55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees

80. Best Short Form Music Video


Foster The People
Daniels, video directors; Gaetano Crupi, video producer
No Church In The Wild

Jay-Z & Kanye West Featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream
Romain Gervais, video director; Mourad Belkeddan, video producer
[Def Jam]
Bad Girls

Romain Gavras, video director; Romain Gavras, video producer
We Found Love

Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris
Melina Matsoukas, video director; Juliette Larthe & Ben Sullivan, video producers
[Def Jam]
Run Boy Run

Yoann Lemoine, video director; Roman Pichon, video producer
[Green United Music]
81. Best Long Form Music Video
Big Easy Express

Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros & Old Crow Medicine Show
Emmett Malloy, video director; Bryan Ling, Mike Luba & Tim Lynch, video producers
[S2BN Films]
Bring Me Home – Live 2011

Sophie Muller, video director; Roger Davies, Grant Jue & Sophie Muller, video producers
Radio Music Society

Esperanza Spalding
Pilar Sanz, video director; Esperanza Spalding, video producer
[Heads Up International]
Get Along

Tegan & Sara
Salazar, video director; Nick Blasko, Piers Henwood, Sara Quin & Tegan Quin, video producers
[Warner Bros.]

From The Sky Down

Davis Guggenheim, video director; Belisa Balaban, Brian Celler, Davis Guggenheim & Ted Skillman, video producers

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It Might Get Down: New U2 Doc Debuts

From all media reports, the Toronto International Film Festival (abreviated by Tweeters and just about everyone else as TIFF) got electrified by hosting the premiere of the new U2 documentary From The Sky Down.

Directed by the award-winning director Davis Guggenheim (It Might Get Loud, An Inconvenient Truth) and put together in a mere months, the film will debut to a wider audience on Showtime in October. The DVD will then get packaged with the 20th anniversary deluxe reissue of Achtung Baby, followed by a separate release of just the documentary.

About collaborating with U2 on this film, Guggenheim remarked, “They said from the beginning, we want you to make the movie that you want to make and they let me.”

An anniversary peek into the creative process of how U2 re-invented themselves with postmodern post-Joshua Tree promise, From The Sky Down should be a real treat for serious U2 fans.

The review of the movie in the Toronto Globe and Mail, however, questioned its worth as a standalone film, suggesting “this documentary on the Irish quartet U2 in creative flux at the end of the 1980s is not the significant film his others are.” For many others of us though, we will enjoy the backward, reflective gaze on the band’s process, or as the review puts it, seeing “special light thrown on the mysterious ways of musicians.”