shortlists

best pop video – uk, in association with rushes
adele – hello
hurts – lights
jones – melt    
laura mvula ft nile rodgers – overcome
michael kiwanuka – black man in a white world
the 1975 – a change of heart

best pop video – international
christine and the queens – tilted
miike snow – genghis khan
miike snow – my trigger
mø – kamikaze
ok go – upside down & inside out
the avalanches – frankie sinatra

best pop video – newcomer
casi – lion
connie constance – lose my mind
kloe – touch
ms mr – wrong victory
skylar spence – i can't be your superman
will joseph cook – take me dancing

best rock/indie video – uk, in association with locomotion
bring me the horizon – true friends
coldplay – up&up
david bowie – blackstar
david bowie – lazarus
pj harvey – the community of hope
the kills – doing it to death

best rock/indie video – international
de staat – witch doctor
hinds – warts
radkey – glore
tame impala – the less i know the better
the dead weather – i feel love
wintersleep – amerika    

best rock/indie video – newcomer  
captains – heavy metal works
girl band – in plastic
honeyblood – ready for magic
small black – boy's life    
tim aminov ft pete josef – one lone survivor
vant – fly-by alien

best alternative video – uk
jamie xx – gosh
massive attack ft young fathers – voodoo in my blood
metronomy – old skool
radiohead – burn the witch
radiohead – daydreaming
stealing sheep – apparition
    
best alternative video – international
john grant – down here
klyne – don’t stop    
the blaze – virile    
the shoes ft blaine harrison – submarine
the shoes ft dominic lord – 1960's horror
yeasayer – i am chemistry

best alternative video – newcomer
foxtrott – shaky hands
holy fuck – tom tom
jono mccleery – this idea of us
lil silva ft kent jamz – de ja
sheep, dog & wolf – breathe
the shoes – drifted

best dance video – uk
99 souls ft destiny's child & brandy – the girl is mine
calvin harris ft rihanna – this is what you came for
delta heavy – white flag
disclosure ft lorde – magnets
sg lewis ft gallant – holding back
the chemical brothers ft beck – wide open

best dance video – international
baauer – gogo!
breakbot – my toy
gta ft sam bruno – red lips (skrillex remix)
kaytranada – lite spots
major lazer ft nyla & fuse odg – light it up (remix)
valentino khan – deep down low

best dance video – newcomer
antony & cleopatra - love is a lonely dancer
beardyman – mountainside
gabriels – amethyst
lone – backtail was heavy
mura masa – what if i go?
vessels – are you trending?

best urban video – uk
dusky ft wiley – sort it out sharon
kano – this is england
nao – bad blood
rejjie snow – blakkst skn
roots manuva – crying
spyro ft big h, bossman birdie & president t – side by side

best urban video – international
beyoncé – formation
dj shadow ft run the jewels – nobody speak
kcpk – who wants it?
leon bridges – river
mykki blanco ft woodkid – high school never ends
run the jewels ft gangsta boo – love again

best urban video – newcomer
a.chal – round whippin'
dead players – drenching
ichon – fils de pute
jesse james solomon – ypt
larzranda – lifeguard
ray blk – 5050

best production design in a video
david bowie – blackstar
fergie – m.i.l.f. $
miike snow – genghis khan
radiohead – burn the witch
tame impala – the less i know the better
the avalanches – frankie sinatra

best styling in a video, in association with i-d
beyoncé – formation
hurts – lights
jamie xx – gosh
metronomy – old skool
mykki blanco ft woodkid – high school never ends
tame impala – the less i know the better

best choreography in a video
christine and the queens – tilted
florence + the machine – delilah
massive attack ft young fathers – voodoo in my blood
ok go – upside down & inside out
paul mccartney & michael jackson – say say say
unknown mortal orchestra – first world problem

best cinematography in a video, in association with panalux
holy fuck – tom tom
hurts – lights
jamie xx – gosh
miike snow – genghis khan
nao – bad blood
tame impala – the less i know the better

best colour grade in a video, in association with cheat
jamie xx – gosh
miike snow – genghis khan
tom odell – magnetised
izzy bizu – give me love
vince staples – lift me up
wild beasts – get my bang

best editing in a video
hurts – lights
leon bridges – river
massive attack ft young fathers – voodoo in my blood
run the jewels ft gangsta boo – love again
seafret – wildfire
the shoes ft dominic lord – 1960's horror

best visual effects in a video
baauer – gogo!
cassius – the missing
coldplay – up&up
massive attack ft young fathers – voodoo in my blood
the chemical brothers ft beck – wide open
the shoes ft blaine harrison – submarine

best animation in a video
de staat – witch doctor
mr oizo ft charli xcx – hand in the fire
radiohead – burn the witch
radkey – glore
the chemical brothers ft beck – wide open
yeasayer – i am chemistry

best interactive video, in association with the mill
cassius – the missing
mind enterprises – chapita
naïve new beaters ft izia – heal tomorrow
netsky – work it out
polar youth – searching /the future of music
reeps one – does not exist

best live music coverage, in association with procam
catfish and the bottlemen & - live at the brighton dome
ed Sheeran – jumpers for goalposts: live at wembley stadium
iggy pop: post pop depression live at the royal albert hall
imagine dragons: smoke & mirrors live
rudimental live acoustic session
the rolling stones: havana moon

best music documentary
blur: new world towers
breaking a monster
classic albums: the beach boys - pet sounds
goodnight brooklyn - the story of death by audio
janis: little girl blue
orion: the man who would be king

best new director, in association with electric theatre collective
holly blakey
john merizalde
oscar hudson
pedro martin-calero
thunderlips
youth hymns

best director, in association with mpc
canada
hiro murai
ian pons jewell
ninian doff
sam pilling
vincent haycock

best producer, in association with worldwide production agency
dobi manolova
nathan scherrer
rachel rumbold
roman pichon herrera
sarah boardman & rik green  
tom birmingham

best commissioner
elizabeth doonan
emily tedrake
james hackett
jane third
phil lee
sam seager

best video artist
beyoncé
christine and the queens
massive attack
miike snow
radiohead
years & years

icon award
to be announced on the night

video of the year
to be announced on the night