SXSW Music: MTVU Woodie Awards Performances & Winners

Rain and a new location didn’t stop the 2015 MTVU Woodie Awards from being one of the biggest SXSW Music events. Fans turned up in droves wearing ponchos and eagerly awaiting the free bbq with a side music. Jack Antonoff Bleachers MTVU Woodies-8088

The performances this year were diverse in genre with the pre-show performances featuring rising acts like Misterwives warming up the crowd before Fall Out Boy, Big Sean, Years & Years, James Bay and more would take to the stage for the actual awards show.

Coming off a big year himself, Jack Antonoff (fun. guitarist and Bleachers frontman) emceed the event, even performing a few acoustic songs from his latest project, Bleachers.

While acts like Years & Years and Childish Gambino were having big nights taking home the accolades, Fall Out Boy was the evening’s biggest winners, becoming the first-ever inductees into the Hall of Wood and performing a medley of career-spanning hits to an enthusiastic crowd.

Check out the full list of winners below and stream the show on demand here.

2015 Woodies Awards Winners:

Woodie Of The Year
Porter Robinson
Charli XCX
FKA twigs
J. Cole
Run The Jewels
Sam Smith

Artist To Watch Woodie
Years & Years
James Bay
Rae Sremmurd

Best Video Woodie
Childish Gambino, “Sober”
Bad Suns, “Salt”
Beyoncé, “7/11?
FKA twigs, “Pendulum”
Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Never Catch Me”
Vic Mensa, “Down On My Luck”

Co-Sign Woodie
Hoodie Allen feat. Ed Sheeran, “All About It”
Alesso feat. Tove Lo, “Heroes (We Could Be)”
Eminem feat. Dej Loaf, “Detroit VS. Everybody”
Fences feat. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, “Arrows”
iLoveMakonnen feat. Drake, “Tuesday”
Jack ü feat. Kiesza, “Take ü There”

Cover Woodie
Taylor Swift, “Riptide” by Vance Joy
Charli XCX, “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
Ed Sheeran, Sia & Grouplove, “Drunk In Love” by Beyoncé
Kiesza, “Take Me To Church” by Hozier
Lorde, “Don’t Tell Em’” by Jeremih
Sam Smith, “How Will I Know” by Whitney Houston

Next Level Performance Woodie
Childish Gambino
Big Data
Drake & Lil Wayne

College Radio Woodie
University of Pittsburgh – WPTS
Arizona State University – KASC
Boston University – WTBU
Eastern Illinois University – WEIU
Hofstra University – WRHU
James Madison University – WXJM
Loyola University Chicago – WLUW
Marywood University – WVMW
St. Edward’s University – Topper Radio
University of California, Berkeley – KALX

Social Climber Woodie
Jack and Jack
Kenzie Nimmo
Rajiv Dhall
Lia Marie Johnson
DeStorm Power

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