2008 Mnet Km Music Festival
|2008 Mnet Asian Music Awards|
|Date||November 15, 2008|
|Location||Seoul Sports Complex, Seoul, South Korea|
|Most awards||Wonder Girls (3)|
|Most nominations||TVXQ, Epik High, Wonder Girls (5)|
|Website||Mnet Asian Music Awards|
|Network||South Korea: Mnet|
Japan: Mnet Japan
|Runtime||around 195 minutes|
Leading the nominees were boy groups TVXQ and Epik High, and girl group Wonder Girls with 5 nominations each. By the end of the ceremony, Wonder Girls won the most wins and became the first artist/performer to receive 3 wins, which included one daesang award. It was followed by Big Bang and Lee Hyori with 2 each.
The award-giving body continued to use the name "M.net Korean Music Festival" (MKMF) for the tenth consecutive time, which was held at the Seoul Olympic Stadium for the second time. For the first time, however, singer-actor Rain was the only one to host the event. The official slogan used was "My Dream, My Music, My Way, My MKMF".
Before revealing the Best New Male Artist winner, an intermission number from the boy group nominees was performed, resembling the performance by the then new girl group nominees during the ninth ceremony held last year. Together with ex-H.O.T. member Moon Hee-joon, the boy groups performed the debut singles of the past Best New Group winners including Super Junior, SS501, TVXQ, g.o.d, and Shinhwa.
During its 10th anniversary, Clon made an appearance once again to say a little speech during their experiences. Additionally, the first on screen kiss between Lee Hyori and T.O.P happened during their performance that their skit made headlines later on.
Winners and nomineesEdit
- Auction Netizen Popularity Award - TVXQ - "Mirotic"
- Hallyu Singers by the Japanese Press - SG Wannabe
- Mnet PD's Choice Award - Shin Seung-hun
- MKMF 10th Anniversary Commemorative - H.O.T. (received by Moon Hee-joon)
- Overseas Viewers' Award - TVXQ - "Mirotic"
- Best New Asian Artist - Khalil Fong
- Composer Award: Kim Jong-wan - "Time to walk memories" (기억을 걷는 시간) ( Nell )
- Lyricist Award: Kim Dong-ryul - "Let's Start Again"
- Arrangement Award: Tablo - "One"
- Music Portal Mnet Award: Big Bang
Artist(s) with multiple winsEdit
The following artist(s) received two or more wins (excluding the special awards):
Artist(s) with multiple nominationsEdit
The following artist(s) received more than two nominations:
Presenters and performersEdit
|Rain||Main host of the show|
|Shin Dong-wook and Yoon Ji-min||Presenters of the award for Best New Female Artist|
|Ryu Deok-hwan and Wonder Girls||Presenters of the award for Best New Male Artist|
|Baek Ji-young and Byeon Jin-seob (변진섭)||Presenters of the award for Best Ballad/R&B Award|
|박주만 and Jae Young-jeon (전재영)||Presenters of the award for Auction Netizen Popularity Award|
|Kim Hyun-soo (김현수) and Hong Soo-ah (홍수아)||Presenters of the award for Best Dance Performance|
|Ahn Hye-Kyung and Sung Chun Hwang (황성철)||Presenters of the award for Best OST|
|정민실 (Japan Radio DJ)||Presenter of the special award for Hallyu Singers by the Japanese Press|
|Kim Shin-young||Presenter of the award for Best House & Electronic|
|Leessang and Hong Seo-beom (홍서범)||Presenters of the award for Best Hip Hop Performance|
|Heocham (허참) and Joo||Presenters of the award for Best Rock Performance|
|Lee Jin-wook and Yoon So-yi||Presenters of the award for Best Male Artist|
|Jeon Hye-bin and Tae Jin-ah||Presenters of the award for Best Female Artist|
|Shinee||Handed in the award for 10th Year Anniversary Remember Award|
|Sean (션) and his son No Harang (노하랑)||Introduced the next performers (My MKMF #5)|
|Go Eun-ah and Lee Wan||Presenters of the award for Overseas Viewers' Award|
|Yoon So-yi, Chae Yeon, and 주이||Presenters of the award for Best New Asian Artist|
|Park Tae-hwan||Presenter of the award for Best Female Group|
|Yoon Jin-seo and Lee Chun-hee||Presenters of the award for Best Male Group|
|(Lee Gisang (이기상) and Choe Halli (최할리)) Jin-hie Park and Lee Ki-woo||Presenters of the award for Best Music Video|
|Bom Yeoreum Gaeul Kyeoul||Presenters of the award for Song of the Year|
|Shin Seung-hun||Presenter of the award for Artist of the Year|
|Kim Chang-wan||Presenter of the award for Album of the Year|
|Lee Min-ki||"My Way"||My MKMF #1: My Way|
|2PM, U-Kiss, Shinee, 2AM, Mighty Mouth, Moon Hee-joon||"U", "Warning", "Rising Sun", "Lie", "Brand New", "Warrior's Descendant" Rock ver. and "The Fighting Sprit"||My MKMF #3: Something HOT|
|Brown Eyed Girls, Jewelry, Jaurim||"How Come", "One More Time", "Magic Carpet Ride"||My MKMF #3: Girl's Got Reloaded|
|SG Wannabe, Shin Seung-hun||"La La La", "Even After A Long While"||Intermission number after the former received the 'Hallyu Singers by the Japanese Press' recognition and before the latter received the 'Mnet PD's Choice Award'|
|Wonder Girls ft. 2PM||"Nobody" Tango ver. and disco ver.||My MKMF #4: Secret Party|
|Big Bang ft. Lee Hyori||"Look At Me Only", "Lie", "Haru Haru", "U Go-Girl" remix, "Look At Me Hyori", "10 Minutes"||My MKMF #5: Scandalous|
|Hong Hyun (홍현아), Epik High, Kim Chang-wan band||"Redemption", "One", "Right Dudu Dada", "Naughty Boy"||My MKMF #5: Rescue|
|Khalil Fong and Chae Yeon||"Lover" Chinese ver.|
|TVXQ||"The Way U Are", "Rising Sun", "'O'-Jung.Ban.Hap.", "Purple Line", "Hug", "Wrong Number", "Mirotic"||My MKMF #7: My Addiction|
|Rain||"My Way", "It's Raining", "Only You", "Don't Stop", "Rainism"||My MKMF #8: 2098 Still Raining|
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