College students nationwide chose their favorite artists and music of the year as mtvU, MTV's college network, celebrated the "2005 mtvU Woodie Awards" on Wednesday, November 2nd. Big winners of the night included Motion City Soundtrack
, My Chemical Romance
, Death Cab For Cutie
, The Afters
, Fall Out Boy
and the Gorillaz
. With surprise appearances by music legend Lou Reed
and actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman
, the event showcased unforgettable performances and appearances by music's hottest up-and-coming acts, alongside college students from across the country who appeared to present awards to their favorite artists.
Taped at Roseland Ballroom in New York City, the first-ever live "Woodies" concert event and ceremony will also be the first-ever music awards show premiered over broadband when it debuts online to the entire world via mtvU Uber at mtvU.com on November 9th. The show will also appear on-air on mtvU beginning November 10th at 8pm ET/PT.
mtvU's "2005 Woodie Awards" kicked-off with Reed
's surprise appearance and then Hoffman
's introduction of The Go! Team, who performed "Huddle Formation" to an ecstatic audience. The incomparable Matisyahu
then took the stage for a highly anticipated performance of his songs "Youth" and "King Without A Crown
." Matisyahu was then joined on stage by fellow Woodie nominee Saul Williams
, and performed a powerful collaboration of Williams' hit "Black Stacey." Following the memorable performance, the audience was introduced to David Melillo, an aspiring artist and student at Valencia Community College in Florida who composed the ceremony's original score with the assistance of Woodie nominee Fall Out Boy
The high intensity show continued as rap sensation Little Brother
performed their hits "Lovin' It" and "Still Lives Through." The crowd was then greeted by last year's "Woodie Of The Year" winner, Coheed & Cambria
to present the honor to this year's recipient, My Chemical Romance
. The show concluded with a highly anticipated and resounding performance from Death Cab For Cutie
who performed their singles "Title & Registration" and "Soul Meets Body."
Other artists making appearances at mtvU's "2005 Woodie Awards" included Aesop Rock
, Arcade Fire
, Green Day
, and The Like
. Alongside each of the evening's performers and presenters were college students who were integrated into almost every aspect of the show.
mtvU Woodie Awards 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)
Best Video Woodie -- Live Action -- (Best Live Action Video)
Death Cab For Cutie
-- "Title & Registration"
Best Video Woodie -- Animated -- (Best Animated Video
-- "Feel Good Inc.
The Good Woodie -- (Greatest Social Impact)
-- DATA: Debt AIDS Trade Africa
Road Woodie -- (Best Tour)
Fall Out Boy
International Woodie -- (Favorite International Artist Award)
Alumni Woodie -- (a.k.a. The You're Still OK in our Book Award)
Streaming Woodie -- (Most Downloaded)
-- "Beautiful Love"