Shins head nominees for mtvU Woodies


NEW YORK -- With three nominations, the Shins lead the pack for the 2007 mtvU Woodie Awards. The group is up for Woodie of the year, the alumni Woodie and the viral Woodie honors. Modest Mouse, Gym Class Heroes, Lily Allen, Justice, Linkin Park and the Academy Is ...  are up for two awards each.

College students can vote for winners at mtvU, through Nov. 2. The winners will be awarded Nov. 8 at New York's Roseland Ballroom, with the event to be broadcast on mtvU and a week later.

The Arcade Fire, Lil' Wayne, Bright Eyes, Amy Winehouse, the Knife, Common, Klaxons, M.I.A., Spoon, CSS, the Rapture, TV On The Radio, Thom Yorke and Paramore are also up for awards this year.

New for 2007 is the best music on campus Woodie, which will be awarded to the artist that earns the most votes and steams on for the next six weeks. Two finalists will be flown to New York to appear on the broadcast.

Here are the nominees for 2007 mtvU Woodie Awards:

Woodie of the year:
Amy Winehouse
Gym Class Heroes
Lily Allen
The Shins

The Breaking Woodie:
Boys Like Girls
Peter Bjorn & John
Rich Boy
Silversun Pickups
Tokyo Police Club

Left Field Woodie:
Rodrigo y Gabriela
The Knife

Best video Woodie:
Justice, "D.A.N.C.E."
Motion City Soundtrack, "Broken Heart"
RJD2, "Work It Out"
Say Anything, "Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too"
TV On The Radio, "Province"

The good Woodie:
Alicia Keys, "Keep a Child Alive"
Guster, "Reverb"
Linkin Park, "Music for Relief"
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, mental health awareness efforts
Thom Yorke, "Friends of the Earth"

Performing Woodie:
Daft Punk
Lil' Wayne
The Academy Is...
The Rapture

Alumni Woodie:
Bright Eyes
Modest Mouse
Talib Kweli
The Shins

Viral Woodie:

Akon, "Don't Matter"
Gym Class Heroes, "Shoot Down the Stars"
Lily Allen, "Smile"
Linkin Park, "What I've Done"
The Shins, "Phantom Limb"

The Academy Is..., "We've Got a Big Mess On Our Hands"
M.I.A., "Boyz"
Modest Mouse, "Dashboard"
The Decemberists, "O Valencia! (contest version)"
T-Pain featuring Yung Joc, "Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')"

Arcade Fire, "Neon Bible"
DJ Khaled, "We Takin' Over"
Fall Out Boy, "This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race"
Paramore, "Misery Business"
Shiny Toy Guns, "You Are the One"

Cold War Kids, "Hang Me Up to Dry"
Justice, "D.A.N.C.E."
Meg & Dia, "Monster"
My Chemical Romance, "Welcome to the Black Parade"
T.I., "Big Things Poppin' (Do It)"