SXSW 2011: MTVu Woodie Award Nominees

A few months ago we found out that MTVu would be holding their annual Woodie Awards here in Austin during SXSW and now we have a list of nominees for the event. This is useful to give us an idea of who will be in town for the event and although some of the big names are purely speculation (Arcade Fire, Kanye) it's still a good list of names and it will be exciting to see who performs during the event live. Matt and Kim are a lock. Full list and info below.

The sixth annual mtvU Woodie Awards will air live -- for the first time ever in Woodies history -- on Wednesday, March 16, at 12AM (ET/PT) on MTV, MTV2 and mtvU from the Austin Music Hall in Austin, Texas, during the South by Southwest Music Festival.

WOODIE OF THE YEAR: The artists who made the biggest splash on the college music scene this past year.

Black Keys -- "Tighten Up"
B.o.B. -- "Airplanes"
Arcade Fire -- "The Suburbs"
LCD Soundsystem -- "Drunk Girls"
Wiz Khalifa -- "Black & Yellow"

BREAKING WOODIE: For the first time ever you can (broad)cast your vote for your favorite BREAKING artist nominee via Twitter or Facebook. Tweets and posts will be tallied up until the night of the show on March 16. Go to the Breaking Woodie voting page for details on how to vote using Twitter and/or Facebook OR go directly to Twitter and Facebook and create a post post. All posts must include their official twitter handle (@artistname) AND #Woodies.

Local Natives
Sleigh Bells
Two Door Cinema Club

BEST VIDEO WOODIE: These music videos are so incredible we'd watch them even without the music.

Vampire Weekend –- "Giving Up the Gun"
Duck Sauce –- "Barbara Streisand"
Gorillaz –- "Stylo"
Chiddy Bang -– "Opposite of Adults"
Black Keys – "Tighten Up"

PERFORMING WOODIE: For those artists who take to the road and never let up, always giving that memorable live performance night in and night out.

The National
Girl Talk
Matt & Kim
Mumford & Sons

LEFT FIELD WOODIE:They resist classification. They came out of left field, and we're still not sure what section our favorite jams play lists to put them in. Just when you may think you have them pegged, they surprise you once again.

Die Antwoord
Lil B / Odd Future
Das Racist
Kanye West