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- Posted on Nov 19th 2009 10:01AM by Ginny Yang
Matt and Kim entered the venue on bikes and performed 'Lessons Learned' with a crowd of hipsters stripping down to their underwear as a tribute to the song's nudity-filled video. Both members of the band stepped off the stage and into the audience -- fully dressed, mind you -- with Kim Schifino standing atop the crowded mass. Meanwhile, someone attempted to feed Matt Johnson beer as he crowd-surfed.
This act prompted Zooey Deschanel to declare, "I'm not prepared to take off my clothes," to a chorus of good-natured boos. Instead, she stood behind the podium in a metallic frock and announced Never Shout Never as the first winner of the night. The collective exclaimed, "Power to the people!" while accepting the statue for Breaking Woodie, then immediately exited the stage.
The references to Matt and Kim's eye-popping performance didn't stop there. After 3OH!3, decked in Lady Gaga-like VMA ensembles, bestowed the Leftfield Woodie to Tech N9ne, the winning act said, "Thank you for the second Woodie I got tonight ... the first was from the chicks undressing." Amber Tamblyn then introduced Passion Pit in Old English and the group, nominated for the Breaking Woodie Award, performed its electro singles 'Little Secrets' and 'The Reeling' back-to-back.
'I Love College' rapper Asher Roth presented the Best Performing Woodie to Green Day, who weren't available to accept, and dove into the audience. Then comedian David Cross brought out 2005 Woodie Award winners Death Cab for Cutie, and the indie stalwarts played 'Meet Me on the Equinox' from the 'New Moon' soundtrack and their 2003 hit, 'Sound of Settling.'
Afterward, Matt and Kim returned to the stage to claim the Best Video Woodie for their nudity-enhanced clip. "Just put one hand in the air," instructed Johnson. "Thank you for being here, this is so fun." Janelle Monáe followed up, wearing an embroidered cape, and introduced Clipse and Cam'ron through Autotune. The hip-hop act then brought out special guest Rick Ross for a rendition of 'I'm Good.'
Leighton Meester and Cyndi Lauper presented the final award for Woodie of the Year to Kings of Leon, who were not in the building to receive it. But the night ended on a rowdy note, despite the absence of the show's big winners. Actress Mary-Louise Parker hit the podium, telling the crowd, "You guys are so hammered, you don't give a f--- what I say," before introducing the Dead Weather, who closed out the night with a rocking performance of their Best Woodie-nominated track, 'Treat Me Like Your Mother.'
See all the craziness yourself when the Woodies air on Dec. 4 at 10PM ET on MTV. Check out the video of Leighton Meester and Cyndi Lauper announcing Kings of Leon's win below.