The nominees are announced for the 5th annual UK Music Video Awards – aka the MVA’s – celebrating creative excellence in British and international music videos

M.I.A, Justice, The Shoes, Lana Del Rey, Jay-Z and Kanye West, The Maccabees, Calvin Harris, Rita Ora, Paloma Faith, Delta Heavy and David Guetta are among the range of artists who have been recognised in the nominations for the UK Music Video Awards 2012, announced today. 

M.I.A’s Bad Girls and Justice’s New Lands have picked up the most nominations this year with 5 each. Overall, Justice, who are signed to Ed Banger, have received the most, with 7 nominations across New Lands, On ‘n’ On and Audio Video Disco. Another notable nominee is The Shoes with their Time To Dance video, which features Jake Gyllenhaal and was directed by previous Best Director winner Daniel Wolfe; it has received 4 nominations.

Lana del Rey dominates the Best Pop International category with videos for Blue Jeans, National Anthem and Born To Die; she has received 5 nominations overall.

Infectious Records have made their mark on the nominations list with two Alt-J nominations for Tessellate and Breezeblocks and one for the Temper Trap’s Trembling Hands. Another label to have received multiple nominations is Ram Records, who have won 3 for their Delta Heavy videos for Get By and Hold Me.

Last year’s Video of the Year directors Daniels dominate the Indie Rock International category with 3 videos – Foster the People’s Houdini, Tenacious D’s Rize of the Fenix and The Shins’ Simple Song.

Other directors spotlighted by the Awards this year include Romain Gavras’ videos for M.I.A (Bad Girls) and Jay-Z & Kanye West (No Church in the Wild), both of which have picked up multiple nominations and Yoann Lemoine’s Woodkid (Run Boy Run) and Lana del Rey (Blue Jeans, Born to Die) videos. Both directors are up for the Best Director award.

Closer to home, David Wilson is nominated for his Alternative Advent Calendar and video for David Guetta’s Titanium, while his Pelican video for The Maccabees wins a nomination in Best Art Direction & Design. Fellow British director Emil Nava sees his videos for Rita Ora, Ed Sheeran and Paloma Faith nominated in the Best Pop and Best Urban categories. Both are up for the Best Director award. 

The UK Music Video Awards and VEVO have also got together to allow the fans to vote for their favourite British video of the past year with The People’s Choice Award. Eighteen videos by nine different artists are in the running in the People’s Choice Award – to be revealed on Tuesday, October 16th, when the Award is launched on VEVO’s website, and the VEVO Facebook page.

The MVAs 2012 is the premier awards show dedicated to innovation and creativity in music video, the medium that has become the audio-visual entertainment of choice for the YouTube/VEVO and social media generation.

The UK Music Video Awards editorial director, David Knight, says, “It’s a fascinating period for music videos as a creative medium. Technology, the internet and social media continues to change how music videos are made and how they are consumed. They are central to people’s lives again, a huge source of entertainment – and sometimes awe and wonder.

 “And the MVAs has become a globally-recognised event for celebrating the outstanding creative work in music videos in the UK and around the world. Last year filmmakers travelled from Europe and the United States to attend our biggest show ever. It was a very good night indeed – and I’m sure the fifth MVAs will be the best one yet.

The UK Music Video Awards 2012 ceremony will take place at The Empire, Leicester Square in London’s West End, on 8th November.

Here is the full list of nominations:

BEST INDIE/ROCK VIDEO – UKAlt-J – Tessellate // Director: Alex SouthamBand of Skulls – Sweet Sour // Director: Mark Maggiori & Petecia Le FawnhawkClock Opera – Lesson No 7 // Director: Aoife McArdleColdplay – Paradise  (alternative version) // Director: ShynolaThe Kooks – Saboteur // Director: Surrender MonkeysSpiritualized – Hey Jane // Director: AG Rojas 

BEST POP VIDEO – UK in association with 4MusicCalvin Harris ft Ne-Yo– Let’s Go // Director: Vincent HaycockEd Sheeran – Lego House // Director: Emil NavaGeorge Michael – White Light // Director: Ryan HopeM.I.A. – Bad Girls // Director: Romain GavrasPaloma Faith – Picking Up The Pieces // Director: Emil NavaWill Young – Losing Myself // Director: Henry Scholfield

BEST ALTERNATIVE VIDEO – UKAlt-J – Breezeblocks // Director: Ellis BahlAntony & The Johnsons – Cut The World // Director: NabilClark – Black Stone // Director: The VikingsMoones – Better Energy // Director Peter SluszkaJames Blake – A Case Of You // Director: Seb EdwardsKeaton Henson – Small Hands // Director: Joseph MannBEST DANCE VIDEO – UKBenga – I Will Never Change // Director: UsBonobo – Eyesdown (Machinedrum Remix) // Director: Anthony F SchepperdDavid Guetta ft Sia – Titanium // Director: David WilsonHot Chip – Night And Day // Director: Peter SerafinowiczRudimental – Feel The Love // Director: Bob HarlowThe Shoes – Time To Dance // Director: Daniel Wolfe

BEST URBAN VIDEO – UK  in association with East End StudiosDelilah – Inside My Love // Director: Jake NavaDevlin ft Ed Sheeran – Watchtower // Director: Corin HardyDJ Shadow ft Afrikan Boy – I’m Excited // Director: Ian Pons JewellLabrinth – Express Yourself // Director: Jonas & FrancoisPlan B – Ill Manors // Director: Yann DemangeRita Ora ft Tinie Tempah – R.I.P. // Director: Emil Nava

BEST INDIE/ROCK VIDEO – INTERNATIONALCults – Go Outside // Director:  Isaiah SeretFoster The People – Houdini // Director: DanielsJack White – Sixteen Saltines// Director: AG RojasTenacious D – Rize Of The Fenix  // Director: DanielsThe Shins – Simple Song // Director: DanielsWoodkid – Run Boy Run // Director: Yoann Lemoine

BEST POP VIDEO – INTERNATIONALJustice – On ‘n’ On // Director: Alex CourtesLana Del Rey – Blue Jeans // Director: Yoann LemoineLana Del Rey – Born To Die // Director: Yoann LemoineLana Del Rey – National Anthem // Director: Anthony MandlerMaia Vidal – Follow Me // Director: Joana ColomarRihanna ft Calvin Harris – We Found Love // Director: Melina BEST ALTERNATIVE VIDEO – INTERNATIONALDanger Mouse & Daniele Luppi, ft Jack White – Two Against One // Director: Anthony F SchepperdFeist – The Bad In Each Other // Director: Martin De ThurahGrimes – Oblivion // Director: Emily Kai BockThe Hickey Underworld – The Frog // Director: Joe VanhoutteghemM83 – Midnight City // Director: Fleur & ManuSt. Vincent – Cheerleader // Director: Hiro Murai

BEST DANCE VIDEO – INTERNATIONALDuck Sauce – Big Bad Wolf // Director: Keith SchofieldFlight Facilities – Foreign Language // Director: Dimitri Basil / Laura GorunJustice – Audio Video Disco // Director: SoMeJustice – New Lands // Director: CanadaMoonbootica – Iconic // Director: SkinnySkillrex – First Of The Year Equinox // Director: Tony T Datis

BEST URBAN VIDEO – INTERNATIONALBlu ft U-God – Doinnothin // Director: David M HelmanCasey Veggies – Euphoria III // Director: John BollozosKanye West & Jay-Z – Ni**as In Paris // Director: Kanye WestFrank Ocean – Novacane // Director: NabilJay-Z & Kanye West – No Church In The Wild // Director: Romain GavrasThe Cool Kids – Rush Hour Traffic // Director: Joey Garfield

BEST INDIE/ROCK VIDEO – BUDGETBombay Bicycle Club – Lights Out Words Gone // Director: Rob & RobGraham Coxon – What It’ll Take // Director: Ninian DoffHere We Go Magic – How Do I Know // Director: Sean PecknoldPiers Faccini – Tribe // Director: Cyril GfellerWe Cut Corners – Pirates Life //Director: Kijek & AdamskiWhen Saints Go Machine – Parix // Director: Daniel Kragh-Jacobsen

BEST POP VIDEO – BUDGETEJ – Mama I’m Going To Sing // Director: JackIgor Volk  – Voices // Director: David KrepskiLaurel Collective – Jelly Bird // Director: Crowns & OwlsLouise Golbey – How It Is // Director: SpritzRent Boys – Shoot The Shot // Director: Zac EllaSébastien Tellier – Cochon Ville // Director: Alex Courtès

BEST ALTERNATIVE VIDEO – BUDGETC2C – Down The Road // Director: Thomas TymanFactory Floor – On Hold // Director: AB/CD/CDHilary Hahn/Hauschka – Draw A Map // Director: Eric EpsteinRudi Zygaldo – Melpomene // Director: Nick RutterThe Death Set – They Come To Get Us //  Director: Guillaume PanarielloThree Trapped Tigers – Reset // Director: Chris Boyle

BEST DANCE VIDEO – BUDGETDelta Heavy – Get By // Director: Ian RobertsonDelta Heavy – Hold Me // Director: Kristofer StrömDisclosure ft Ria Ritchie – Control // Director: Ben Murray & Ross McDowellKidnap Kid – Vehl // Director: Drew CoxToby Gale – Showdown // Director: Crown & OwlsTodd Terje – Inspector Norse // Director: Kristoffer Borgli

BEST URBAN VIDEO – BUDGETA$AP Rocky – Peso // Director: Abteen BagheriAstroid Boys – Bad Ass // Director: Like An EggDubbul O – Spooky Caravan // Director: Joe BroadyJames Brown – It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World // Director: Xavier FauthouxNoisses ft RTKAL, Lady Leshurr & Foreign Beggars – Run Your Mouth // Director: Drew CoxPato Siebenhaar – Gå For Det // Director: Anders Bundgaard & Jeppe Hansen

BEST ANIMATION IN A VIDEODanger Mouse & Daniele Luppi, ft Jack White  – Two Against One // Animator: Anthony F SchepperdDelta Heavy – Get By // Animator: Ian RobertsonFleet Foxes – The Shrine/An Argument // Animator: Sean Pecknold & Britta JohnsonGorillaz – DoYaThing // Animator: Jerome Combe, Arnaud Delord & Pascal CharrueKina – In Your Arms // Animator: Greg JardinMoones – Better Energy // Animator: Kevin Coyle, Matt Somma, Chris Gilligan, Ellen Goldstein, Maxwell Sorensen, Matt Christiansen, Peter Sluszka

BEST ART DIRECTION & DESIGN IN A VIDEODuck Sauce – Big Bad Wolf //  Art director: Megan Hutchinson & Sunny MoonJustice – New Lands // Art director: Roger BellésKeaton Henson – Small Hands //  Art director: Josephn MannM.I.A. – Bad Girls // Art director: Romain GavrasThe Maccabees – Pelican // Art director: Andy Kelly, Clem Miller, Ashley Dando, Shaun Fenn, Sarah Ashcroft, Fiona Russel, Arthur de Borman, Max HalsteadThe Shoes – Time To Dance // Art director: Sam Tidman

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A VIDEO in association with PanaluxFeist – The Bad In Each Other // DoP: Kasper TuxenJames Blake – A Case Of You // DoP: Stuart GrahamJay-Z & Kanye West – No Church In The Wild // DoP: Mattias MonteroLana Del Rey – Blue Jeans // DoP: Rodrigo PrietoM.I.A. – Bad Girls // DoP: André ChemetoffUNKLE – Another Night Out  //  DoP: Steve AnnisBEST CHOREOGRAPHY IN A VIDEOAvicii – Levels // Choreographer: Richy Greenfield & PetroDelilah – Inside My Love // Choreographer: Javier De FrutosHauschka – Radar // Choreographer: Nadia Espiritu & Patrick WilliamsThunderbird Gerard – Thunderbird // Choreographer: Nandi BhebheToby Gale – Showdown // Choreographer: Rueben Crossland-Jones & Jacob SteersWill Young – Losing Myself // Choreographer: Aletta Collins

BEST EDITING IN A VIDEO in association with VanderquestFlorence & The Machine – Shake It Out //  Editor: Thomas Grove Carter@ Family EditingJustice – New Lands // Editor: CanadaM.I.A. – Bad Girls  // Editor: Walter MauriotPlan B – Ill Manors // Editor: Matt MeeThe Shoes – Time To Dance // Editor: Tom Lindsay @ Trim EditingUNKLE – Another Night Out // Editor: Julian Eguiguren

BEST STYLING IN A VIDEODuran Duran – Girl Panic // Stylist: Vanessa CoyleFlight Facilities – Foreign Language // Stylist: Dominique BasilLana Del Rey – National Anthem // Stylist:  Johnny Blue EyesMademoiselle Yulia – Gimme Gimme  // Stylist: Andrea CrewsM.I.A. – Bad Girls //  Stylist: Hannah EdwardsRammstein – Mein Land  // Stylist: Liz CowanBEST TELECINE (aka GRADING) IN A VIDEOJames Blake – A Case Of You // Colourists:  JeanClement Soret @ MPCJustice – New Lands // Colourists: Ben Rogers @ GlassworksJay-Z & Kanye West – No Church In The Wild // Colourists: Simon Bourne @ FramestoreTemper Trap – Trembling Hands // Colourists: James Tillett @ MPCThe Shoes – Time To Dance //Colourists:  Simon Bourne @ FramestoreWill Young – Losing Myself // Colourists:  Simone Grattarola @ Rushes

BEST VFX IN A VIDEODuck Sauce – Big Bad Wolf  // VFX Artist: Caviar BrusselsFriendly Fires – Hurting // VFX Artist: David LewandowskiFoster The People – Houdini// VFX Artist: DanielsHot Chip – Night And Day // VFX Artist: Chris Bristow & Ryan PassmoreJustice – New Lands // VFX Artists: David Gomez & Martin Contel @ Glassworks BarcelonaWoodkid – Run Boy Run // VFX Artist: One More Productions

BEST LIVE MUSIC COVERAGEChase & Status – Live At Brixton Academy  // Director: Paul CaslinChemical Brothers – Don’t Think // Director: Adam SmithLCD Soundsystem – Shut Up And Play The Hits // Directors: thirtytwoRizzle Kicks – Live And Typical // Director: James RussellThe Maccabees – VEVO presents The Maccabees In The Dark // Directors: Jamie Roberts & Will HankeVarious Artists – The Jo Whiley Music Show // Director: Paul Dugdale

BEST MUSIC AD – TV OR ONLINEKasabian – Velociraptor // Director: John PaveleyThe Killers – Battle Born //  Director: Giorgio TestiOlly Murs – Olly Murs //  Director: Paul CaslinPink Floyd – A Foot In The Dark // Director: John Paveley & Paul GardnerStavanger Symphony Orchestra – Seven Vibes // Director: Christian Holm-GladSoulwax – Radio Soulwax “Machine” // Director: Saam Farahmand THE INNOVATION AWARDALB – Golden Chains // Director: Johnatan BrodaGhostpoet & The D.O.T. – Trouble // Director: UNKNOWNj.viewz – Rivers and Homes // Directors: Eran Amir, Shelly Carmel & Jonathan DaganThe Maccabees – VEVO presents The Maccabees In The Dark // Directors: Jamie Roberts & Will HankeMadness – Our House at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee //  Directors: Rok Predin & Layla AtkinsonVarious Artists – Alternative Advent Calendar //  Director: David Wilson

BEST COMMISSIONERDan MillarDan CurwinJames HackettJohn MouleJulia FrostMike O’Keefe

BEST PRODUCER in association with RushesGareth ThomasLeanne StottLee GroombridgeLiz KesslerPhil TidyTamsin Glasson

BEST NEW DIRECTOR in association with LocomotionA Nice Idea Every DayAbteen BagheriAG RojasBisonFocus CreepsNinian DoffBEST DIRECTORAndreas NilssonDanielsDavid WilsonEmil NavaRomain GavrasYoann Lemoine

THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD in association with VEVOShortlist to be announced 16th October

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