MTV Asia Awards

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MTV Asia Award
Presented by MTV Asia
First awarded 2002
Official website

The biannual MTV Asia Awards is the Asian equivalent of the Europe MTV EMA. Established in 2002, the show gives recognition and awards to Asian and international icons in achievement, cinema, fashion, humanitarian, and music. Just like the EMA, most of the awards are voted for by the viewers from the Asian region.

The latest trophy design is a gold toblerone-like bar. The twin prism shape represents the letter M and double A, the acronyms for MTV Asia Awards.

The show was absent in 2007 and was discontinued since 2009.

Host cities[edit]

Year Theme Host city Venue Hosts
2017 One Decade Later Baku, Azerbaijan Baku Crystal Hall TBA and TBA
2008 M is back! Genting Highlands, Malaysia Arena of Stars Jared Leto and Karen Mok
2006 Codehunters Bangkok, Thailand Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon, Siam Leehom Wang and Kelly Rowland
2005 MTV Asia Aid Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani Alicia Keys
2004 Valentine's Day Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium Vanness Wu and Michelle Branch
2003 MTV Cube Shaggy and Coco Lee
2002 Aliens The Fort Mandy Moore and Ronan Keating

Award categories[edit]

Viewers' Choice[edit]

Regional Awards[edit]

International award categories[edit]

Special awards[edit]

Year Award Recipient
2008 Inspiration Award Karen Mok
edc Style Award Panic! at the Disco
Knockout Award The Click Five
2006 The Style Award Jolin Tsai
Outstanding Achievement in Popular Music Destiny's Child
The Inspiration Award Bird (Thongchai McIntyre)
Breakthrough Collaboration (Japan) Teriyaki Boyz
2005 The Asian Film Award Kung Fu Hustle
Style Award Nigo (A Bathing Ape)
Inspiration Award 2004 Tsunami victims1
2004 The Asian Film Award Michelle Yeoh
The Lifetime Achievement Award Mariah Carey
Inspiration Award Anita Mui
Favorite Breakthrough Artist t.A.T.u.
Most Influential Artiste Award BoA
2003 The Asian Film Award Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Devdas
The Style Award Avril Lavigne
The Inspiration Award F4
2002 Favourite Film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Favourite Fashion Designer Donatella Versace
Inspiration Award Jackie Chan
Favourite Indian Film Song Jaane Kyon (Dil Chahta Hai)
Most Influential Artiste Award Ayumi Hamasaki

1 The award was dedicated to all victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.