Arctic Monkeys, Imogen Heap Lead mtvU Woodie Noms
Arctic Monkeys and Imogen Heap top the list of nominees for the third-annual mtvU Woodie Awards, which honor artists favored by college audiences. The artists snared three nods each, including best emArctic Monkeys and Imogen Heap top the list of nominees for the third-annual mtvU Woodie Awards, which honor artists favored by college audiences. The event will be held Oct. 25 at New York's Roseland Ballroom and broadcast Nov. 2 on mtvU and mtvU.com.
Among the more than 50 nominees for awards such as "Left Field Woodie" (most original artist) and "Alumni Woodie" (the You're Still O.K. in Our Book award) are Atmosphere, Gym Class Heroes, Nightmare Of You, Taking Back Sunday and the Fray.
Arctic Monkeys and Imogen Heap each earned three nods and will face-off in the best emerging artist and most downloaded categories. Three Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic artists were nominated for artist of the year: Gym Class Heroes, Panic! At the Disco and The Academy Is...
Winners will be determined by votes cast online before Oct. 20. Users can stream nominee videos and interviews through the mtvU Web site.
My Chemical Romance and Motion City Soundtrack were last year's big winners, taking home the artist of the year and best emerging artist awards, respectively. Artists like Matisyahu and Lou Reed made appearances at the ceremony.