MTV Asia Awards

MTV Asia Award
Presented byMTV Asia
First awarded2002
Last awarded2008

The MTV Asia Awards was the Asian equivalent of the European MTV EMA. Established in 2002, the show gives recognition and awards to Asian and international artists 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.


Year Theme Host city Venue Hosts
2008 M Is back! Genting Highlands, Malaysia Arena of Stars Jared Leto, Karen Mok
2006 Codehunters Bangkok, Thailand Royal Paragon Hall Wang Leehom, Kelly Rowland
2005 MTV Asia Aid Impact Arena Alicia Keys
2004 Valentine's Day Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium Vanness Wu, Michelle Branch
2003 MTV Cube Shaggy, Coco Lee
2002 Aliens Mandy Moore, Ronan Keating


Viewers' choice awards[]

Regional awards[]

International awards[]

Special awards[]

Year Award Recipient
2008 The Inspiration Award Karen Mok
edc Style Award Panic! at the Disco
The Knockout Award The Click Five
2006 The Style Award Jolin Tsai
Outstanding Achievement in Popular Music Destiny's Child
The Inspiration Award Thongchai McIntyre
Breakthrough Collaboration Japan Teriyaki Boyz
2005 Asian Film Award Kung Fu Hustle
Voice Of Asia Siti Nurhaliza
Inspiration Award 2004 Tsunami victims[1]
2004 Asian Film Award Michelle Yeoh
Lifetime Achievement Award Mariah Carey
The Inspiration Award Anita Mui
Favorite Breakthrough Artist T.A.T.u.
Most Influential Artist Award BoA
2003 Asian Film Award Devdas
The Style Award Avril Lavigne
The Inspiration Award F4
2002 Favorite Film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Favorite Fashion Designer Donatella Versace
The Inspiration Award Jackie Chan
Favorite Indian Film Song "Jaane Kyon"
Most Influential Artist Award Ayumi Hamasaki


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