Mette’s debut video triumphs with 3 awards at UK MVAs

by Patria

US breakthrough artist Mette enjoyed a victorious night at this year’s UK Music Video Awards, taking home 3 trophies for her debut music video, Mama’s Eyes, directed by Camille Summers Valli. The collaboration won the Best International Pop Video and Best Editing categories – presented to editor Vid Price – and then the big prize of the night, Video of the Year.

Hosted by DJ, presenter and former Scissor Sisters frontwoman Ana Matronic at Magazine London, Harry Styles, Jorja Smith, James Blake, Jungle, Young Fathers, AntsLive, Squid, Hak Baker, Katie Melua and Mura Masa were among the British artists honored at this year’s celebration of global music video creativity. International artists who triumphed on the night included Troye Sivan, Kendrick Lamar, Daft Punk, The Hives, The Blaze and Audrey Nuna.

Director Aube Perrie took home Best UK Pop Video for Harry Styles’ Music For A Sushi Restaurant, Best International Rock Video for The Hives’ Bogus Operandi, and finally the overall Best Director award. It was a big night all around for Pulse Films, the production company where Perrie is based. Pulse producer and global head of music videos Rik Green took home the Best Producer trophy, ahead of the team that won Best Production Company. Two other Pulse directors also won awards – former Best Director winner Oscar Hudson took the Best UK Dance/Electronic Video title for James Blake’s Big Hammer, while Tom Emmerson won Best UK Hip Hop/Grime/Rap Video for AntsLive’s Number One Candidate.

The UKMVAs also honored British directing duo Dom&Nic (Dominic Hawley and Nic Goffey) with the Icon Award for their outstanding achievements in music videos over the past three decades. The award, presented by Supergrass drummer and Nic’s brother Danny Goffey, celebrated their career in the medium. Video messages from Tom Rowlands of The Chemical Brothers, Robbie Williams, Gaz Coombes and Mick Quinn of Supergrass, and numerous industry colleagues were also included.

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