Celeste, Bastille, James Blake Among Winners At 2021 UK Music Video Awards

International artists whose videos also took prizes include Lil Nas X, Normani and Megan Thee Stallion.

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Celeste: Jo Hale/Redferns

Celeste, Bastille and James Blake were among the British artists who were honored at the UK Music Video Awards 2021.

Elsewhere, Dua Lipa, Pa Salieu and Joy Crookes each won two awards at this year UKMVAs, whilst international artists whose videos took prizes include Lil Nas X, Normani, Megan Thee Stallion, Salvatore Ganacci, Biting Elbows and Duck Sauce.

The UK Music Video Awards celebrate the creativity that goes into making music videos and music film in the UK and beyond. The 14th annual running of the awards show has seen the ceremony return to The Roundhouse in London for the first time in two years.

Hosted by the comedian Maisie Adam, 40 awards were handed out to directors, producers, and other creatives working behind the camera.

The winners of the 2021 UK Music Video Awards were as follows:

Best Pop Video – UK in association with Cinelab Film & Digital
Winner: Dua Lipa – Love Again
Director: Lope Serrano aka Canada
Producers: Karen Saurí, Oscar Romagosa
Prod co: Canada
Commissioner: Katie Dolan for Warner Records

Best R&B / Soul Video – UK
Winner: Celeste – Tonight Tonight
Director: Noah Lee
Producers: Kate Brady, Suzan Mustafa
Prod co: Riff Raff Films
Commissioner: Marco Grey for Polydor Records

Best Dance / Electronic Video – UK
Winner: Hot Chip, Jarvis Cocker – Straight To The Morning
Director: Réalité
Producer: Karen Saurí
Prod co: Canada
Commissioner: John Moule for Domino Recording Co.

Best Rock Video – UK
Winner: Beabadoobee – Last Day On Earth
Director: Arnaud Bresson
Producer: Théo Gall
Prod co: Division
Commissioner: Chris Melian for Dirty Hit Records

Best Alternative Video – UK
Winner: James Blake – Say What You Will
Director: Bear Damen
Producer: Salim El Arja
Prod co: Couscous
Commissioner: Semera Khan for Polydor Records

Best Hip Hop / Grime / Rap Video – UK
Winner: Pa Salieu ft Backroad Gee – My Family
Director: Femi Ladi
Producer: Mathias Gilay
Prod co: Untold Studios
Commissioner: Oksi Odedina for Warner Records

Best Pop Video – International
Winner: Lil Nas X ft Jack Harlow – Industry Baby
Director: Christian Breslauer
Producers: Andrew Lerios, Luga Podesta, Saul Levitz, Brandon Bonfiglio
Prod co: London Alley
Commissioner: Saul Levitz for Columbia Records

Best R&B / Soul Video – International
Winner: Normani x Cardi B – Wild Side
Director: Tanu Muino
Producer: Jack Winter
Prod co: UnderWonder Content
Commissioners: Camille Yorrick & Chris Clavadetscher for RCA Records

Best Dance / Electronic Video – International
Winner: Duck Sauce – Mesmerize
Director: Keith Schofield
Repped by Caviar
Commissioner: Katy Eggleton for Duck Sauce

Best Rock Video – International
Winner: Biting Elbows – Boy Is Dead
Director: Ilya Naishuller
Prod co: Versus Pictures commissioner: MTS

Best Alternative Video – International
Winner: Sansara – We Will Become Better
Director: Andzej Gavriss
Producers: Egor Solomatin, Mikhail Marizov, Evgeny Primachenko, Andrei Gubaidullin, Alexandra Galius
Prod co: Daddy’s Film
Commissioner: Egor Solomatin for Nepokoi

Best Hip Hop / Grime / Rap Video – International
Winner: Megan Thee Stallion – Thot Shit
Director: Aube Perrie
Exec producer: Boris Labourguigne
Producer: Sarah Park & Nick Callais
Prod co: Left Productions
Commissioner: Lucas Prevost for 300 Entertainment

Best Pop Video – Newcomer
Winner: Drew Sycamore – 45 Fahrenheit Girl
Director: Jonatan Egholm Keis
Producer: Jonatan Egholm Keis
Prod co: New Land
Commissioner: Jan-Erik Stig for Warner Music Denmark

Best R&B / Soul Video – Newcomer
Winner: Bamao Yendé & Le Diouck – Marvin Gueye
Director: Vincent Catel
Producer: Roman Pichon Herrera & Pierre-Edouard Sigwalt
Prod co: Diplomats
Commissioner: Max Le Disez for Boukan Records

Best Dance / Electronic Video – Newcomer
Winner: Modeselektor – Mean Friend
Director: Abigail Wilson
Producer: Paulien Voorkamp
Prod co: Bwgtbld
Commissioner: Matthias Klein / C/O Magick for Sony Music

Best Rock Video – Newcomer
Winner: Jeremy Ivey – Someone Else’s Problem
Director: Kimberly Stuckwisch
Producer: Ian Blair
Prod co: Invisible Inc
Commissioner: Ryan Marian for Anti Records

Best Alternative Video – Newcomer
Winner: Audiobooks – Lalala It’s The Good Life
Director: Rottingdean Bazaar
Producer: Rosie Brear
Prod co: Blink Productions
Commissioner: Danny Mitchell & Jeff Barrett for Heavenly Recordings

Best Hip Hop / Grime / Rap Video – Newcomer
Winner: Homeboy Sandman – Monument
Director: Pavel Buryak
Producers: Gretta Wilson, Pavel Buryak
Prod co:
Commissioner: Angel Del Villar for Mello Music Group

Best Performance in a Video
Winner: Salvatore Ganacci – Step-Grandma
Performer: Salvatore Ganacci
Director: Vedran Rupic
Prod co: Business Club Royale
Record co: Zatara Recordings

Best Production Design in a Video
Winner: DJ Snake & Selena Gomez – Selfish Love
Production designer: Taísa Malouf
Director: Rodrigo Saavedra
Prod co: The Directors Bureau & Landia
Record co: Interscope

Best Wardrobe Styling in a Video in association with i-D
Winner: Joy Crookes – Feet Don’t Fail Me Now
Stylists: Matthew Josephs (Joy Crookes) Natalie Roar (cast)
Director: Taz Tron Delix
Prod co: Compulsory
Record co: Sony Music Entertainment

Best Hair & Make-Up in a Video in association with Loop Talent
Winner: Joy Crookes – Feet Don’t Fail Me Now
Stylist: Mata Marielle (MUA), Issac Poleon (Hair)
Director: Taz Tron Delix
Prod co: Compulsory
Record co: Sony Music Entertainment

Best Choreography in a Video
Winner: Purple Disco Machine ft Moss Kena & The Knocks – Fireworks
Choreographer: Adam Beta
Director: Greg Barth
Prod co: Common People Films & Rekorder
Record co: Sony Music Entertainment

Best Cinematography in a Video in association with Panalux
Winner: Califato 3⁄4 – Fandangô de carmen porter
DOP: Michal Babinec
Director: Nono Ayuso
Prod co: Landia & Dude Originals
Record co: Breaking Bass Records

Best Colour Grading in a Video in association with CHEAT
Winner: Bastille – Distorted Light Beam
Colourist: Alex Gregory
Director: Jak Payne
Prod co: Blink Productions
Record co: Virgin Records

Best Editing in a Video in association with Homespun
Winner: Little Simz – Introvert
Editor: Elise Butt at Trim Editing
Director: Salomon Lighthelm
Prod co: Prettybird UK
Record co: AWAL
Record co: Animal 63

Best Visual Effects in a Video in association with LEAP
Winner: Bicep ft Clara La San – Saku
VFX artist: Alexis Baillia at Firm Studio
Director: David Betram
Prod co: Diplomats
Record co: Ninja Tune

Best Animation in a Video
Winner: L’Impératrice – Hématome
Animators: Roxane Lumeret, Jocelyn Charles, Chloé Farr
Director: Roxane Lumeret & Jocelyn Charles
Prod co: Studio Remembers
Record co: Microqlima

Best Special Video Project
Winner: Topaz Jones – Don’t Go Tellin’ Your Momma
Directors: Rubberband, Topaz Jones
Producer: Luigi Rossi
Prod co: Smuggler
Record co: New Funk Academy / Black Canopy

Best Live Video
Winner: Pa Salieu – Frontline (live on Jimmy Fallon)
Director: Tawbox
Producer: Ghandi El-Chamaa
Prod co: Film Band
Record co: Atlantic Records

Best Music Film in association with Anna Valley
Winner: Dua Lipa – Studio 2054
Director: Liz Clare
Producer: Peter Abbott
Prod co: Ceremony London
Record co: Warner Records

Best Commissioner
Winner: Kat Cattaneo

Best Agent
Winner: Sam Davey (OB Management)

Best Producer in association with WPA UK
Winner: Precious Mahaga

Best Production Company
Winner: Canada

Best Postproduction Company in association with Studio RM
Winner: Electric Theatre Collective

Best New Director in association with Time Based Arts
Winner: Aube Perrie

Best Director in association with Electric Theatre Collective
Winner: Tanu Muino

The Outstanding Achievement Award
Recipient: Juliette Larthe

Video of the Year
Winner: Duck Sauce – Mesmerize
Director: Keith Schofield
Repped by Caviar
Commissioner: Katy Eggleton for Duck Sauce

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