Last night (8th November) the 5th annual UK Music Video Awards were held in London’s Leicester Square at the legendary Empire Cinema, where a throng of British filmmakers assembled to celebrate creative excellence in British music videos.

British artists who scooped awards at the event include Plan B, Alt-J, Spiritualized, Will Young, Kasabian, One Direction and M.I.A. – whose video for Bad Girls, directed by Romain Gavras, picked up The Video of the Year award as well as Best Pop Video and Best Styling in a Video. Romain Gavras also picked up the prestigious Best Director award.

Daniel Wolfe picked up the Best UK Dance Video award for the second year running for The Shoes Time To Dance video, which also picked up the Best Editing in a Video award, and saw its producer, Lee Groombridge honoured with the Best Producer award.

Other winners include Kasabian for the commercial for Velociraptor directed by JJ Stereo’s John Paveley. In the category for Best Live Music Coverage, the accolades were shared by two huge music films: Adam Smith’s Don’t Think about the Chemical Brothers incredible live performance at Japan’s Fuji Rocks festival, and Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace’s epic multi-camera coverage of LCD Soundsystem’s final gig at Madison Square Gardens, Shut Up And Play The Hits.


Best Pop Video – UK in association with 4Music
M.I.A. – Bad Girls
Director: Romain Gavras
Producer: Khalid Tahhar
Prod co: Iconoclast
Commissioner: Michelle Ann for Interscope

Best Dance Video – UK in association with Rudeye Dance Agency
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

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 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 Alternative Video – UK
Alt-J – Breezeblocks
Director: Ellis Bahl
Producer: Jessica Birmingham
Prod co: Project Fathom
Commissioner: Connie Meade for Infectious Music

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 Dance Video – International
Duck Sauce – Big Bad Wolf
Director: Keith Schofield
Producer: Natasha Tan
Prod co: Somesuch & Co
Commissioner: Duck Sauce

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:
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 Dance Video – Budget
Todd Terje – Inspector Norse
Director: Kristoffer Borgli
Producer: Kristoffer Borgli
Prod co: FRIEND
Commissioner: Todd Terje

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 Art Direction & Design in a Video
Justice – New Lands
Art Director: Roger Bellés
Director: Canada
Producers: Oscar Romagosa for Canada, Arthur Cantin for Partizan
Prod co: Partizan
Record co: Ed Banger/Because Music

Best Styling in a Video
M.I.A. – Bad Girls
Stylist: Hannah Edwards
Director: Romain Gavras
Producer: Khalid Tahhar
Prod co: Iconoclast
Record co: Interscope / XL Recordings

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 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 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

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

Best Editing in a Video, in association with Vanderquest
The Shoes – Time To Dance
Editor: Tom Lindsay
Director: Daniel Wolfe
Producer: Lee Groombridge & Dougal Meese
Prod co: Somesuch & Co
Record co: Green United Music

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

The Innovation Award
ALB – Golden Chains
Director: Johnatan Broda
Commissioner: ALB
Record co: Green United Music

Best Live Music Coverage
Joint winner:
Chemical Brothers - Don’t Think
Director: Adam Smith
Prod co: Black Dog Films
Commissioner: Stefan Demetriou
Record co: EMI

Joint winner:
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
Lee Groombridge

Best Commissioner
John Moule

Best New Director, in association with Locomotion
AG Rojas

Best Director, in association with Promo News
Romain Gavras

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

Video of the Year
M.I.A . – Bad Girls
Director: Romain Gavras
Producer: Khalid Tahhar
Prod co: Iconoclast
Commissioner: Michelle Ann for Interscope

The Outstanding Contribution Award
David Knight

The Icon Award
Jamie Thraves