Promonews - 29th Sept 2021

The votes are in and the judging panels have met. Now we can reveal who is up for the honours at the UK Music Video Awards 2021, as the nominations for this year's UKMVAs are announced.

The shortlists for nearly 40 awards at this year's UKMVAs are listed below, in the areas of best video by music genre, technical achievement, live, special project, music film, and the individual and company award categories – all chosen by the MVA Jury Members, comprised of members of the UK music video industry. Here is the full list of nominations.

UK Music Video Awards 2021: THE NOMINATIONS

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 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 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 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)

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 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 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 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 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 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 Live Video
Lous And The Yakuza - Amigo (Live From The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)
Pa Salieu - Frontline (live on Jimmy Fallon)
Fontaines DC - A Hero's Death (Jimmy Fallon)
Wolf Alice - Lipstick On The Glass (Union Chapel)
The Weeknd - Save Your Tears (Billboard Awards)
Michael Kiwanuka - Solid Ground (Live at the V&A)

Best Special Video Project
Berwyn - Berwyn Video Series
Wolf Alice - Blue Weekend
Topaz Jones - Don’t Go Tellin’ Your Momma
Sam Dew - Moonlit Fools
Olivia Rodrigo - Sour Prom
Kano - Teardrops

Best Music Film
Andrea Bocelli & Guests - Believe in Christmas
Liam Gallagher - Down By The River Thames
Glass Animals - Glass Animals: Live in the Internet
Imogen
Rone & (LA)HORDE - Room With a View
Dua Lipa - Studio 2054

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
The Academic - Kids (Don't End Up Like Me)
Megan Thee Stallion - Thot Shit

Best Editing in a Video in association with Homespun
Skrillex, Starrah & Four Tet - Butterflies
Little Simz - Introvert
Duck Sauce - Mesmerize
Bicep ft Clara La San - Saku
Megan Thee Stallion - Thot Shit
Enfant Sauvage - Time to Fall

Best Animation in a Video
Easy Life - A Message To Myself
L'Impératrice - Hématome
Duck Sauce - Mesmerize
Squid - Pamphlets
Iron Maiden - The Writing on The Wall
Run The Jewels - Walking In The Snow

Best Visual Effects in a Video
Ed Sheeran - Bad Habits
Belly and The Weeknd and Young Thug - Better Believe
Skrillex ft Starrah and Four Tet - Butterflies
Darius ft Duñe - Feels Right
Fuel Fandango - Mi huella
Bicep ft Clara La San - Saku

Best Post Production Company in association with Studio RM
CHEAT
Electric Theatre Collective
Ingenuity Studios
MPC
Stitch/Homespun
TRIM

Best Production Company
Agile Films
CANADA
London Alley
Object & Animal
Pulse Films
Somesuch

Best Agent
Alexa Haywood (Free Agent)
Claire Stubbs (Mouthpiece)
Estere Sulca (WPA)
Lee Fairweather (COMPULSORY)
Sam Davey (OB Management)
Sarah Boardman (HANDS LDN)

Best Commissioner
Daniel Millar
Elena Argiros
Kat Cattaneo
Kim Jarrett
Marco Grey
Sam Seager

Best Producer in association with WPA UK
Elizabeth Doonan
Ersan Beskardes
Joseph J Goldman
Maurizio Von Trapp
Mayling Wong
Precious Mahaga

Best New Director in association with Time Based Arts
Aube Perrie
bedroom
Femi Ladi
Jordan Hemingway
Lucrecia Taormina
Nono

Best Director in association with Electric Theatre Collective
Arnaud Bresson
Brock Neal-Roberts
Dave Meyers
KC Locke
KID. Studio
Tanu Muino

Promonews will be publishing all the nominations again with production credits included from early next week.

The UK Music Video Awards, the premier global awards programme for music video creativity, 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. Tickets are on sale now at www.ukmva.com. 

• More information at the UK Music Video Awards website

Promonews - 29th Sept 2021

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