David Knight - 14th Oct 2009

The spectacular video for Coldplay's Strawberry Swing by directing team Shynola has won Video of the Year at the second UK Music Video Awards, held last night in London.

Dawn Shadforth accepted the Icon Award from singer Alison Goldfrapp for her longstanding directing achievements, and video commissioner Carole Burton Fairbrother won the first MVA Outstanding Achievement Award.

Videos for Florence & The Machine, Oasis, Lady GaGa, Paolo Nutini, The Kooks, Speech Debelle and Wiley all won awards at the MVAs, presented at a packed-out auditorium at the Odeon West End in Leicester Square by Adam Buxton.

It was a night of joy, emotion and lots of laughter. MVA host Adam Buxton opened proceedings with some video messages from some well-known pop stars - having first given them a hilarious makeover. Then, as with the inaugural MVAs last year, he introduced each award with a specially composed 'stingle'.

In total 25 awards were handed out for the greatest achievements in music videos in Britain and beyond over the past twelve months - plus others for other forms of visual promotion of music - celebrating all aspects of their creativity and craft. Awards sponsors included Panalux, 3 Mills Studios, sweet16, Metropolis Studios, MUZU.TV, BEAM TV, shots, Tuborg and Locomotion.

The final triumph, with the Video of the Year, was with Shynola - a success tinged with sadness. It is almost exactly a year since Shynola collective member Gideon Baws died suddenly of an undiagnosed heart ailment, and earlier in the evening, while collecting the Best Rock Video award for Strawberry Swing with colleague Chris Harding and video commissioner Kirsten Cruickshank, Shynola's Richard Kenworthy remembered Gideon, and what he would be saying if he were there. It was the most poignant moment of the night.

All the winners at the UK MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS 2009, hosted by Adam Buxton at the Odeon West End, Leicester Square, London on October 13th 2009, are as follows:

Best Art Direction in a Video

Best Styling in a Video

Best Cinematography In A Video - in association with Panalux

Best Animation in a Video

Best Dance Video

Best Urban Video

Best Pop Video - in association with 3 Mills Studios

Best Budget Video - Pop, Dance, Urban

Best Budget Video - Rock, Indie, Alternative

Best Music Ad - TV or Online

Best Live Music Coverage - in association with Tuborg

The Innovation Award

Outstanding Achievement Award

Carole Burton-Fairbrother

Best Telecine in a Video

Best Editing in a Video

Best Visual Effects in a Video - in association with BEAM.TV

Best International Video - in association with MUZU.TV

Best Rock Video

Best Indie/Alternative Video

Best Producer - in association with sweet16

Malachy McAnenny

Best Commissioner - in association with Metropolis Studios Group

Tim Nash (Atlantic Records)

David Wilson (Colonel Blimp)

Martin de Thurah (Academy)

The Icon Award

Dawn Shadforth

Video Of The Year

David Knight - 14th Oct 2009

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