Taylor Swift, Childish Gambino Win MTV Woodie Awards at SXSW

by Sophie Schillaci 8:08 PM PDT, March 20, 2015
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Taylor Swift and Childish Gambino were among the winners on Friday night at the mtvU Woodie Awards, where a little flash flood watch didn't scare South by Southwest party-goers.

As the rain poured down in Austin, Texas, fans packed the Woodies venue to see live performances by Fall Out Boy, Big Sean, Years & Years and James Bay, while acts including Misterwives, Rae Sremmurd, Action Bronson, Ty Dolla $ign, Raury, and Clean Bandit with Jess Glynne entertained during the pre-show, day-long Woodies Festival.

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Jack Antonoff played host at the event, which saw Porter Robinson take home the coveted Woodie of the Year award. The producer and EDM star beat out Sam Smith, Charli XCX, J. Cole and FKA Twigs for the honor.

Swift won the Cover Woodie award for her rendition of Vance Joy's "Riptide," while Gambino was honored for finding new ways to reach audiences with the Next Level Performance Woodie. Swift's pal Ed Sheeran also nabbed an award on Friday night for his collaboration with Hoodie Allen.

Only ETonline was backstage with the stars -- including Fall Out Boy, who were recognized as the first act to ever be inducted into the Hall of Wood.

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See the full list of winners below, and check out ETonline's exclusive interview with performer Big Sean at the bottom of the page! 

Woodie Of The Year (Artist of the Year) ·       Porter Robinson

Artist to Watch Woodie (Best Emerging Artist) ·       Years & Years

Best Video Woodie (Best Video of the Year) ·       Childish Gambino – “Sober”

Cover Woodie (Best Cover Song) ·       Taylor Swift covering Vance Joy – “Riptide”

Next Level Performance Woodie (Finding New Ways to Reach Audiences) ·       Childish Gambino

Co-Sign Woodie (Best Collaboration Between Artists) ·       Hoodie Allen featuring Ed Sheeran – “All About It”

Social Climber Woodie (Independent Artists Using Social Media for Success) ·       Jack & Jack

College Radio Woodie (Best College Radio Station) ·       University of Pittsburgh (WPTS)