The MTV Woodies have always been about recognizing music voted best by college students. With its emphasis on emerging artists, the award show gives an opportunity for them to perform in front of their eager fans.
This year Donald Glover hosted the show, with special appearance Aziz Ansari, Foo fighters, Pete Wentz, Sleigh Bells, Odd Future, Wiz Khalifa, Two Door Cinema Club, Yelawolf, and Skylar Grey to name a few.
Congrats to the winners and nominees.
Check out the winners below.
Wiz Khalifa Wins Woodie Of The Year
Wiz Khalifa shows off his Pittsburgh pride with “Black and Yellow,” a lyrical homage to his beloved hometown. Everything he does, he does it big. How else do you explain him being voted MTV’s Hottest Breakthrough MC of 2010?
Two Door Cinema Club Wins Breaking Woodie
On the brink of deciding between university or a career in music, this trio from Northern Ireland took the industry plunge with their first record, the genre bending Tourist History.
Matt and Kim Win Performing Woodie
When it comes to Matt & Kim, the whole is so much bigger than the sum of its parts. This dynamic duo manages to create a wall of sound with only a keyboard and drums, especially when ripping through songs like “Yea Yeah” and “It’s A Fact.” The only thing that might be louder is the deafening voices of the crowd singing along.
Kanye West Wins Left Field Woodie
In 2010, he put out his long-awaited fifth album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and released his debut film, “Runaway,” which featured a bunch of ballerinas, a sick MTX Tatra 8 that he ends up crashing and supermodel Selita Ebanks covered in feathers.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McRgkE_vgjU
Chiddy Bang’s “Opposite Of Adults” Wins Best Video Woodie
Directed by Dinosaurus (Ben Dickinson and Duncan Skiles)
The guys in Chiddy Bang might not have large egos, but they totally have big heads—at least they do in their video for “Opposite of Adults,” which features the duo as cartoonish versions of themselves.
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