The clip was directed by his friend and frequent collaborator Levan Tsikurishvili, the same who directed the biographical documentary True Stories. “Lonely Together” took the moon-man over fellow nominees The Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Marshmello and Zedd.
Ora, who was present at the televised event, took a moment during her introduction to Maluma’s performance to address the crowd. “I wanna take a minute to say I just found out that Avicii and I won best dance, so let’s made some noise for Avicii right now, an amazing talent,” Ora said.
The award-winning clip features extensive special effects to tell the story of a couple alone together in a frozen world. The treatment was reportedly Avicii’s idea. It was a bittersweet moment for everyone involved.
“Lonely Together” was also nominated in the best visual effects category.
Avicii passed April 20 of this year of an apparent suicide.