mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour college network, today revealed the categories and nominees for the “2015 mtvU Woodie Awards,” the annual event at the forefront of breaking some of the biggest names in music. For the first time in show history, nominees will vie for the chunks of wood LIVE in primetime on MTV, with a 60-minute special starting at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, March 20 from the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. The jam-packed hour will feature epic performances and appearances by some of the most innovative, influential and groundbreaking artists – from headliners to the underground – while honoring those who made the biggest impact in music over the past year.
The awards show will be preceded by the all-day “MTV Woodies Festival” on the ground at SXSW and streaming live on MTV.com. Voting for the “mtvU Woodie Awards” opens today at Woodies.MTV.com and runs through March 10, 2015. Beyoncé is nominated in one category, be sure to vote for her here
!Best Video Woodie
Bad Suns – “Salt”Beyoncé – “7/11”
Childish Gambino – “Sober”
FKA twigs – “Pendulum”
Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me”
Vic Mensa – “Down On My Luck”