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2014 Grammys - the Best Music Video and Best Music Film nominations are...

2014 Grammys - the Best Music Video and Best Music Film nominations are...

David Knight - 11th Dec 2013

As usual you have to travel a long way down the list of the 2014 Grammy nominations to reach the Music Video categories – they are the 81st and 82nd awards on the list. And then you discover that what has traditionally been called the Shortform and Longform Music Videos have had a namechange.

They are now called Best Music Video and Best Music Film - an innovation which may have been precipitated by the increasing duration of videos previously described as 'shortform'. One of the Best Music Video nominations, for Mark Romanek's 'Performance Art Film' for Jay-Z's Picasso Baby (pictured), is certainly pretty lengthy. It is joined by another video featuring Jay-Z by another directing titan returning for a rare music video outing - David Fincher's video for Justin Timberlake's Suit & Tie. They are joined by Grady Hall's video for Capital Cities' Safe And Sound; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's Can't Hold Us video by Jon Jon Augustavo, Jason Koenig & Ryan Lewis; and the Dori Oskowitz-directed video for Jack White's I'm Shaking. Not a Miley in sight.      

There is real British interest in the Best Music Film nominations, with Coldplay's concert film Live 2012, directed by Paul Dugdale, and the Mumford & Sons concert at Red Rocks directed by the band's regular directing team Fred & Nick (or Nicolas Jack Davies & Frederick Scott, as described on the honour roll of nominees) in the line-up, together with Paul McCartney's Live Kisses - directed by Jonas Akerlund; Green Day's ¡Cuatro!, directed by Tim Wheeler, and the Danny Clinch-directed doc about Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite's album Get Up!.

We'll find out who wins these awards, and lots more, at the 2014 Grammys on January 26th. 


Capital Cities - Safe And Sound
Director: Grady Hall
Producer: Buddy Enright
Label: Capitol Records

Jay Z – Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film
Director: Mark Romanek
Producers: Shawn Carter & Aristides McGarry
Label: Roc Nation

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton - Can't Hold Us
Directors: Jon Jon Augustavo, Jason Koenig & Ryan Lewis
Producers: Tricia Davis, Honna Kimmerer & Jenny Koenig, video producers
Label: Macklemore LLC

Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z - Suit & Tie
Director: David Fincher
Producer: Timory King
Label: RCA Records

Jack White - I'm Shakin'
Director: Dori Oskowitz
Producer: Raquel Costello
Label: Columbia Records



Coldplay - Live 2012
Director: Paul Dugdale
Producer: Jim Parsons
Label: Capitol Records

Green Day - ¡Cuatro!
Director: Tim Wheeler
Producer: Tim Lynch
Label: Reprise

Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite - I'm In I'm Out And I'm Gone: The Making Of Get Up!
Director: Danny Clinch
Producer: Ben Harper
Label: Stax

Paul McCartney - Live Kisses
Director: Jonas Akerlund
Producers: Violaine Etienne, Aron Levine & Scott Rodger
Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Mumford & Sons - The Road To Red Rocks
Directors: Nicolas Jack Davies & Frederick Scott
Producer: Dan Bowen
Label: Glassnote Records

David Knight - 11th Dec 2013


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