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Yard Act and Sam Fender among nominees for UK Music Video Awards 2022

Adele, Arlo Parks, alt-J, black midi, FKA twigs, Florence + The Machine, Gorillaz, IDLES, Jeshi, Kylie Minogue & Jessie Ware, Little Simz, Loyle Carner, Sam Fender, Wet Leg and Yard Act are among the British artists who landed multiple nominations for their music videos and other visual projects at this year’s UK Music Video Awards, in the shortlists announced on September 28.

International artists Kendrick LamarDoechii, Lil Nas X, Pharrell (ft 21 Savage & Tyler The Creator), Stromae and Tove Lo also feature with several nods in this year’s list of nominations for over 30 awards, celebrating the best music video work in the Kingdom. United and surrounding areas. the world, and the creativity and technical prowess of the filmmakers who made them.

The winners of the UK Music Video Awards 2022 will be announced at the awards ceremony taking place for the first time at Magazine, the new state-of-the-art event venue near the O2 in North Greenwich, on October 27in what promises to be a big night for the music video industry.

Leading the nominations are the FKA twigs with an impressive 8 nominations, including 5 nods for his video for “Tears In The Club”, featuring The weekend. She is followed by fellow British artist Little Simz with 6 nominations, who also picked up 5 nominations for a single video – Point and Kill, featuring Obongjayar. The British black midday alternative rock band also got 6 UKMVA nods, split between three videos made for tracks from their new album Hellfire.

The noon black video for Sugar/Tzu is one of many videos with 3 nominations in the UK Music Video Awards 2022 shortlist. This includes Kendrick Lamar’s ‘The Heart Pt 5’, the video that launched his new album; “Crazy” by Doechii, one of the most controversial videos of the past year; Pharrell’s fully animated “Cash In Cash Out” video, featuring 21 Savage and Tyler The Creator; and Nadie, a video for Mexican/Argentinian vocal duo Sin Bandera.

Following the upheaval caused by COVID, the nominations for the UK Music Video Awards 2022 also reflect the rebound of the music video production world, with the shortlist including a plethora of burgeoning directorial talent making their debut among the nominations, while honoring skills displayed in many film departments, including cinematography, production design, editing, and visual effects.

Among the talents ‘behind the camera’, British-Ghanaian director Ebeneza Blanche leads the pack with 7 notable nominations – including five nominations for their video for Little Simz’s Point and Kill and a place in the Best New Directors list. American director Amber Grace Johnson’s video for “Tears In The Club” for FKA Twigs has 5 nominations, and “like Point and Kill” it’s nominated in multiple technical achievement categories, including Best Wardrobe Style and Best hair and makeup. C Prinz, who directed Doechii’s ‘Crazy’, sees his video earn 4 nominations and also earns a nod in the Best New Director list.

Former UKMVA Best Director winner Henry Scholfield is nominated for the award again while his video for Stromae’s ‘Son of Joy’ garners 2 nominations and one for Ed Sheeran’s ‘2Step’ starring Lil Baby. American director Noel Paul’s videos for black midi’s “Sugar/Tzu” and Ezra Furman’s “Forever In Sunset” garnered a total of 4 nominations.

Ukrainian director Tanu Muino, who won the award last year, is also on the list for best director. She is also nominated for directing Harry Styles’ music video for “As It Was” and “2am” by Foals. She is joined by French directors Arnaud Bresson and Valentin Petit, and British directors Scholfield, Duncan Loudon and Aidan Zamiri. The list of best new directors is rounded out by French director duo Bleu Desert, US-based STILLZ, Italian director Giada Bossi and British director Edem Wornoo.

For the second time, the UK Music Video Awards 2022 have presented an award for Best Performance in a Video, designed to highlight outstanding on-camera performances by artists, actors and dancers in music videos. The shortlist includes riveting turns from Kendrick Lamar, Loyle Carner and Lil Nas X, hard-hitting performances by young Italian actors in Giada Bossi’s video for electronic act Arssalendo, and acclaimed actor David Thewlis in his first appearance on the Leeds Yard Act band music video.

The UK Music Video Awards also recognize work in short live videos and special visual projects. The Live Video category features an eclectic mix of international artists, including Belgian superstar Stromae, Jamaican pop sensation Koffee, Irish band Fontaines DC, Norwegian artist Aurora, Nigerian singer-songwriter Obongjayar and American singer Dijon. Special visual projects include films by Moses Sumney, Lykke Li and Sad Night Dynamite, as well as highly nominated twigs Little Simz and FKA.

Since its inception in 2008, the UKMVAs has grown into the world’s leading awards program for music video creativity, the most important annual event on the calendar for the world of music video production. The competition’s global reach once again saw entries from over 30 different territories.

Nominees for the UK Music Video Awards 2022:

Best Pop Video – UK in association with Cinelab Film & Digital
Harry Styles – As He Was
George Ezra – Green Green Grass
Kylie Minogue & Jessie Ware – Kiss of Life
Adele – OMG
The 1975 – Part of the band
Arlo Parks – Slowly

Best Dance/Electronic Video – UK
Gorillaz ft Thundercat – Cracker Island
Chase & Status – Mixed Emotions
Frank Moody – It’s raining in Los Angeles
Orbital – Smiley
Lewis Thompson ft David Guetta – Take Me Back
Tourist – Your love

Best R&B/Soul Video – UK
Joy Crookes – 19th floor
Michael Kiwanuka – Good Life
FKA twigs – Jealousy
Greentea Peng – Watch it
Labrinth – Mount Everest
FKA twigs ft The Weeknd – Tears in the Club

Best Rock Video – UK
Foals – 2am
Muse – Compliance
IDLES – Crawl!
Sam Fender – First Steps (Director’s Cut)
Florence + The Machine – King
Sam Fender – Spit Of You

Best Alternative Video – UK
Sorting Act – 100% Stamina
Bakar – Build me a path
black midi – Eat Men Eat
alt-J – Gold Hard Drive
Radiohead – If you say the word
black midi – Sucre/Tzu

Best Hip Hop / Grime / Rap Video – UK
Jeshi-3210
Jeshi – Generation
Loyle Carner – The Hate
Big Zuu ft JME & Novelist – Offline
Little Simz ft Obongjayar – Point and Kill
Dave – Verdansk

Best Pop Video – International
Lizzo – About fucking time
Stromae – Sons Of Joy
Désirée Dawson – See you in the light
Tove Lo – No one dies of love
Rosalia – Saoko
Lil Nas X – That’s What I Want

Best Dance/Electronic Video – International
Meduza, James Carter ft Elley Duhe & Fast Boy – Bad Memories
Kavinsky – Cameo
DJ Snake – Disco Maghreb
Arca – Prada/Rakata
Flume ft May-A – Say Nothing
Asgeir – Snowblind

Best R&B/Soul Video – International
IDK – Breathe
Omar Apollo ft Daniel Caeser – Invincible
Lucky Daye ft Lil Durk – NWA
The Weeknd – Out of time
Steve Lacy – Sun
UMI – I wish I could

Best Rock Video – International
The Lumineers – Brightside
Ezra Furman – Still at Sunset
Pretty Sick – Human Condition
Imagine Dragons – Sharks
Måneskin – Top model
The Black Keys – The Wild Child

Best Alternative Video – International
MorMor – Far From Each Other
Joji – Overview of us
Stephan Moccio-Halston
GENER8ION x 070 Shake x SURKIN – Neo Surf
Jean-Michel Blais – Passepied
ZNTNDR – We Untitled

Best Hip Hop / Grime / Rap Video – International
SCREWS – 22
Pharrell ft 21 Savage & Tyler The Creator – Cash In Cash Out
Doechii – Crazy
Sopico – Slide
Kendrick Lamar – The Heart, Part 5
Residente ft Ibeyi – This is not America

Best Pop Video – Newcomer
Cavetown x beabadoobee – Falling in love with a girl
Flowerovlove – I like this song
Taura Lamb – Love Song
Empress of – Save Me
Mads Langer – Ukendt Land
Sad Night Dynamite – What Does It Make Me

Best R&B/Soul Video – Newcomer
Khazali – Better with the Devil
Lava La Rue – High Fidelity
Sipho – I don’t understand
Nightmares on Wax – Isolated
Ivy Sole – Talk About It
Murkage Dave – We Lot

Best Dance/Electronic Video – Newcomer
Cheap electric pink yarn – 01G
Confident man – feels like a different thing
Duvall ft Sam Gray – Good Feeling
David Lindmer ft Johanson – Omen
Adibanti – A door is closing
Ross from Friends – The Daisy

Best Rock Video – Newcomer
Didirri – Start Over
Wu-Lu – Blame
Alex Orma – Blood of the Monkey
Cafune – Tek It
Wet Leg – Ur Mum
Wet Leg – Wet Dream

Best Alternate Video – Newcomer
Baby Dave – Clarence’s Dead Father
Nick Leng – Morning / Midnight
Arssalendo – Quattro Pareti
ALASKALASKA – Still life
Other – We
Marina Satti – Yiati Pouli M’

Best Hip Hop / Grime / Rap Video – Newcomer
Bxks ft Oscar Worldpeace – 321
Fly Anakin – Class Clown
Flohio – Cuddy Buddy
WU-LU – Ten
Rodney Chrome – To the Money
AntsLive – Tweakin

Best Live Video
Aurora – A touch of the divine
Dijon-Annie
Obongjayar – I wish it was me
DC Fountains – Jackie Down The Line (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)
Stromae – Health
Koffee – Where I’m From (Vevo LIFT Live Session)

Best Special Visual Project in Association with LEAP
Moses Sumney – Blackalachia
FKA Twigs – Caprisongs
Dream Diver – Dream Diver
Lykke Li – EYES
Little Simz – I love you, I hate you
Sad Night Dynamite – Volume II Mix Tape

Best Performance in a Video
Sorting Act – 100% Stamina
Belief – Dreams
Loyle Carner – The Hatred
Arssalendo – Quattro Pareti
Lil Nas X – That’s What I Want
Kendrick Lamar – The Heart, Part 5

Best Production Design in a Video
Hikaru Utada – Bad Fashion
Thom Draft – Breathtaking
Angèle – Brussels I love you
Tove Lo – No one dies of love
Adele – OMG
Arlo Parks – Slowly

Best Choreography in a Video
Doechii – Crazy
Florence + La Machine – Paradise is here
Jean-Michel Blais – Passepied
FKA Twigs – Ride the Dragon
FKA twigs ft The Weeknd – Tears in the Club
alt-J – The actor

Best Wardrobe Style in a video in association with iD
Stromae – Sons of Joy
Kylie Minogue & Jessie Ware – Kiss of Life
Sin Bandera – Nadie
Sampa the Great – Never Forget
Little Simz ft Obongjayar – Aim and Kill
FKA twigs ft The Weeknd – Tears in the Club

Best Hair and Makeup in a Video
Gloria Groove – A Queda
Priyanka – Come Through
Sin Bandera – Nadie
Sudan Archives – NBPQ (Topless)
Little Simz ft Obongjayar – Aim and Kill
FKA twigs ft The Weeknd – Tears in the Club

Best Cinematography in a Video in Association with CHEAT
Taylor Swift – Too Good
Doechii – Crazy
Sin Bandera – Nadie
Little Simz ft Obongjayar – Aim and Kill
black midi – Sucre/Tzu
ZNTNDR – We Untitled

Improved color grading in a video in combination with Studio RM
Ethan P Flynn – Distraught
Sam Fender – Get Down