Tiwa Savage, Beyoncé Among Nominees For 2020 UK Music Video Awards

Tiwa Savage Nominated For 2020 UK Music Video Awards OnoBello

It’s a big win for Tiwa Savage as the Nigerian pop star has been nominated alonsgide Dua Lipa, The Weeknd, Michael Kiwanuka and Beyoncé for this year’s UK Music Video Awards.

Savage’s global hit song “49-99” from her chart-topping Celia album landed nominations for two categories – Best R&B/Soul video and Best styling in a video. Dua leads the way with eight nominations, including two for Best Pop Video (UK), while a popular live video of her Top 5 hit “Don’t Start Now” is up for Best Live Video.

The Weeknd picks up five nods, including Best Pop Video (International), Best Cinematography and two nominations for Best Live Video. Beyoncé, on the other hand is nominated in the Best R&B/Soul Video (International), Best Styling, Best Choreography and Best Music Film.

Now in its 13th year, the UK VMAs celebrate creativity, technical excellence and innovation in music video and moving image for music. This year’s awards which will be held at London’s Roundhouse virtually with a live audience has the largest numbers of categories yet, with Best Lockdown Video added as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The full list of nominations for the UK Music Video Awards 2020 are:

Best Pop Video – UK

Harry Styles – Adore You
Lewis Capaldi – Before You Go
Dua Lipa – Break My Heart
Ashnikko – Cry
Harry Styles – Falling
Dua Lipa – Physical

Best Dance/Electronic Video – UK

Waze & Odyssey, George Michael, Mary J Blige & Tommy Theo – Always
Prospa – Control The Party
Mura Masa & slowthai – Deal Wiv It
Disclosure – Energy
Disclosure ft Aminé & slowthai – My High
Duke Dumont, Zac Abel – The Power

Best R&B/Soul Video – UK

Jorja Smith – By Any Means
FKA twigs ft Future – Holy Terrain
Olivia Dean – Password Change
Celeste – Stop This Flame
Berwyn – Trap Phone
Lola Young – Woman

Best Rock Video – UK

Sam Fender – Borders
Michael Kiwanuka – Hero
The 1975 – People
Declan McKenna – The Key To Life on Earth
Coldplay – Trouble In Town
IDLES – War

Best Alternative Video – UK

Ghostpoet – Concrete Pony
Thom Yorke – Last I Heard (…He was Circling the Drain)
Låpsley – My Love Was Like The Rain
FKA twigs – Sad Day
Moses Boyd – Stranger Than Fiction
Mura Masa – Teenage Headache Dreams

Best Hip Hop / Grime / Rap Video – UK

Stormzy ft Headie One – Audacity
Headie One & Fred Again – Gang
Avelino – Higher Power
JME ft Merky Ace – Live
Octavian – Poison
slowthai – Psycho

Best Pop Video – International

Rosalía – A Palé
Tove Lo ft MC Zaac – Are U Gonna Tell Her?
The Weeknd – Blinding Lights
Rosalía – Juro Que
BTS – On
Rosalía, Travis Scott – TKN

Best Dance/Electronic Video – International

Flight Facilities – Better Than Ever
Salvatore Ganacci – Boycycle
Piero Pirupa – Braindead (Heroin Kills)
Bronson – Keep Moving
Chris Liebing & Charlotte De Witte – Liquid Slow
Brodinski ft ZelooperZ – Master Section

Best R&B/Soul Video – International

Tiwa Savage – 49-99
Beyoncé, Shatta Wale, Major Lazer – Already
Yseult – Corps
070 Shake – Nice To Have
Gregory Porter – Revival
Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On

Best Rock Video – International

Håkan Hellström – Alla Drömmar Är Uppfyllda
The Strokes – Bad Decisions
Broken Bells – Good Luck
Joywave – Obsession
The Strokes – Ode To The Mets
Leonard Cohen – The Hills

Best Alternative Video – International

Agoria – Call of the Wild
Moses Sumney – Cut Me
Meryem Aboulouafa – Deeply
Ferran Palau – Flora & Caic
Woodkid – Goliath
Sheenah Ko – Wrap Me Up

Best Hip Hop / Grime / Rap Video – International

Flatbush Zombies – After Life
A$AP Rocky – Babushka Boi
Future ft Drake – Life Is Good
Run the Jewels ft Greg Nice & DJ Premier – Ooh La La
DJ Shadow ft De La Soul – Rocket Fuel
Tommy Cash – Sdubid

Best Pop Video – Newcomer

Babeheaven – Cassette Beat
Ashnikko – Drunk With My Friends
Nick Wilson – Enough to Know You
Vagabon – In a Bind
filous – Monday
Raine Allen-Miller – Wank Wiggle

Best Dance/Electronic Video – Newcomer

Leifur James – AAID
Samaran – Allo
Raven – Cass & Lex
Akwasi – Extase
Saavan – In My Head
Mild Minds ft Boats – Walls

Best R&B/Soul Video – Newcomer

Jeshi ft Celeste – 30,000 Feet
Arlo Parks – Black Dog
Black Square ft Laville – Coral Blues
Fredwave – Dust
Ni Houstonn ft Darius Raheem – Gemini
Greentea Peng – Mr Sun (miss da sun)

Best Rock Video – Newcomer

The Academic – Acting My Age
Sports Team – Camel Crew
Beabadobee – I Wish I Was Stephen Malkmus
Dream Wife – So When You Gonna…
Kid Kapichi – Thugs
Willie J Healey – True Stereo

Best Alternative Video – Newcomer

María José Llergo – A Través De Ti
Alaskan Tapes – And, We Disappear
Midnight Tracks – Anymore
L’Homme Statue – Braços/Vela
LL Burns – Get Me Back In The Game
Zebra Katz – Moor

Best Hip Hop / Grime / Rap Video – Newcomer

Louis Culture – Being Me
Spxxn P – Complicació
KAM-BU ft Lord Apex – Different
Meekz – Like Me
Flohio – WAY2
Jurdan Bryant – Words For Thomas

Best Production Design in a Video

Michael Kiwanuka – Hero
Dua Lipa – Physical
Eden – Projector
DJ Shadow ft De La Soul – Rocket Fuel
Tommy Cash – Sdubid
Aigel – You’re Born

Best Styling in a Video

Tiwa Savage – 49-99
Beyoncé, Shatta Wale, Major Lazer – Already
Raleigh Ritchie – Aristocrats
Yves Tumor – Gospel For A New Century
Michael Kiwanuka – Hero
Dua Lipa – Physical

Best Choreography in a Video

Beyoncé, Shatta Wale, Major Lazer – Already
Waze & Odyssey, George Michael, Mary J Blige & Tommy Theo – Always
Tove Lo ft MC Zaac – Are U Gonna Tell Her?
Christine and the Queens – La Vita Nuova
Jessie Ware – Step Into My Life
Sheenah Ko – Wrap Me Up

Best Cinematography in a Video

The Weeknd – Blinding Lights
Ferran Palau – Flora & Caic
DJ Shadow ft De La Soul – Rocket Fuel
FKA twigs – Sad Day
IDLES – War
Aigel – You’re Born

Best Colour Grading in a Video in association with CHEAT

The Weeknd – Blinding Lights
Dua Lipa – Break My Heart
Woodkid – Goliath
Michael Kiwanuka – Hero
Eden – Projector
DJ Shadow ft De La Soul – Rocket Fuel

Best Editing in a Video

Jorja Smith – By Any Means
Raven – Cass & Lex
Disclosure ft Aminé & slowthai – My High
Dua Lipa – Physical
DJ Shadow ft De La Soul – Rocket Fuel
IDLES – War

Best Visual Effects in a Video

Flatbush Zombies – After Life
Dua Lipa – Break My Heart
Taylor Swift – Cardigan
Woodkid – Goliath
Bronson – Keep Moving
FKA twigs – Sad Day

Best Animation in a Video

Jorja Smith – Come Over
Coldplay – Daddy
Ghetts ft Jaykae & Moonchild Sanelly – Mozambique
Moby – My Only Love
Max Cooper – Repetition
Yusuf/Cat Stevens – Where Do The Children Play?

Best Live Video

The Weeknd – Blinding Lights (Live)
Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now (Live In LA, 2019)
The Weeknd – Heartless (Live)
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes – Lift Off
Michael Kiwanuka – Live At The Mildmay Club
Charlie Winston – Lost in the Memory

Best Lockdown Video

Glass Animals – Dreamland
Gracey ft Ruel – Empty Love
C Tangana – Guille Asesino
Bronson – Keep Moving
Anderson .Paak – Lockdown
LYR ft Florence Pugh, Melt Yourself Down – Lockdown (in aid of Refuge)

Best Special Video Project

J Views ft Instagram – Featuring
MASN – How To Kill a Rockstar
Christine and the Queens – La Vita Nuova
Nightmares On Wax – Smoker’s Delight
Riz Ahmed – The Long Goodbye
FKJ – They Saw The Sun First

Best Music Film

Ludovico Einaudi – Apple Music Live from the Steve Jobs Theatre
Beastie Boys – Beastie Boys Story
Miles Davis – Birth Of The Cool
Beyoncé – Black Is King
Mark Ronson – From The Heart
The Streets – None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This LIVE Alive (Livestream)

Best Director

Anton Tammi
Crowns & Owls
Dave Meyers
Diana Kunst
Henry Scholfield
Zhang & Knight

Best New Director

Arnaud Bresson
Brock Neal-Roberts
Douglas Bernardt
Jocelyn Anquetil
KC Locke
Will Hooper

Best Producer in association with WPA

Daniella Manca
Horace de Gunzbourg
Kareem Adeshina
Karen Saurí
Luke Tierney
Mayling Wong

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