The nominees for the 5th annual UK Music Video Awards have been announced with M.I.A, Lana Del Rey and Calvin Harris all in the running for awards.
M.I.A’s (pictured) Bad Girls and Justice’s New Lands have picked up the most nominations this year with five each.
Lana del Rey dominates the Best Pop International category with videos for Blue Jeans, National Anthem and Born To Die; and holds five nominations overall.
Infectious Records have made their mark on the nominations list with two Alt-J nominations for Tessellate and Breezeblocks and one for the Temper Trap’s Trembling Hands. Another label to have received multiple nominations is Ram Records, who have won three for their Delta Heavy videos for Get By and Hold Me.
Last year’s Video of the Year directors Daniels dominate the Indie Rock International category with three videos – Foster the People’s Houdini, Tenacious D’s Rize of the Fenix and The Shins’ Simple Song.
David Wilson is nominated for his Alternative Advent Calendar and video for David Guetta’s Titanium, while his Pelican video for The Maccabees wins a nomination in Best Art Direction & Design.
Fellow British director Emil Nava sees his videos for Rita Ora, Ed Sheeran and Paloma Faith nominated in the Best Pop and Best Urban categories. Both are up for the Best Director award.
The UK Music Video Awards and VEVO have also got together to allow the fans to vote for their favourite British video of the past year with The People's Choice Award.
Eighteen videos by nine different artists are in the running in the People's Choice Award - to be revealed on Tuesday, October 16.
The UK Music Video Awards 2012 ceremony will take place at The Empire, Leicester Square in London’s West End on November 8. The full list of nominees can be found here.