Drake, Kings of Leon, more battle for mtvU Woodie Awards top prize
Of the six awards dished at the annual ceremony, not a single artist has been nominated for more than one award. The other categories include new artist award Breaking Woodie, the uncategorizable artist set Left Field Woodie, Best Video Woodie, Performing Woodie (live performances) and Good Woodie (for artists who have the largest social impact).
Matt & Kim's "Lessons Learned," which is up for Best Video, won the MTV Video Music Awards last month.
Some of the biggest names -- like John Legend, Alicia Keys and Wyclef Jean -- are up for Good Woodie. Other noteable names from the mainstream and of the indies include Animal Collective, "New Moon" soundtrack contributors Grizzly Bear and Death Cab For Cutie, hip-hop flavor-of-the-year Kid Cudi, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 3oh!3 and Ra Ra Riot.
Of the 33 nominees, six are female-fronted or co-lead.
The nominations and the ultimate fate of each award are selected by college students and mtvU viewers. Voting started yesterday (Oct. 5) and continues through Nov. 16, right here.
What's great about the mtvU Woodie Awards is that the show is more devoted to performance than acceptance speeches and 3,000 nominating categories. The ceremony this year will take place on Nov. 18 at the Roseland Ballroom in New York. Performers and presenters will be revealed at a later date. The show will be broadcast on Dec. 4 on mtvU, MTV, MTV2 and Palladia.
The nominees for the 2009 mtvU Woodie Awards are:
Woodie of the Year
Kings of Leon
The Breaking Woodie
Never Shout Never
Left Field Woodie
Best Video Woodie
Matt & Kim, "Lessons Learned"
Dead Weather, "Treat Me Like Your Mother"
Death Cab for Cutie, "Grapevine Fires"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Heads Will Roll"
Kid Cudi, "Day N Nite"
The Good Woodie
John Legend, Show Me Campaign
Wyclef Jean, Yele Haiti
Jamie Tworkowski, To Write Love on Her Arms
Ra Ra Riot, John Ryan Pike Memorial Foundation
Alicia Keys, Keep a Child Alive/ AIDS activism
2012 | Animation | PGSummary: Tad is a celebrity archeologist and adventurer just like his hero Max Mordon... in his dreams! In reality, Tad is a Chicago construction worker. One day, however, he is mistaken for a real Professor and takes his place on a flight to Peru in search of the Lost City of Paititi. Professor Lavrof an...Director: Enrique Gato
Cast: Fiona Glascott, Lewis Macleod, Kerry Shale, Óscar Barberán
1973 | Animation | GSummary: With King Richard off to the Crusades, Prince John and his slithering minion, Sir Hiss, set about taxing Nottingham's citizens with support from the corrupt sheriff - and staunch opposition by the wily Robin Hood and his band of merry men.Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Cast: Brian Bedford, Phil Harris, Peter Ustinov, Pat Buttram
1939 | Adventure | NRSummary: Cary Grant leads group of airmail pilots who fly incredibly dangerous runs through perilous weather; Jean Arthur and Rita Hayworth are among the onlookers who deal with the pilots’ fearless lifestyle in one of the most impeccably scripted romantic dramas ever made.Director: Howard Hawks
Cast: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth
2015 | Adventure | NRSummary: The film is about a high school tech whiz (Laura Marano), who is determined to become prom queen. But on the big day, she suddenly wakes up having a bad hair day, and her destroyed prom dress, and everything that can go wrong, does go badly wrong. A police officer (Leigh-Allyn Baker) seeks the ne...Director: Eric Canuel
Cast: Laura Marano, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Christian Campbell, Kiana Madeira
1944 | Thriller | NRSummary: What more do you need for a film noir than a devious wife, an insurance agent who can’t stop thinking about her, and an unsuspecting husband?Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson
1997 | Action | RSummary: Odd comedy about a contract killer played by John Cusack who tries to balance completing a job with rekindling an old romance while home for his high school reunion.Director: George Armitage
Cast: John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd
1952 | Western | PGSummary: Compact and incredibly suspenseful western about a retiring marshall who finds himself standing alone to defend his town against a gang riding in on the noon train.Director: Fred Zinneman
Cast: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell
1956 | Adventure | GSummary: The incomprable David Niven is Phileas Fogg, an Englishman who believes gusto and scheduling is all he needs to traverse the globe in a cameo-laden film that co-stars Shirley Maclaine.Director: Michael Anderson
Cast: David Niven, Cantinflas, Finlay Currie
2001 | Comedy | PG-13Summary: Clear the runway for Derek Zoolander, VH1's three-time male model of the year. His face falls when hippie-chic "he's so hot right now" Hansel scooters in to steal this year's award. The evil fashion guru Mugatu seizes the opportunity to turn Derek into a killing machine. Its a well-designed consp...Director: Ben Stiller
Cast: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Christine Taylor, Will Ferrell
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