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antville Music Video Awards 2006

The Winners !

can you imagine if the MTV VMAs were like this? -


'The True Power Of (Music) Videos'

antville - the videoblogs' John Peel, where genuine interaction between Music video industry professionals n' the web community self regulate with the ease ov a traffic roundabout - Sweeps its way tru the sea ol' trout n' trouser sites ov Empty V to giv u th'antville Music Video Awards.

Here, Plucked from the flotsam n jetsam ov the commercial maelstrom, n' restored to critical view, are the winners:

MOST FUN VIDEO Deichkind “Ich Betäube Mich" Alex & Liane, directors BigFish, prod co

BEST ANIMATED VIDEO Wolf Parade “Modern World” Adam Bizanski, director Joyrider Films, prod co

BEST PERFORMANCE VIDEO Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Gold Lion” Patrick Daughters, director Black Dog, prod co

BEST NARRATIVE VIDEO Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton “Doctor Blind” Jaron Albertin, director Spy Entertainment, prod co

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY Trish Sie for OK Go “Here it Goes Again” Produced independently

BEST EDITING Rob Ryang for The Album Leaf “Always for You” Aaron Stewart-Ahn, director Otaku-House, prod co

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Tim Green for Vitalic “Poney Pt. 1” aka Birds Pleix, director Colonel Blimp, prod co


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR Jaron Albertin Spy Entertainment/Rokkit, prod co.s

BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR Hot Chip "Over & Over" Nima Nourizadeh, director Partizan, prod co

the categories of Best Art Direction and Best New Director are, for want of an undisputed ballot, awarded collectively to all their respective nominated finalists.

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kulilin, December 20, 2006 at 2:03:36 AM CET

viva antville! happy 2007!

captainmarc22, December 20, 2006 at 2:49:12 AM CET

I think these are all pretty great; I'm really glad things got spread out - the only multiple award winner is Jaron Albertin who totally deserves both.

The only shut-out I can think of is "Knights of Cydonia."

While I thought the Hot Chip video was amusing I was surprised it was nominated and shocked that it won - and by a wide margin. I don't think I would even put it in my top 25.

But great year, everyone! Now go vote for worst video, to be followed by nominations for smelliest director.

lusk81, December 20, 2006 at 2:55:04 AM CET

A+. All around.

tommyg, December 20, 2006 at 3:44:54 AM CET

I think the Hot Chip win reflects the readership of this site. That video appealed to people involved and interested in music video production. Knights of Cydonia was a better video for general audiences.

vs, December 20, 2006 at 3:47:31 AM CET

ben dickinson = robbed

kevathens, December 20, 2006 at 5:08:07 AM CET

Top work, prog! Three cheers! Winners too: big ups to those who be puttin' it down and pickin' it up.

judithfog, December 20, 2006 at 5:54:59 AM CET

Next year when you fix the vote, do it before the balloting rather than after: that way you won’t hurt the feelings of those audience members who innocently and enthusiastically voted, who still feel that their votes should have counted and that while each of the entries may have deserved to win, the ones with the most votes(Ramon Bloomberg and "Motus") did win, and won FAIR AND SQUARE to boot.

gant, December 20, 2006 at 9:55:35 AM CET

Yes: most of the video i've (innocently and enthusiastically) voted for didn't won. But: the nominies were all high quality videos, so: who cares?

I'm really happy (and proud) to be in there. Well done. Thanx everybody!

robodrug, December 20, 2006 at 10:06:23 AM CET

I agree wiv Capt its disappointing 'Knights of Cydonia' neva made a showing No other complaints

kevathens, December 21, 2006 at 1:57:19 AM CET

This post got wired, static, hael'd, and shot.

progosk, December 21, 2006 at 10:20:27 AM CET

ovelha'd - alarm-clock'ed for the rest of us. (props to shots for keeping robo's john peel.)

otc, December 21, 2006 at 8:51:02 PM CET

Great list, can't really argue with it too much. A Knights of Cydonia win for something would have been nice but my main suprise is that Patrick Daughters got robbed for best director. True he put out a few dissapointments this year, but only because he made nine fucking videos. At least three of which were amazing while the others were all at least decent. Not to detract from Jaron because he's obviously talented, but he won mainly on the strength of his Dr. Blind video. And one video does not a director of the year make.

Then again I don't think Daughters really needs any help from Antville to get work, so whatever.

kevathens, December 23, 2006 at 3:05:39 AM CET

hot chip mov via stash, who link here. And a making of too: sweeeeet.


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