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2021 MTV VMA Winners

And the 2021 MTV VMA Winners are...

VIDEO OF THE YEAR 

  • Lil Nas X – “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” – Columbia Records

ARTIST OF THE YEAR 

  • Justin Bieber – Def Jam

SONG OF THE YEAR 

  • Olivia Rodrigo – “drivers license” – Geffen Records

BEST NEW ARTIST 

  • Olivia Rodrigo – Geffen Records

PUSH PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

  • Olivia Rodrigo – “drivers license” – Geffen Records

BEST COLLABORATION

  • Doja Cat ft. SZA – “Kiss Me More” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records

BEST POP

  • Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon – “Peaches” – Def Jam

BEST HIP-HOP

  • Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A. – “FRANCHISE” – Cactus Jack / Epic Records

BEST ROCK

  • John Mayer – “Last Train Home” – Columbia Records

BEST ALTERNATIVE

  • Machine Gun Kelly ft. blackbear – “my ex’s best friend” – Bad Boy / Interscope Records

BEST LATIN

  • Billie Eilish & ROSALÍA – “Lo Vas A Olvidar” – Darkroom / Interscope Records

BEST R&B

  • Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – “Leave The Door Open” – Aftermath Entertainment / Atlantic Records

BEST K-POP

  • BTS – “Butter” – BIGHIT MUSIC Monsta X – “Gambler” – Starship Entertainment

VIDEO FOR GOOD 

  • Billie Eilish – “Your Power” – Darkroom / Interscope Records

BEST DIRECTION

  • Lil Nas X – “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” – Columbia Records – Directed by: Lil Nas X and Tanu Muino

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, WizKid – “BROWN SKIN GIRL” – Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records – Cinematography by: Benoit Soler, Malik H. Sayeed, MOHAMMAED ATTA AHMED, Santiago Gonzalez, Ryan Helfant

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • Saweetie ft. Doja Cat – “Best Friend” – Warner Records – Art Direction by: Art Haynes

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Lil Nas X – “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” – Columbia Records – Visual Effects by: Mathematic

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

  • Harry Styles – “Treat People With Kindness” – Columbia Records

BEST EDITING

  • Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – “Leave The Door Open” – Aftermath Entertainment/Atlantic Records – Editing by: Troy Charbonnet

2021 BET Hip Hop Awards Nominees

Nominations are out for the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards, scheduled for Tuesday, October 5, at 9:00 PM ET/PT. Video specific noms are:

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

  • Cardi B “Up”
  • Cardi B Feat. Megan Thee Stallion "WAP"
  • Chris Brown & Young Thug Go "Crazy"
  • Drake f/ Lil Durk "Laugh Now Cry Later”
  • Lil Nas X "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)"
  • Saweetie f/ Doja Cat "Best Friend"

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Cole Bennett
  • Colin Tilley
  • Dave Meyers
  • Director X
  • Hype Williams
  • Missy Elliott

Visit BET.com for the full nomination list and more...

2021 MTV VMA Nominees

MTV today announced the 2021 VMA nominations. Justin Bieber leads all nominees with 7 nods, followed by Megan Thee Stallion, Billie Eilish, BTS, Doja Cat, Drake, Giveon, Lil Nas X and Olivia Rodrigo all also earning multiple nominations.

The show will broadcast live from NYC's Barclays Center on Sunday, September 12 at 8PM ET/PT, airing on MTV, and simulcast on CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land, VH1 and The CW Network.

Fan voting is open now in many categories at mtv.com/vma/vote/...

Read More for the full list of nominees.

CLIPPED MV Fest Call for Submissions

CLIPPED Music Video Festival, Australia’s only festival dedicated to the art of music video, returns in its 6th year as part of Vivid Sydney, one of the world's largest annual festival of creativity and innovation. This year, CLIPPED is expanding their International Program with a broadcast show to be live-streamed on Friday, August 27th Entries will be considered for the following four categories:

2021 UK Music Video Awards Open For Entry

The UK Music Video Awards has begun accepting submissions for its 2021 edition. This year boasrs the UKMVAs largest ever range of categories, broken down by music genre, technical and craft achievement, film production, and excellence across a body of work in a range of industry skillsets from commissioning to post-production.

Entrants can submit their work via the official website at www.ukmva.com until August 3rd, with a planned live event at London’s Roundhouse on Thursday, November 4, 2021.

2021 SXSW Music Video Competition

South by Southwest (SXSW) has announced the slate of music video contenders for their annual Film Festival. The shortlist is:

  • The Avalanches - 'Running Red Lights' / Director: Greg Brunkalla
  • Bob Moses Featuring ZHU - 'Desire' / Director/Screenwriter: Owen Brown
  • C.Tangana - 'Demasiadas Mujeres' (Spain) / Director/Screenwriter: Santos Bacana
  • Dirty Projectors  - 'Overlord' / Director: Dave Longstreth
  • FKA twigs - 'sad day' (United Kingdom) / Director: Hiro Murai
  • Hedgehog - 'Bat' (China) / Director: Haonan Wang, Screenwriters: Haonan Wang, Heran Wang
  • Jeremy Ivey - 'Someone Else's Problem' / Director/Screenwriter: Kimberly Stuckwisch
  • Julia Stone  - 'Break' (Australia) / Director/Screenwriter: Jessie Hill
  • Kuricorder Quartet - 'Southpaw' (Japan) / Director/Screenwriter: Sawako Kabuki
  • Madame Gandhi - 'Waiting for Me' (India) / Director: Misha Ghose, Screenwriters: Madame Gandhi, Misha Ghose, Aastha Singh
  • Makeup and Vanity Set - 'Algorithm' (France) / Directors: Saman Kesh, Justin Daashuur Hopkins
  • Run The Jewels ft. Pharrell Williams and Zack de la Rocha - 'JU$T' (United Kingdom) / Director: Winston Hacking
  • Wax Tailor - 'Misery (ft. Rosemary Standley)' (France) / Director/Screenwriter: Berkay Türk
  • Waze & Odyssey, George Michael, Mary J. Blige & Tommy Theo - 'Always' (United Kingdom, U.S.) / Director: Nelson de Castro
  • Witch Prophet - 'Tesfay' (Canada) / Director/Screenwriter: Leah Vlemmiks

2020 MVPA Award Nominations Announced

The 2020 MVPA Awards Nominations have been announced, celebrating a wide array of music videos in categories ranging from Genre Awards to Professional Awards, plus a special Lockdown category recognizing work made during the COVID-19 quarantine.

An in-person event is obviously dependent upon Pandemic restrictions, but winners will be announced in the coming weeks, with various roundtables and other activations planned.

Read More for the official press release, with details on the voting process, and the full slate of nominations.

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...