MK AWARDS

The State Theatre, Pretoria

23 March 2012

The 2012 MK Awards nominations were announced last week and the list features 32 artists in 10 categories with nominees for the 11th category – Best Live Act – being decided solely by the viewers, who have the opportunity to nominate any act they wish.

Van Coke Kartel has earned the nod for Best Group, Best SFX / Animation (Ondier Kom) and Best Rock (Vir Almal), while Die Heuwels Fantasties have been nominated for Best Group (Buitenste Ruim), Best Video and Best SFX / Animation (both for Modus Operandi, which features Inge Beckmann of Lark).

Newbies Shadowclub were nominated for Best Newcomer (alongside Bittereinder, Moses Metro Man, Graeme Watkins Project and Mr Cat & The Jackal). They are also up for the Best Group accolade, with competition from Bittereinder, aKING, Van Coke Kartel, Zebra & Giraffe and Die Heuwels Fantasties. aKING are also nominated for Best Radio Hit and Best SFX / Animation.

Durban indie sensations, The La Els, are nominated alongside Ashtray Electric and Wrestlerish in the Best Indie category.

Some notable single-category nominees include Spoek Mathambo, who earned a nod for his Pieter Hugo-directed Joy Division cover Control, Holiday Murray who are nominated for Best Hipster and Idols winner Elvis Blue who is nominated for Best Radio Hit.

The 2012 MK Awards ceremony will take place on 23 March 2012 at Pretoria’s State Theatre. Winners are determined by public votes so head over to the MK Website, Facebook or MXit (via the MK Bot) and vote, vote, vote.

Here is the full list of nominees :

Best Video

 

Jack Parrow Tussen Stasies Watch “Tussen Stasies” Music Video

Locnville Stars Above You Watch “Stars Above You” Music Video

Die Heuwels Fantasties ft. Inge Beckman Modus Operandi Watch “Modus Operandi” Music Video

Spoek Mathambo Control Watch “Control” Music Video

Winterstasie Los My Watch “Los My” Music Video

Best Newcomer

 

Bittereinder Ware Verhaal Watch “Ware Verhaal” Music Video

Shadowclub Guns n Money Watch “Guns n Money” Music Video

Moses Metro Man Huigelaar Watch “Huigelaar” Music Video

The Graeme Watkins Project Music Affair Watch “Music Affair” Music Video

Mr Cat & The Jackal The Devil Always Wants To Dance Watch “The Devil Always Wants To Dance” Music Video

Best Group

 

Van Coke Kartel Ondier Kom Watch “Ondier Kom” Music Video

Shadowclub Good Morning Killer Watch “Good Morning Killer” Music Video

Zebra & Giraffe Undo These Lies Watch “Undo These Lies” Music Video

Die Heuwels Fantasties Buitenste Ruim Watch “Buitenste Ruim” Music Video

Bittereinder ft. Tim Beumers Slechte Mensen Watch “Slechte Mensen” Music Video

aKING Catch Alight Watch “Catch Alight” Music Video

Best International Hit

 

Mumford & Sons Little Lion Man Watch “Little Lion Man” Music Video

Adele Rolling In The Deep Watch “Rolling In The Deep” Music Video

LMFAO Party Rock Anthem Watch “Party Rock Anthem” Music Video

Maroon 5 Moves Like Jagger Watch “Moves Like Jagger” Music Video

Foo Fighters Walk Watch “Walk” Music Video

Best SFX / Animation

aKING Catch Alight Watch “Catch Alight” Music Video

Goldfish We Come Together Watch “We Come Together” Music Video

Mr. Cat & The Jackal Bad Man He Comin Watch “Bad Man He Comin” Music Video

Die Heuwels Fantasties ft. Inge Beckman Modus Operandi Watch “Modus Operandi” Music Video

Van Coke Kartel Ondier Kom Watch “Ondier Kom” Music Video

Best Rock

Knave Hollow Chamber Watch “Hollow Chamber” Music Video

Van Coke Kartel Vir Almal Watch “Vir Almal” Music Video

Taxi Violence Heads Or Tails Watch “Heads Or Tails” Music Video

Shadowclub Guns n Money Watch “Guns n Money” Music Video

Dead Alphabet Eat You Alive Watch “Eat You Alive” Music Video

Best Indie

 

Ashtray Electric ft. Gazelle Release Watch “Release” Music Video

Yesterday’s Pupil Too Tired To Disco Watch “Too Tired To Disco” Music Video

Dance, You’re On Fire Boxes Of Tigers Watch “Boxes Of Tigers” Music Video

The LA Els Soulkiller Watch “Soulkiller” Music Video

Wrestlerish Bodies Of Water Watch “Bodies Of Water” Music Video

Best Hipster

 

Fulka Dancing In Our Darkest Days Watch “Dancing In Our Darkest Days” Music Video

Holiday Murray Jirrey Watch “Jirrey” Music Video

Fire Through The Window Lonely Hearts Watch “Lonely Hearts” Music Video

Jack Parow Byelville Watch “Byelville” Music Video

Sedge Warbler Paranormal Ox Man Watch “Paranormal Ox Man” Music Video

Best Dance

 

PH Fat The Big Five Watch “The Big Five” Music Video

Gazelle ft. Teba Chic Afrique Watch “Chic Afrique” Music Video

Goodluck Hop On Hop Off Watch “Hop On Hop Off” Music Video

Sedge Warbler Paranormal Ox Man Watch “Paranormal Ox Man” Music Video

Jax Panik Get Up Watch “Get Up” Music Video

Best Radio Hit

 

Kovsie FM aKING / Catch Alight Watch “Catch Alight” Music Video

Puk FM Moses Metro Man / Huigelaar Watch “Huigelaar” Music Video

Jacaranda FM Elvis Blue / Lighthouse Watch “Lighthouse” Music Video

MFM Jax Panik / Dinosaur Watch “Dinosaur” Music Video

Tuks FM KONGOS / I’m Only Joking Watch “I’m Only Joking” Music Video

Best Live Act

Open to Public Nomination

Viewers have the opportunity to nominate any artist / band for the Best Live Act category. To cast a vote, ‘Like’ the MK Facebook page at

www.facebook.com/mktv.co.za

and click on the ‘Live’ tab. Voting on Facebook and Mxit for the ‘Live’ category puts viewers in line to win a Hyundai i20.

MK AWARDS 2012

Voting closes at 12:00 on 1 March 2012

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