2020 UK MVA Awards Winners

DJ Shadow - Rocket Fuel feat. De La Soul (Official Video)

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...

Best Pop Video – UK

  • Dua Lipa – Break My Heart
  • Director: Henry Scholfield
  • Producer: Javier Alejandro
  • Prod co: Caviar
  • Commissioner: Caroline Clayton for Warner Records/Tap Mgmt

Best Dance/Electronic Video – UK

  • Disclosure ft Aminé & Slowthai – My High
  • Director: Simon Cahn
  • Exec producers: Clémence Cuvelier, Jules de Chateleux; Producers: Théo Gall, Laure Salgon
  • Prod co: Division
  • Commissioner: Kevin Kloecker for Island Records

Best R&B/Soul Video – UK

  • Berwyn – Trap Phone
  • Director: Brock Neal-Roberts
  • Producer: India Bradshaw
  • Prod co: Agile Films
  • Commissioner: Dan Millar for Sony Music Entertainment UK

Best Rock Video – UK

  • IDLES – War
  • Director: Will Dohrn
  • Producer: Mel Giles
  • Prod co: Ground Work
  • Commissioner: Theresa Adebiyi for Partisan Records

Best Alternative Video – UK

  • Låpsley – My Love Was Like The Rain Director: Camille Summers-Valli
  • Producer: Scarlett Barclay
  • Prod co: Ground Work
  • Commissioner: Scott Wright for XL Recordings

Best Hip Hop / Grime / Rap Video – UK

  • JME ft Merky Ace – Live
  • Director: Matthew Walker
  • Producer: Matthew Walker
  • Prod co: MKW Films
  • Commissioner: Jamie Adenuga for Boy Better Know

Best Pop Video – International

  • The Weeknd – Blinding Lights
  • Director: Anton Tammi
  • Producer: Sarah Park
  • Prod co: Somesuch
  • Commissioner: La Mar C Taylor for Republic Records

Best Dance/Electronic Video – International

  • Salvatore Ganacci – Boycycle
  • Director: Vedran Rupic
  • Producers: Christian Kuosmanen, Sia Masoodian
  • Prod co: Business Club Royale
  • Commissioner: Blake Foster for OWSLA

Best R&B/Soul Video – International

  • Yseult – Corps
  • Director: Colin Solal Cardo
  • Producers: Christophe 'Chryde’ Abric, Adrien Chibatte
  • Prod co: La Blogothèque, Y.Y.Y
  • Commissioner: artist commissioned for Believe

Best Rock Video – International

  • Joywave – Obsession
  • Directors: Dimitri Basil, Laura Gorun, Cooper Roussel
  • Producer: Laura Gorun
  • Prod co: Mad Meridian 76 NW
  • Commissioner: Craig Cox for Hollywood Records

Best Alternative Video – International

  • Agoria – Call Of The Wild
  • Director: Loïc Andrieu
  • Producer: Pierre Cazenave-Kaufman
  • Prod co: Soldats
  • Commissioner: Christian de Rosnay for Sapiens

Best Hip Hop / Grime / Rap Video – International

  • DJ Shadow ft De La Soul – Rocket Fuel
  • Director: Sam Pilling
  • Producer: Emma Wellbelove
  • Prod co: Pulse Films, Radioaktive Film
  • Commissioner: Caroline Clayton for Mass Appeal Records

Best Pop Video – Newcomer

  • Vagabon – In A Bind
  • Director: Maegan Houang
  • Producers: Benjamin Kang, John Lozada Prod co: Antidote Films
  • Commissioner: artist commissioned for Nonesuch

Best Dance/Electronic Video – Newcomer

  • Mild Minds ft Boats – Walls
  • Director: Colin Read
  • Producer: Francesco Rizzo
  • Prod co: Pulse Films
  • Commissioner: Emmanuelle George for Foreign Family Collective

Best R&B/Soul Video – Newcomer

  • Greentea Peng – Mr Sun (miss da sun)
  • Director: Felix Brady
  • Producer: Nellie Heron-Anstead
  • Prod co: Stink Films Record co: Earbuds

Best Rock Video – Newcomer

  • Willie J Healey – True Stereo
  • Director: Joe Wheatley
  • Producer: Luke Fraser
  • Prod co: Joe Wheatley
  • Commissioner: Emma Greengrass for Yala! Records

Best Alternative Video – Newcomer

  • Zebra Katz – Moor
  • Directors: Žanete Skarule & Ojay Morgan
  • Producer: Normunds Rumba
  • Prod co: Common People Films / wmw.studio
  • Commissioner: Zebra Katz for Mad Decent

Best Hip Hop / Grime / Rap Video – Newcomer

  • Jurdan Bryant – Words For Thomas
  • Director: Alonzo Hellerbach
  • Producer: Chris Toumazou
  • Prod co: COMPULSORY

Best Production Design in a Video

  • Tommy Cash – Sdubid
  • Production designer: Taivi Lippmaa
  • Directors: Tommy Cash & Anna Himma
  • Prod co: Iconoclast

Best Styling in a Video

  • Beyoncé, Shatta Wale, Major Lazer – Already
  • Stylist: Zerina Akers
  • Directors: Beyoncé, Pierre Debusschere, Kwasi Fordjour
  • Prod co: Parkwood Entertainment
  • Record co: Parkwood Entertainment, Sony Music, Columbia Records

Best Choreography in a Video

  • Sheenah Ko – Wrap Me Up
  • Choreographer: Brittney Canda
  • Choreographic assistant: Susannah Haight
  • Directors: Vincent René-Lortie & Brittney Canda
  • Prod co: Telescope Films

Best Cinematography in a Video

  • fka Twigs – Sad Day
  • DoP: Larkin Seiple
  • Director: Hiro Murai
  • Prod co: Doomsday Entertainment (US), FRIEND (UK)
  • Record co: Young Turks

Best Colour Grading in a Video in association with CHEAT

  • DJ Shadow ft De La Soul – Rocket Fuel
  • Colourist: Thomas Mangham at The Mill
  • Director: Sam Pilling
  • Prod co: Pulse Films, Radioaktive Film
  • Record co: Mass Appeal Records

Best Editing in a Video

  • DJ Shadow ft De La Soul – Rocket Fuel
  • Editor: Ellie Johnson at tenthree
  • Director: Sam Pilling
  • Prod co: Pulse Films, Radioaktive Film
  • Record co: Mass Appeal Records

Best Visual Effects in a Video

  • Flatbush Zombies – Afterlife VFX
  • artist: Machine Molle
  • Director: Arnaud Bresson
  • Prod co: DIVISION
  • Record co: Glorious Dead Records

Best Animation in a Video

  • Ghetts ft Jaykae & Moonchild Sanelly – Mozambique
  • Animator: Ruff Mercy
  • Director: Ruff Mercy
  • Prod co: My Accomplice
  • Record co: Warner Records

Best Live Video

  • The Weeknd – Heartless (Live)
  • Director: Alex Lill
  • Producers: Brendan Garrett, Jeff Kopchia
  • Prod co: Somesuch
  • Record co: Republic Records

Best Lockdown Video

  • Bronson – Keep Moving
  • Director: StyleWar Producer: Elizabeth Doonan
  • Prod co: Smuggler
  • Record co: Ninja Tune

Best Special Video Project

  • Riz Ahmed – The Long Goodbye Director: Aneil Karia
  • Producer: Tom Gardner
  • Prod co: Somesuch
  • Record co: Mongrel Records (via Warp)

Best Music Film

  • The Streets – None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Live Alive (Livestream)
  • Director: James Barnes
  • Producer: Jim Parsons
  • Prod co: Globe Productions
  • Commissioner: Amy Collins for Island Records

Best Director

  • Anton Tammi

Best New Director in association with LEAP

  • Arnaud Bresson

Best Producer in association with WPA

  • Daniella Manca

Best Commissioner

  • Caroline Clayton

Best Agent

  • Claire Stubbs

Best Production Company

  • Somesuch

Best Post Production Company

  • The Mill

Video of the Year

  • DJ Shadow ft De La Soul – Rocket Fuel
  • Director: Sam Pilling
  • Producer: Emma Wellbelove
  • Prod co: Pulse Films, Radioaktive Film
  • Commissioner: Caroline Clayton for Mass Appeal Records
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