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2021 A Cappella Video Awards - Nominees Announced!






As the year comes to an end, there is much to reflect on. 

Groups have had to make adjustments in light of an unprecedented year. Social distance policies and guidelines, as well as a general concern for safety have forced many groups to forego a semester of activity. And many festivals and events have transitioned to a virtual format, with often positive results.

And still, the community presses on. Many groups have still continued producing extraordinary content, no matter the distance between group members.
For this reason, we are able to still celebrate an endless supply of incredible videos.

With this comes another chance to honor the best in a cappella videos! The 2021 A Cappella Video Awards nominees have just been announced by the Contemporary A Cappella Society and there is no shortage of excellence.

Without further ado, here are the groups and videos being considered.


Special Awards Nominations
 
Outstanding Choreography / Staging
·       "Pursuit to Feel" Under A Rest A Cappella (West Chester University)
·       "You Make My Dreams" Business Casual
·       "Gammel reinlender fra Sønndala" Pust
·       "Don't Start Now" FEVERDREAM (A Cappella Academy)
·       "The Message" Rebel Bit
·       "Distanz-Tanz" maybebop
·       "Håll mig hårt" Riltons Vänner
 
Outstanding Collaborative Video
·       "Stand Up" Squad Hamonix ft. InToneNation
·       "Recovery" Work in Progress
·       "History Has Its Eyes on You" Six Appeal ft. Sydney James Harcourt
·       "Tapestry" Avo ft. Emily Drum & RilloBlack
·       "Prince of Egypt" Peter Hollens ft. BYU Vocal Point
 
Outstanding Costume / Makeup
·       "Rain On Me" Six Appeal
·       "You Make My Dreams" Business Casual
·       "Epic Halloween Medley" Peter Hollens
·       "Dark Horse" The Trills
 
Outstanding Live Video
·       "All For Us" Opportunes (Harvard University)
·       "Mueva Los Huesos" Cloud 9 (A Cappella Academy)
·       "Evergreen" Vivace (A Cappella Academy)
·       "Make Me Feel" VOLT (The University of Tennessee)
 
Outstanding Special / Visual Effects
·       "Broken Parts" Postyr
·       "Rain On Me" Six Appeal
·       "Don't Start Now" FEVERDREAM (A Cappella Academy)
·       "The Neverending Story" Fool Moon
 
Outstanding Video Editing
·       "Levels" Doox of Yale (Yale University)
·       "Don't Start Now" FEVERDREAM (A Cappella Academy)
·       "Broken Parts" Postyr
·       "Just a Christmas Wish" Rebel Bit
·       "Bellyache" Amplified (University of Arizona)
·       "Queendom" Lyt
 
Group Type Nominations
 
Best High School Video
·       "Candyman" Legacy
·       "Stand Up" Squad Hamonix ft. InToneNation
·       "Don't Start Now" FEVERDREAM (A Cappella Academy)
·       "Magic" Məridiʌn (A Cappella Academy)
·       "What A Cappella Can Do" BY CHANCE (WEN-SHAN)
·       "Ultralife" Crimson & Slate (Cheyenne Mountain High School)
 
Best Collegiate Video
·       "Shehecheyanu" Y-Studs A Cappella (Yeshiva University)
·       "Boy" Radius (Multiple Schools (UM, UK, Belmont, Vanderbilt)) ft. Anthony Rodriguez
·       "Lost In Japan" Exit 245 (James Madison University)
·       "All For Us" Opportunes (Harvard University)
·       "Bellyache" Amplified (University of Arizona)
·       "Levels" Doox of Yale (Yale University)
·       "Thunderclouds" Under A Rest A Cappella (West Chester University)
·       "Grace Kelly" The Macabellas (Macquarie University)
 
Best Video by a Professional Group
·       "You Make My Dreams" Business Casual
·       "Broken Parts" Postyr
·       "Blue Above the Clouds" The Swingles
·       "My Sorrow" The Wanted
·       "Lovefool" Six Appeal
·       "Distanz-Tanz" maybebop
 
Best Video by a Semi-Professional / Post-Collegiate Group
·       "Never Let Me Go" Sound Off A Cappella
·       "Recovery" Work in Progress
·       "White Winter Hymnal" Top Shelf Vocal
·       "Toxic" Halfway to Midnight
 
Genre Nominations
 
Best Electronic / Experimental Video
·       "Broken Parts" Postyr
·       "Give It Straight Back" MVP
·       "Rain On Me" Six Appeal
·       "Candyman" Legacy (Community Group)
·       "Håll mig hårt" Riltons Vänner
 
Best Folk / World Video
·       "Queendom" Lyt
·       "Gammel reinlender fra Sønndala" Pust
·       "Fire and Rain" Peter Hollens ft. Tim Foust
·       "The Way Back Home" Venice Vocal Jam
·       "Fields of Gold" Rebel Bit
·       "Weather to Fly" The Swingles
 
Best Funk / Disco Video
·       "You Make My Dreams" Business Casual
·       "Lovefool" Six Appeal
·       "The Message" Rebel Bit
 
Best Holiday Video
·       "White Winter Hymnal" Top Shelf Vocal
·       "Just a Christmas Wish" Rebel Bit
·       "Shehecheyanu" Y-Studs A Cappella (Yeshiva University)
·       "Geburtstag bei Gotts" maybebop
 
Best Humor Video
·       "The Epic Hand Washing Parody" Peter Hollens
·       "When Will This Nightmare End?" Docacappella
·       "El Tejano" Chris Rupp ft. Ximena Salgoda
·       "Raggamuffin" maybebop
 
Best Jazz / Big Band Video
·       "Mueva Los Huesos" Cloud 9 (A Cappella Academy)
·       "My Favorite Things" m-pact
·       "Lady is a Tramp" LUX
·       "Hallelujah I Love Him So" The Swingles
·       "夜來香 Telosma cordata" 純粹人聲樂團 The Pure
 
Best Pop Video
·       "Don't Start Now" FEVERDREAM (A Cappella Academy)
·       "Why Don't We" Chris Rupp
·       "Never Let Me Go" Sound Off A Cappella
·       "Done For Me" Mezzo A Cappella
·       "Rain On Me" Six Appeal
·       "The Message" Rebel Bit
·       "Hear My Voice" VSing
 
Best R&B Video
·       "Stand Up" Squad Hamonix ft. InToneNation
·       "Love on Top" Six Appeal
·       "Hear My Voice" VSing
 
Best Religious Video
·       "Soul's Anthem (It Is Well)" Prismatics (Belmont University)
·       "Evolution of Hymns" Chris Rupp
 
Best Rock Video
·       "Fool in the Rain" Six Appeal
·       "Red Rain" The Swingles
·       "Stairway To Heaven" Fool Moon ft. Ludovique & FMaN
 
Best Show Tunes / Soundtrack / Theme Song Video
·       "History Has Its Eyes on You" Six Appeal ft. Sydney James Harcourt
·       "Epic Dreamworks Impressions Medley" Peter Hollens ft. Brian Hull
·       "My Favorite Things" m-pact
·       "Lady is a Tramp" LUX


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