they taught me on day six of law school – the David Knight defence is not without precedent.

And so here we go. MVAs Editorial Director David Knight says: “The most creative work and greatest achievements in music video in the past year were honoured at the biggest ever UKMVAs, at the historic Roundhouse. Masters of the modern music video, including David Wilson and Colin Tilley, shared the stage with David Mallet, one of the pioneers, highlighting British music videos’ rich tradition. Now with music videos being more important than ever before, the spectacular line-up of winners shows what can be achieved when music video makers are given creative freedom to express themselves”.

Thanks Dave. Especially for doing your best Paul Reed impression while delivering those words. I’m pretty confident the authorities haven’t even noticed my law-breaking here. Which means I can now confidently publish the list of MVA winners. Are you ready? Let’s go…

Best Pop Video UK: Mark Ronson feat Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Best Pop Video International: Rihanna – Bitch Better Have My Money
Best Pop Video Budget: Aquilo – Losing You

Best Rock/Indie Video UK: Royal Blood – Out Of The Black
Best Rock/Indie Video International: Tame Impala – Let It Happen
Best Rock/Indie Video Budget: Naïve New Beaters – Run Away

Best Dance Video UK: Leftfield & Sleaford Mods – Head And Shoulders
Best Dance Video International: Tiga – Bugatti
Best Dance Video Budget: Lorn – Acid Rain

Best Alternative Video UK: The Staves – Black & White
Best Alternative Video International: Flying Lotus feat Kendrick Lamar – Never Catch Me
Best Alternative Video Budget: Son Lux – Change Is Everything

Best Urban Video UK: Rag N Bone Man feat Vince Staples – Hell Yeah
Best Urban Video: Kendrick Lamar – Alright
Best Urban Video Budget: Dels – Burning Beaches

Video Of The Year: Kendrick Lamar – Alright
Best Lyric Video: The Shoes – Feed The Ghost
Best Interactive Video: Cee Lo Green – Robin Williams
Best Live Music Coverage: Lenny Kravitz – Just Let Go
Best Music Documentary: The Wrecking Crew

Best Art Direction & Design In A Video: Tiga – Bugatti
Best Styling In A Video: Rihanna – Bitch Better Have My Money
Best Choreography In A Video: Sia – Elastic Heart
Best Cinematography In A Video: Kendrick Lamar – Alright
Best Colour Grade In A Video: Rudimental – Never Let You Go
Best Editing In A Video: Royal Blood – Out Of The Black
Best Animation In A Video: Royal Blood – Out Of The Black
Best Visual Effects In A Video: Black Atlass – Jewels

Best Commissioner: James Hackett
Best Producer: Sarah Tognazzi
Best New Director: Helmi
Best Director: David Wilson
Best Artist: Flying Lotus
The Icon Award: David Mallet