mtvU Woodie Award Winners Announced

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The third annual "mtvU Woodie Awards" — the only awards honoring the music voted best by the college audience was taped at New York’s Roseland Ballroom on October 25. This year’s college favorites included Plain White T's, The Subways, O.A.R, 30 Seconds to Mars, Angels & Airwaves, Taking Back Sunday and System of a Down.

The show will premiere on mtvU November 2 at 8pm ET and be simulcast on-air and online. Timed to the simulcast, the entire show will also premiere on demand at mtvU.com. In addition, for the first time, a special half-hour version of the "Woodies" will also air on MTV and MTV2, with the MTV premiere set for November 4 at 10pm ET, and an encore performance on MTV2 scheduled for November 5 at 11pm ET.

"College students are prophesying the future of new music today, and at the 2006 'Woodies,' they honored the music they lived their lives to this year," said Stephen Friedman, GM, mtvU. "Winning the ultimate stamp of approval from the college audience has driven acts like the Killers, Fall Out Boy, Modest Mouse and Death Cab for Cutie to new heights — we can't wait to see what's next for this year's winners."

More than 3.2 million votes were cast this year by students via mtvU.com and mtvU Mobile — triple the total from a year ago. Nearly 50 emerging and influential artists were nominated for the 2006 "Woodies."

The production team included: Ross Martin and Eric Conte (executive producers); Tracy Hellerud (producer); Liz Patrick (director); Gina Esposito (director of Music and Talent); Joe Buoye (line producer); Brian DeCubellis (supervising producer for mtvU); and Mandana Massiha (supervising producer for mtvU.com).

The third-annual "mtvU Woodie Awards" is sponsored by Citicard, Ford College Student Purchase Program, Taco Bell, Sony PSP, Garnier Fructis and T-Mobile.

Winners for the 2006 "mtvU Woodie Awards" are:

Woodie of the Year – (Artist of the Year)
Angels & Airwaves (Suretone / Geffen Records)

The Breaking Woodie – (Best Emerging Artist)
Plain White T's (Hollywood Records)

Left Field Woodie – (Most Original Artist)
Gnarls Barkley (Downtown / Atlantic Records)

Best Video Woodie – Live Action – (Best Live Action Video)
30 Seconds to Mars – The Kill (Virgin Records America)

Best Video Woodie – Animated – (Best Animated Video)
Gorillaz – El Manana (Virgin Records)

The Good Woodie – (Greatest Social Impact)
System of a Down – Armenian Genocide (Columbia Records)

Road Woodie – (Best Tour)
Taking Back Sunday (Warner Bros. Records)

International Woodie – (Favorite International Artist Award)
The Subways (Warner Bros. Records)

Alumni Woodie – (a.k.a. The You're Still OK in our Book Award)
AFI (Interscope Records)

Streaming Woodie – (Most Streamed)
O.A.R. "Lay Down" (Everfine / Atlantic Records)

–Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner

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