UK Music Video Awards

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The UK Music Video Awards is an annual celebration of creativity, technical excellence and innovation in music video and moving image for music.

There is a wide range of opportunities for UK individuals and companies to enter their work: from genre-led video categories, to prizes for individuals in the technical and craft areas of the business, to recognition for innovative approaches to music videos, ads and other visuals. there are also awards for international videos and outstanding individuals, voted for by the MVA jury members.

The Awards take place in the autumn, with the entry process opening in early August. For more information or to enter head to

The UK MVA’s are organised by two of the key members of the team behind BUG, the BFI Southbank’s highly successful music video strand, and have 20 years’ experience running events in the UK music video business.


Categorie Winner Director Nominees
Video of the Year Björk — "Wanderlust" Encyclopedia Pictura
Best Pop Video Kate Nash — "Foundations" Kinga Burza
Best Rock Video Supergrass — "Bad Blood" Keith Schofield
Best Indie/Alternative Video Björk — "Wanderlust" Encyclopedia Pictura
Best Dance Video Utah Saints — "Something Good" Eran Creevy
Best Urban Video Kano — "Hustler" Nez
Best Budget Video Example — "Me And Mandy" Henry Scholfield
Best International Video Justice — "Stress" Romain Gavras
Best Art Direction in a Video Björk — "Wanderlust" Director:
Encyclopedia Pictura
Art Director:
Isaiah Saxon
Best Styling in a Video The Hoosiers — "Cops and Robbers" Director:
Diamond Dogs
Hannah Glossop and Suzie Coulthard
Best Cinematography in a Video The Last Shadow Puppets — "The Age of the Understatement" Director:
Romain Gavras
Director of Photography:
Andre Chemetoff
Best Telecine in a Video KT Tunstall — "If Only" Director:
James Caddick
Adrian Seery at Rushes
Best Editing in a Video Hot Chip — "Ready for the Floor" Director:
Nima Nourizadeh
Dan Sherwin at Final Cut
Best Visual Effects in a Video The Horrors — "She Is the New Thing" Director:
Corin Hardy
Visual Effects:
Corin Hardy and David Lupton
People's Choice Award Leona Lewis — "Bleeding Love" Melina Matsoukas
Best Producer Grace Bodie
  • Gail Davey
  • Georgina Fillmore
  • Juliette Larthe
  • Malachy McAnenny
  • Tamsin Glasson
Best New Director James Copeman
  • Chris Sweeney
  • D.A.D.D.Y.
  • Dan Sully
  • OneInThree
  • Price James
Best Director Nima Nourizadeh
Best Commissioner Tim Nash
  • Carole Burton-Fairbrother
  • James Hackett
  • John Moule
  • Mike O'Keefe
  • Ross Anderson


Best Pop Video

Best Rock Video

Best Indie/Alternative Video

Best Dance Video

Best Urban Video

Best Budget/Independent Video – Rock, Indie, Alternative

  • Archangel – Do It Again
  • Jamie T – Fire Fire
  • Moray McLaren – We Got Time
  • Ruarri Joseph – More Than Most
  • Truckers Of Husk – Person For The Person
  • We Have Band – You Came Out

Best Budget/Independent Video – Pop, Dance, Urban

Best International Video

Best Animation in a Video

Best Art Direction in a Video

Best Cinematography In A Video sponsored by PANALUX

Best Editing in a Video

Best Styling in a Video

Best Telecine in a Video

Best Visual Effects in a Video sponsored by BEAM.TV

Best Music Ad

Best Live Music Coverage

The Innovation Award

  • AC/DC Rocks The Office
  • Deadmau5 & Kaskade – I Remember
  • Frankmusik – Live And Lost
  • Julian Perretta – Ride My Star
  • Keane – Live in 3D From Abbey Road
  • Oasis – Dig Out Your Soul

Best Producer

  • Francesca Barnes
  • Lucy Booth
  • Tamsin Glasson
  • Liz Kessler
  • Malachy McAnenny
  • Phil Tidy

Best Commissioner

  • Ross Anderson
  • James Hackett
  • Phil Lee
  • Tim Nash
  • New Selecta
  • Mike O’Keefe

Best New Director

Best Director