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UK Music Video Awards 2014 Winners Announced

4Music to air special show focusing on nominees & winners

On Monday, November 10th, the 7th annual UK Music Video Awards were held in London at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in the Southbank Centre, where a throng of British and International filmmakers assembled to celebrate creative and technical excellence in music videos.

This year’s winners list demonstrated the strength of filmmaking talent across all areas of the art form, from directors and producers to artists and commissioners, and right across the spectrum of production and post-production craft categories.

Video of the Year went to American directing duo DANIELS of Prettybird, who received a total of five nominations and also picked up Best Dance Video - International for DJ Snake ft Lil Jon’s “Turn Down For What.” And the UK Jury selected LA-based director Hiro Murai of Doomsday Entertainment as the Best Director of the past year for his body of work, including Queens of the Stone Age’s “Smooth Sailing,” which also earned him the award for Best Rock/Indie Video – International.

One of the big winners of the night was Somesuch director Daniel Wolfe for his 8-minute epic for Paolo Nutini’s “Iron Sky,” which picked up five nominations and rewarded him with the Best Pop Video title as well as the coveted Best Cinematography prize for Robbie Ryan. Wolfe, who was named the MVAs Best Director in 2010, has just released his first feature, “Catch Me Daddy” which itself picked up an award at the recent BFI London Film Festival Awards.

Also picking up two honors at the ceremony hosted by comedian Adam Buxton, was Mercury Prize-nominated FKA Twigs’ who won the brand new Best Video Artist category for her body of video work in the past year, as well as the Best Alternative Video – Budget for “Papi Pacify”, co-directed by Twigs with Tom Beard.

Alt-J, Atoms For Peace, Disclosure, Paloma Faith, Peace, Jon Hopkins and James were among the other artists whose videos won awards at the UKMVAs. The post-production categories saw the cream of British talent winning against tough international competition with Final Cut’s Dan Sherwen taking the Best Editing title for his work on Jon Hopkins’ “Collider,” Ainslie Henderson and Michael Hughes winning Best Animation for James’ “Moving On” and the team at Electric Theatre Collective triumphing in the Best Visual Effects category for their work on Alt-J’s “Hunger Of The Pine.”

Among other international talent celebrated at the Awards, Israeli director Vania Heymann collected the award for the outstanding Best Interactive Video of the year with Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone,” French directing team Truman & Cooper picked up Best New Director and the irrepressible OK Go received the Best Art Direction & Design in a Video award via a specially-recorded message for “The Writing’s On The Wall.” Also expressing their thanks via video on the night were Sia and Daniel Askill for their incredible choreography-led video for “Chandelier” in the Best International Pop Video category, and UK director Sam Pilling who triumphed over a host of international directors to grab the Best International Urban Video award for J Cole ft Amber Coffman’s “She Knows.”

Grammy-award winning video director Joseph Kahn was presented with the Icon Award. He is celebrated for his iconic work with a generation of music artists, including Beyonce, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Katy Perry, Wu-Tang Clan, Justin Timberlake and U2. Heartfelt tributes on the night came from Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue.

Earlier on saw the successful launch of MusicVidFest, a conference on the business of music video creativity held at BFI Southbank, which gave professionals a chance to discuss the issues and advances driving music video production here and abroad. Our Icon Award winner Joseph Kahn kicked off the day with a keynote speech.

The event also saw participation from M.I.A, Basement Jaxx’s Felix Buxton, an exclusive presentation by legendary director Steve Barron, and some of the most prolific producers and directors working in music video today from the UK, France and USA.

The UK Music Video Awards editorial director, David Knight, said, “November 10th 2014 was a Super Monday for music videos with the first MusicVidFest examining the important issues surrounding the medium at a time when it’s more significant than ever before in bringing music to a global audience. Then the UK Music Video Awards once again demonstrated the high levels of craft, creativity and innovation that the medium produces when it’s allowed to celebrate its core element – the music itself.”

Those in the UK: keep an eye on 4Music in the week of November 22nd, when they will be airing a special show focusing on the nominees and winners from tonight’s event.

The Full List of Winners are:

Best Pop Video – UK in association with Rushes

Paolo Nutini - Iron Sky

Director: Daniel Wolfe

Producer: Lee Groombridge

Prod co: Somesuch

Commissioner: Dan Curwin for Atlantic


Best Dance Video – UK

Disclosure - Grab Her

Director: Emile Sornin

Producer: Jules de Chateleux

Prod co: DIVISION Paris

Commissioner: John Moule for Island Records


Best Rock/Indie Video – UK in association with Finish

Throne - Tharsis Sleeps

Director: Nicos Livesey / Tom Bunker

Producer: Posy Dixon

Prod co: Lucky Features

Commissioner: Channel 4 Random Acts


Best Alternative Video – UK in association with Smoke & Mirrors

Atoms For Peace - Before Your Very Eyes

Director: Andrew Thomas Huang

Exec Producers: Tamsin Glasson / Nathan James Tettey

Prod co: Colonel Blimp / Blinkink 

Commissioner: Phil Lee for XL Records


Best Urban Video – UK

Director: Karim Huu Do

Producer: Katie Dolan

Exec Producers: Katie Dolan / Sorcha Shepherd / Louise Gagen

Prod co: Caviar

Commissioner: Last Night In Paris


Best Pop Video – International

Sia – Chandelier

Director:  SIA / Daniel Askill

Producer: Jack Hogan

Prod co: Radical Media

Commissioner: Camille Yorrick for RCA Records / Sony Music Ent


Best Dance Video – International

DJ Snake ft Lil Jon - Turn Down For What

Director:  DANIELS

Producer: Judy Craig / Jonathan Wang

Exec Producer: Candice Ouaknine

Prod co: Prettybird 

Commissioner: Bryan Younce for Columbia Records


Best Rock/Indie Video – International

Queens of the Stone Age - Smooth Sailing

Director: Hiro Murai

Producer: Jason Colon

Exec Producer: Danielle Hinde

Prod co: Doomsday Entertainment

Commissioner: Gabe Spierer for Matador


Best Alternative Video – International

Arcade Fire - After Life

Director: Emily Kai Bock

Producer: Anne Johnson

Exec Producer: Kathleen Heffernan 

Prod co: Iconoclast

Commissioner: Genneah Turner for Mercury / Merge


Best Urban Video – International

J Cole ft Amber Coffman - She Knows

Director: Sam Pilling

Producer: Sarah Park

Exec Producer: Laura Tunstall

Prod co: Pulse Films

Commissioner: Chaka Pilgrim for Roc Nation


Best Pop Video – Budget

The Correspondents - Fear and Delight

Director: Naren Wilks

Producer: Naren Wilks

Commissioner: The Correspondents


Best Dance Video – Budget

Friend Within - The Renegade

Director: Craig Moore

Producer: Liam Johnson

Exec Producer: Sophie Brooks 

Prod co: Familia / robot

Commissioner: Caroline Clayton for Ministry of Sound


Best Rock/Indie Video – Budget

Kid Wise – Hope

Director: Truman & Cooper

Producer: Anthony & Johnathan

Prod co: Chey Eddy / Colonel Blimp

Commissioner: Kid Wise

Best Alternative Video – Budget

FKA twigs - Papi Pacify

Director: FKA twigs / Tom Beard

Producer: Cherise Payne

Prod co: Cherise Payne

Commissioner: FKA twigs


Best Urban Video – Budget

Bonnie Banane - Champs-Elysees

Director: Helmi

Producer: Clémence Cuvelier

Prod co: DIVISION, Paris

Commissioner: Jules Cuvelier for Weird Data Music


Best Art Direction & Design in a Video in association with Creative Commission

OK Go - The Writing's On The Wall

Art Director:  Ethan Tobman

Director: Aaron Duffy, Damian Kulash, Jr. Bob Partington

Producer: Garrett Fennelly

Exec Producers: Cheri Anderson / Sam Penfield

Prod co: 1st Ave Machine / Warm & Fuzzy

Record company: Paracadute


Best Styling in a Video in association with i-D

Brooke Candy – Opulence

Stylist: Nicola Formichetti

Director:  Steven Klein

Producer: Colin Lewis

Exec Producer: Coleen Haynes

Prod co: Black Dog Films

Record company: RCA


Best Choreography in a Video

Peace – Money

Choreographer: Supple Nam

Director: Ninian Doff

Producer: Rik Green / Ore Okonedo

Exec Producer:  Zak Razvi

Prod co: Pulse Films

Record company:  Sony Music


Best Cinematography in a Video in association with Panalux

Paolo Nutini - Iron Sky

DOP: Robbie Ryan

Director: Daniel Wolfe

Producer: Lee Groombridge

Prod co: Somesuch 

Record company: Atlantic Records


Best Colour Grade in a Video

Paloma Faith - Can't Rely On You

Colourist: George K @ MPC

Director: Paul Gore

Producer: Denna Cartamkhoob

Exec Producer: Tim Nash / Tash Tan

Prod co: Somesuch 

Record company: Sony Music


Best Animation in a Video

James – Moving On

Animator: Ainslie Henderson / Michael Huges

Director: Ainslie Henderson

Producer: Ainslie Henderson

Prod co: White Robot

Record company: BMG Chrysalis / Cooking Vinyl


Best Editing in a Video

Jon Hopkins – Collider

Editor: Dan Sherwen @ Final Cut

Director: Tom Haines

Producer: Connor Hollman

Exec Producer: Dom Gomez

Prod co: Rogue Films

Record company: Domino Records


Best Visual Effects in a Video

Alt-J - Hunger Of The Pine

VFX Artist: Adam Watson / Richard C Thomas / Annie Rowland / Bernardo Varela / Micheal Walton @ Electric Theatre Collective

Director: Nabil

Producer: Claire Oxley

Exec Producer: Liz Kessler

Prod co: Academy / A+

Record company: Infectious


Best Live Music Coverage

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Live In Paris

Director: Bartleberry Logan

Producer: Bartleberry Logan

Commissioner: Jordan Berliant

Record company: Abstract Dragon


Best Music Ad – TV or Online

Disclosure – Settle

Director: Kate Moross

Prod co: Studio Moross

Commissioner: Universal-Island Recordings

Record company: Universal-Island Recordings


Best Interactive Video

Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone

Director: Vania Heymann

Prod co: Interlude, Walter Pictures, Pulse Films

Commissioner: Sony Music Global

Record company: Sony / Legacy Recordings


Vevo Must See Award

Wilkinson – Afterglow

Director: Rémy Cayuela

Prod co: Able&Baker

Commissioner: James Hackett for Virgin EMI / Ram Records


Best Producer in association with Island Studios

Amber Millington


Best New Director in association with Electric Theatre Collective

Truman and Cooper


Best Director in association with Locomotion

Hiro Murai


Best Commissioner in association with IMD Fastrax

Caroline Clayton


Best Video Artist in association with Box Television

FKA twigs


The Icon Award

Joseph Kahn


Video of the Year in association with Promo News

DJ Snake ft Lil Jon - Turn Down For What

Director:  DANIELS

Producer: Jon Wang / Judy Craig

Executive Producer:  Juliette Larthe UK

Prod co: Prettybird 

Commissioner: Bryan Younce for Sony Music

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