2003 Mnet Music Video Festival
|2003 Mnet Music Video Festival|
|Date||November 27, 2003|
|Location||Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea|
|Hosted by||Cha Tae-hyun and Sung Yu-ri|
|Most awards||Big Mama (2)|
|Most nominations||Big Mama and Lee Hyori (3)|
|Website||Mnet Asian Music Awards|
|Network||South Korea: Mnet
Japan: Mnet Japan
|Runtime||around 203 minutes|
Leading the nominees were duo Big Mama and solo artist Lee Hyori, with three each. By the end of the ceremony, Big Mama were the only ones to receive two wins, including Music Video of the Year daesang award.
In its fifth year, the award-giving body continued to use the name "M.net Korean Music Festival" (MKMF) and the grand awards (or daesang) were still the Best Popular Music Video and Music Video of the Year. However, the event took place at the Kyung Hee University for the first time. Singer-actor Cha Tae-hyun came back to host the event for the third time, together with Sung Yu-ri.
During this year, the category for Best Indie Performance was discontinued.
Selection process and judging criteria
During the preliminary screening, the committee selected the nominees who released their singles and albums from November 2002 to October 2003. Afterwards, the official website of Mnet was opened so that fans will be able to vote their for candidates. In the same way, the professional juries have chosen from the nominees as well. The votes from both the fans and the judges were combined for the winners of each category.
Winners and nominees
|Most Popular Music Video
|Music Video of the Year
|Best New Male Artist||Best New Female Artist|
|Best New Group||Best Mixed Group|
|Best Male Group||Best Female Group|
|Best Male Artist||Best Female Artist|
|Best R&B Performance||Best Rock Performance|
|Best Hip Hop Performance||Best Music Video Director|
|Best Dance Performance||Best Ballad Performance|
|Best International Artist|
- Mobile Popularity Award: Rain - "Ways To Avoid The Sun"
- Special Jury Prize: Jo PD - "Secret Diary" (비밀일기)
- Netizen Popularity Award: Shinhwa - "Your Wedding
Artist(s) with multiple wins
The following artist(s) received two or more wins (excluding the special awards):
Artist(s) with multiple nominations
The following artist(s) received two or more nominations:
Presenters and performers
|Cha Tae-hyun and Sung Yu-ri||Main hosts of the show|
|Rain and Gong Hyo-jin||Presenters for the award for Best New Male Artist|
|Yeouk-hwan (여욱환) and Han Ji-min||Presenters for the award for Best New Female Artist|
|Lim Eun-kyung and Eun Ji-won||Presenters for the award for Best New Group|
|Jo Sungmo and Park Jung-ah||Presenters for the award for Best International Artist|
|김영호 and An Heung-chan (안흥찬)||Presenters for the award for Best Rock Performance|
|Uhm Jung-hwa and DJ DOC||Presenters for the award for Best Hip Hop Performance|
|Gim Jong-wan (김종완) and Chakra||Presenters for the special award for Mobile Popularity Award|
|Oh Seung-hwan and Yeon Jung-hoon||Presenters for the award for Best Male Group|
|Gwon Min-jung (권민중) and Yi Hyuk-jae (이혁재)||Presenters for the award for Best Female Group|
|Yi Munseok (이문석) and Gim Junhui (김준희)||Presenters for the award for Best Mixed Group|
|Kim Joong-man (김중만) and Kim Jung-hwa||Presenters for the award for Best Music Video Director|
|Myung Se-bin and 용이감독||Presenters for the award for Special Jury Prize|
|An Byeong-gyun (안병균) and Jang Shin-young||Presenters for the award for Netizen Popularity Award|
|Gong Hyung-jin and Song Seon-mi (송선미)||Presenters for the award for Best Dance Performance|
|Ryu Soo-young and Cho Yunheong (초윤헉)||Presenters for the award for Best Ballad Performance|
|Gim Nam-jeon (김남전) and Han Ji-hye||Presenters for the award for Best R&B Performance|
|Chae Shi-ra and Gim Taeuk (김태욱)||Presenters for the award for Best Male Artist|
|Kang Ho-dong, Jo Jeong-rin (조정린), and Shin Dong-yup||Presenters for the award for Best Female Artist|
|Gim Seong-eun (김성은) Bag Jeung-cheum (박증츰)||Presenters for the award for Music Video of the Year|
|Han Chae-young and Yi Gang-mok (이강목)||Presenters for the award for Most Popular Music Video|
|DJ DOC||"Pozori", "Street Life", and "Run To You"||Opening of the show|
|Seven||"I Just Wanna Be", 와줘",||Best New Artist|
|Jo Sungmo||"Piano", "Fly Me to the Moon", and "Can't Stop Loving You"|
|Lee Hyori||"10 Minutes"||Middle of the show|
|M (Lee Min-woo)||"Sweet Girl"|
|M (Lee Min-woo) ft. Lee Hyori||"Hey Girl"|
|Wheesung||"Gone", "With Me"||"Mr.Real-Slow"|
|Wheesung and Seven||"Luz Control"|
|Koo Junyup (DJ Koo), Jeong Lee, Chae Yeon, Rain, Gangwon Rae (강원래) and Bada||"You're My Life", "Back To Top", "Escape", "I", "Thinking of My Brother"||"Born Again 2003"|
|Rain||"Do You Like That I'm Famous Now", "Ways To Avoid The Sun"||"He's Perfect!"|
|Asoto Union. Dynamic Duo, Eun Ji-won, Jung-in, Movement||"We Don't Stop", "Whistle", "Rush", "Because I'm A Man", "Love Rollercoaster"||"The Musician"|
|Crystal Kay||"Can't Be Stopped"||"Friends Over The Rainbow"|
|Bada||"A Day Of Renew"|
|Lee Hyori||"10 Minutes" encore||Closing remarks (Most Popular Music Video awardee)|
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