Childish Gambino, Florence + The Machine win big at UK Music Video Awards

Childish Gambino, Florence + The Machine win big at UK Music Video Awards

This Is America was one of the most talked about videos of the past year, and it earned rapper Childish Gambino his breakthrough UK hit. So it was perhaps no surprise that it was named Video Of The Year at the UK Music Video Awards at London’s Roundhouse (October 25).

Donald Glover, the star and creator of TV drama Atlanta, records under his Childish Gambino alter-ego. This Is America, directed by Glover’s visual collaborator Hiro Murai, has racked up 418 million views on YouTube.

As well as being named best International Urban Video, This Is America also won director of photography Larkin Seiple the award for Best Cinematography in a Video.

Director Autumn de Wilde collected the awards for Best UK Rock Video and Best Choreography in a Video for Florence + the Machine’s Big God.

French artists and directing duo The Blaze won their third successive UKMVA for an international video: Queens triumphed in the Best International Dance Video category.

The Best Production Company award was won by Somesuch in recognition of a run of videos over the past year for artists including Chaka Khan, Florence + The Machine, Stormzy and King Krule.



Young Fathers collected the Best Artist award for their body of music video work in the past year.

UK industry stalwart Carrie Sutton was presented with the Outstanding Achievement Award. The first female winner, Sutton has worked as a commissioner, producer, and director’s rep for more than 20 years, with artists including U2, Supergrass, Blur, Noel Gallagher, Snow Patrol, Goldfrapp and Take That, as well as Robbie Williams throughout his solo career.

Dua Lipa and director Henry Scholfield won again in the UK Pop category.

In the live categories, the revival of MTV Unplugged with Biffy Clyro at the Roundhouse secured victory for director Sam Wrench and MTV UK.

The 11th annual UK Music Video Awards ceremony was presented by Adam Buxton, who hosts the Bug show featuring “interesting, brilliant and strange” music videos along with their accompanying pithy YouTube comments.

Here is the full list of winners:

Best Pop Video – UK
Winner:
Dua Lipa – IDGAF
Director: Henry Scholfield  
Producer: Campbell Beaton
Prod co: Caviar
Commissioner: Alex Burford for Warner Bros Records

Best Rock Video – UK
Winner:
Florence + The Machine – Big God
Director: Autumn de Wilde
Producer: Jacob Swan Hyam
Prod co:  Anonymous Content x Somesuch
Commissioner: James Hackett for Virgin EMI

Best Alternative Video – UK
Winner:
alt-J – Pleader
Director: Isaiah Seret
Producer: Sonya Sier
Prod co: Biscuit Filmworks
Commissioner: Andrew Law for Infectious Music UK

Best Dance Video – UK
Winner:
Jon Hopkins – Singularity
Director: Seb Edwards
Producer: Ash Lockmun
Prod co: Academy Films
Commissioner: John Moule for Domino Recordings

Best Urban Video – UK
Winner:
Jorja Smith – Blue Lights
Director: Olivia Rose
Producer: Adam Farley
Prod co: Mill+
Commissioner: Zubin Irani

Best Pop Video – International
Winner:
Rosalía – Malamente
Director: CANADA
Producer: Alba Barneda
Prod co: CANADA

Best Rock Video – International
Winner:
Jack White – Corporation
Director: Jodeb
Producers: Candice Dragonas & Jason Baum
Prod co: Prettybird US
Commissioner: Saul Levitz for Columbia Records

Best Alternative Video – International
Winner:
Sevdaliza – Shahmaran
Director: Emmanuel Adjei
Producers: Chris Toumazou, Melodie Saba, Sam Fontaine, Gijs Determeijer
Prod co: COMPULSORY, Handsome, Halal Pictures
Commissioner: Twisted Elegance

Best Dance Video – International
Winner:
The Blaze – Queens
Directors: The Blaze
Producers: Maëva Tenneroni & Horace de Gunzbourg
Prod co: Iconoclast
Commissioner: Manu Barron for Savoir Faire

Best Urban Video – International
Winner:
Childish Gambino – This Is America
Director: Hiro Murai    
Producer: Jason Cole
Prod co: Doomsday Entertainment

Best Pop Video – Newcomer
Winner:
Leyya – Wannabe
Director: Rupert Höller
Producer: Rupert Höller
Commissioner: Andreas Jantsch for Las Vegas records

Best Rock Video – Newcomer
Winner:
Idles – Colossus
Director: Will Hooper
Producer: Will Hooper
Prod co: Blink
Commissioner: Freddie Forsyth for Topsafe

Best Alternative Video – Newcomer
Winner:
Badbadnotgood ft Samuel T Herring – I Don't Know
Director: Will Mayer
Producer: Brendan Garrett
Prod co: AOT Projects & Stink Films
Commissioner: Jamie Strong for Innovative Leisure

Best Dance Video – Newcomer
Winner:
Kelly Lee Owens – Throwing Lines
Director: Kasper Häggström
Producer: Kasper Häggström
Commissioner: Kasper Häggström for Small Town Supersound

Best Urban Video – Newcomer
Winner:
Flohio – 10 More Rounds
Director: Duncan Loudon
Producer: Fred Bonham Carter
Prod co: Somesuch
Commissioners: Jiulia Ferrazzi & Patrick Hanrahan

Best Interactive Video
Winner:
PUP – Old Wounds
Director: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux
Producer: Amanda Fotes & PUP
Prod co: Mad Ruk Entertainment

Best Live Video in association with Procam
Winner:
Justin Timberlake ft Chris Stapleton – Say Something
Director: Arturo Perez Jr
Producer: Christophe 'Chryde' Abric
Prod co: La Blogothèque
Commissioner: Nicholas Robespierre for RCA

Best Live Concert
Winner:
Biffy Clyro – MTV Unplugged (Live at the Roundhouse, London)
Director: Sam Wrench
Producers: Sian Larkin, Jeremy Davies & Albert Schilcher
Prod co: MTV Networks Europe
Commissioner: MTV UK

Best Production Design in a Video
Winner:
King Krule – Biscuit Town
Production Designer: Francesca Di Mottola
Director: CC Wade
Producer: Aaron Z Willson
Prod co: Somesuch
Record Co: XL Recordings

Best Styling in a Video an association with i-D
Winner:
Years & Years – If You're Over Me
Stylist (wardrobe): Nick Royal
Hair & Make Up: Emma Croft
Director: Fred Rowson
Producers: Paul Weston (EP) & Corin Taylor
Prod co: Blink
Record Co: Polydor Records

Best Choreography in a Video
Winner:
Florence + The Machine – Big God
Choreographers: Akram Khan & Florence Welch
Director: Autumn de Wilde
Producer: Jacob Swan-Hyam
Prod co: Anonymous Content x Somesuch
Record Co: Virgin EMI

Best Cinematography in a Video in association with Panalux
Winner:
Childish Gambino – This Is America
DOP: Larkin Seiple
Director: Hiro Murai    
Producer: Jason Cole
Prod co: Doomsday Entertainment

Best Colour Grading in a Video in association with CHEAT
Winner:
Chaka Khan – Like Sugar
Colourist: Simon Bourne at Framestore
Director: Kim Gehrig
Producer: James Waters
Prod co: Somesuch
Record Co: Island Records

Best Editing in a Video in association with Cut+Run
Winner:
Chaka Khan – Like Sugar
Editor: Fouad Gaber at Trim
Director: Kim Gehrig
Producer: James Waters
Prod co: Somesuch
Record Co: Island Records

Best Visual Effects in a Video
Winner:
Sevdaliza – Shahmaran
VFX: Mathematic
Executive Post Producer: Guillaume Marien
Post producer: Marguerite Moreaude Lizoreux
VFX Supervisor: Yann Aldabe
Director:  Emmanuel Adjei
Producers: Chris Toumazou, Melodie Saba, Sam Fontaine, Gijs Determeijer
Prod co:  COMPULSORY, Handsome, Halal Pictures
Record Co: Twisted Elegance

Best Animation in a Video
Winner:
Father John Misty – Please Don't Die
Animators: Cadi Catlow & Henry Nicholson
Director: Chris Hopewell
Producer: Rosie Lea Brind
Prod co: Jacknife
Record Co: Sub Pop

Best Commissioner in association with The Mill
Winner:
Andrew Law

Best Producer in association with Worldwide Production Agency
Winner:
Théo Gall

Best Production Company
Winner:
Somesuch

Best New Director in association with Time Based Arts
Winner:
Zhang + Knight

Best Director in association with Leap
Winner:
CANADA

Best Artist
Winner:
Young Fathers

The Outstanding Achievement Award
Recipient:
Carrie Sutton

Video of the Year
Winner:
Childish Gambino – This Is America
Director: Hiro Murai    
Producer: Jason Cole
Prod co: Doomsday Entertainment

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