The official voting for the 2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA Awards) in Macau on Sunday, November 28th, has been opened, people. So grab your mouse and get clicking!!!! (And let the epic battle of the fanclubs and extremely diligent netizens wage on. )

Mnet has already angered  two TV broadcasters, MBC and SBS over scheduling as we mentioned earlier. However, Mnet is used to drama and have even been at odds with SM Entertainment, although this year it looks like various SM artists have been nominated. Hopefully, what’s done is all in the past and all that goodstuff because an awards show just isn’t the same if the SM artists aren’t there in full force (and numbers!!!), amiright? Mnet disclosed in a press conference earlier today that invitations had been sent out to all the entertainment companies, including SME. I really hope everyone shows up!!!!

And now, for the esteemed nominees (my comments in italics):

Male Group Award-omo-MBLAQ? I thought they were still rookies?!! (I guess I’ve just lost track of time…) And 2AM vs 2PM??! What’s a JYP fangirl to do?!

Super Junior

Female Group Award-not surprised by the nominees, but seriously, no BEG?!!

Male Singer Award-dude! PSY is all kinds of awesome for being on this list, and way to make a successful comeback, Se7en!


Female Singer Award-ooh. Tough category! (And by “tough” I mean Hyori, BoA, and Gummy.)
Seo In Young
Son Dambi
Lee Hyori

Male Rookie Award-I’m really surprised, but SUPER happy, that Teen Top is on the list!!
C.N. Blue
Teen Top
Seo In Kook

Female Rookie Award-hmmm…Nine Muses? Not so sure about that one. (But I guess it IS the “rookie” category.)
miss A
Nine Muses

Best Dance Performance  (Solo)-another difficult group. But, let me just say that EVERYONE was doing Hyuna’s hip dance for the SB dance contest. Or trying to at least.
Narsha – “Bbiri Bbabba”
Rain – “The Song That’ll Hold You Back”
Lee Hyori – “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”
Taeyang – “I’ll be There”
Hyuna – “Change”

Best Dance Performance (Male Group)-“I’ll Be Back”. HA! The “running man” reboot for best dance??!! I approve. Sorta. Mostly for irony’s sake.
2PM – “I’ll Be Back”
SHINee – “Lucifer”
Super Junior – “Bonamana”

Best Dance Performance  (Female Group)-I liked miss A’s sexy bad girl/cute good girl dance the most. And really-“Bo Peep Bo Peep”? YEESH.
2NE1 – “Can’t Nobody”
4minute – “HUH!”
miss A – “Bad Girl Good Girl”
Secret – “Magic”
T-ara – “Bo Peep Bo Peep”

Best Vocal Performance  (Solo)-battle of the balladeers!
K. Will – “Miss Miss Miss”
Gummy – “Because You’re A Man”
Seo In Young – “You Write It As Love and Call It Pain”
Jung In – “Hate”
Wheesung – “I Thought of Marriage”

Best Vocal Performance  (Group)-aw man. Another really hard choice.
2AM – “Can’t Let You Go Even if I Die”
4Men – “Can’t”
8eight – “Break Up Is Coming”
Vibe – “Come Back”
Davichi – “Time Please Stop”

Best Band Performance-forgive me, but WHO IS HOT POTATO?!!
C.N. Blue – “Love”
F.T. Island – “Love Love Love”
Hot Potato – “Confession”
Boohwal – “Love Is”
TransFixion – “Shouts of Reds”

Best Rap Performance -who spits it the hardest? I’m not really sure…
DJ Doc – “I’m This Kind of Person”
Epik High – “Run”
Outsider – “Acquaintance”
UV – “Sorry I’m Not Cool”
Supreme Team – “Dang Dang Dang”

The Shilla Duty Free Asian Wave Award-no clue. But, I’ll put my $ on $N$D for this because those girls can sell ANYTHING.
C.N. Blue

Best Collaboration-IU is so cute and so good that she’s nominated against herself! What good odds she has!!
Homme – “Eating Well”
Ga-In/Jo Kwon – “We Fell In Love”
Seo Young Eun/Jung Yeob – “This Pitiful Word”
IU/Seulong – “Nagging”
Sung Shi Kyung/IU – “It’s You”

Best Digital Single-Bom all the way. Although I like Monday Kiz too. D’oh.
MC Mong – “Hurt to Death”
Monday Kiz – “Spread Away”
Park Bom – “You and I”
Supreme Team – “Then Then Then”
Jung Yeob – “Without You”

Best Music Video Picture-very diverse group we’ve got here. Especially those UV guys…
2NE1 – “Can’t Nobody”
Epik High – “Run”
UV – “Sorry I Can’t Be Cool”
Ga-In – “Can’t Turn Back”
Taeyang – “I’ll Be There”

Any thoughts on who should be nominated for the 3 BIG Daesang awards??

Daesang Award
Singer of the Year
Song of the Year
Album of the Year

You can begin voting via the official MAMA website now.


Just kidding. Mnet plans to air the ceremony live not only on its channel, but also through Hong Kong TVB, Singapore Mediacorp, Philippines GMA, and Cambodian CTN in real time. And for the rest of us, the show will be broadcast via satellite in North America, Oceania, Europe and more.

Video source: mnet