2007 mtvU Woodie Awards Nominations

Good news college kids! mtvU has announced the nominations for their annual Woodie awards, the awards show you built for YOU, by MTV, which you can’t wait to watch. Unless you live off-campus, in which case, tough shit. (Or, you can always just attend the thing and witness one of Jared Leto’s patented shoulder-grabbing freakouts firsthand and in the flesh). Categories range from Artist Of The Year (Winehouse vs. Common vs. Gym Class Heroes vs. Lily vs. the Shins) to Best Tour to Most Web Viral Artist — except, ya know, all with “Woodie” in the title (Greatest Social Impact is the Good Woodie, etc.).

Of the categories, chances are you college kids like the Left Field Woodie (Most Original Artist) best — CSS vs. Klaxons vs. Madvillain vs. Rod y Gab vs. the Knife — but a quick scan reveals TVOTR, Spoon, Justice, Arcade Fire … so they’re not leaving you entirely in the lurch (like last year, when the show was Fueled By Ramen). Check the noms after the jump.

Woodie of the Year ? (Artist of the Year)
Amy Winehouse (Universal Republic Records)
Common (Geffen Records)
Gym Class Heroes (Atlantic Records/Fueled by Ramen)
Lily Allen (Capitol Records)
The Shins (Sub Pop Records)

The Breaking Woodie ? (Best Emerging Artist)
Boys Like Girls (Columbia Records)
Peter Bjorn & John (Columbia Records)
Rich Boy (Interscope Records)
Silversun Pickups (Dangerbird Records)
Tokyo Police Club (Paper Bag Records)

Left Field Woodie ? (Most Original Artist)
CSS (Sub Pop Records)
Klaxons (Geffen Records)
Madvillain (Stones Throw Records)
Rodrigo y Gabriela (ATO Records)
The Knife (Mute Records)

Best Video Woodie ? (Best Video of the Year)
Justice, ?D.A.N.C.E.? (Downtown Records/Vice Records)
Motion City Soundtrack, ?Broken Heart? (Epitaph)
RJD2, ?Work It Out? (XL)
Say Anything, ?Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too? (J Records)
TV on the Radio, ?Province? (Interscope Records)

The Good Woodie ? (Greatest Social Impact)
Alicia Keys ? ?Keep a Child Alive?; promoting care for HIV/AIDS-infected children in Africa (J Records)
Guster ? ?Reverb?; ?greened? more than 600 concerts in the last three years (Warner Bros. Records)
Linkin Park ? ?Music for Relief?; aids victims of world catastrophes and combats global warming (Warner Bros. Records)
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus ? mental health awareness efforts (Capitol Records)
Thom Yorke ? ?Friends of the Earth?; fighting for legislation to prevent global warming (Beggars Group)

Performing Woodie ? (Best Tour)
Daft Punk (Capitol Records)
Lil? Wayne (Cash Money Records/Universal Motown)
Muse (Warner Bros. Records)
The Academy Is? (Atlantic Records/Fueled by Ramen)
The Rapture (Universal Motown Records)

Alumni Woodie ? (a.k.a. The You?re Still OK in our Book Award)
For the artists who?ve graduated into the wide world of mega-stardom, but who haven’t forgotten where they came from. And we’re proud to say, ?We knew them when?”
Bright Eyes (Saddle Creek Records)
Modest Mouse (Epic Records)
Spoon (Merge Records)
Talib Kweli (Warner Bros. Records)
The Shins (Sub Pop Records)

Viral Woodie ? (Most Downloaded, Streamed, Blogged, etc.)
A category for those acts that crashed servers and blew up the World Wide Interwebs all year long. For the next four weeks, these artists will go toe-to-toe on mtvU.com, with college students propelling their favorites into the finals. The four artists left standing will battle it out for the (not contagious) “Viral Woodie.”

Nominees:
WEEK 1
Akon, ?Don’t Matter? (Universal Motown Records)
Gym Class Heroes, ?Shoot Down the Stars? (Atlantic Records/Fueled by Ramen)
Lily Allen, ?Smile? (Capitol Records)
Linkin Park, ?What I’ve Done? (Warner Bros. Records)
The Shins, ?Phantom Limb? (Sub Pop Records)

WEEK 2
The Academy Is?, ?We’ve Got a Big Mess On Our Hands? (Atlantic Records/Fueled by Ramen)
M.I.A., ?Boyz? (Interscope Records)
Modest Mouse, ?Dashboard? (Epic Records)
The Decemberists, ?O Valencia! (contest version)? (Capitol Records)
T-Pain featuring Yung Joc, ?Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin?)? (Jive Records)

WEEK 3
Arcade Fire, ?Neon Bible? (Merge Records)
DJ Khaled, ?We Takin? Over? (Koch Records)
Fall Out Boy, ?This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race? (Atlantic Records/Fueled by Ramen)
Paramore, ?Misery Business? (Atlantic Records/Fueled by Ramen)
Shiny Toy Guns, ?You Are the One? (Universal Motown Records)

WEEK 4
Cold War Kids, ?Hang Me Up to Dry? (Downtown Records)
Justice, ?D.A.N.C.E.? (Downtown Records/Vice Records)
Meg & Dia, ?Monster? (Warner Bros. Records/Doghouse Records)
My Chemical Romance, ?Welcome to the Black Parade? (Warner Bros. Records)
T.I., ?Big Things Poppin? (Do It)? (Atlantic Records)

Fairly rep your tastes, school kids? We’re always curious what’s spinning at the dorm parties these days. Let us know.