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Who Were the Big Winners at the UK Music Video Awards?

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alt-j, Bonobo, Kendrick Lamar, Young Thug and The Blaze win multiple awards

Who Were the Big Winners at the UK Music Video Awards?

The makers of the greatest and most creative music videos of the past year were honoured at the 10th annual UK Music Video Awards, which took place last night (Thursday October 26th) at the Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, London, hosted by Adam Buxton.

The biggest winner on the night was a video that turned adversity into a triumph. US director Ryan Staake’s video for Young Thug’s Wyclef Jean nearly didn’t happen when the artist failed to show up for the shoot, but Staake’s resourceful production and ingenious editing delivered an unforgettable video for the artist which was named Video of the Year as well as winning the Best Editing, and Best International Urban Video trophies.

Kendrick Lamar, one of the most nominated artists at this year’s Awards, was named Artist of the Year. He accepted the award via a personal video message. Meanwhile, in a big night for British music videos, alt-j’s 3WW won Best Alternative Video and Best Cinematography for director Young Replicant and DOP Dustin Lane, and Bonobo’s No Reason was awarded Best Dance Video and Best Production Design for director Oscar Hudson and production designer Luke Moran Morris. Hudson, who won the Best New Director award in 2016 was also honoured with this year’s Best Director trophy.

In the Pop categories, Dua Lipa’s New Rules triumphed among the UK videos, while Haim’s Want You Back took the International award with US director Jake Shreier collecting the trophy. Other international directors who took awards include Barcelona’s CANADA for Beck’s Up All Night, and France’s The Blaze, who directed their own video for Territory. British directing team The Sacred Egg won the UK Rock/Indie Video trophy for their work on Royal Blood’s Lights Out and Hector Dockrill took the UK Urban Video award for Ray Blk’s Patience.


The Best New Director award was won by Matilda Finn for her work with Danny Brown, Bicep and Obongjayar which also won her the Best Newcomer trophy for Dance Video. Best Commissioner was won by Polydor’s Semera Khan for a body of work that includes big-hitting videos for Haim, Lana del Rey and Mick Jagger.

British animators celebrated a successful night with Chris Hopewell taking the award for Best International Rock/Indie Video for his video for Father John Misty’s Things It Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before The Revolution, and Bristol-based animation team Karni and Saul won the Best Animation category for their moving promo for Katie Melua’s Perfect World.

British director Jake Nava was presented with this year’s Icon Award.  He is celebrated for his iconic work with some of the biggest names in pop on both sides of the pond, including Beyoncé, Lana del Rey, Pink, Kelis, Mark Morrison, Kylie Minogue, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Arctic Monkeys, Emeli Sande and Adele among others. Tributes on the night came from Beyoncé, Kylie, Emeli Sande and Alicia Keys.

In the live music categories, previous Icon Award winner Jonas Akerlund triumphed with his live concert film for Rammstein: Paris, while in the shortform category French production team La Blogothèque took the gong for their film for Mura Masa and Damon Albarn’s Blu. The Best Interactive Video category was won for an unprecedented third time by French director Romain Chassaing for his work with Naïve New Beaters for Words Hurt. The Vevo MUST SEE Award went to Sam Bailey for Marika Hackman’s My Lover Cindy beating off competition from Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Young Thug, Dua Lipa and Charli XCX.

The UK Music Video Awards editorial director, David Knight, says, “More than ever, music video is the place where musicians collaborate with filmmakers to create astonishing works of creativity. The winners and nominees at the UKMVAs have demonstrated that with their exceptional work in the past year.

“Music videos are more creative than ever, more diverse and eclectic than ever, better than ever.” 

Here is the full list of winners: 

Best Pop Video - UK in association with Rushes

Dua Lipa - New Rules

Director: Henry Scholfield

Producer: Campbell Beaton

Prod Co: Caviar

Commissioners: Alex Burford / Kirdis Postelle for Warner Bros


Best Dance Video - UK

Bonobo - No Reason

Director: Oscar Hudson

Producer: Matt Posner

Prod Co: Pulse Films

Commissioner: John Moule for Ninja Tune


Best Rock/Indie Video - UK

Royal Blood - Lights Out

Directors: The Sacred Egg

Producers: Natalie Arnett / Tom Birmingham

Prod Co: Riff Raff Films

Commissioner: Jennifer Ivory for Warner Music UK


Best Alternative Video - UK

alt-j - 3WW

Director: Young Replicant

Producer: Sarah Park 

Prod Co: Pulse Films

Commissioner: Andrew Law for Infectious Music / BMG


Best Urban Video - UK in association with PPL

Ray BLK – Patience

Director: Hector Dockrill

Producer: Stephanie Paeplow Prod Co: Pulse Films

Commissioner: Hal Hudson 


Best Pop Video - International

HAIM - Want You Back

Director: Jake Schreier

Producers: Alex Fisch / Jackie Kelman Bisbee 

Prod Co: Park Pictures

Commissioners: Semera Khan / Saul Levitz for Polydor Records / Columbia Records


Best Dance Video - International

The Blaze – Territory

Directors: Jonathan Alric & Guillaume Alric (The Blaze)

Producer: Roman Pichon Herrera Prod Co: Iconoclast

Commissioner: Manu Barron for Animal63


Best Rock/Indie Video - International

Father John Misty - Things It Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before The Revolution

Director: Chris Hopewell

Producer: Rosie Lea Brind Prod Co: Jacknife Films Commissioner: Sub Pop / Bella Union


Best Alternative Video - International

Beck - Up All Night

Directors: CANADA

Producer: Laura Serra Prod Co: Canada

Commissioner: Kevin Kloecker for Capitol Records


Best Urban Video - International

Young Thug - Wyclef Jean

Director: Ryan Staake

Head of Production: Kevin Staake

Exec Producers: Ryen Bartlett / Nathan Scherrer

Producer: Jeff Kopchia Prod Co: Pomp&Clout / Freenjoy Commissioner: Emmanuelle Cuny Diop For Atlantic Records / 300 Entertainment


Best Pop Video – Newcomer in association with giffgaff

Charlotte Cardin - Like It Doesn't Hurt

Director: Kristof Brandl

Producers: Vlad Cojocaru / Jakob Preischl

Prod Co: Colossale / Bwgtbld

Commissioners: Alex Auray / Jason Brando for Cult Nation


Best Dance Video - Newcomer in association with giffgaff

Obongjayar – Endless

Director: Matilda Finn

Producer: Nick Hayes Prod Co: Friend

Commissioner: Theo Lalic 


Best Rock/Indie Video – Newcomer in association with giffgaff 

Lemon Twigs - I Want To Prove To You

Director: Nick Roney

Producer: Andreas Attai Prod Co: Agile Films

Commissioner: Gabe Spierer for 4AD


Best Alternative Video - Newcomer in association with giffgaff

Bonnie Banane - L'Appétit

Director: William Laboury

Producer: Theo Gall Prod Co: Division 

Commissioner Jules De Chateleux for DIVISION 


Best Urban Video - Newcomer in association with giffgaff

Oscar Worldpeace - Tate Modern, Wary, Pearls

Director: Taz Tron Delix

Producer: Kiran Mandla Prod Co: COMPULSORY


Vevo MUST SEE Award

Marika Hackman - My Lover Cindy

Director: Sam Bailey

Producers: Lucy Bradley / Katie Lambert Prod Co: Agile Films

Commissioner: Connie Meade for AMF Records 


Best Interactive Video in association with The Mill

Naïve New Beaters - Words Hurt

Director: Romain Chassaing

Producers: Nicolas Tiry / Edouard Chassaing

Prod Co: Solab

Record Co: Capitol Music France


Best Production Design in a Video

Bonobo - No Reason

Production designer: Luke Moran Morris

Director: Oscar Hudson

Producer: Matt Posner

Prod Co: Pulse Films

Record Co: Ninja Tune


Best Styling in a Video in association with i-D

The Blaze – Territory

Stylist: Juliette Alleaume

Directors: Jonathan Alric / Guillaume Alric (The Blaze)

Producer: Roman Pichon Herrera

Prod Co: Iconoclast

Record Co: Animal63


Best Choreography in a Video

Kanye West - Fade

Choreographers: Guapo, Jae Blaze, Derek ‘Bentley’ Watkins 

Director: Eli Linnetz

Producer: Kathleen Heffernan

Prod Co: Iconoclast

Record Co: Good Music


Best Cinematography in a Video in association with Panalux

alt-j - 3WW

DOP: Dustin Lane

Director: Young Replicant

Producer: Sarah Park

Prod Co: Pulse Films

Record Co: Infectious Music / BMG


Best Colour Grading in a Video in association with CHEAT

Mick Jagger - Gotta Get A Grip

Colourist: Mark Gethin at MPC LA 

Director: Saam Farahmand

Producer: Amalia Rosen-Rawlings

Prod Co: Black Sheep Studios

Record Co: Polydor Records


Best Editing in a Video in association with Cut+Run

Young Thug - Wyclef Jean

Editors: Ryan Staake & Eric Degliomini

Exec Producers: Ryen Bartlett / Nathan Scherrer

Director: Ryan Staake

Producer: Jeff Kopchia

Prod Co: Pomp&Clout / Freenjoy

Record Co: Atlantic Records / 300 Entertainment



Best Visual Effects in a Video

Leningrad - Kolshik

VFX: CGF

Director: Ilya Naishuller

Producers: Dimitry Mouraviev / Ekaterina Kononenko

Prod Co: Fancy Shot / Versus Pictures / Great Guns


Best Animation in a Video

Katie Melua - Perfect World

Animators: Karni & Saul

Directors: Karni & Saul

Prod Co: Sulky Bunny

Record Co: Dramatico


Best Live Session

Mura Masa ft Damon Albarn - Blu (Live)

Director: Colin Solal Cardo

Producer: Christophe "Chryde" Abric

Prod Co: La Blogothèque

Commissioners: Emily Tedrake / Semera Khan for Polydor Records


Best Live Concert

Rammstein - Paris

Director: Jonas Akerlund 

Producer: Svana Gisla

Prod Co: Black Dog Films 

Commissioner: Rammstein 


Best Commissioner

Semera Khan


Best Producer in association with WPA

Nathan Scherrer


Best Production Company

Pulse Films


Best New Director in association with Time Based Arts

Matilda Finn


Best Director in association with Locomotion 

Oscar Hudson


Best Artist

Kendrick Lamar


The Icon Award

Jake Nava


Video of the Year in association with Promo News

Young Thug – Wyclef Jean

Director: Ryan Staake

Head of Production: Kevin Staake

Exec Producers: Ryen Bartlett / Nathan Scherrer

Producer: Jeff Kopchia Prod Co: Pomp&Clout / Freenjoy Commissioner: Emmanuelle Cuny Diop For Atlantic Records / 300 Entertainment

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