2015 MTVU Woodies Winners: Childish Gambino and Taylor Swift Go Home With Awards

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Childish Gambino was the big winner at the 2015 mtvU Woodies, which took place in Austin yesterday (March 20) as part of SXSW. The rapper, singer and actor walked away with the Next Level Performance Woodie as well as the Best Video Woodie for “Sober.” Taylor Swift also nabbed a trophy for her cover of Vance Joy‘s hit single, “Riptide.”

Although there were a lot of heavy hitters in the Co-Sign Woodie category, Hoodie Allen’s “All About It,” featuring Ed Sheeran, was named the winner. London’s breakout electronica group Years & Years took the Artist to Watch Woodie while Omaha, Nebraska teen rap duo Jack and Jack walked away with the Social Climber Woodie, which honors up-and-coming artists who have made a name for themselves using social media.

See the full list of winners below.

Woodie of the Year
Porter Robinson — WINNER
Charli XCX
FKA twigs
J. Cole
Run The Jewels
Sam Smith

Artist to Watch Woodie
Years & Years — WINNER
James Bay
Kygo
MisterWives
Rae Sremmurd
Raury

Best Video Woodie
Childish Gambino, “Sober” — WINNER
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” — WINNER
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 — WINNER
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 — WINNER
Big Data
Drake & Lil Wayne
Sia
Skrillex

College Radio Woodie
University of Pittsburgh – WPTS — WINNER
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 — WINNER
Kenzie Nimmo
Rajiv Dhall
Lia Marie Johnson
DeStorm Power

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