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antville Music Video Awards 2006

The Finalists !

the 'ville hath spoken - the following are the hive-selected nominees for the official antville Music Video Awards 2006. enjoy them as they stand, or else cast your own, final, vote.
voting will be open for four days, til december 16th.


Deichkind "Ich Betäube Mich", Dir. Alex & Liane .mov

Hot Chip "Over & Over", Dir. Nima Nourizadeh .mp4

The Rapture "Whoo! Alright - Yeah... Uh-huh", Dir. Ben Dickinson .mov

CSS "Let's Make Love And Listen To Death From Above", Dir. Cat Solen .mov

Justice vs. Simian “We Are Your Friends”, Dir. Rozan&Schmelz .mov


Wolf Parade "Modern World", Dir. Adam Bizanski .mov

The SoftLightes "Heart Made Of Sound", Dir. Kris Moyes .mov

Spinto Band "Oh Mandy", Dir./Anim. Jon Watts & Sean Donnelly .mov

I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness "The Owl", Dir. Emmanuel Ho .mov

Zion I "Soo Tall", Dir. Encyclopedia Pictura .mov

Gnarls Barkley “Crazy”, Dir. Robert Hales .mov

special mention (by acclaim)
Dirty Projectors “The Getty Address (An Opera About Don Henley)”, Dir. James Sumner


Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Gold Lion", Dir. Patrick Daughters .mov

Goose "British Mode", Dir. Keith Schofield .mov

The Secret Machines "Lightning Blue Eyes", Dir. Patrick Daughters qt stream

Rammstein "Mann Gegen Mann", Dir. Jonas Åkerlund .wmv

OK Go "Here It Goes Again", Dir. OK Go @google

The Horrors "Sheena Is A Parasite", Dir. Chris Cunningham .mov


Bonnie "Prince" Billy "Cursed Sleep", Dir. Andy Bruntel .mov

Emily Haines "Doctor Blind", Dir. Jaron Albertin .mov

Johan "Oceans", Dir. Johan Kramer .mov

Arctic Monkeys "Leave Before the Lights Come On", Dir. John Hardwick .mov

Muse “Knights of Cydonia”, Dir. Joseph Kahn .mov


OK Go "Here It Goes Again", Chor. Trish Sie google

The Zutons “Why Won't You Give Me Your Love”, Dir. Scott Lyon .mov

Jamie Lidell "New Me", Dir. Aleksandra Domanovic .mov

Rinôçérôse "Cubicle", Dir. Alex & Liane .mov

Beautiful South "Manchester", Dir. Sara Dunlop .mp4


Mogwai "Friend Of The Night", Dir. Woof Wan-Bau .divx

Hot Chip “Boy From School”, Dir. Garth Jennings .mov

Gnarls Barkley "Who Cares?", Dir. Barney Clay .mov

Seb Martel “Motus”, Art Dir. Mahi Grand .mov

Muse “Knights Of Cydonia”, Dir. Joseph Kahn .mov


The Album Leaf "Always For You", Ed. Rob Ryang .mov

Boards of Canada "Dayvan Cowboy", Ed. Melissa Olson .mp4

Switchfoot “We Are One Tonight”, Dir. Jon Watts .mov

The Maccabees “First Love”, Dir. Terry Hall .mov


Arctic Monkeys "The View From The Afternoon", Dir. W.I.Z. .mov

The Futureheads "Skip to the End", Dir. Martin De Thurah .mov

Vitalic “Poney Pt.1 (Birds)”, Dir. Pleix .mov

Muse "Knights Of Cydonia", Dir. Joseph Kahn .mov

Emily Haines "Doctor Blind", Dir. Jaron Albertin .mov

Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Gold Lion", Dir. Patrick Daughters .mov


Kris Moyes

Encyclopedia Pictura (Isaiah Saxon & Sean Hellfritsch)

Aleksandra Domanovic

Aleix Pitarch

Andreas Nilsson


Arno Salters

Ben Rollason

Encyclopedia Pictura (Isaiah Saxon & Sean Hellfritsch)

Kris Moyes

Andy Bruntel

Ramon Bloomberg


Patrick Daughters

Alex & Liane


Nima Nourizadeh

Jaron Albertin


Muse "Knights Of Cydonia", Dir. Joseph Kahn .mov

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy "Cursed Sleep", Dir. Andy Bruntel .mov

Arctic Monkeys "The View From The Afternoon", Dir. W.I.Z. .mov

Deichkind "Ich Betäube Mich", Dir. Alex & Liane .mov

Emily Haines "Doctor Blind", Dir. Jaron Albertin .mov

Hot Chip "Over & Over", Dir. Nima Nourizadeh .mov

(a shout to all those involved in churning this out - you know who you are...)

progosk, December 12, 2006 11:38:19 PM CET

most fun video


best animated video


best performance video


best narrative video


best choreography


best art direction

Mogwai "Friend of the Night"
15.3% (19 votes)
Hot Chip “Boy From School”
22.6% (28 votes)
Gnarls Barkley "Who Cares?"
8.1% (10 votes)
Seb Martel “Motus”
37.1% (46 votes)
Muse “Knights of Cydonia”
16.9% (21 votes)
Total: 124 votes

best editing


best cinematography


best unknown/unsigned director


best new director

Arno Salters
31.4% (54 votes)
Ben Rollason
8.7% (15 votes)
Encyclopedia Pictura
8.1% (14 votes)
Kris Moyes
12.2% (21 votes)
Andy Bruntel
8.7% (15 votes)
Ramon Bloomberg
30.8% (53 votes)
Total: 172 votes

director of the year


best music video of the year


kevathens, December 12, 2006 11:53:49 PM CET

Full details on the winners are here:

More Director Info, as yet unposted:
Andreas Nilsson
Nima Nourizadeh
Andy Bruntel
Ramon Bloomberg
Aleksandra Domanovic
Aleix Pitarch

captainmarc22, December 13, 2006 1:25:16 AM CET

progosk; awesome job on laying all this out.

and not to dismiss all the poll creation......

but weren't we going to do an 'open ballot'; similar to the nomination process? Wasn't ballott stuffing a major problem?

progosk, December 13, 2006 1:42:47 AM CET

cap'n: tho i'll confess to bending that precept, my feeling was

  1. the nominations distilled a pretty fair, representative, and all-round worthy set of finalists, making any possible residual ballot stuffing here pretty insignificant (or at least, nothing to do with last year's morningwood).
  2. were folks really up for another round of extenuating commenty-votery?

nonetheless, if it be deemed, i shall brave the plank - honni soit qui mal y pense.

(oh, and: k, thx - updated.)

birryboy, December 13, 2006 1:31:20 PM CET

thanks to progosk seconded - great work all round.

I lurk much, and comment little so it seems appropriate at this festive time of year to send thanks to all the people who contribute so much good stuff to Anville regularly too - happy christmas all!

otaku-house, December 13, 2006 10:16:56 PM CET

i suck.

you should put Rob Ryang down as editor. he's the person who should get credit for it.

kevathens, December 13, 2006 10:38:09 PM CET

We'll be crediting the appropriate parties per category once it's all done, though thanks for the credit. Final PR is in the works.

I see a shortlist press release wasn't entirely necessary, as someone loves us at cpluv

and prog did some PR work at metafilter

plus: sonic magazine

mention: super45

salters calls antville "the online daily hangout of the entire music video community" - um, really? He also tags his site's viewers to vote for him. =:*

progosk, December 13, 2006 10:46:20 PM CET

proper credits are where it's at - if you're in the know, out with it!

kevathens, December 13, 2006 10:53:12 PM CET

Meanwhile, best new director is emerging as the highest-voted category at 85 votes at this moment, compared to 37 at the lowest. I've been chronicling results and writing figures down as things progress..

otaku-house, December 13, 2006 11:25:06 PM CET

you want to know how much i love antville? my grammy nomination means less to me than the fact i didn't get no antville love. :( i love you nerds.

progosk, December 13, 2006 11:35:36 PM CET

ramon is getting shots, while arno and aleix are rounding up their posses. do i spot the cap'n fuming...?

(oh, and ghostrobot is drumming up all kinds of support...)

arno-s, December 14, 2006 12:26:25 AM CET

for art direction on the seb martel - full credit goes to Mahi Grand (who also art directed my GE video).

hiconcept, December 14, 2006 7:32:37 AM CET

I know I missed the nomination process, but I think "Empire" got shafted...

dingleberry, December 14, 2006 8:49:36 AM CET

PROG&KEV: if what you want is a "true antvilleans only" vote, then why not count only the votes from usernames that have commented a certain number of times (5? 10? 15?), as opposed to usernames that were created only for the vote...

I think captainmarc had mentionned an easy way to figure out the number of comments.

or even count only votes from usernames that where created prior to december 06.

zerocross, December 14, 2006 12:24:45 PM CET

as a fellow antville citizen i casted my votes! looking forward to the outcome ... some categories are already decided while others are not! thanks for making this happen.

ps: i know i should not bitch around after the nominations are made but could it be that we all forgot "POLYSICS - Now is the Time"?
sorry for the shittube link.

kevathens, December 14, 2006 1:17:28 PM CET

The actual name of that Polysics vid is I My Me Mine, and as najork asked and prog responded, it came out in Oct 2005.

dingle: I think we're trying to avoid the bourgeois sense that having a "true antvillean" vote would cause. There are quite a few lurkers around here, many of whom used to comment frequently. I did not help Prog decide, btw, in the final voting process displayed here, so he's the guy we can chop into bits.

Videoville and Director File are down btw, sorry about that.

progosk, December 15, 2006 12:07:03 AM CET

pitchfork do their 25. (via hippocampe.)

kevathens, December 15, 2006 1:47:40 AM CET

I just posted my ten best videos of 2006.

If anyone has an issue with the selection, you can meet me in the town square at high noon tomorrow. Bring a good luck charm: you're going to need it.

kevathens, December 16, 2006 3:04:17 AM CET

This post has been sensibly erected, waxy'd and, um, maybe'd?

robodrug, December 16, 2006 5:09:17 PM CET

Nominees are excellent from wot I've watched, voted accordingly
Glad to have a chance to see wot other Antvillians thought woz the best works dis year
I'm impressed! Thxs

kevathens, December 18, 2006 6:06:52 PM CET

Time to close up shop, dude.

kevathens, December 18, 2006 7:11:14 PM CET

Cracked! (Dec 18 webpicks)

progosk, December 18, 2006 9:01:19 PM CET

opera ain't over til the fat lady sings. (stay tuned...)

kevathens, December 18, 2006 11:35:38 PM CET

P: Nope, sir, time to seal it.

progosk, December 19, 2006 12:07:01 AM CET

dons wig i do solemnly pronounce thys here session of awardes for musicke videos most officialley adjourned. whilst wynners have come to lighte in a fulle ten cattegoriys, twain such categoryes - havinge raised th'eyebrowe of members of thys communitey - shall in all aeternity produsse nary a single wynner but indeede a collective wynne by all&everey nomineys in saidd categoreys. there shalle be no furthere discusshionne of thys matter fromhereonin. raps cane to hardwood, turns on improbable high heels and stalks out of the venue

kevathens, December 19, 2006 12:14:56 AM CET

You're being elusive, P. "all&one": Are you disregarding my sentiment in my e-mail about declaring winners in Art Dir and Best New, or what? Clarity, sir, not profundity!

progosk, December 19, 2006 12:19:04 AM CET

readde my lippse, good sir: no furthere discusshionne.

kevathens, December 19, 2006 12:21:22 AM CET

Elusive! I quite. See you later.

itsallgonnabreak, December 28, 2006 10:07:09 PM CET

best video of the year all categories for me was Mahogany - Neo-Plastic Boogie-Woogie


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