Skrillex, Jay-Z, Black Keys Up for Woodie Awards
MTV has announced the nominees for the 2012 mtvU Woodie Awards. Skrillex, Kanye West and Jay-Z, The Black Keys, Mac Miller, M83, and Cloud Nothings are among those up for awards, which include Woodie of the Year, Performing Woodie, Best Video, Breaking Woodie, and the new dance-oriented category EDM Effect Woodie.
The Woodies, the MTV college-campus station's fan-voted annual awards show, will return to South by Southwest in Austin, Tex., and will extend to a daylong festival this year. The celebration, open to all SXSW badge holders, will kick off March 15 at 1 pm CT and will culminate in the awards ceremony.
Fans can stay involved by catching the "best of" the Woodies on MTV and mtvU on March 18 and voting for their favorite nominated artists on the Woodies website. Voting closes March 9, except for the Breaking Woodie category, which closes on March 15.
Woodies Awards Week kicks off on MTV, mtvU, and MTV.com on March 11 with interviews, performances, updates, and more on March 11. No performers were revealed for the show yet, but announcements are expected in the coming weeks. Check below for a full list of nominees:
EDM Effect Woodie
Chris Brown and Benny Benassi, "Beautiful People"
Flo Rida and Avicii, "Good Feeling"
Flux Pavilion and the Throne (Kanye West and Jay-Z), "Who Gon Stop Me"
Martin Solveig featuring Kele, "Ready 2 Go"
Laidback Luke and Steve Aoki, "Turbulence"
Rihanna and Calvin Harris, "We Found Love"
Lana Del Rey
Machine Gun Kelly
Walk the Moon