Antville Awards 2010
Once again, the 'ville hath spoken - the following are the hive-selected nominees for the official antville Music Video Awards 2010. Enjoy them as they stand, or else cast your own, final, vote. Voting will close on December 29th.
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 VideoEl Guincho "Bombay" - Dir. Nicolás Méndez/Canada Chromeo "Don't Turn the Lights On" Dir. Keith Schofield OK Go "This Too Shall Pass" - Dir. James Frost, OK Go, Syyn Labs Chromeo "Hot Mess" - Dir. Jérémie Rozan Reggie Watts "Fuck Shit Stack" - Dir. Duncan Skiles, Ben Dickinson
Best Animated VideoSébastien Tellier "Look" - Dir. Mrzyk & Moriceau Massive Attack "Atlas Air" - Dir. Edouard Salier The Japanese Popstars ft. Green Velvet "Let Go" - Dir. David Wilson Nobody Beats the Drum "Grindin'" - Dir. Rogier van der Zwaag Breakbot "Baby I'm Yours" - Dir. Irina Dakeva
Best Performance VideoCage the Elephant "In One Ear" - Dir. Isaac Rentz Lady Gaga ft. Beyoncé "Telephone" - Dir. Jonas Åkerlund Gil Scott-Heron "New York is Killing Me" - Dir. Chris Cunningham Deftones "You've Seen the Butcher" - Dir. Jodeb Dizzee Rascal "Dirtee Disco" - Dir. Jamie Thraves
Best Narrative VideoM.I.A. "Born Free" - Dir. Romain Gavras Liars "Scissor" - Dir. Andy Bruntel Arcade Fire "The Suburbs" - Dir. Spike Jonze Mohini Geisweiller "Milk Teeth" - Dir. Danakil Joshua Radin "Brand New Day" - Dir. Jon Watts
Best Mainstream Hip Hop VideoJay-Z ft. Swizz Beatz "On to the Next One" - Dir. Sam Brown Kanye West "Power" - Dir. Marco Brambilla Kid Cudi "Pursuit of Happiness" - Dir. Megaforce Dizzee Rascal "Dirtee Disco" - Dir. Jamie Thraves Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg & Akon "Kush" - Dir. Joseph Kahn
Best ChoreographyOK Go "White Knuckles" - Choreographers: Trish Sie & OK Go (?) Mia Doi Todd "Open Your Heart" - Choreographer: Alyra Lennox Janelle Monáe ft. Big Boi "TightRope" - Choreographers: Janelle Monáe & The Memphis Jookin Community Lady Gaga ft. Beyoncé "Telephone" - Choreographer: Laurieann Gibson OK Go "End Love" - Choreographers: Eric Gunther, Jeff Lieberman & OK Go
Best Art DirectionScissor Sisters "Invisible Light" - PD. Roger Bellés Mark Ronson ft. Boy George "Somebody to Love Me" - PD. Julieta Sans / Art Dir. Ben Ansell OK Go "This Too Shall Pass" - Dir. James Frost, OK Go, Syyn Labs Scissor Sisters "Any Which Way" - Art Dir. James Hatt Chase & Status ft. Liam Bailey "Blind Faith" - PD. Sami Khan
Best EditingM.I.A. "Born Free" - Editor: Romain Gavras (?) El Guincho "Bombay" - Editor: Nicolás Méndez (?) Scissor Sisters "Invisible Light" - Editor: Nicolás Méndez MGMT "Flash DelIrium" - Editor: Robert Lopuski Plan B "Prayin'" - Editor: Tom Lindsay
Best CinematographyArcade Fire "Suburbs" - DOP: Greg Fraiser James Blake "Limit to Your Love" - DOP: Kasper Tuxen M.I.A. "Born Free" DOP: André Chemetoff Kanye West "Runaway" - DOP: Kyle Kibbe Massive Attack "Psyche" - DOP: Ross McLennan
Best Commissioning Artist
Best Unknown/Unsigned Director
Best New Director
Video of the YearArcade Fire "The Suburbs" - Dir. Spike Jonze Liars "Scissor" - Dir. Andy Bruntel Plan B "Love Goes Down" - Dir. Daniel Wolfe M.I.A. "Born Free" - Dir. Romain Gavras Klaxons "Twin Flames" - Dir. Saam Farahmand
Why no Hot Chip “I Feel Better”? It was mentioned by 7 people.
@ Kozoru: Hot Chip's "I Feel Better" was mentioned by 7 people in 4 or 5 different categories. That's why it didn't make top 5 in any category.
beautiful work, ants - videoville pages, pictures & all; chapeau!
Jeppe, you may want to have a word with your brother...
@antville awards 2010, it was mentioned 3 times for the Most Fun Video nomination--it's as much as Reggie Watts' “Fuck Shit Stack”.
you're right Kozoru. In case of a tie, it comes down to which video got the nominations first. there were a lot of ties this year, some of you only nominated 1 artist by category, sometimes categories were left blank… it's not perfect, i know. maybe next year new rules should be created.
The most interesting thing so far: Andreas Nilsson is running away with director of the year despite the fact that none of his videos are nominated in any of the categories.
@antville awards 2010, I just don't get this “getting the nominations first” rule. Much more people actually loved Hot Chip's video than Reggie Watts' one. Why've you solved the case simply assuming votes of antvillers who voted earlier should weigh more? That's just not fair. Sure thing is the rules are bollocks then. @budget, for example I nominated him as best director but none of his videos because he's been trying hard and's created a lot of ok and even good videos but still none of them is a masterpiece after all.
Didn't know this was a "UK Music video-site". Austrian it is, isn't it. Or all-over-the-world.
Write-in votes are welcome, no?
kays: the 'ville is erewhon. kozo/ant.awards: the rules have always been pretty makeshift, that's the nature of this beast. p serafinowicz will be surely be noted as the great ROBBED of this year's edition.
Kozoru, if much more people loved Hot Chip's video why didn't it get more votes? Some videos got 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 nominations in only one category. Why would it be more fair in case of a tie to push forward the one YOU voted for? A lot of my favs were left behind too and i'm not whining about it. Like i said, maybe next year everybody can start thinking about the awards earlier and present new ideas for rules, categories and whatnot. And volunteer to help to get this done too, it's no easy task i tell you.
Koz, as much as I love these awards, it feels like the voting has a lot more to do with intangible perceptions of a band/directors "brand" than an objective evaluation of a video's quality. Take it with a grain of salt and enjoy the ride!
@antville awards 2010, in the first place I'm against pushing forward only one video in case of a tie. There was a lot of cases of six nominees through the past awards. As you said it was mentioned by 7 people but in different categories--that's how it is more loved than a video that was mentioned only once beside the “Most Fun Video” category.
Kozoru, like i said there were a lot of ties this year. Keeping everyone in would mean to have 10 or more finalists in some categories. I'm really sorry Hot Chip's video isn't up there, believe me i have nothing to gain to keep them out or in. It was a decision made giving the circumstances. That being said, i conclude my participation on this subject. Despite your disappointment, I hope you enjoy the awards as they stand. Thank you for the feedback.
The Suburbs is getting more votes than Born Free for Video of the Year?
What a joke!
did no one see the video for flying lotus - zodiac shit? blows everything else in animation away lol
Looks good! Except for the blatant Jeppe vote stuffing (I think he should definitely be disqualified). And while I like "The Suburbs" fine it's kind of an odd choice for video of the year. Maybe cause it's like Spike Jonze's 22nd best video. But then again, he is Spike Jonze.
more vote stuffing encouraging:
but w/ 39 followers maybe not such a big deal?
But then again, last time I checked 2 days ago it was in 3rd or 4th place; now it's in first.
Meh. Rad Omen got bupkus! I'll make you Antvillers believers yet!
paging david wilson... white courtesy telephone, please...
so kolstrup, morgan and wilson all should be disqualified?
@brigs I think so. Otherwise this thing will just descend into a popularity contest every year: Whoever has the most twitter followers will win.
WE NEED TO SEND A MESSAGE.
Was the David Wilson one doing well before he posted?
Atlas Air was winning as of last night. (er, 15hrs ago)
Here's another one:
though not really a message of "Please vote for" nor direct links. But it does explain how Danakil's Milk Teeth got a surge in votes.
Don't disqualify in case of Wilson he was prob just excited to be nominated. The video deserves it. Wow it's like CIA out here. Jesus.
Now if it's a popularity contest ect then it's understood.
Who the fuck is Nick Turner?
El Guincho should have been video of the year.
Polls are officially closed! Thanks everyone.