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mtvu woodies nominees include yeah yeah yeahs, la roux

040309_yeahyeahyeahsJanelle Monae, Amanda Blank and The Dead Weather also nominated

Nominees for the  annual Woodie Awards, a public-vote enterprise established in 2005 by college music channel MTVu, were also announced today. While no female artists are up for the overall Woodie Of The Year award, or indeed in the Performing Woodie (i.e. live) category, the other four categories include artists as diverse as Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Dead Weather to La Roux and Alicia Keys. The Best Video Woodie category includes The Dead Weather’s gun-toting video for ‘Treat Me Like Your Mother’, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ bloody clip for ‘Heads Will Roll’, Anjulie’s fantastical ‘Boom’ and Matt & Kim’s public nudity promoting ‘Lessons Learned’. La Roux is carrying the flag for women in the Breaking Woodie category, up against the likes of Friendly Fires, Grizzly Bear, Never Shout Never, Passion Pit and Wale, while in the Left Field Woodie category, Janelle Monae and Amanda Blank are competing with Jay Reatard, Major Lazer and Tech N9ne.

The full list of nominees is below. Vote here until November 16th. The awards will be handed out on December 4th.

Woodie Of The Year
Asher Roth
Drake
Kings Of Leon
MGMT
Silversun Pickups

Best Video Woodie
Anjulie, ‘Boom’
The Dead Weather, ‘Treat Me Like Your Mother’
Death Cab For Cutie, ‘Grapevine Fires’
Kid Cudi, ‘Day N’ Nite’
Matt & Kim, ‘Lessons Learned’
Yeah Yeahs Yeahs, ‘Heads Will Roll’

Breaking Woodie
Friendly Fires
Grizzly Bear
La Roux
Never Shout Never
Passion Pit
Wale

Left Field Woodie
Amanda Blank
Janelle Monae
Jay Reatard
Major Lazer
Tech N9ne

Performing Woodie
3OH!3
Animal Collective
Green Day
Phoenix
P.O.S.

Good Woodie
Alicia Keys
Jamie Tworkowski
John Legend
Kenna
Ra Ra Riot
Wyclef Jean

Alan Pedder

The Dead Weather, ‘Treat Me Like Your Mother’

Matt & Kim, ‘Lessons Learned’

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