The Antville Music Video Awards 2011
Once again, the 'ville hath spoken - the following are the hive-selected nominees for the official Antville Music Video Awards 2011. Enjoy them as they stand, or else cast your own final vote. Voting will close on December 19th.
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 Duck Sauce "Big Bad Wolf" - Dir. Keith Schofield Is Tropical "The Greeks" - Dir. Megaforce Beastie Boys "Make Some Noise" - Dir. Adam Yauch Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Ponponpon" - Dir. Jun Tamukai Jay-Z & Kanye West "Otis" - Dir. Spike Jonze
Best Animated DYE "Fantasy" - Dir. Jérémie Périn Fleet Foxes "The Shrine / An Argument" - Dir. Sean Pecknold Justice “Civilization” - Dir. Edouard Salier Beastie Boys ft. Santigold “Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win” - Dir. Spike Jonze Cage The Elephant "Aberdeen" - Dir. Isaac Rentz
Best Performance Battles "My Machines" - Dir. Daniels Tyler the Creator "Yonkers" - Dir. Tyler No Age "Fever Dreaming" - Dir. Patrick Daughters Robyn "Call your Girlfriend" - Dir. Max Vitali Jay-Z & Kanye West "Otis" - Dir. Spike Jonze
Best Narrative Lykke Li "Sadness is a Blessing" - Dir. Tarik Saleh Manchester Orchestra "Simple Math" - Dir. Daniels Bart Constant ft. Dustin O'Halloran "Do Better" - Dir. Mirka Duijn Duck Sauce "Big Bad Wolf" - Dir. Keith Schofield The Shoes "Stay the Same" - Dir. Daniel Wolfe
Best Hip Hop Tyler the Creator "Yonkers" - Dir. Tyler Kanye West "Monster" - Dir. Jake Nava Jay-Z & Kanye West "Otis" - Dir. Spike Jonze Chase & Status ft. Tinie Tempah "Hitz" - Dir. AG Rojas A$AP Rocky "Peso" - Dir. Abteen Bagheri
Best Choreography Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes "Look At Me Now" - Chor. Flii Stylz Metronomy "She Wants" - Chor. ? Beyoncé "Move Your Body" - Chor. Frank Gatson Robyn "Call your Girlfriend" - Chor. Maria Wahlberg Radiohead "Lotus Flower" - Chor. Wayne McGregor
Best Art Direction Woodkid "Iron" - Art Dept. Anna Brun Björk "Crystalline" - Art Dir. Elise Ferguson / Prod. Des. Tim McDonal Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Ponponpon" - Art Dir. Sebastian Masuda Spoek Mathambo "Control" - Prod. Des. Mike Berg Hooray For Earth "True Loves" - Art Dir. ?
Best Editing Tom Vek "Aroused" - Ed. Tom Lindsay Chase & Status ft. Tinie Tempah "Hitz" - Ed. Justin Dial & AG Rojas Calvin Harris ft. Kelis "Bounce" - Ed. Vincent Haycock & AG Rojas Metronomy "The Bay" - Ed. James Rose Is Tropical "The Greeks" - Ed. Megaforce
Best Cinematography Lykke Li "Sadness is a Blessing" - DoP. Carl Nisson Spoek Mathambo "Control" - DoP. Pieter Hugo & Michael Cleary The Kills "Satellite" - DoP. Richard Stewart Woodkid "Iron" - DoP. Mathieu Plainfosse The Shoes "Stay the Same" - DoP. Lol Crawley
Best Visual Effects Battles "My Machines" - VFX. Daniels / The Mill Jamie Woon "Lady Luck" - VFX. Logan Is Tropical "The Greeks" - Anim. Seven at Machine Molle Manchester Orchestra "Simple Math" - FX Superv. Jimmie Bradford Memory Tapes "Yes I Know" - Post. Eric Epstein
Best Commissioning Artist Michel Montecrossa Battles Metronomy The Shoes Manchester Orchestra
Best Unknown/Unsigned Director Category disabled (not enough nominations)
Best New Director Fleur & Manu AG Rojas Young Replicant Eric Epstein Jérémie Périn
Best Director Daniels Yoann Lemoine Spike Jonze Daniel Wolfe Saam Farahmand
Video Of The Year Manchester Orchestra "Simple Math" - Dir. Daniels Is Tropical "The Greeks" - Dir. Megaforce Duck Sauce "Big Bad Wolf" - Dir. Keith Schofield Battles "My Machines" - Dir. Daniels Tyler the Creator "Yonkers" - Dir. Tyler
thanks for doing this brigs. I dig the gfx. Good list of nominees!
some of the missing credits:
Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes "Look At Me Now" - Chor. Flii Stylz
Woodkid "Iron" - Art Dept. Anna Brun
Björk "Crystalline" - Art Dir. Elise Ferguson / Prod. Des. Tim McDonal
Calvin Harris ft. Kelis "Bounce" - Ed. Vincent Haycock & AG Rojas
Metronomy "The Bay" -
Ed. James Rosen Ed. James Rose
nice job brigs
amazing job, brigs. For the first time, I feel that I'll be glad with the victory of any of the nominees for video of the year. But I'm still rooting for Manchester Orchestra.
kayser, thanks for the credits. legion, i didn't bother you with the screen grabs 'cause i went for a different thing. also, can someone put the post as first until the voting closes? thanks everyone, cheers
I dig the Voltron view. Do you suppose that gives the Black Lion a psychological advantage, or disadvantage?
Yawn, a few days in and people are already vote stuffing.
Most Fun video - 32 votes. Best Animated - 28 votes Best Performance - 27 votes Best Narrative - 24 votes Best Hip Hop - 22 votes Best Choreography - 23 votes Best Art Direction - 21 votes Best Editing - 20 votes Best Cinematography - 20 votes Best Visual Effects - 23 votes Best Commissioning Artist - 21 votes Best New Director - 21 votes Best Director - 22 votes Video of the Year - 25 votes.
Shouldn't every category have roughly the same amount of votes? Or rather, a category like "Video of the Year" have more votes than "Most Fun" ?
captainmarc22, I think that's just people starting to fill it out and then thinking they'll get back to it later (which is what i did).
stuffs usually spike pretty obviously; and some categories always get fewer votes. one thing tho: til the 24th is awful long, and iirc usually after 3 or 4 days things start to go off...
@ prog, at least they call it "a nice recap"… i can change the closing date. 20th sounds better? @ najork, as i was doing the pics i though the same, but i just wanted them to be tidier than before…
this is really great guys. awesome work everyone.
Go montecrossa hahaha!
^ Chuh! How did auld Monte get in there?
i nominated him marc22 too he had so many videos out this year, it felt like the right thing to do
brigs: 20th, sure, or whatever you feel is right.
^ done. changed it to the 19th. the weekend+monday and it's over.
An average of 30 people voting... Mathematically, in the community of human beings having a say on music video, are Antvillers a more relevant community than KKK buddhists second world war South African vets ?
Is Tropical - The Greeks was edited by us (MEGAFORCE) MEGACHEERS antvillers!
mingo: antville is what it is - and as you know quantity ≠ quality.
the local share of active to passive users is pretty similar to other topical sites (working out roughly to 1% ); nobody's run the stats of late, but i think the 'ville still averages about 5000 unique visits per day.
I also nominated Monte. He's fucking awesome. :-)
Best Director category sounds rather fishy to me since last night.
also justice "civilization" is getting a lot of votes in the final hours…
Best Director is obviously fishy.
whatsay brigs, shut'er down?
^ yeah ok gettin' to it
progosk, shut it.
the spoek mathambo peeps are not begging for votes, they are just informing people that they have been nominated and are inviting them to vote. besides, they are doing antville a favour by mentioning it on their blog.
is dis a bad thing? dont think so.
Polls are officially closed! Thanks everyone.