David Knight - 7th Jan 2015

The promos for Arcade Fire's We Exist, DJ Snake & Lil Jon's Turn Down For What, Sia's Chandelier, Pharrell Williams' Happy and Woodkid ft Max Richter's The Golden Age are all nominated for the Best Music Video award at this year's Grammys, the American music industry's biggest awards jamboree of the year.

In the Best Music Film category, performance-based longforms for Beyoncé & Jay Z, Coldplay, Metallica and Pink are joined by the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom on the nominations list. Jonas Åkerlund, who directed Beyoncé & Jay-Z's On The Run concert film (above), and Paul Dugdale, who directed Coldplay's Ghost Stories, are both nominated in this category for the second year in succession.

As well as Dugdale, British interest in the Video and Film nominations is represented by David Wilson, who directed the video for Arcade Fire's We Exist. Meanwhile director Jesse Kanda and XL Recordings' video commissioner and creative director Phil Lee are co-nominated with FKA twigs in the Best Recording Package category, for the album cover of twigs' debut album LP1. 

The 57th annual Grammy Awards take place in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 8th. The Best Music Video and Best Music Film nominations are as follows:   

BEST MUSIC VIDEO nominations

Arcade Fire - We Exist
Director: David Wilson
Producers: Sue Yeon Ahn & Jason Baum
Label: Capitol Records

DJ Snake & Lil Jon - Turn Down For What
Directors: DANIELS 
Producers: Judy Craig, Candice Ouaknine, Jonathan Wang & Bryan Younce
Label: Columbia Records

Sia - Chandelier
Directors: Daniel Askill & Sia
Producers: Jennifer Heath & Jack Hogan
Label: RCA Records / Monkey Puzzle Records

Pharrell Williams - Happy
Director: We Are From LA
Producers: Kathleen Heffernan, Solal Micenmacher, Jett Steiger
Label: Columbia Records

Woodkid feat. Max Richter - The Golden Age
Directors: Chis Clayton & Yoann Lemoine
Producers: Kathleen Heffernan, Roman Pichon Herrera, Christine Miller, Susan Porche & Annabel Rosier
Label: Interscope

BEST MUSIC FILM nominations

Beyoncé & Jay Z: On The Run Tour
Director: Jonas Åkerlund
Producer: Ed Burke, Svana Gisla & Dan Parise
Label: Columbia Records

Coldplay - Ghost Stories
Director: Paul Dugdale
Producer: Jim Parsons
Label: Parlophone/Atlantic/Ja Digital

20 Feet From Stardom
Director: Morgan Neville
Producers: Gil Friesen & Caitrin Rogers
Label: Anchor Bay

Metallica Through The Never
Director: Nimród Antal
Producers: Adam Ellison & Charlotte Huggins
Label: Blackened Recordings

Pink - The Truth About Love Tour: Live From Melbourne
Director: Larn Poland
Producer: Roger Davies
Label: RCA Records

David Knight - 7th Jan 2015

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