MTV Woodies 2011

MTVu, the dorm version of MTV that you might have watched a lot of in college because you and your roommate agreed not to get cable, will hold their annual awards ceremony in Austin during South By Southwest’s 25th anniversary festival. They announced their nominations yesterday, with hip-hop acts taking the lead on many categories: B.o.B. and Wiz Khalifa are both up for Woodie Of The Year against LCD Soundsytem, the Black Keys, and Arcade Fire. Local Natives, Sleigh Bells, and Wavves are up for the emerging artist award. And the Left Field Woodie — given to the ’most original’ artist — will go to either Die Antwoord, Lil B, Yelawolf, Das Racist, or Kanye West. Hopefully MTV can get one or all of the Left Field artists to show up and/or perform, because that’s definitely the category with the most potential stage antics.

The show will air live at midnight ET from Austin on March 16, during SXSW. You can catch it on MTVu, MTV, and MTV2. The noms:

Woodie of the Year – (Artist of the Year)
The Black Keys (Nonesuch/Warner Bros)
B.o.B (Atlantic)
Arcade Fire (Merge)
LCD Soundsystem (DFA/Capitol)
Wiz Khalifa (Atlantic)

The Breaking Woodie – (Best Emerging Artist)
Local Natives (Frenchkiss)
Sleigh Bells (Mom + Pop)
Dev (Universal Republic)
Wavves (Fat Possum Records)
Two Door Cinema Club (Glassnote)

Best Video Woodie – (Best Video of the Year)
Vampire Weekend “Giving Up the Gun” (XL)
Duck Sauce “Barbara Streisand” (Fool’s Gold)
Gorillaz “Stylo” (Capitol)
Chiddy Bang “Opposite of Adults” (Capitol)
The Black Keys “Tighten Up” (Nonesuch/Warner Bros)

Performing Woodie – (Best Tour)
The National (4AD)
Girl Talk (Illegal Art)
Matt & Kim (FADER Label)
Robyn (Konichiwa/Cherrytree/Interscope)
Mumford & Sons (Glassnote)

Left Field Woodie – (Most Original)
Die Antwoord (Cherrytree/Interscope)
Lil B (Amalgam Digital)
Yelawolf (Ghet-o-vision/Shady/DGC/Interscope)
Das Racist (Unsigned)
Kanye West (Island Def Jam)

Comments (4)
  1. Duck Sauce.

  2. Yep. Nobody can sample like Kanye. A true original.
    Thanks for more hype, Stereogum.

  3. Lil B up in this motherfucker.

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