M.I.A is the big winner at this year’s Music Video Awards, scooping three separate awards for her Bad Girls video. We’ve put together a selection of our favourite music video winners, and a full list of everyone who took home an award this year.
M.I.A wins several awards this year, taking home Video of the Year, Best Pop Video and Best Styling for Bad Girls, directed by Romain Gavras and featuring some serious car stunts. Romain Gavras also wins Best Director.
Best Pop Video UK, in association with 4Music
Best Styling in a Video
Video of the Year
M.I.A – Bad Girls
Director: Romain Gavras, Producer: Khalid Tahhar, Prod co: Iconoclast, Commissioner: Michelle Ann for Interscope, Stylist: Hannah Edwards, Record co: Interscope / XL Recordings
The Shoes win Best Dance Video UK and Best Editing, with their short film for Time to Dance, which features a surprise appearance from a murderous Jake Gyllenhaal.
Best Dance Video UK, in association with Rudeye Dance Agency
Best Editing in a Video, in association with Vanderquest
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, Editor: Tom Lindsay
Recent Mercury winners Alt J win Best Alternative Video with their disturbing short for Breezeblocks. Playing something backwards is hardly a new trick, but director Ellis Bahl lends it an extra level of darkness here.
Best Alternative Video UK
Alt-J – Breezeblocks
Director: Ellis Bahl, Producer: Jessica Birmingham, Prod co: Project Fathom, Commissioner: Connie Meade for Infectious Music
Inspector Norse, directed by Kristoffer Borgli for Todd Terje, tells the tale of a man who loves nothing more than dancing, and also wins Best Budget Dance Video.
Best Dance Video Budget
Todd Terje – Inspector Norse
Director: Kristoffer Borgli, Producer: Kristoffer Borgli, Prod co: FRIEND, Commissioner: Todd Terje
Best Art Direction & Design goes to Justice, for their Canada-directed video for New Lands.
Best Art Direction & Design in a Video
Justice – New Lands
Art Director: Roger Bells, Director: Canada, Producers: Oscar Romagosa for Canada, Arthur Cantin for Partizan, Prod co: Partizan, Record co: Ed Banger/Because Music
Feist wins Best Cinematography for The Bad In Each Other, directed by Martin de Thurah.
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 Animation goes to the very deserving Fleet Foxes, for their beautiful video for The Shrine/An Argument, animated by band member Sean Pecknold.
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
Woodkid’s striking black and white video for Run Boy Run wins Best Visual Effects.
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
A list of the rest of the winners can be seen below:
Best Dance Video International
Duck Sauce – Big Bad Wolf
Director: Keith Schofield, Producer: Natasha Tan, Prod co: Somesuch & Co, Commissioner: Duck Sauce
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 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 Pop Video International
Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
Director: Yoann Lemoine, Producer: Emmanual Reye, Prod co: Iconoclast, Commissioner: Emily Tedrake for Polydor
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 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 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 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
The Innovation Award
ALB – Golden Chains
Director: Johnatan Broda, Prod co: BBDO / CARNIBIRD / ACNE, Commissioner: ALB, Record co: Green United Music
Best Live Music Coverage
Chemical Brothers – Don’t Think
Director: Adam Smith, Prod co: Black Dog Films, Commissioner: Stefan Demetriou, Record co: EMI
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
Best New Director, in association with Locomotion
Best Director, in association with Promo News
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
The Outstanding Contribution Award
The Icon Award
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