UK Music Video Awards 2015
An amazing group of film directors, producers, and artists came together at the UK Music Video Awards 2015 to celebrate the videos that have taken over and changed the music industry. Big winners of the night included Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk' (Best Pop Video), Flying Lotus for Artist of the Year (beating Ed Sheeran and Florence and The Machine!!), Mumford and Sons for their Hospital Live Sessions, Colin Tilley winning multiple awards for his work- particularly with Kendrick Lamar, and David Wilson taking home the biggest award of the night (along with a few other awards) Director of the Year.
David Mallet won the legendary Icon Award, celebrating his classic work with the likes of Queen's 'I Want To Break Free' and 'Radio GaGa' and David Bowie, and being the guy responsible for MANY more iconic music videos in history. Queen's Roger Taylor so lovingly presented the award to him, with great admiration and respect. Billy Idol and Bob Gedolf also spoke some kind words on Mallet's work. David Knight, the founder of the UK Music Video Awards, was also presenting this important video, and David Wilson's Director of the Year award.
The Music Video Awards also introduced some new categories this year, such as 'Best Music Documentary.' The other categories also went deep into celebrating the video side of the music industry, presenting awards such as 'Best Cinematography,' to 'Best Editing' to 'Best Colour Grade'!
Amongst the international categories? Rihanna's 'Bitch Better Have My Money' of course took home 'Best Styling in a video' award, and Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' unfortunately missing out on any wins tonight. However I would still say just a nomination is a win in itself!
Then there was of course an after party, and we were served burgers in take away boxes and even then it was one of the classiest, most genuine nights of an award show. There were no bright music performances overshadowing the awards, which was so refreshing to see, the night genuinely being dedicated to the wonderful filmmakers who make the music videos that lead the music industry. And the Roundhouse is still #1.