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The following are the nominees for the 2018 A Cappella Video Awards. Congratulations to all who participated and good luck to the nominees!

The winners will be announced on February 11 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.


Special Awards Nominations

Outstanding Choreography / Staging

"La La Passover" Y-Studs A Cappella (Yeshiva University)
"Dirty Work" All the King's Men (King's College London)
"Unsteady" Noteworthy (Brigham Young University)
"Beauty and the Beast A Cappella Medley" Vocal Point (Brigham Young University) ft. Lexi Walker
"Can't Stop The Feeling" Peter Hollens ft. Mario Jose

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Outstanding Collaborative Video

"All I Ask" Forte (Centerville High School) ft. India Carney
"Beauty and the Beast A Cappella Medley" Vocal Point (Brigham Young University) ft. Lexi Walker and the BYU Ballroom Dance Company
"Fast Car" June ft. Brennan Villines
"Unsteady" Noteworthy (Brigham Young University) ft. BYU Cougarettes
"Can't Stop The Feeling" Peter Hollens ft. Mario Jose
"O Come All Ye Faithful" Pentatonix

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Outstanding Costume / Makeup

"Recovery" Forte (Centerville High School)
"Beauty and the Beast A Cappella Medley ft. Lexi Walker" Vocal Point (Brigham Young University)
"Westworld Theme" Chris Rupp
"Shape of You" Peter Hollens ft. Anthony Vincent
"7/11" Semi-Toned (Exeter University, UK)
"24K Magic" The Madison Project (James Madison University)
"I Wish" Counterparts (University of Pennsylvania)

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Outstanding Live Video

"Gold" Pentatonix
"Sun" OneVoice (Briarcrest Christian School)
"Bad Blood" Faux Paz (University of Maryland)
"Sorry" NoVI

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Outstanding Special / Visual Effects / Animation

"Coldest Winter" Pentatonix
"Baltic Song" TimbreTone
"Recovery" Forte (Centerville High School)
"The Dragonborn Comes" Peter Hollens

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Outstanding Video Editing

"Recovery" Forte (Centerville High School)
"7/11" Semi-Toned (Exeter University, UK)
"Guillotine" m-pact
"Beauty and the Beast A Cappella Medley" Vocal Point (Brigham Young University) ft. Lexi Walker
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" Pentatonix
"Shadowboxing (Explicit)" Drums of War
"Coffee X Pillowtalk" Columbia SHARP
"All Time Low / Guillotine" Exit 245 (James Madison University)
"I Wish" Counterparts (University of Pennsylvania)

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Group Type Nominations

Best Video by a Professional Group

"Guillotine" m-pact
"Hallelujah" Pentatonix
"Shadowboxing (Explicit)" Drums of War
"Stay" Vocalight
"Workin My Way to You" Rockapella
"Fast Car" June
"Freedom" D-Fi

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Best Video by a CAL Group

"Love Is Love" Levels of Vocal Expression
"Last Christmas" AfterParty
"Blown Away" Root7

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Best High School Video

"Sun" OneVoice (Briarcrest Christian School)
"Freedom" Ars Nova (The Miami Valley School)
"Recovery" Forte (Centerville High School)
"People" Vocal Rush (Oakland School for the Arts)

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Best Female Collegiate Video

"Vivir Mi Vida" Noteworthy (Brigham Young University)
"Girls Just Want To Have Fun(damental Rights)" The Oxford Belles (University of Oxford)
"Chandelier" Sweet Nothings (Exeter University, UK)
"Plain Gold Ring" Loreleis (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
"Confident" Ladies First (Michigan State University)
"The Sound of Musicals" Bluebelles (Exeter University, UK)

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Best Male Collegiate Video

"La La Passover" Y-Studs A Cappella (Yeshiva University)
"Dirty Work" All the King's Men (King's College London)
"7/11" Semi-Toned (Exeter University, UK)
"All Time Low / Guillotine" Exit 245 (James Madison University)
"24K Magic" The Madison Project (James Madison University)
"EDM A Cappella Mashup" Vocal Point (Brigham Young University)

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Best Mixed Collegiate Video

"I Wish" Counterparts (University of Pennsylvania)
"24K Magic" Acasola (California State Northridge)
"Thrill of the Uptown Freak" Cadenza (University of Cambridge)
"Somebody Else" Aquapella (University of Bath)
"Bad Blood" Faux Paz (University of Maryland)
"Gemini Feed" Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones (Harvard University)

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Genre Nominations

Best Electronic / Experimental Video

"EDM A Cappella Mashup" Vocal Point (Brigham Young University)
"Baltic Song" TimbreTone
"Coldest Winter" Pentatonix
"Gemini Feed" Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones (Harvard University)
"7/11" Semi-Toned (Exeter University, UK)

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Best Folk/World Video

"O Come All Ye Faithful" Pentatonix
"Other Plans" Coco's Lunch
"Desert Rose" Peter Hollens ft. Alaa Wardi

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Best Hip-Hop Video

"Shadowboxing (Explicit)" Drums of War
"Guillotine" m-pact
"7/11" Semi-Toned (Exeter University, UK)

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Best Holiday Video

"La La Passover" Y-Studs A Cappella (Yeshiva University)
"O Come All Ye Faithful" Pentatonix
"Last Christmas" AfterParty
"Gloria (Angels We Have Heard on High)" Noteworthy (Brigham Young University)
"Carol of the Bells" Peter Hollens ft. BYU Vocal Point, One Voice Childrens Choir, BYU Men's Chorus

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Best Humor Video

"La La Passover" Y-Studs A Cappella (Yeshiva University)
"24K Magic" The Madison Project (James Madison University)
"Dirty Work" All the King's Men (King's College London)
"Shape of You" Peter Hollens ft. Anthony Vincent

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Best Jazz Video

"When I Fall In Love" Sambaranda
"Sorry" NoVI
"I Wish" Counterparts (University of Pennsylvania)

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Best Pop Video

"Can't Stop The Feeling" Peter Hollens ft. Mario Jose
"Dirty Work" All the King's Men (King's College London)
"Guillotine" m-pact
"Stay" Vocalight
"Imagine" Pentatonix
"All I Ask" Forte (Centerville High School)

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Best R&B Video

"7/11" Semi-Toned (Exeter University, UK)
"Bad Blood" Faux Paz (University of Maryland)
"Coffee X Pillowtalk" Columbia SHARP

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Best Religious Video

"It Is Well with My Soul" Vocal Point (Brigham Young University)
"Sun" OneVoice (Briarcrest Christian School)
"Don't Let Me Down" Y-Studs A Cappella (Yeshiva University)
"It Is Well" Chris Rupp
"O Come All Ye Faithful" Pentatonix

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Best Rock Video

"Bohemian Rhapsody" Pentatonix
"Linkin Park / Chester Bennington Tribute" Peter Hollens
"Workin My Way to You" Rockapella
"They Don't Care About Us" D-Fi

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Best Show Tunes / Soundtrack / Theme Song

"Beauty and the Beast A Cappella Medley" Vocal Point (Brigham Young University) ft. Lexi Walker
"Waving Through a Window" Next Level Produce
"Westworld Theme" Chris Rupp
"You Will Be Found" Vocal Point (Brigham Young University)
"La La Passover" Y-Studs A Cappella (Yeshiva University)

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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!