Little Simz, Dua Lipa, Celeste, Wolf Alice, Joy Crookes and Berwyn amongst nominees for UK Music Video Awards

Little Simz, Dua Lipa, Celeste, Wolf Alice, Joy Crookes and Berwyn amongst nominees for UK Music Video Awards

Little Simz, Dua Lipa, Celeste, Joy Crookes, James Blake, Kano, Berwyn, Pa Salieu, Bicep and Wolf Alice are among the artists who have wracked up multiple nominations for their music videos and film projects at this year’s UK Music Video Awards, in the shortlists announced on 29th September. International artists Lil Nas X, Megan Thee Stallion, Beyoncé, The Weeknd, Doja Cat, Skrillex, Duck Sauce and Salvatore Ganacci also feature with multiple nominations in this year’s list.
 
The UK Music Video Awards returns to London’s Roundhouse on November 4th for a fully live celebration of the past year’s crop of music videos and music films.
 
Little Simz leads the nominations with 5 nods for her videos, 3 for Introvert and 2 for Woman. The collaboration of Skrillex, Starrah and Four Tet wins 4 nominations for their video for Butterflies, followed closely, in a strong year for electronic artists, by Bicep, Duck Sauce and Salvatore Ganacci with 3 nominations apiece. 
 
More UK success comes in the form of Dua Lipa with 3 nominations – for her videos Love Again, and Fever (with Angele), as well as the Studio 2054 livestream – alongside Kano’s triple-nominated Teardrops and Joy Crookes’ 3 mentions for Feet Don’t Fail Me NowWolf Alice notch up their 3 nominations for both live and narrative music videos. Their tallies are matched by Lil Nas X (Montero (Call Me By Your Name) and Industry Baby) and Megan Thee Stallion for Thot Shit.
 
As the pandemic continued to pose challenges for artists and production, filmmakers demonstrated their resilience and creativity with this year’s bounty of music videos, and the 2021 shortlists see a plethora of burgeoning directing talent making their debut among the nominations, as well as honouring the skills displayed in numerous film departments, including Cinematography, Production Design, Editing and VFX.
 
French director Aube Perrie, leads the pack with 5 nominations overall, for videos for Megan Thee Stallion, MK, and a place on the Best New Director shortlist. US director Christian Breslauer, makes his first appearance in the shortlists with 4 nominations. British directors Ben Strebel (Skrillex) and Brock Neal-Roberts (Sam Fender, Jeshi, Eli Brown) also have 4 nominations apiece. 
 
Since its inception in 2008, the UKMVAs has grown into the leading global awards programme for music video creativity. The global reach of the competition once again saw entries from over 30 different territories. Tickets for the awards show at London’s Roundhouse on November 4th are on sale now at www.ukmva.com The nominations are:
 
Best Pop Video – UK
Joy Crookes – Feet Don’t Fail Me Now
Arlo Parks – Hope
Mabel – Let Them Know
Dua Lipa – Love Again
Maisie Peters – Psycho
Little Mix – Sweet Melody

Best R&B/Soul Video – UK
Samm Henshaw – All Good 
Disclosure – Birthday
Jorja Smith ft Shaybo – Bussdown
Tendai – Not Around
Wesley Joseph ft Jorja Smith – Patience
Celeste – Tonight Tonight

Best Dance/Electronic Video – UK
Good Boys & Imanbek – Goodbye
Jungle – Keep Moving
Public Service Broadcasting ft EERA – People, Let’s Dance
Rudimental x Skream – So Sorry
Hot Chip, Jarvis Cocker – Straight To The Morning
Eli Brown – Trouble

Best Rock Video – UK
Sam Fender – 17 Going Under
Doves – Broken Eyes 
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes ft Lynks – Go Get A Tattoo
Wolf Alice – How Can I Make It OK
Beebadoobee – Last Day On Earth
Shame – Nigel Hitter

Best Alternative Video – UK
Kelly Lee Owens ft John Cale – Corner of My Sky
Paul McCartney ft Beck – Find My Way
Texas ft Wu Tang – Hi
Bakar – Noun
Steven Wilson ft Elton John – Personal Shopper
James Blake – Say What You Will

Best Hip Hop / Grime / Rap Video – UK
Bree Runway ft Missy Elliott – ATM
slowthai ft James Blake & Mount Kimbie – feel away
Little Simz – Introvert
Aitch – Learning Curve
Pa Salieu ft Backroad Gee – My Family
Kano – Teardrops

Best Pop Video – International
Saweetie – (Fast) Motion
Selena Gomez, Rauw Alejandro – Baila Conmigo
Bella Poarch – Build a B*tch
Lolo Zouaï – Galipette
Lil Nas X ft Jack Harlow – Industry Baby
Lil Nas X – Montero (Call Me By Your Name)

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Best R&B/Soul Video – International
Bryson Tiller – Always Forever
Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, WizKid – Brown Skin Girl
Doja Cat – Streets
The Weeknd – Take My Breath 
Witch Prophet – Tesfay
Normani x Cardi B – Wild Side
 
Best Dance/Electronic Video – International
Skrillex, Starrah & Four Tet – Butterflies
MK – Chemical
Salvatore Ganacci – Fight Dirty 
Rysy – Kilo
Duck Sauce – Mesmerize
Salvatore Ganacci – Step-Grandma
 
Best Rock Video – International
Hedgehog – Bat
Biting Elbows – Boy Is Dead
The Academic – Kids (Don’t End Up Like Me) 
The Parrots, C Tangana – Maldito
Space Chaser – Remnants of Technology
Trash Talk – Something Wicked
 
Best Alternative Video – International
Eels – Are We Alright Again
BadBadNotGood – Beside April
Cuco – Forevermore
Phoebe Bridgers – I Know The End
MCHT – Unknown World
Sansara – We will become better
 
Best Hip Hop / Grime / Rap Video – International
Vladimir Cauchemar – Brrr
Tyler, The Creator – Corso
Pharrell ft Jay-Z – Entrepreneur (Official Video)
Travis Scott ft Young Thug & MIA – Franchise
Tommy Cash – Racked
Megan Thee Stallion – Thot Shit
 
Best Pop Video – Newcomer
Drew Sycamore – 45 Fahrenheit Girl
Elsa y Elmar – Corazones Negros 
Nick Wilson – Lead Me To The Water 
Between Friends – Lonely
Terno Rei – Medo
YMA – White Peacock
 
Best R&B/Soul Video – Newcomer
Odeal – 24/48
Preditah ft WTSRN – Distant Memory
Mykki Blanco – Free Ride 
Bamao Yendé & Le Diouck – Marvin Gueye
Mansur Brown – My Prayer
Eddy Luna – Still Breathing
 
Best Dance/Electronic Video – Newcomer
Welshy – All For You
Fred Again.. – Dermot (See Yourself In My Eyes)
Jimothy Lacoste – Describe My Life 
Not Waving ft Marie Davidson – Hold on
Modeselektor – Mean Friend 
Elderbrook – Why Do We Shake In The Cold
 
Best Rock Video – Newcomer
The Bluestocking – Never Ready
TV Priest – Press Gang
Middle Kids – R U 4 Me?
Dry Cleaning – Scratchcard Lanyard
El Columpio Asesino – Sirenas de Mediodía
Jeremy Ivey – Someone Else’s Problem
 
Best Alternative Video – Newcomer
Tiberius B – Big Deal
Tycho Jones – Don’t Be Afraid
Califato ¾ – Fandangô de carmen porter
Memorial – Hero’s Death (cover)
Audio Books – Lalala It’s The Good Life
Lava La Rue – Magpie
 
Best Hip Hop / Grime / Rap Video – Newcomer
KAM-BU x Knucks – Call Me Back
Kaydy Cain – Hollywood
Jeshi – Look Like Trouble
Ichon ft Yseult – Mélange
Homeboy Sandman – Monument
ENNY ft Amia Brave – Peng Black Girls
 
Best Performance in a Video
Jerome Farah – Concrete Jungle Fever 
Kelly Lee Owens ft John Cale – Corner of My Sky
Berwyn – I’d Rather Die Than Be Deported 
James Blake – Say What You Will
Salvatore Ganacci – Step-Grandma
Kano – Teardrops
 
Best Production Design in a Video
Rag N Bone Man – All You Ever Wanted
Disclosure, Kehlani, Syd – Birthday
London Grammar – Lose Your Head
DJ Snake & Selena Gomez – Selfish Love
Celeste – Tonight Tonight
Loyle Carner – Yesterday
 
Best Choreography in a Video
FKA twigs, Headie One, Fred again.. – Don’t Judge Me
Purple Disco Machine ft Moss Kena & The Knocks – Fireworks
Lil Nas X ft Jack Harlow – Industry Baby
Little Simz – introvert
Black Midi – John L
S+C+A+R+R – Never Give Up
 
Best Wardrobe Styling in a Video in association with i-D
Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, WizKid – Brown Skin Girl
Priya Ragu – Chicken Lemon Rice
Joy Crookes – Feet Don’t Fail Me Now
Trouble Wanted – Lonely Cowgirl 
Tommy Cash – Racked
Little Simz ft Cleo Sol – Woman
 
Best Hair & Make-up in a Video in association with Loop Talent
Biting Elbows – Boy Is Dead
Anaiis ft Topaz Jones – Chuu
Ashnikko – Deal With It
Joy Crookes – Feet Don’t Fail Me Now
Rachel Chinouriri – Plain Jane
Little Simz ft Cleo Sol – Woman
 
Best Cinematography in a Video in association with Panalux
Skrillex, Starrah & Four Tet – Butterflies
Califato ¾ – Fandangô de carmen porter
Simon Leoza – La Nuée
Pa Salieu ft Backroad Gee – My Family
Bicep ft Clara La San – Saku
MCHT – Unknown World
 
Best Colour Grading in a Video in association with CHEAT
Jerome Farah – Concrete Jungle Fever 
Bastille – Distorted Light Beam
Dua Lipa ft Angele – Fever
Eli Brown – In Trouble Now

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