[POLL] MAMA 2017 Nominees: Who Will Come Out On Top?

Awards season is coming, and the MNET Asian Music Awards (hereafter referred to as MAMA) is kicking things off with a bang! It’s only been two days, and my social media feeds are already filled with people discussing the nominations. As I write this, fans all over the world are diligently trying to get on MNET’s bugging website and vote for their favorites.  I’m multifandom, so I’m having a really hard time choosing. Also, my computer seems to hate that site. So I thought I’d do something a little different!

I’m going to write a post with my thoughts of who will win at this years MAMAs, I’ll publish it closer to the actual ceremony. That way, we can see how the fan voting and November comebacks factor into the final results and I can make a more accurate guess. In the meantime, I thought it would be interesting to see what other people thought too! I made a poll where you can guess the winners, and I’ll use it as part of my later post.

Click HERE to go the poll!

(SIDE NOTE: I’m sorry that you have to go to another site!  I spent hours making it look nice and pretty on Play Buzz since I thought I could embed it, but it turns out that I can’t unless I upgrade to a paying version…*sobs*)

NOMINEES AND VOTING CRITERIA

Artist of the Year Award (Category by Artist)

JUDGING CRITERIA: Online Voting (30%), MAMA Professional Panel (30%), Music Sales (30%), Record Sales (10%)

BEST NEW ARTIST

MALE

FEMALE

Wanna One

Pristin

Golden Child

Dreamcatcher

TheEastLight

Momoland

Samuel

Weki Meki

Jeong Sewoon

Kim Chungha

BEST GROUP

MALE

FEMALE

EXO

Blackpink

GOT7

Twice

NU’EST W

Red Velvet

BTS

Mamamoo

Wanna One

GFriend
Seventeen

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BEST ARTIST

MALE

FEMALE

G-Dragon

Sunmi
Zion.T

Suzy

PSY

IU
Yoon Jong Shin

Taeyeon

Zico

Heize

Song of the Year Award (Category by Genre)

JUDGING CRITERIA: Online Voting (20%), MAMA Professional Panel (40%), Music Sales (30%), Record Sales (10%)

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE

SOLO FEMALE GROUP

MALE GROUP

Sunmi, “Gashina”

Apink, “Five” EXO, “Ko Ko Bop”

Psy, “New Face”

Twice, “Signal”

NCT 127, “Cherry Bomb”

Lee Hyori, “Black” Red Velvet, “Red Flavor”

Monsta X, “Beautiful”

Taemin, “Move”

SNSD, “Holiday”

BTS, “DNA”

Hyuna, “Babe”

GFriend, “Love Whisper” Vixx, “Shangri-La”

Seventeen, “Don’t Wanna Cry”

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE

MALE SOLO FEMALE SOLO

GROUP

Zion.T, “The Song”

Sejeong, “Flower Path” Winner, “Really Really”
Yoon Jong Shin, “Like It” Suran, “Wine”

Mamamoo, “Yes I Am”

Jung Seunghwan, “The Fool”

IU, “Through the Night” Bolbbalgan4, “Tell Me You Love Me”
Han Dong Geun, “Crazy” Jung Eunji, “The Spring”

BTOB, “Missing You”

Hwang Chi Yeol, “A Daily Song”

Heize, “You, Clouds, Rain” Highlight, “Calling You”
BEST BAND PERFORMANCE
CNBLUE, “Between Us”
DAY6, “I Smile”
FT Island, “Wind”
Buzz, “The Love”
Hyukoh, “Tomboy”
BEST HIP HOP & URBAN PERFORMANCE
Dean, “Come Over”
Mad Clown, “Lost Without You”
Woo Won Jae, “We Are”
Zico, “Artist”
Heize, “Don’t Know You”
BEST COLLABORATION
Dynamic Duo & Chen, “Nosedive”
Jay Park & Dok2, “Most Hated”
Soyou & Baekhyun, “Rain”
IU & Ohyuk, “Can’t Love You Anymore”
Hyolyn & Changmo, “Blue Moon”

Special Prize

JUDGING CRITERIA: Online Voting (30%), MAMA Professional Panel (70%)

BEST OST

Bolbbalgan4, “You and I From the Beginning” (Ruler: Master of the Mask)

Suzy, “I Love You Boy” (While You Were Sleeping)

Ailee, “I Will Go to You Like the First Snow” (Goblin)

Chanyeol & Punch, “Stay With Me” (Goblin)

Crush, “Beautiful” (Goblin)

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

EXO, “Power”

Twice, “Signal”

Wanna One, “Energetic”

BTS, “Spring Day”

Seventeen, “Don’t Wanna Cry”

Daesangs

There’s typically an award for Artist of the YearSong of the Year, and Album of the Year.  MNET hasn’t officially announced the nominees, but from what I understand anyone nominated for an Artist Award or a Song Award is eligible for those respective categories (I assume the judging criteria is the same).  Album of the Year will be decided by the professional panel (40%) and the album sales (60%).

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All images and information are from MNET. The poll was made thanks to Play Buzz.

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