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Antville Awards 2009

The Winners!

Heeding no obstacles, here are the true, hive-polled winners, the crème de la crème of music videos of 2009:

most fun video

Metronomy "A Thing For Me" Dir: Megaforce

best animated video

Coldplay "Strawberry Swing" Dir: Shynola

best performance video

Grizzly Bear "Two Weeks" Dir: Patrick Daughters

best narrative video

Depeche Mode "Wrong" Dir. Patrick Daughters

Hype Williams Award (for Best Mainstream rap video)

Kanye West- "Welcome To Heartbreak" Dir: Nabil

best choreography

Lady Gaga "Bad Romance" Dir: Francis Lawrence, Choreographer: Laurieann Gibson

best art direction

Charlotte Gainsbourg & Beck "Heaven Can Wait" Dir. Keith Schofield, PD: Megan Fenton & Philip Godwin

best editing

Röyksopp "This Must Be It" Dir. & Editor: Andreas Nilsson & Filip Nilsson

best cinematography

Depeche Mode - "Wrong" Dir: Patrick Daughters, DP: Shawn Kim

best unknown/unsigned director
Kevin Phillips

best new director

director of the year

best music video of the year

Charlotte Gainsbourg & Beck "Heaven Can Wait" Dir: Keith Schofield

Thanks everyone for playing!

Alanedit, December 26, 2009 12:43:27 PM CET

Nicely done Antville. The winners were spread and the wealth was shared, nitpicking on most fun video (I'll go with Justice or Major Lazer's Pon De Floor) and Director it was a good year for music videos here. Congrats to all, Megaforce and Keith you rock...

kevathens, December 26, 2009 3:25:07 PM CET

I'm working on contacting production companies et al at the moment.

familiar, December 26, 2009 3:30:08 PM CET

Great work everyone. Nice list.

kevathens, December 26, 2009 4:23:38 PM CET


Here are links for the directors

Kevin Phillips



steady, December 26, 2009 5:38:31 PM CET

kevathens : M Coy is Adestefideles, he made many mashup videos but he's not Danakil.

kevathens, December 26, 2009 5:39:42 PM CET


bbc, December 26, 2009 5:44:53 PM CET

antvilleawards did a lazy job:
no consistent formatting, no proofreading, no double-checking, no research, no credits correction etc
but thanks anyway

progosk, December 26, 2009 7:56:05 PM CET

bbc (et. al.), you weren't around when 'wards called for a hand, i take it?
good stuff all in all. hope to see the winners stop by /check in...

foreveryoung, December 26, 2009 8:16:31 PM CET

fantastic list.
& thank you antvilleawards.
maybe it could be great to insert the nominees for each category?

familiar, December 26, 2009 8:17:26 PM CET

Seems to be a thankless job. I think antvilleawards did fine, listened to the people who were participating, and was the only member who actually made it happen. I mean, I was too busy to nominate, but I think the winners were all worthy (I'm even coming around on that "Wrong" video).

najork, December 26, 2009 8:55:39 PM CET

How is 'Two Weeks' considered a performance video?

nabil, December 26, 2009 9:10:37 PM CET

yay... i would be more speechless if it wasnt called the hype williams award :) ... but thx anyway.. this place generally is a good place to see whats out and people views on things.. constructive criticism is always beneficial for everyone, i am dancing in my underwear pouring champagne on my scandily clad body while typing with one hand.

familiar, December 26, 2009 9:28:16 PM CET

Must agree with Najork.

And nice one Nabil :)

my name is legion, December 26, 2009 10:02:15 PM CET

@nabil - yeah, 'the hype williams award' name is so un-Ed-Ucated and unnecessarily ironic; congrats for the win :)

regarding the awards, last years winners were more to my liking than this not so wild a bunch.

robodrug, December 27, 2009 2:59:58 AM CET

Sound as a Pound!

shawn_kim, December 27, 2009 7:25:08 PM CET

Thanks, guys.

Means a lot coming from you cynical bastards...

In all seriousness, I just wanted to thank you all for continuing to be so passionate about this medium that has been such a big part of my life for so long.

Thanks again, fuckers.

tommy514, December 27, 2009 11:06:59 PM CET

Nice work! But Metronomy came out late in 2008... Nice work anyway!

otc, December 28, 2009 12:48:44 AM CET

Metronomy was 08 but it came out after the last round of awards so it's eligable. Props to "awards" btw.

kns201, December 28, 2009 4:56:12 AM CET

Hey Antville, thank you so much for the award - Video of the Year, wow! This truly is the best Christmas present I received this year - after my Xbox 360, a foot massager, my tie rack, the Best Buy gift certificate, some new socks, and a Terminator Salvation DVD.

But seriously, Video of the Year is a great present. Now what should I get for all of you?

-Keith Schofield.

kevin phillips, December 28, 2009 6:16:49 AM CET

oh shit antville.

this is a wonderfully pleasant internet blessing indeed.

thank you kindly 100 times over for the considerations and the award.

it makes me want to dance around eat glass and cry pleasant tears. i'll do that tomorrow.

it was truly a great thing to see this christmas.

and to the rest of the nominees and winners / congratulations - you've all made tremendous things.

bless, bless
kevin phillips.

meganfenton, December 28, 2009 6:28:30 AM CET

antville this is cool! Thanks, winning feels good. Keith and Philip big ups to you both and to everyone who voted!

Megan Fenton

teatermiroslav, December 28, 2009 4:35:38 PM CET


freshhead, December 31, 2009 6:12:48 PM CET

great list. only one that bothered me was the 'Two Weeks' as best Performance video? I love P.Daughters like the rest of you, and it's a great song, but there's no performance in that video.

kee, December 31, 2009 6:47:12 PM CET

I'm glad people are bringing up a point about the "Two Weeks" video. I initially wanted to nominate that for the performance video category, but it didn't really fit. It doesn't really fit into the narrative category either though. Same goes for the Moray McLaren video by David Wilson... is it really narrative? I kept wishing that there was an entirely separate category for these vids like "Best Conceptual Video"

familiar, December 31, 2009 11:43:03 PM CET

"Best Conceptual Video" is broad, but I think it would work well next year.

progosk, January 1, 2010 10:23:32 AM CET

erm, seems to me every one of the 'wards winning videos is "conceptual". not sure what sense a separate category would have.

familiar, January 2, 2010 5:32:33 AM CET

@progosk Yes, there is a concept behind each video, but the idea of a "Best Conceptual Video" is to allow a category that would trap videos that aren't narrative, animated, or performance-based. We'd see a different set of choices than we get in the video of the year section, and it would give videos like "Two Weeks" a place to live that makes a bit more sense.

my name is legion, January 2, 2010 9:34:58 AM CET

the ana mendieta prize hasnt occured to you yet?


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