The 2012 mtvU Woodie Awards aired on Sunday night highlighting performances from Santigold, Steve Aoki and the show’s big winner, Mac Miller, who walked away with two trophies. The half-hour feature, shot in Austin, Texas during the South by Southwest festival was packed with entertainment.
Santigold performed her hit “L.E.S. Artistes” along with the new single “Disparate Youth,” while EDM Effect nominee Steve Aoki performed “Emergency,” “Steve Jobs,” and commanded a guest appearance from Lil Jon on “Turbulence.”
Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller was one of the standouts of the night, taking home Woodie of the Year and Performing Woodie awards, in addition to amping up the crowd with a set that included “Party on 5th Ave,” “Donald Trump” and “Loud.”
“My fans are dope,” Mac told MTV’s Buzzworthy blog following his win. “I think the reason they go so hard for me and why they ride for me is because… I think they just see me as one of them. When my album came out, I had fans tweeting me that they bought 10 of them.”
Machine Gun Kelly also had a notable night, topping off his title as MTV News’ Hottest Breakthrough MC of 2011 by taking home the Breaking Woodie award. After nabbing the trophy, MGK sent out a genuine thank-you to his throng of supportive fans, who cast their votes for his big win. “To all the fans out there who took the time to vote over and over again ’til your fingers got carpal tunnel, thank you!” MGK told Buzzworthy. “Thank you dude. You have made my year. Lace up!”
Other winners included Best Coast, who took home Best Video Woodie for “Our Deal” and Calvin Harris who was honored with the EDM Effect Woodie. The Woodie Awards were held in Austin, Texas following the first-ever Woodies Festival, which featured an additional slew of performances from A$AP Rocky, Machine Gun Kelly, Fun., Chiddy Bang and more.