mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour college network, announced its nominees for their 2011 Woodie Awards and it looks like The Black Keys are the only act nominated for two awards for the college network’s awards show. They are up for Woodie of the Year, which goes to the top artist. Their competition includes B.o.B and Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem and Wiz Khalifa, and their “Tighten Up” clip is up for Best Video Woodie, competing against Vampire Weekend’s “Giving Up the Gun,” and Duck Sauce’s “Barbra Streisand.”
“We are excited to be nominated for the ‘Woodie Awards’ and are super stoked that MTV has been so supportive of our videos,” Black Keys drummer Patrick said. B.o.B received just one nod but called the nomination “both an honor and a pleasure,” while “mtvU is like home to me,” as the rapper told RapUp.com.
However, The Black Keys group isn’t the only big name up for some wood. Hip Hop act Kanye West leads the pack with a pair of nominations. He has been nominated for the Left Field Woodie award, which celebrates the “Most Original” artist of the year. ‘Ye will face off though competitors for the Woodie from other Hip Hop acts, including Yelawolf, Lil B, Das Racist and Die Antwoord. He is very confident that he will receive the hunk of lumber handed out annually by mtvU in Austin, Texas, during the South by Southwest Music Festival.
In addition, the Gorillaz and DX Next alum Chiddy Bang earned a nod for Video of the Year award for their videos for “Stylo” and “Opposite of Adults,” respectively. In other categories, Matt & Kim will battle for the Performing Woodie, which honors the year’s best tour. “We couldn’t ask for a better category to be nominated in,” Matt & Kim said about their nomination. “Playing live is what this band is built on. And the nomination isn’t just for us. It proves our audience is the best, funnest and wildest party animals out there.” They will face off competition from the National, Girl Talk, Robyn and Mumford & Sons.
Local Natives, Sleigh Bells, Dev, Wavves and Two Door Cinema Club go head-to-head for the Breaking Woodie, honoring the year’s top emerging artist and everybody will receive their awards on March 16 on a show that will air live at midnight ET/PT on MTV, mtvU and MTV2.
This entry was posted on Friday, February 4th, 2011 at 2:02 am and is filed under News.