UK Music Video Awards - All the winners

UK Music Video Awards - All the winners

The 5th annual UK Music Video Awards were held in London’s Leicester Square this week, with celebrating creative excellence in British music videos.

British artists who scooped awards at the event include Plan B, Alt-J, Spiritualized, Will Young, Kasabian, One Direction and M.I.A. – whose video for Bad Girls, directed by Romain Gavras, picked up The Video of the Year award as well as Best Pop Video and Best Styling in a Video.  Romain Gavras also picked up the prestigious Best Director award.

Daniel Wolfe picked up the Best UK Dance Video award for the second year running for The Shoes Time To Dance video, which also picked up the Best Editing in a Video award, and saw its producer, Lee Groombridge honoured with the Best Producer award.

The Shoes weren’t the only French act to do well this year. Other winners were Justice, whose video for New Lands (directed by Spanish directing team Canada, winners of the MVAs Best Director award last year) won Best Art Direction and Design in a Video, and Woodkid who collected the award for Best Visual Effects in a Video.

Woodkid is the musical guise of the director Yoann Lemoine, who also picked up the Best International Pop Video award for his video for Lana Del Rey’s Born To Die. Other American artists to win awards were Frank Ocean, The Shins, Feist and Fleet Foxes, with Sean Pecknold, brother of Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold on hand to receive his award for Best Animation in a Video.

Meanwhile actor Aidan Gillen presented The Icon Award to Jamie Thraves, whose 14 year career has seen him work with the cream of music talent including Radiohead, Blur, Coldplay and The Verve, to name but a few.

Jamie made his first feature film, The Low Down, with Aidan in 2000 (which also featured a cameo appearance by the MVAs host, Adam Buxton) and was reunited with him in 2010 for his latest feature Treacle Jr. Tributes to Jamie on the night included messages from Travis, Alex James from Blur and Kristina Train.

David Knight was honoured with an Outstanding Contribution award for his 20 year dedication to highlighting and promoting music video makers and their work; first through his editorship of Promo magazine, then later via his own music video website Promo News, and as a journalist for leading creative magazines including Shots. In 2007, David was instrumental in creating the music video bi-monthly showcase at the BFI Southbank, BUG, and the UK Music Video Awards.

In the MVAs public-voted category, One Direction won The People’s Choice Award, in association with VEVO for Live While We’re Young, directed by veteran music video director, Vaughan Arnell.


Best Pop Video – UK in association with 4Music

M.I.A. – Bad Girls

Director: Romain Gavras

Producer: Khalid Tahhar
Prod co: Iconoclast
Commissioner: Michelle Ann for Interscope

Best Dance Video – UK in association with Rudeye Dance Agency

The Shoes – Time to Dance
Director: Daniel Wolfe
Producers: Lee Groombridge & Dougal Meese
Prod co: Somesuch & Co
Commissioner: Pierre Le Ny for Green United Music

Best Urban Video – UK in association with East End Studios

Plan B – Ill Manors
Director: Yann Demange
Producer: Ben Sullivan
Prod co: Rokkit
Commissioner: Dan Curwin for Atlantic Records

Best Indie/Rock Video – UK in association with Music Week

Spiritualized – Hey Jane
Director: AG Rojas
Producer: Anna Rau
Prod co: Caviar/Somesuch & Co
Commissioner: Juliette Larthe for Double Six/Domino Records

Best Alternative Video – UK

Alt-J – Breezeblocks
Director: Ellis Bahl
Producer: Jessica Birmingham
Prod co: Project Fathom
Commissioner: Connie Meade for Infectious Music

Best Pop Video - International

Lana Del Rey – Born To Die

Director: Yoann Lemoine
Producer: Emmanual Reye
Prod co: Iconoclast
Commissioner: Emily Tedrake for Polydor

Best Dance Video – International

Duck Sauce – Big Bad Wolf
Director: Keith Schofield
Producer: Natasha Tan
Prod co: Somesuch & Co
Commissioner: Duck Sauce

Best Urban Video – International

Frank Ocean - Novacane
Director: Nabil
Producer: Kathleen Heffernan
Prod co: A+
Commissioner: Frank Ocean

Best Indie/Rock Video – International

The Shins – Simple Song
Director: Daniels
Producer: Jonathan Wang
Prod co: Prettybird US
Commissioner: Saul Levitz for Columbia US

Best Alternative Video – International

The Hickey Underworld – The Frog
Director: Joe Vanhoutteghem
Producer: Nele Carlier
Prod co: Czar.be
Commissioner: PIAS

Best Pop Video – Budget

Rent Boys – Shoot The Shot
Director: Zac Ella
Producer: Posy Dixon
Prod co: B A D Productions
Commissioner: Andrew Swaine for German Bite

Best Dance Video – Budget

Todd Terje – Inspector Norse
Director: Kristoffer Borgli
Producer: Kristoffer Borgli
Prod co: FRIEND
Commissioner: Todd Terje

Best Urban Video – Budget

Noisses ft RTKAL, Lady Leshurr & Foreign Beggars – Run Your Mouth
Director: Drew Cox
Producer: Lucy Barber
Production co: Slanted Eyes & Lullabys
Commissioner: Ollywood for Black Butter Records

Best Indie/Rock Video – Budget

When Saints Go Machine – Parix
Director: Daniel Kragh-Jacobsen
Producer: Thor Brammer Jacobsen
Prod co: Spoiled Productions
Commissioner: Jan-Erik Stig for EMI Records Denmark

Best Alternative Video – Budget

The Death Set – They Come To Get Us
Director: Guillaume Panariello
Producer: Guillaume Panariello & Julie Fabre
Prod co: Supergoober
Commissioner: The Death Set

Best Art Direction & Design in a Video

Justice – New Lands
Art Director: Roger Bellés
Director: Canada
Producers: Oscar Romagosa for Canada, Arthur Cantin for Partizan
Prod co: Partizan
Record co: Ed Banger/Because Music

Best Styling in a Video

M.I.A. – Bad Girls
Stylist: Hannah Edwards
Director: Romain Gavras
Producer: Khalid Tahhar
Prod co: Iconoclast
Record co: Interscope / XL Recordings

Best Choreography in a Video

Will Young – Losing Myself
Choreographer: Aletta Collins
Director: Henry Scholfield
Producer: Louise Gagen
Prod co: Partizan
Record co: Sony Music

Best Cinematography in A Video, in association with Panalux

Feist – The Bad In Each Other
DoP: Kasper Tuxen
Director: Martin de Thurah
Producer: Dom Thomas
Prod co: A+
Record co: Polydor

Best Telecine in a Video

Temper Trap – Trembling Hands
TK: James Tillett at Moving Picture Co
Director: Tom Haines
Producer: Tiernan Hanby
Prod co: Colonel Blimp
Record co: Infectious Music

Best Animation in a Video

Fleet Foxes – The Shrine/An Argument
Animation: Sean Pecknold & Britta Johnson
Director: Sean Pecknold
Producer: Aaron Ball
Prod co: Grandchildren
Record co: Sub Pop

Best Editing in a Video, in association with Vanderquest

The Shoes – Time To Dance
Editor: Tom Lindsay
Director: Daniel Wolfe
Producer: Lee Groombridge & Dougal Meese
Prod co: Somesuch & Co
Record co: Green United Music

Best Visual Effects in a Video

Woodkid – Run Boy Run
VFX: One More Productions
Director: Yoann Lemoine
Producer: Roman Pichon
Prod co: Iconoclast / HSI
Record co: Green United Music

The Innovation Award

ALB – Golden Chains
Director: Johnatan Broda
Commissioner: ALB
Record co: Green United Music

Best Live Music Coverage

Joint winner:

Chemical Brothers - Don’t Think
Director: Adam Smith
Prod co: Black Dog Films
Commissioner: Stefan Demetriou
Record co: EMI

Joint winner:

LCD Soundsystem – Shut Up And Play The Hits
Director: Dylan Southern & Will Lovelace (AKA thirtytwo)
Prod co: Pulse Films
Commissioner: Keith Wood & Eddy Moretti
Record co: DFA

Best Music Ad – TV or Online

Kasabian - Velociraptor
Director: John Pavely
Prod co: JJ Stereo
Commissioner: Ian Dutt
Record co: Sony Columbia Records

Best Producer, in association with Rushes

Lee Groombridge

Best Commissioner

John Moule

Best New Director, in association with Locomotion
AG Rojas                 

Best Director, in association with Promo News
Romain Gavras

The People’s Choice Award, in association with VEVO

One Direction – Live While We’re Young
Director: Vaughan Arnell
Producer: Astrid Edwards & James Chad
Prod co: Rokkit
Commissioner: Mike O’Keefe for Syco / Sony Music

Video of the Year

M.I.A . – Bad Girls
Director: Romain Gavras
Producer: Khalid Tahhar
Prod co: Iconoclast
Commissioner: Michelle Ann for Interscope

The Outstanding Contribution Award

David Knight

The Icon Award

Jamie Thraves


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