David Knight - 12th Feb 2014

For the first time in years, the BRIT Awards is honouring music videos. A new award for Best British Video will be presented at the BRIT Awards 2014 next Wednesday, February 19th, and for the first time at the BRITS the winner will be chosen by social media during the show. The nominations - based on numbers of official YouTube views – are:

Calvin Harris ft Ellie Goulding: 'I Need Your Love' (Columbia, Sony)
Director: Emil Nava
Producer: Seth Levin
Prod co: Pulse Films
Commissioner: Daniel Millar

Ellie Goulding: 'Burn' (Polydor, Universal)
Director: Found
Producer: Sean Stuart @ NTSH
Prod co: Found
Commissioner: Semera Khan

John Newman: 'Love Me Again' (Island, Universal)
Director: Vaughan Arnell
Producer: Tom Knight
Prod co: Rokkit
Commissioner: Tamara Dolly

Naughty Boy ft Sam Smith: 'La La La' (Virgin, Universal)
Director: Ian Pons Jewell
Producer: Tim Harrison, Dobrina Manolova
Prod co: Studio Murmur, Gran Angular
Commissioner: James Hackett, Sam Seager

One Direction: 'Best Song Ever' (Syco Music, Sony)
Director: Ben Winston
Producer: Luti Fagbenli, Carly Shackleton
Prod co: Luti Media
Commissioner: Mike O'Keefe

The voting system - fans will be able to vote for their favourite video during the show on February 19th via Twitter - is a first for any major awards ceremony. It will also be open to fans outside the UK, as the Brit Awards 2014 will be streamed live on YouTube.

David Knight - 12th Feb 2014

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