The winners of the 7th annual UK Music Video Awards have been chosen, so we can reveal the top promos in our favourite creative categories.
The awards were held in London at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in the Southbank Centre, where a throng of British and International filmmakers assembled to celebrate creative and technical excellence in music videos.
The jury selected LA-based director Hiro Murai of Doomsday Entertainment as the Best Director of the past year for his body of work, including Queens of the Stone Age’s Smooth Sailing, which also earned him the award for Best Rock/Indie Video – International.
Queens of the Stone Age - Smooth Sailing
One of the big winners of the night was Somesuch director Daniel Wolfe for his 8-minute epic for Paolo Nutini’s Iron Sky, which picked up five nominations and rewarded him with the Best Pop Video title as well as the coveted Best Cinematography prize for Robbie Ryan. Wolfe, who was named the MVAs Best Director in 2010, has just released his first feature, Catch Me Daddy, which picked up an award at the recent BFI London Film Festival Awards.
Paolo Nutini - Iron Sky
The post-production categories saw the cream of British talent winning against tough international competition with Final Cut’s Dan Sherwen taking the Best Editing title for his work on Jon Hopkins’ Collider, Ainslie Henderson and Michael Hughes winning Best Animation for James’ Moving On and the team at Electric Theatre Collective triumphing in the Best Visual Effects category for its work on Alt-J’s Hunger Of The Pine.
Jon Hopkins - Collider
James – Moving On
Alt-J - Hunger Of The Pine