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Childish Gambino a double winner at MTV's Woodie Awards

Rapper Childish Gambino was the big winner at the mtvU Woodie Awards on Friday (20Mar15), taking home two trophies at the Austin, Texas prizegiving.

The MC/actor, real name Donald Glover, was honored with the Best Video prize for his hit Sober at the ceremony, which celebrates music popular with college students.


Gambino was also handed the Woodie for Next Level Performance, which fetes an artist who finds new ways to reach audiences, after creating an app which allowed concertgoers to send messages that would be displayed on the stage during his Deep Web tour, in support of his Grammy-nominated album, Because The Internet.


The top prize of the night, for Woodie of the Year, went to producer/electronic musician Porter Robinson, who beat out the likes of Sam Smith, Charli XCX and J. Cole for the award.


Other winners included Taylor Swift, who earned a Cover Woodie for her version of Vance Joy's Riptide, rapper Hoodie Allen and Ed Sheeran, whose collaboration on All About It won the pair a Co-Sign Woodie, and Fall Out Boy, who became the first inductees into the Hall of Wood for their career achievements.


The Centuries rockers also took the stage to perform a medley of their hits, while other artists including Big Sean, Years & Years and James Bay also entertained the crowd with live sets.


The annual prizegiving, which takes place during the South By Southwest festival, was hosted by fun. star Jack Antonoff.