It looks like fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff can added another job to his long list of gigs; award show host.
Yesterday afternoon, MTV announced that the Bleachers frontman would be hosting this year’s mtvU Woodie Awards set to take place later this month.
The awards show, which primarily focuses on artists making an impact on college radio, is set to take place during this year’s South By Southwest (like every other year).
“It means a great deal to be hosting the Woodies because fun. played the Woodies before we had any success and the same for Bleachers last year,” Antonoff responded after the gig was announced.
“It’s been a platform for the two bands I’ve most recently been a part of to really go somewhere. I couldn’t be more excited to come back and host the show.”
Unlike the past years, the awards show will not only air live during a prime time spot on the network’s main channel, but will also be one hour-long, as opposed to the past when it not only pre-recorded,but also half an hour-long.
Nominees this year include Drake, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith , Childish Gambino and many more. For those wanting to vote on their favorite artists, the voting polls will close on Tuesday, March 10. The full list of nominees this year can be seen here.
The mtvU Woodie Awards will air live from SXSW on MTV on Friday, March 20 at 9 p.m. EST.