Kanye West, Jay-Z, Chris Brown, Rihanna & Lana Del Rey Nominated For MTV Woodie Awards

What good timing for The Throne to drop their visually bonkers live concert video for “Ni**as In Paris” today, as Kanye West and Jay-Z have been nominated for a Performing Woodie at the 2012 mtvU Woodie Awards. Elsewhere on the nominees list is Chris Brown and Rihanna, who compete against one another for the EDM Effect Woodie for their electro collaborations with Benny Benasi on “Beautiful People” and Calvin Harris on “We Found Love”, respectively. And it looks like college kids have got a soft spot for Lana Del Rey, as the nearly-chart-topping chanteuse is up for a Breaking Woodie. Check out all the nominees below.

For those attending the South By Southwest fest in Austin next month, you’ll be able to enjoy the mtvU Woodie Awards in a bigger and better way than ever before. The awards (which recognizes “the music voted best by college students”) will put on a day-long festival at SXSW on March 15, culminating in the mtvU Woodie Awards. For those stuck at home, you can experience all the fun by watching the show live on Woodies.mtvU.com.

Woodie of the Year » The Black Keys » Foster the People » Frank Ocean » Mac Miller » J. Cole » Skrillex

Performing Woodie » Alabama Shakes » The Black Keys » Kanye West and Jay-Z (The Throne) » Mac Miller » Skrillex » Swedish House Mafia

Best Video » Battles, “My Machines” » Best Coast, “Our Deal” » Duck Sauce, “Big Bad Wolf” » Gotye, “Somebody That I Used to Know” » M83, “Midnight City” » Major Lazer, “Original Don”

EDM Effect Woodie » Chris Brown and Benny Benassi, “Beautiful People” » Flo Rida and Avicii, “Good Feeling” » Flux Pavilion and the Throne, “Who Gon Stop Me” » Martin Solveig featuring Kele, “Ready 2 Go” » Laidback Luke and Steve Aoki, “Turbulence” » Rihanna and Calvin Harris, “We Found Love”

Breaking Woodie » A$AP Rocky » Azealia Banks » Charli XCX » Childish Gambino » Cloud Nothings » Cults » Electric Guest » Fake Problems » Fun. » Future » Iggy Azalea » Kendrick Lamar » Lana Del Rey » Meek Mill » Porter Robinson » Machine Gun Kelly » Sleeper Agent » T. Mills » Tune-Yards » Walk the Moon » Wallpaper » The Weeknd