Death Cab For Cutie, My Chemical Romance Take Home MTVu 'Woodies'

Published: 2005-11-04
My Chemical Romance were the big winners at the second annual MTVu Woodie awards held Wednesday (November 2) at New York City's Roseland Ballroom, with the New Jersey band taking home the Woodie of the Year award for artist of the year. Green Day, Gorillaz, Muse and Death Cab For Cutie were among the other big names taking home Woodies, voted on by college students across the US (thus explaining the award's name).

Lou Reed and Philip Seymour Hoffman made surprise appearances early on in the show as performer and presenter respectively, though perhaps the biggest surprise of the night was Montreal's Arcade Fire returning home empty handed after being nominated in five of the night's ten categories, including Woodie of the Year.

Organizers kept things eclectic throughout the night, with performances by hip hop artist Matisyahu, soul legend Saul Williams and UK hype hounds The Go! Team. "We wanted this to be first and foremost about the music," MtvU general manager Stephen Friedman told Billboard. "We spend less time on speeches and details of the awards. Instead, we celebrate what college kids love more -- the music and the artists."

Here's a full list of this year's Woodie winners:

Woodie of the Year (Artist of the Year) - My Chemical Romance
The Breaking Woodie (Best Emerging Artist) - Motion City Soundtrack
Left Field Woodie (Most Original Artist) - mewithoutYou
Best Video Woodie: Live Action - Death Cab For Cutie, "Title & Registration"
Best Video Woodie: Animated - Gorillaz, "Feel Good Inc."
The Good Woodie (Greatest Social Impact) - U2's DATA: Debt Aids Trade Africa
Road Woodie (Best Tour) - Fall Out Boy
International Woodie (Favourite International Artist) - Muse
Alumni Woodie (The 'You're Still OK In Our Book' Award) - Green Day
Streaming Woodie (Most Downloaded) - The Afters, "Beautiful Love"

Writer: Neil McDonald



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