Antville Awards 2009
once again, the 'ville hath spoken - the following are the hive-selected nominees for the official antville Music Video Awards 2009.DIRECTORS & PRODUCTION COMPANIES: PLEASE DO NOT POST BLOGS OR FACEBOOKS OR TWITTERS IMPLORING FANS TO "PLEASE VOTE FOR ME!" This is not a contest to see who has the most friends who can vote for them, but rather an objective poll for fans who regularly watch music videos here on antville. most fun video Kasabian "Vlad The Impaler" Dir: Richard Ayoade Lily Allen - "Fuck You" (Dir: AB/BC/DC) Metronomy - "A Thing For Me" (Dir: Megaforce) Sour - Hibi No Neiro (Dirs. M. Kawamura, H. Kirkland, M. Nakamura & M. Nakamura) Tiga "Shoes" Dir: AlexandLiane
best animated video Air "Sing Sang Sung" Dir. Petra Mrzyk & François Moriceau Coldplay "Strawberry Swing" Dir. Shynola Flairs - Truckers Delight Dir. Jérémie Périn NASA « A Volta » directed by Logan Oren Lavie - Her Morning Elegance Dir. Oren Lavie, Yuval & Merav Nathan
best performance video Animal Collective - "My Girls" Dir. Jon Vermilyea Beast “Mr. Hurricane” dir. Benjamin Steiger Levine Grizzly bear - Two weeks (Patrick Daughters) Kanye West - Welcome To Heartbreak (Dir.: Nabil) Two Door Cinema Club - I Can Talk Dir. Megaforce
best narrative video Depeche Mode - Wrong (Dir. Patrick Daughters) Mum - "Sing Along" (Director: Kevin Phillips) Oasis - Falling Down - dir. WIZ Oh No Ono "Swim" Dir. Adam Hashemi Poni Hoax - Antibodies - dir. Danakil
Hype Williams Award (for Best Mainstream rap video) Ciara – Work Dir. Melina Kanye West- "Welcome To Heartbreak" (dir: Nabil) Kid Cudi - Day and night directed by So-Me Kid Cudi - Make Her Say Dir. NEZ MIMS "Move (If You Wanna)" dir. Keith Schofield
best choreography Lady Gaga - Bad Romance Dir. Francis Lawrence, Choreographer: Laurie Ann Gibson Peter Björn & John - It Don't Move Me - dir. Andreas and Filip Nilsson The Presets - If I know you (Dir. & Choreographer: Eva Husson) Franz Ferdinand - "No You Girls" Dir. Nima Nourizadeh, Choreographer: Steven Hoggett
best art direction Charlotte Gainsbourg & Beck - Heaven Can Wait - dir. Keith Schofield, PD: Megan Fenton & Philip Godwin Department of Eagles - No One Does It Like You - Dir. Patrick Daughters, PD: Jeff Everett Mum - Sing Along Dir. Kevin Phillips, PD: Erin Staub & Megan Fenton Yeasayer - Amblin' Alp dir. Radical Friend, PD: Megan Fenton
best editing Chairlift - Evident Utensil Dir. Ray Tintori, Editor: Bob Weisz Franz Ferdinand - Ulysses Dir. ThirtyTwo, Editor: Mason Storm Röyksopp - This Must Be It Dir. Andreas Nilsson Mum - "Sing Along" Dir: Kevin Phillips. Editor: Kevin Phillips and Eli Born
best cinematography Depeche Mode - "Wrong" Dir: Patrick Daughters, DP: Shawn Kim Fever Ray - "If I Had a Heart" Dir: Andreas Nilsson, DP: Jallo Faber Fever Ray - When I grow Up - dir: Martin De Thurah, DP: Kasper Tuxen Glasvegas - "Flowers and Football Tops" dir: Martin De Thurah, DP: Lasse Frank Johannessen Teenagers In Tokyo - Black Bones - dir. Rhett Dashwood, DP: Ari Wegner
best unknown/unsigned director Danakil Jesse Ewles MasashiKawamura & Hal Kirkland & Magico Nakamura & Masayoshi Nakamura (the Sour guys) Kevin Phillips
best new director Danakil Megaforce Kevin Phillips Radical Friend Special Problems
director of the year Patrick Daughters Megaforce Andreas Nilsson Keith Schofield Martin de Thurah
best music video of the year Charlotte Gainsbourg feat. Beck - Heaven Can Wait Dir. Keith Schofield Depeche Mode "Wrong" Dir. Patrick Daughters Kanye West - Welcome To Heartbreak Dir. Nabil Poni Hoax - Antibodies Dir. Danakil The Presets - If I know you (Dir. Eva Husson)
Voting will close on Christmas Day!
Someting's wrong with the poll system. It doesn't validate my votes...
Oh come on! What the fuck is that Nabil / Kanye video and that Presets / Husson video doing in the best videos of the year!!
Not to mention that Poni Hoax one.
I mean I liked the Poni Hoax and The Presets video's but they were no where near among the best videos of the year.
Also Special Problems have been making videos for atleast 3 years. I don't really see how they are new.
... and isn't Danakil signed?
There are some serious problems here and thats just to name a few. I can't be bothered voting. This is a sham.
no disrespect to whoever's putting this together (& i'm in no place to get mad seeing as i didn't nominate) but i'm with kansas on this one.
i mean, look at these 'ville.2k 2009 best of the DECADE winners (aside from Wrong) that'd be more worthy nom'd for best mv of the year... 15) Wrong 27) If I Had a Heart (!) 39) Shoes 41) Strawberry Swing 60) Life in Techicolor 73) Two Weeks 75) Heartbreaker 92) Evident Utensil 100)Treat Me Like Your Mother ...let alone 'ville faves Hickey Underworld (!!), This Must Be It (!), Mum (!), Major Lazer, Oh No Ono, Under the Pines, Metronomy, (or a handful of worthy animated videos).
i know, i know, i shoulda nom'd (woulda if i coulda :( )... & i won't be too mad seeing as either Schofield's or Daughters' deserving vids will inevitably get best of the year (tho Nabil's is good too), but, like the Oscars, it's the nom's that count, right? edit: or, maybe i'm wrong, and ppl really love all those nominees, 'cuz as of now, the results are almost neck-n-neck. jeez, i'm voting.
kansas, I agree about the Presets and Poni Hoax videos - I'd love to hear someone come up and defend these.
Nabil's Kanye video is awesome, though! Definitely one of the best of the year. It's inevitable that one of the datamosh videos would make it, no?
I would swap out those last 2 with Nilsson's Fever Ray, Megaforce's Metronomy, the Hickey Underworld, maybe the Mum video - then I think that would b a pretty good representation of the most loved clips of the year.
But what can ya do, every year's gonna have a "Crash" in it. As long as it doesn't win best picture....
I voted for the Presets video. It doesn't have any fancy effect tricks or quirky viral stuff, but I thought the synergy between the music and image was well done. Plus ballet school kids get so few props. :D
Hickey Underworld and Major Lazer being absent is absurd.
i find the presets video quite weak. its ballsy to put ballet in an indie/electro video, but it comes across as quite pretentious. in the same realm, that RJD2 vid by joey garfield way better.
HOWEVER, there's so few female directors in this industry. Nice to see one getting noticed.
Best video of the year: Hickey Underworld Best edit: Jennifer Lopez directed by Akerlund, Mum Best cinematography: Hickey Underworld (Nicolas Karakasanis), Mum (Kevin Phillips) Best newcomer: Megaforce Best unsigned: Kevin Phillips Most Fun: Metronomy Best Art Direction: Yeasayer Hype Williams award to: Kanye, Make her say Best Animated: Evident Utensil, Major Lazer
And why not a category for Best female director....? Melina, Eva Husson, Kinga, etc
Um I agree with everything said above. I know "awards" did a lot of work trying to tally the nominees in a fair way but I would suggest revamping this list with two changes:
- For the best video of the year take out Presets or Poni Hoax and swap it with Hickey Underworld after all it did get more votes that either video (they were discarded as "new account votes" for reasons that we discussed beforehand).
- Danakil is signed, take them out of the unsigned category to give the other guys a chance (by the way isn't it weird that danakil is close to winning 4[!] categories right now?)
As much as I'd like to see a really strong fifth contender for best video of the year it's not worth messing with at this point. If people wanted it they should have nominated, Hickey Underworld is the only one that actually got the votes.
If you ("awards") want to change the list do it now before the voting gains momentum. Otherwise fuck it, nothing's perfect. Thanks by the way.
lusk, why didn't you post your nominations earlier? You guys could have had your precious Hickey Underworld in there.
For everyone's bitching that the video should have been in, why didn't anyone nominate it? Only otc actually put it in his nomination. That, plus 3 votes from a bunch of garbage accounts (commishme, bob.k, and disco stick) that might as well have been Joe Vanhoutggen himself. Or his production company. Or otc. It wasn't too hard to see how certain videos were doing and then adjust your nominations to push something over the edge before the nominations were closed.
Presets and Poni Hoax actually got 3 votes each from regular or semi-regular contributors. That's better than the Depeche Mode and Kanye West videos.
Danakil may be signed in France, but is he signed in the US? In London? If so, is he "known"? I don't think most people have heard of him. If you don't think he should win the category, don't vote for him.
"It wasn't too hard to see how certain videos were doing"
By doing a word search, I noticed Hickey was in there like 18 times. Wareheim was in there 7 times. Thus I wasn't worrying about them being left out. I was not aware some of these were "garbage accounts."
My bad for being too busy that week I guess.
BITCH, BITCH, BITCH,
Great job pulling it together from the members that contributed, obviously a THANKLESS task. As for any one else, PFFT.
Don't necessarily agree with the finalists here as "the Best", but it's a process & a popularity contest at that. Keep kicking myself for not remembering worthy candidates that could have fit into any number of categories: videos.antville.org videos.antville.org videos.antville.org Just to name a few.
The meager number of votes in these things vs. the large critical response is indicative of the lack of actual participation on this site. There are way more nay sayers than actual contributors. Because THAT'S easy.
Concerned parties COULD always make there own lists to post. It'd be more democratic anyway. Hell, do your own election. Made a top 100 of the decade after I felt some stuff had been grossly over looked earlier this year. Probably won't post it due to the EFFORT required, but then again I'm not bitching or debating the outcome.
Just keep counting.
so sorry to see the 'ville choosing to bitchfest on the awards. it's fucking tough enough to get you all rounded up - give 'wards some credit for taking it upon hisself! as regards skewed nominations, you all have nobody to blame but your own lazy arses. plus: stuffed noms will get voted out, or else stick out like sore penises and be called out just the same - so why are you all getting your undies in a twist? get active before, when there was time to. and if it's bitching you need, i dunno, fucking twitter it.
antvilleawards: you're absolutely right. I didn't send in my noms and it's my fault. Much respect for putting this together. Nods.
Just watched the Hickey video. Good stuff. :) Should have gone in the "most fun" category I think. So it goes.
jeez prog. never seen you swear like this before. you alright mate? everything cool at home?
and best foreign language nominees? no?
it's that i can never quite grok why the labour o' love that some put in here gets so readily pissed on. (tho i do know who to fault - for having done too much by m'self&i.)
I'm not pissing on the person who put this together. Good job and yes I was absent from nomination. However I think there's something askew here especially since so many people agree with me. Whatever... progosk is right we should just vote and get rid of all of the anomalies.
BTW Nabil's data mosh vid for Kanye is lazy. I would rate Evident Utensil over that one but given a choice I wouldn't vote any of the data mosh videos into the best video of the year category.
Should The Hickey Underworld video be eligible for the Best Video category?