He’s already taken the community college world by storm, and now Donald Glover is looking to conquer the mtvU Woodie Awards as the show’s first-ever host.
Glover, best known for his portrayal of a college student on NBC’s “Community,” has just been tapped to serve as master of ceremonies for the seventh-annual Woodies, which will air live on MTV, MTV2 and mtvU on Wednesday, March 16, at midnight, from the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas.
Glover seems the perfect man for the job. After all, the Woodies are the only awards show where the winners are determined by college students, and Glover is definitely psyched about the opportunity.
“I’m really excited to be hosting the Woodies, (insert joke about award sounding like a penis),” he wrote in a statement.
Glover is just the latest name to be announced for the 2011 Woodies, joining a list of performers — Wiz Khalifa, Odd Future, Sleigh Bells and more — and nominees (a list that includes everyone from Kanye West and Yelawolf to Mumford & Sons and the Arcade Fire ) that showcase not only the Woodies’ eclectic tastes, but those of its viewers, too.
Eminem protégé Skylar Grey, Lupe Fiasco, Matt and Kim and “My Life as Liz” star Liz Lee have also been announced as presenters on the show. More performers and presenters will be added in the coming days.
The 2011 mtvU Woodie Awards will air live on MTV, MTV2 and mtvU on Wednesday, March 16, at midnight (ET/PT) from the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. For more information — and to vote for the winner of the “Breaking Woodie” award — check out Woodies.MTV.com.