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Grammy Nominees for Music Video

Nominations are out for the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards, to be broadcast Jan 31 on CBS.

The nominees for Best Music Video are:

  • Beyoncé "Brown Skin Girl" Beyoncé Knowles-Carter & Jenn Nkiru, video directors; Lauren Baker, Astrid Edwards, Nathan Scherrer & Erinn Williams, video producers
  • Future Featuring Drake "Life Is Good" Julien Christian Lutz, video director; Harv Glazer, video producer
  • Anderson .Paak "Lockdown" Dave Meyers, video director; Nathan Scherrer, video producer
  • Harry Styles  "Adore You" Dave Meyers, video director; Nathan Scherrer, video producer
  • Woodkid "Goliath" Yoann Lemoine, video director

2020 UK MVA Awards Winners

The UK Music Video Awards held a "lockdown" virtual ceremony this year, celebrating some of the best music video work both in the UK and internationally. Director Sam Pilling's video for DJ Shadow’s "Rocket Fuel" stood out on the night,  winning Video Of The Year and three more awards, while fellow director Anton Tammi — who helmed four videos for The Weeknd — won Best Director award, and also Best Pop Video International for "Blinding Lights."

Read more for a full list of the MVA Award winners...

BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations

BET Hip Hop Awards 2020 nominations are out. The video specific categories break down as follows:

Best hip-hop video

  • DaBaby, “Bop”
  • DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar”
  • Drake, “Toosie Slide”
  • Future feat. Drake, “Life Is Good”
  • Lil Baby, “The Bigger Picture”
  • Roddy Ricch, “The Box”

Video director of the year

  • Cactus Jack & White Trash Tyler
  • Cole Bennett
  • Colin Tilley
  • Dave Meyers
  • Director X
  • Teyana "Spike Tee" Taylor

The BET HHAs air Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Visit bet.com/shows/hip-hop-awards.html for more categories and info.

UK MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS 2020 NOMINATIONS

Shortlists have been released for this year's UK Music Video Awards, which will be a virtual event. Please read more for all the contenders... Leading the charge is Dua Lipa, who has eight nods for three different videoi, followed by The Weekend who has five noms for three videos, and Michael Kiwanuka and DJ Shadow who each also have give nominations.

2020 MTV VMA Winners

VMA winners are...

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

BEST DIRECTION

  • Taylor Swift "The Man" Directed by Taylor Swift

BEST ART DIRECTION

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

  • BTS "On" Choreography by The Lab, Son Sung Deuk

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande "Rain On Me" Cinematography by Michael Merriman

BEST EDITING

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Dua Lipa "Physical" Visual Effects by EIGHTY4 and Mathematic

GENERAL CATEGORIES

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Lady Gaga

PUSH BEST NEW ARTIST

  • Doja Cat

SONG OF THE YEAR

BEST COLLABORATION

BEST POP

BEST HIP HOP

BEST R&B

BEST K-POP

BEST LATIN

BEST ROCK

BEST ALTERNATIVE

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM HOME

BEST QUARANTINE PERFORMANCE

  • CNCO Unplugged At Home

VIDEO FOR GOOD

UK MVA/MVPA Awards Deadline Fri 8/7; MVPA Talks Launch

Submissions for the UK Music Video Awards 2020 — which has teamed with the MVPA for the return of the MVPA Awards — ends August 7 for entries of videos, special projects, longform music films, plus individual and company nominations.

Visit ukmva.com for submission and other details.

Also, the MVPA launches the MVPA Talks Series August 7 at 7PM PT with the board and a panel including will include Hiro Murai, Hannah Lux Davis, Christian Breslauer, Chris Robinson, Jaquel Knight and LCR$, plus moderator Kathy Angstadt. Watch by tuning into Instagram Live and following @themvpa and @actionliveseries

2020 MTV VMA Nominations

Nominations for the 2020 MTV VMA Awards have been announced, with public voting available for the general categories. See below for the Professional Categories and Read More for the General Slate. And visit www.mtv.com/vma/vote/ to vote.

VMAs will be held live on Sunday, August 30 from Brooklyn, NY.

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

BEST DIRECTION

  • Billie Eilish "xanny" Directed by Billie Eilish
  • Doja Cat "Say So" Directed by Hannah Lux Davis
  • Dua Lipa "Don't Start Now" Directed by Nabil
  • Harry Styles "Adore You" Directed by Dave Meyers
  • Taylor Swift "The Man" Directed by Taylor Swift
  • The Weeknd "Blinding Lights" Directed by Anton Tammi

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • A$AP Rocky "Babushka Boi" Art Direction by A$AP Rocky & Nadia Lee Cohen
  • Dua Lipa "Physical" Art Direction by Anna Colomeì Nogu
  • Harry Styles "Adore You" Art Direction by Laura Ellis Cricks
  • Miley Cyrus "Mother’s Daughter" Art Direction by Christian Stone
  • Selena Gomez "Boyfriend" Art Direction by Tatiana Van Sauter
  • Taylor Swift "Lover" Art Direction by Ethan Tobman

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

  • BTS "On" Choreography by Son Sung Deuk, Lee Ga Hun, Lee Byung Eun
  • CNCO & Natti Natasha "Honey Boo" Choreography by Kyle Hanagami
  • DaBaby "BOP" Choreography by Dani Leigh and Cherry
  • Dua Lipa "Physical" Choreography by Charm La'Donna
  • Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande "Rain On Me" Choreography by Richy Jackson
  • Normani "Motivation" Choreography by Sean Bankhead

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • 5 Seconds of Summer "Old Me" Cinematography by Kieran Fowler
  • Billie Eilish "all the good girls go to hell" Cinematography by Christopher Probst
  • Camila Cabello f/ DaBaby "My Oh My" Cinematography by Dave Meyers
  • Katy Perry "Harleys In Hawaii" Cinematography by Arnau Valls
  • Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande "Rain On Me" Cinematography by Thomas Kloss
  • The Weeknd "Blinding Lights" Cinematography by Oliver Millar

BEST EDITING

  • Halsey "Graveyard" Edited by Emilie Aubry, Janne Vartia & Tim Montana
  • James Blake "Can't Believe the Way We Flow" Edited by Frank Lebon
  • Lizzo "Good As Hell" Edited by Russell Santos & Sofia Kerpan
  • Miley Cyrus "Mother’s Daughter" Edited by Alexandre Moors, Nuno Xico
  • ROSALIìA "A Palé" Edited by Andre Jones
  • The Weeknd "Blinding Lights" Edited by Janne Vartia & Tim Montana

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Billie Eilish "all the good girls go to hell" Visual Effects by Drive Studios
  • Demi Lovato "I Love Me" Visual Effects by Hoody FX
  • Dua Lipa "Physical" Visual Effects by EIGHTY4
  • Harry Styles "Adore You" Visual Effects by Mathematic
  • Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande "Rain On Me" Visual Effects by Ingenuity Studios
  • Travis Scott "HIGHEST IN THE ROOM" Visual Effects by Ingenuity Studios

CAMERIMAGE Festival Submission Deadline July 31

The final call for entries to the Music Videos Competition at the 28th edition of EnergaCAMERIMAGE, The International Film Festival Of The Art Of Cinematography is July 31.

All submitted entries will be considered for nominations to Best Music Video and Best Cinematography in a Music Video.  The list of nominees will be announced by October 1 and the nominated videos will be screened at the festival, being held November 9 through 16.

There is no entry fee and the submissions can be made via EnergaCAMERIMAGE website.

Only official music videos produced in 2019 and 2020 will be considered. Visit camerimage.pl/en/ for further information.

MVPA and MVPA Awards Return for 2020

The Music Video Production Association (MVPA) has announced a return to action, including the return of its MVPA Awards celebration. Formed over 30 years ago, the MVPA stands as the official organization representing music video creators, serving as a community for the industry as a whole.

The MVPA has also announced a partnership with the UK Music Video Awards, wherein any videos by U.S. directors, production companies or artists that are entered into the UKMVAs this year will automatically qualify and be entered for the MVPA Awards in that same category. The UKMVAs are already accepting submissions for eligible work completed between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2020 at their website www.ukmva.com, with an August 3rd deadline for entries. The MVPA Awards is being planned as an intimate sit-down dinner and show in Los Angeles this November.

Read More for the full Press Release announcing the return of the MVPA and the MVPA Awards.

BET AWARDS WINNERS 2020

Winners for the video-specific categories at the 2020 BET Awards — which essentially replaced some traditional live awards performances with music video exclusives — are as follows:

Video Of The Year

  • Dj Khaled Ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend - Higher (Eif Rivera, dir.)

Video Director Of The Year

  • Teyana "Spike Tee" Taylor

Visit bet.com for more.

2020 UK MVA Awards Submissions Open

The UK Music Video Awards 2020 is now accepting entries for its 2020 edition,  excellence in music video creativity and craft. One new category —ideally a one-time-only category — directly reflects these unique times: Best Lockdown Video, to celebrate work created under the extraordinary conditions of the recent Covid-19 crisis.

Entry deadline is August 3rd, with winnners are slated to be announced October 29th.

Read more for the full press release and/or visit ukmva.com for submission and other details.

BET AWARDS Nominations 2020

BET Awards nominations have been announced, including categories for Video of the Year and Best Director. The 2020 edition marks both the 20th anniversary of the awards and BET’s 40th anniversary, and will be aired Sunday,, June 28, 2020, at 8 pm ET on BET and various other ViacomCBS channels, including CBS itself.

Full nominations are at bet.com or Read More for the video-specific nods.