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Jay-Z, Kanye West and Lana Del Rey Among Nominees for 2012 mtvU Woodie Awards

February 10, 2012 (2:19 am) GMT
The other nominees for the upcoming Woodie Awards include the likes of Chris Brown, Rihanna, J. Cole, Flo Rida and Foster the People.

In anticipation of the upcoming South by Southwest (SXSW) festival, nominees for 2012 mtvU Woodie Awards are announced. , and , along with , and , score a nod each.

Both Jigga and Yeezy are nominated for Performing Woodie. To win the award, the Throne duo has to beat the likes of , , , and .

Del Rey is a contender for Breaking Woodie. The Internet sensation is up against , , , , T. Mills, and many other acts.

Breezy and Riri are pitted against each other in EDM Effect Woodie. In addition to facing off each other, they also have to compete with , Flux Pavilion, and Laidback Luke.

Cole, meanwhile, gets a nod for Woodie of the Year. The 2012 Grammy Best New Artist nominee is battling The Black Keys, Mac Miller, , and another 2012 Grammy new artist contender Skrillex.

This year, mtvU Woodie Awards will become a daylong festival at the SXSW. The festivity will begin March 15 with a host of live performances from artists who will be announced in the coming weeks. It will culminate with a ceremony to hand out trophies to its winners.

Woodie of the Year:

Performing Woodie: Best Video: EDM Effect Woodie: Breaking Woodie:

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