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Who Took Home Top Honours at the UK Music Video Awards?

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Massive Attack, The Chemical Brothers, Beyoncé and more awarded

Who Took Home Top Honours at the UK Music Video Awards?

Last night (Thursday 20th October) the 9th annual UK Music Video Awards hosted by Adam Buxton were held at London’s legendary Roundhouse, where a throng of more than 800 British and International filmmakers assembled to celebrate creative and technical excellence in music videos.

Music videos for Beyoncé, David Bowie, The Chemical Brothers, Coldplay, Michael Kiwanuka, Miike Snow, Run The Jewels, Tame Impala and Jamie xx were among the big winners on the night, while Massive Attack won the Best Video Artist award for an output of music video work that included ‘Voodoo In My Blood’, starring actor Rosamund Pike – the most nominated video at this year’s UKMVAs.

In the awards show that mainly honours the creative talents that make the music videos, British director Ninian Doff was named Best Director, while his videos for Miike Snow’s ‘Genghis Khan’ and Run The Jewels’ ‘Love Again’ both won two awards apiece: ‘Genghis Khan’ won Best International Pop Video and Best Cinematography In A Video (presented to the video’s DoP Patrick Meller); ‘Love Again’ won Best International Urban Video and Best Editing In A Video (presented to the video’s editor, Paul O’Reilly).

Video of the Year went to Jamie xx’s ‘Gosh’ directed by Romain Gavras, also picking up the Best International Alternative Video and Best Colour Grade In A Video (won by the video’s colourist, Mathieu Caplanne). The other multiple award-winning video on the night was The Chemical Brothers’ ‘Wide Open’, featuring Beck, directed by longtime collaborators Dom & Nic, which won Best UK Dance Video and Best VFX In A Video (presented to the visual effects team at the The Mill, London).

Meanwhile, videos for Beyoncé and David Bowie triumphed in the craft categories, with Beyonce’s stylist for the ‘Lemonade’ project, Marni Senofonte, collecting the Best Styling award for her work on ‘Formation’, and production designer Jan Houllevigue being awarded for his work on David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’. Dutch animation team Studio Smack were honoured in the Best Animation category for their work for De Staat’s ‘Witch Doctor’.

Among the other acts being honoured at the ceremony were Coldplay whose ‘Up&Up’ video directed by Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia picked up the Best UK Rock/Indie Video award; Michael Kiwanuka’s ‘Black Man in a White World’ video directed by Hiro Murai which picked up the Best UK Pop Video award; Florence + The Machine, whose ‘Delilah’ video claimed the Best Choreography in a Video prize for choreography for Holly Blakey; and Tame Impala whose video for ‘The Less I Know The Better’ won the Best International Rock/Indie Video. New British artists who saw their videos collect awards included Will Joseph Cook, Nao and Honeyblood.

Also picking up two honours at the ceremony was British director Ian Pons Jewell for Nao’s ‘Bad Blood’, and Valentino Khan’s ‘Deep Down Low’. This year’s Best New Director award went to Oscar Hudson who has directed videos for indie stalwarts Darwin Deez and Gilligan Moss, as well as creating one of the blips for Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool campaign in the past year. Meanwhile, the Best Commissioner honour was bestowed on XL’s Phil Lee whose work in the past year has included commissioning videos for Adele, Radiohead and Jamie xx.

British director Vaughan Arnell was presented with the Icon Award.  He is celebrated for his iconic work with some of the biggest names in pop over the past 30 years, including Robbie Williams, George Michael, The Spice Girls, All Saints, Olly Murs and James Blunt. Arnell dedicated his award to Robbie Williams and his manager David Enthoven who died in August. The Outstanding Achievement Award was presented to Sony Music’s VP of Creative, Mike O’Keefe. Tributes on the night came from artists including Kasabian, Olly Murs and One Direction, and also Simon Cowell.

The Best Live Music Coverage award this year went to director Nick Wickham for Iggy Pop’s Post Pop Depression Live At The Royal Albert Hall.

The UK Music Video Awards editorial director, David Knight, said, “Since 2008, the UK Music Video Awards has celebrated music videos as a form of creative expression, as entertainment, and as an effective way to bring music to the world. This year’s winners and nominees reflect the extraordinary extent of talent and craft that’s been applied to the making of music videos in Britain and around the world, and we’re honoured to be a part of celebrating that.”


Best Pop Video – UK, in association with Rushes

Michael Kiwanuka – Black Man In A White World

Director: Hiro Murai

Producer: Danielle Hinde & Jason Cole

Prod Co: Doomsday Ent

Commissioner: Emily Tedrake for Polydor



Best Rock/Indie Video – UK, in association with Locomotion

Coldplay – Up&Up

Directors: Vania Heymann & Gal Muggia

Producers: Natan Schottenfels & Juliette Larthe

Prod Co: Prettybird

Commissioner: Sam Seager for Parlophone


Best Alternative Video – UK

Jamie xx – Gosh

Director: Romain Gavras

Producer: Roman Pichon Herrera

Prod Co: Iconoclast

Record Company: XL Recordings


Best Dance Video – UK

The Chemical Brothers ft Beck – Wide Open

Directors: Dom & Nic

Producer: John Madsen

Prod Co: Outsider

Commissioner: Ailsa Robertson for Virgin Emi


Best Urban Video – UK

Nao – Bad Blood

Director: Ian Pons Jewell

Producer: Dobi Manolova

Prod Co: Friend & B2y

Commissioner: Elizabeth Doonan for Sony Music


Best Pop Video – International

Miike Snow – Genghis Khan

Director: Ninian Doff

Producers: Sarah Boardman & Rik Green

Prod Co: Pulse Films

Commissioner: Alex Bittan for Atlantic US


Best Rock/Indie Video – International

Tame Impala – The Less I Know The Better

Directors: CANADA

Producer: Laura Serra Estorch

Prod Co: Canada

Commissioner: Glen Goetze for Universal Music Australia


Best Alternative Video – International

The Blaze – Virile

Directors: Jonathan Alric & Guillaume Alric

Producer: Jonathan Alric

Prod Co: Standard Films


Best Dance Video – International

Valentino Khan – Deep Down Low

Director: Ian Pons Jewell

Producer: Satoshi Takahashi

Prod Co: Nion Tokyo / Robot

Commissioner: Caroline Clayton for OWSLA


Best Urban Video – International

Run The Jewels ft Gangsta Boo – Love Again

Director: Ninian Doff

Producers: Sarah Boardman & Rik Green

Prod Co: Pulse Films

Commissioner: Amit Nerukar for Mass Appeal


Best Pop Video – Newcomer, in association with giffgaff

Will Joseph Cook – Take Me Dancing

Director: Rafe Jennings

Producer: Hannah Shipley

Prod Co: Tribe Films

Commissioner: Shadeh Smith for Atlantic Records


Best Rock/Indie Video – Newcomer, in association with giffgaff

Honeyblood – Ready For The Magic

Director:  Thomas James

Producer: Katie Lambert

Prod Co: Black Dog Films

Commissioners: Jaimie Hodgson & Max Woollett for Fat Cat Records


Best Alternative Video – Newcomer, in association with giffgaff

Holy Fuck – Tom Tom

Director: Michael Leblanc

Producer: Michael Leblanc

Prod Co: 7257422 Canada Inc

Commissioner: Holy Fuck

Record Company: Last Gang Records / Innovative Leisure


Best Dance Video – Newcomer, in association with giffgaff

Beardyman – Mountainside

Director: Lewis Rose

Producers: Lewis Rose & Nic Crum

Prod Co: Unihill Productions

Commissioner: Tummy Touch Records


Best Urban Video – Newcomer, in association with giffgaff

Jesse James Solomon – YPT

Director: Noah Lee

Producer: Ryland Burns

Prod Co: Pulse Films & Burning Film

Commissioner: Gabe Spierer for 4AD


Best Production Design in a Video

David Bowie – Blackstar

Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue

Director: Johan Renck

Producer: Svana Gisla

Prod Co: Gisla & Renck

Record Co: Columbia Records


Best Styling in a Video, in association with i-D

Beyoncé – Formation

Stylist: Marni Senofonte

Director: Melina Matsoukas

Producer: Nathan Scherrer

Prod Co: Prettybird

Record Co: Parkwood Entertainment


Best Choreography in a Video

Florence + The Machine – Delilah

Choreographer: Holly Blakey

Director: Vincent Haycock

Exec Producers: Jackie Kelman Bisbee & Alex Fisch

Producer: Courtney Davies

Prod Co: Park Pictures

Record Co: Island Records


Best Cinematography in a Video, in association with Panalux

Miike Snow – Genghis Khan

DOP: Patrick Meller

Director: Ninian Doff

Producers: Sarah Boardman & Rik Green

Prod Co: Pulse Films

Record Co: Atlantic US


Best Colour Grade in a Video, in association with CHEAT

Jamie xx – Gosh

Colourist: Mathieu Caplanne at Nightshift

Director: Romain Gavras

Producer: Roman Pichon Herrera

Prod Co: Iconoclast

Record Company: XL Recordings


Best Editing In A Video

Run The Jewels ft Gangsta Boo – Love Again

Editor: Paul O'reilly At Stitch

Director: Ninian Doff

Producers: Sarah Boardman & Rik Green

Prod Co: Pulse Films

Record Co: Mass Appeal


Best Visual Effects in a Video

The Chemical Brothers ft Beck – Wide Open

Vfx Artist: The Mill London

Directors: Dom & Nic

Producer: John Madsen

Prod Co: Outsider

Record Co: Virgin EMI


Best Animation in a Video

De Staat – Witch Doctor

Animators: Floris Kaayk & Studio Smack

Director:  Floris Kaayk & Studio Smack

Prod co: Floris Kaayk & Studio Smack

Record co: Cool Green Records


Best Interactive Video, in association with The Mill

Naïve New Beaters Ft Izia – Heal Tomorrow

Director: Romain Chassaing

Producers: Nicolas Tiry & Edouard Chassaing

Prod Co: Solab

Record Co: Cinq7


Best Live Music Coverage, in association with Procam

Post Pop Depression Live At The Royal Albert Hall

Director: Nick Wickham

Producer: Emer Patten

Prod Co: Splinter Films

Record Co: Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd

Commissioner: Peter Worsley


Best Music Documentary

Breaking A Monster

Director: Luke Meyer

Producer: Tom Davis

Prod Co: Black Label Productions / Seethink Films


Best Producer, in Association with Worldwide Production Agency

Roman Pichon Herrera


Best New Director, in association with Electric Theatre Collective

Oscar Hudson


Best Director, in association with MPC

Ninian Doff


Best Commissioner

Phil Lee (XL Recordings)


Best Video Artist

Massive Attack


Outstanding Achievement Award

Mike O’Keefe


The Icon Award

Vaughan Arnell


Video Of The Year, in association with Promo News

Jamie xx – Gosh

Director: Romain Gavras

Producer: Roman Pichon Herrera

Prod Co: Iconoclast

Record Company: XL Recordings