Home2017 A Cappella Video Award Nominees

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The following are the nominees for the 2017 A Cappella Video Awards. Congratulations to all who participated and good luck to the nominees! The winners will be announced on February 4 at a live awards ceremony at the Los Angeles A Cappella Festival [LAAF], and then right here on casa.org! A huge thank you to all of our nominators for helping us make this first ever AVAs a success!

Special Awards Nominations

Outstanding Collaborative Video

"First Heartbreak" Forte (Centerville High School)
"It Was Always You" Peter Yang
"Hamilton - An Acappella Medley" Peter Hollens
"Work It Out" Bri Holland, Jada Banks-Mace, Malia Civetz, Samantha Creighton, Shubha Vedula
"Who Even Listens to A Cappella" Choral Stimulation (Glasgow University)
"Go the Distance (from Hercules)" Vocal Point (Brigham Young University) ft. The All-American Boys Chorus

Outstanding Costume / Makeup

"Hamilton - An Acappella Medley" Peter Hollens
"The Phantom of the Opera (feat. Rachel Potter)" VoicePlay
"Eyes on Fire ft. Angel" zedarius
"Ultimate A Cappella Mashup: 25 Hits, 25 Years" Vocal Point (Brigham Young University)
"Stages" Ithaca College Ithacappella (Ithaca College)
"Rich Man" Semi-Toned (Exeter University, UK)
"Mad Hatter " Lark (University of Colorado Denver)
"Can't Sleep Love" Pentatonix

Outstanding Live Video

"Who You Are" OneVoice (Briarcrest Christian School)
"The Vassar Devils - BOSS 2016 Set" The Vassar Devils
"Snarky Puppy's Shofukan" India Carney, Erin Bentlage, Nathan Heldman, Ben McLain, Tracy Robertson, Charlie Arthur 
"Writing's on the Wall (opb. Sam Smith)" The Nor'easters (Northeastern University)
"CHAINS" VXN
"BOSS 2015 Set" Pitch, Please! (Northeastern University)
"Good Intent" Lark (University of Colorado Denver)

Outstanding Special Effects

"Hobbit Drinking Medley" Peter Hollens
"Eyes on Fire ft. Angel" zedarius
"Portal - 'Still Alive' - The Cake is a Lie" Peter Hollens
"Sir GotALot" Rockapella
"Steal My Girl / Night Changes" University of Washington Redefined (University of Washington)
"Mad Hatter " Lark (University of Colorado Denver)

Outstanding Video Editing

"Stages" Ithaca College Ithacappella (Ithaca College)
"Who Did That To You?" The Accidentals
"Eyes on Fire ft. Angel" zedarius
"Mad Hatter" Lark (University of Colorado Denver)
"I LIVED" Vocal Point (Brigham Young University)
"Opera Somnia" Countermeasure
"Battlefield (Leave a Light On Part 2/3)" All the King's Men (King's College London)
"Uptown Funk" Fool Moon


Genre Nominations

Best Electronic/Experimental Video

"Eyes on Fire ft. Angel" zedarius
"Embers (Leave a Light On part 3/3)" All the King's Men (King's College London)
"Opera Somnia" Countermeasure
"Magnets" Mike Tompkins
"Wuthering Heights" The Sons of Pitches
"Up For Air" Postyr

Best Folk/World Video

"Ring Of Fire" ETHOS (Wright State School Of Music)
"Rich Man" Semi-Toned (Exeter University, UK)
"Stuck" Bassless
"Vilarejo" Sambaranda
"Gladiator Theme Song - Now We Are Free" Peter Hollens

Best Hip-Hop/R&B Video

"Work It Out" Bri Holland, Jada Banks-Mace, Malia Civetz, Samantha Creighton, Shubha Vedula
"Hello Bitches" Track IX
"Boss Level" Eh440
"All I Want" Roo
"Hamilton - An Acappella Medley" Peter Hollens
"CHAINS" VXN

Best Holiday Video

"All I Want For Christmas Is You" Six Appeal
"Christmas A Cappella Mash-Up" Premiere ft. Macy Kate
"Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays" Rip_Chord (Elon University)
"All I Want For Christmas Is You" The Funx
"Latke Recipe" The Maccabeats

Best Humor Video

"Who Even Listens to A Cappella" Choral Stimulation (Glasgow University)
"Circle of Life" Six Appeal
"Portal - 'Still Alive' - The Cake is a Lie" Peter Hollens
"Latke Recipe" The Maccabeats
"Hello.tourist!" Fool Moon

Best Jazz Video

"Moondance " The Funx
"Vilarejo" Sambaranda
"Paper Tiger" Postyr
"Snarky Puppy's Shofukan" India Carney, Erin Bentlage, Nathan Heldman, Ben McLain, Tracy Robertson, Charlie Arthur
"李白 Li Bai" 問樂團 Guess What

Best Musical / Soundtrack Video

"Hamilton - An Acappella Medley" Peter Hollens
"Go the Distance (from Hercules)" Vocal Point (Brigham Young University) ft. The All-American Boys Chorus
"Star Wars: A Cappella Strikes Back" Noteworthy (Brigham Young University)
"The Phantom of the Opera" VoicePlay feat. Rachel Potter
"Rich Man" Semi-Toned (Exeter University, UK)

Best Pop/Rock Video

"Battlefield (Leave a Light On Part 2/3)" All the King's Men (King's College London)
"It Was Always You" Peter Yang "Sing" Pentatonix
"Mad Hatter " Lark (University of Colorado Denver)
"Woman (Oh Mama)" Premiere
"Creep" Counterparts

Best Religious Video

"Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)" Noteworthy (Brigham Young University)
"Dayenu" The Maccabeats
"Mary, Did You Know?" Peter Hollens
"I Need Thee Every Hour" OneVoice (Briarcrest Christian School)

Group Type Nominations

Best Male Collegiate Video

"Stages" Ithaca College Ithacappella (Ithaca College)
"Battlefield (Leave a Light On Part 2/3)" All the King's Men (King's College London)
"Ultimate A Cappella Mashup: 25 Hits, 25 Years" Vocal Point (Brigham Young University)
"I LIVED" Vocal Point (Brigham Young University)
"Embers (Leave a Light On part 3/3)" All the King's Men (King's College London)

Best Female Collegiate Video

"Who Did That To You?" The Accidentals (University of St. Andrews)
"Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)" Noteworthy (Brigham Young University)
"BOSS 2015 Set" Pitch, Please! (Northeastern University)
"Mad Hatter " Lark (University of Colorado Denver)
"Telephone" Sweet Nothings (University of Exeter)

Best Mixed Collegiate Video

"Comeback" After Hours (University of Rochester)
"Pretty Hurts" Veritones (Harvard University)
"Creep" Counterparts (University of Pennsylvania)
"Ring Of Fire" ETHOS (Wright State School Of Music)
"Mad World" The Inversions (Cedarville University)
"The Vassar Devils - BOSS 2016 Set" The Vassar Devils (Vassar College)

Best High School Video

"Save My Soul" Forte (Centerville High School)
"I Want You Back" OneVoice (Briarcrest Christian School)
"Stitches" Tonal Spectrum (Crest High School)
"Lost In The Game: A Musical Story of Relationships, Sex and Gender Politics" XIV Hours (Durham Academy)

Best Video by a CAL Group

"Opera Somnia" Countermeasure
"Woman (Oh Mama)" Premiere
"Burn" AfterParty

Best Video by a Professional Group

"Kids" Vocalight
"Sing" Pentatonix
"Magnets" Mike Tompkins
"Dance With Me Now" Postyr
"Boss Level" Eh440
"愛不需要裝乖 / Somewhere I Belong" 問樂團 Guess What
"How to Train Your Dragon - Where No One Goes" Peter Hollens

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As always, thanks to everyone who submitted and all the nominators who gave their time to help us sort through all the wonderful submissions!