UK Music Video Awards Nominations Announced

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The nominations for this years Music Video Awards have been announced.

Florence + The Machine, Ed Sheeran, Naughty Boy, Royal Blood, The Chemical Brothers, alt-j, FKA twigs and Years & Years are among the British acts who pick up multiple nominations in this year’s UK Music Video Awards, the annual celebration of creative and technical excellence in music video making around the world which takes place at the Roundhouse in London on Thursday November 5th.

Warp’s visionary artist Flying Lotus leads the charge as the most nominated act, picking up a total of 5 nominations including a nod in the new Best Artist category. He will go head-to-head for the award – designed to recognise an artist for an outstanding body of music videos over the past year – with alt-j, Ed Sheeran, Florence + The Machine, Kendrick Lamar and Years & Years.

Discussing the awards, editorial director, David Knight, says, “Since 2008, the UK Music Video Awards has celebrated music videos as a form of creative expression, as entertainment, as an effective way to bring music to the world. We’re honouring the creativity and technical skill of the people who make them – from directors to editors, artists to animators. This year the quality of entries across over 30 categories has been so strong that the task of coming up with the list of nominations has been more difficult than ever.

“But ultimately the nominations 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 of course, when the UKMVAs 2015 comes to the Roundhouse on the 5th November, there will be fireworks.”

The full list of nominations are as followed:
Best Pop Video – UK, in association with Rushes
Gabrielle Aplin – Sweet Nothing
George Ezra – Listen To The Man
Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Naughty Boy ft Beyoncé & Arrow Benjamin – Runnin’ (Lose It All)
Sam Smith – Lay Me Down
Years & Years – King
 
Best Pop Video – International
DATA ft Benny Sings – Don’t Sing
OK Go – I Won’t Let You Down
Rihanna – Bitch Better Have My Money
Roy Kafri – Mayokero
Sia – Elastic Heart
Taylor Swift – Bad Blood
 
Best Pop Video – Budget
ALB – The Road
Aquilo – Losing You
Cais Sodré Funk Connection – Offbeat
Honne – Coastal Love
The Coronas – Just Like That
Zak Abel & Joker – Wise Enough
 
Best Rock/Indie Video – UK
Bastille vs Grades – Torn Apart
Florence + The Machine – Queen of Peace
Florence + The Machine – What Kind of Man
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Ballad of The Mighty I
Royal Blood – Out of The Black
Slaves – Cheer Up London
 
Best Rock/Indie Video – International
Cold Mailman – Something You Do
Darwin Deez – Kill Your Attitud
Death From Above 1979 – Virgins
Joywave – Somebody New
Tame Impala – Let It Happen
U2 – Every Breaking Wave
 
Best Rock/Indie Video – Budget
BRO – Less Than Three
Eaves – Pylons
Electric Youth – Runaway
Naïve New Beaters – Run Away
Oscar – Daffodil Days
Stealing Sheep – Deadlock
 
Best Dance Video – UK
Clark – To Live and Die in Grantham
Fono – Real Joy
Grades – King
Hot Chip – Need You Now
Leftfield & Sleaford Mods – Head and Shoulders
The Chemical Brothers – Sometimes I Feel So Deserted
 
Best Dance Video – International
Hook N Sling ft Far East Movement – Break Yourself
Paul Kalkbrenner – Feed Your Head
Skrillex – Doompy Poomp
Tchami – Promesses
Ten Walls – Walking With Elephants
Tiga – Bugatti
 
Best Dance Video – Budget
Delta Heavy – Ghost
Gwilym Gold – Triumph
Little Boots – Taste It
Lorn – Acid Rain
Rone ft François Marry – Quitter La Ville
Sinkane – How We Be
 
Best Alternative Video – UK
alt-j – Pusher
alt-j – Every Other Freckle
FKA twigs – Pendulum
Glass Animals – Hazey
Philip Selway – Coming Up For Air
The Staves – Black & White
 
Best Alternative Video – International
Black Atlass – Jewels
Brodinski ft SD – Can’t Help Myself
Chet Faker – Gold
Flying Lotus – Coronus, The Terminator
Flying Lotus ft Kendrick Lamar – Never Catch Me
Nicolas Godin – Widerstehe Doch Der Sünde
 
Best Alternative Video – Budget
AE – Dreamers
Ariel Pink – Dazed Inn Daydreams
Bruce Smear – Pick and Roll
Dralms – Crushed Pleats
Son Lux – Change Is Everything
Young Fathers – Shame
 
Best Urban Video – UK
Dizzee Rascal – Couple of Stacks
Dizzee Rascal – Pagans
George the Poet – 1, 2, 1, 2
Krept & Konan ft Jeremih – Freak of the Week
Rag n Bone Man ft Vince Staples – Hell Yeah
Raleigh Ritchie – Bloodsport ’15 Pt 2
 
Best Urban Video – International
Childish Gambino – Sober
Kendrick Lamar – Alright
Run The Jewels ft Zack de la Rocha – Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)
SonReal – For The Town
Stromae – Carmen
Vince Staples ft Future & Snoh Aalegra – Señorita
 
Best Urban Video – Budget
A$AP Rocky – Chevy
Dels – Burning Beaches
Findlay – Electric Bones
Hervé ft Knytro – Money Where Your Mouth Is
Run The Jewels – Lie, Cheat, Steal
Stig Of The Dump ft Jehst – Kubrick
 
Best Art Direction & Design in a Video, in association with WPA
Fur Voice – Fantasía
Little Boots – Taste It
Snoop Dogg – So Many Pros
Take That – These Days
Tiga – Bugatti
U2 – Every Breaking Wave
 
Best Styling in a Video, in association with i-D
FKA twigs – Glass & Patron
Rihanna – Bitch Better Have My Money
Róisín Murphy – Evil Eyes
Snoop Dogg – So Many Pros
Taylor Swift – Bad Blood
Tiga – Bugatti
 
Best Choreography in a Video
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
FKA twigs – Glass & Patron
Flying Lotus ft Kendrick Lamar – Never Catch Me
Gwilym Gold – Triumph
OK Go – I Won’t Let You Down
Sia – Elastic Heart
 
Best Cinematography in a Video, in association with Panalux
Flying Lotus – Coronus, The Terminator
Kendrick Lamar – Alright
Naughty Boy ft Beyoncé & Arrow Benjamin – Runnin’ (Lose It All)
Nicolas Godin – Widerstehe Doch Der Sünde
Sam Smith – Lay Me Down
U2 – Every Breaking Wave
 
Best Colour Grade in a Video
Benjamin Booker – The Future Is Slow
FKA twigs – M3LL155X
Lapalux ft Andreya Triana – Puzzle
Naughty Boy ft Beyoncé & Arrow Benjamin – Runnin’ (Lose It All)
Rudimental – Never Let You Go
The Chemical Brothers – Sometimes I Feel So Deserted
 
Best Editing in a Video
Bruce Smear – Pick and Roll
DATA ft Benny Sings – Don’t Sing
Royal Blood – Out Of The Black
The Chemical Brothers – Sometimes I Feel So Deserted
Tiga – Bugatti
U2 – Every Breaking Wave
 
Best Animation in a Video
Hugo ‘Beats’ Chegwin & Fred Berry – Amaro & Walden’s Joyride
Leftfield & Sleaford Mods – Head And Shoulders
Panda Bear – Boys Latin
Royal Blood – Out Of The Black
Son Lux – Change Is Everything
Stromae – Carmen
 
Best Visual Effects in a Video
Black Atlass – Jewels
Darwin Deez – Kill Your Attitude
Fur Voice – Fantasía
Maestro – Darlin’ Celsa
Roy Kafri – Mayokero
The Bug – Function/Void
 
Best Live Music Coverage, in association with Procam
Aerosmith Rocks Donington  2014
Gabrielle Aplin at Wilton’s Music Hall
Jay Z & Beyoncé – On The Run Tour
Lenny Kravitz – Just Let Go
Mumford & Sons – The Hospital Live Sessions
Wolf Alice – Vevo Lift UK
 
Best Music Documentary
808 – The Documentary
Backstreet Boys – Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of
Dazed x Channel 4 – Music Nation Open Mic
Noisey Israel Palestine – Hip Hop in the Holy Land
The Redemption of the Devil
The Wrecking Crew
 
Best Lyric Video
Cee Lo Green – Robin Williams
Newham Generals ft Wiley – Scars
Rolling Stones – Wild Horses
Run The Jewels – Early
The Shoes – Feed The Ghost
To Kill A King – Love Is Coal
 
Best Interactive Video
Cee Lo Green – Robin Williams
Coldplay – Ink
Foals – Moutain At My Gate
Steye & The Bizonkid – What Do We Care 4
The Geek x vrv – Waves
Years & Years – Shine, Channel 4 Takeover
 
Best Commissioner
Caroline Clayton
Dan Curwin
James Hackett
Jane Third
John Moule
Sam Seager
 
Best Producer
Amber Millington
Corin Taylor
Jason Colon/Danielle Hinde
Jess Bell
Sarah Boardman
Sarah Tognazzi
 
Best Artist
alt-j
Ed Sheeran
Florence + The Machine
Flying Lotus
Kendrick Lamar
Years & Years
 
Best New Director, in association with Electric Theatre Collective
Dexter Navy
Eoin Glaister
Fred Rowson
Helmi
Nelson de Castro
Zack Spiger
 
Best Director, in association with MPC
Colin Tilley
David Wilson
Fleur & Manu
Ian Pons Jewell
Ninian Doff
Vincent Haycock