The 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) took place this week in Hong Kong, gathering together the popular Korean stars of music and acting. It’s basically Hallyu-palooza staged by Korean entertainment conglomerate CJ E&M. The lead up has been pretty hyped since one K-star after another was snapped at the airport leaving to attend the ceremony. The fashion was decent and reportedly the performances were all solid, which isn’t hard to pull off with the star power present. Big Bang and EXO were the biggest winners of the night, no surprise since both male idol groups continue to rake in the cash from album sales and tours this year. Since I’m not a K-pop aficionado, a shindig like this makes me interested in all the juicy stuff happening behind the scenes and checking out the various threads adorning the stars in front of the cameras.
Yeo Jin Goo and Kim So Hyun
Gong Hyo Jin
Han Hyo Joo
Park Jin Young
Han Chae Young
Go Ah Sung
Lee Sang Yoon and UEE
Yoo Yeon Seok and Son Ho Joon
Kwang Soo and Park Bo Young
Kim So Eun and Seo Kang Joon
Lee Ki Woo
Park Shin Hye
Best Male Group: EXO
Best Female Group: Girls’ Generation
Song of the Year: BIGBANG: “Bang Bang Bang”
Album of the Year: EXO – “Exodus”
Artist of the Year: BIGBANG
Next Generation Asian Artist: MONSTA X
Best Asian Style: EXO
Best New Male Artist: iKON
Best New Female Artist: Twice
Best Music Video: BIGBANG – “Bang Bang Bang”
Best Solo Dance Performance: HyunA – “Roll Deep”
Best Rap Performance: San E – “Me You”
Best Female Artist: Taeyeon
Best Male Artist: Park Jin Young
Worldwide Favorite Artist: BIGBANG
Global Fans’ Choice Female: f(x)
Global Fans’ Choice Male: EXO
Best Vocal Performance: Zion.T
Best Dance Performance Female: Red Velvet
Best Dance Performance Male: SHINee
Worldwide Inspiration Award: Pet-shop Boys
Best Collaboration: Zion.T & Crush
Best Band Performance: CNBLUE
2015 MAMA World Performer: BTS
well..not really Kpop fan but Gong hyojin looks so cool and park shinhye is beautiful.
and this award turned into fanwar haha, between YG stans VS SM stans. but those artists were so pretty even not so into their latest fashion style.
ps : bigbang is my fave fashion disaster… no doubt!
Uee is arm candy to Lee Sang Yoo. Why was he cut off?
Gong Hyojin is so freaking cool, I don’t think any other Korean actress has the idgaf air that she has. She seems like someone you’d have fun with.
I agree. Korean actresses don’t usually look like they have even a glancing acquaintance with cool but GHJ has it, all right.
lol the height difference between kwangsoo and pby!
When I saw Yeo Jin Goo and Kim So Hyun, nothing else mattered. Lol.
and poor Kim So Eun and Seo Kang Joon didn’t even make it to be featured on koala’s page.
3rd picture from the bottom?
Taeyeon looks stunning!
Lol such an irony when you have park shin hye and snsd Seohyun photos side by side. I remember those dark days when i have quite a headache at all the shipper fights going on.
I really like Park Shin Hye’s dress, it’s a bit 2000s Miu Miu-like? Covered up but still cute. And I also like what the girl in yellow in the top pic is wearing, it works quite nicely to wear such a cheerful colour to play down the effect of thing high boots.
btw koala are you going to do a post about the November box office in Korea? It’s interesting to see Lee Byung Hun rise again after a year of being hated by the public, while far more hyped movies flop.
Did CN Blue not attend? no Pics of them? Love them so much!
they didn’t. all fnc artist didn’t attend
kim so hyun just had to cut her dresss at the knees and it would have been stunning on her
What in the world is key from shinee wearing??? Jesus christ….
He was wearing the rest of the pant leg missing from his fellow member’s pant!
I agree, it seems like his pants got torn/stained on the way so he borrowed from a tall guy.
I don’t like PSY’s dress, makes her more professional and babyish. I am a big fan of her, just give her age appropriate gowns.
No more black and white on red carpets please.
Colors – WE NEED MORE COLORS!!!!!
yeah at least these guys are a LOT more colourful than the actor red carpets lol.
Even among the few ‘formal’ full-length dresses I see one is bright red (Taeyeon). It also has the best cut of the lot, it fits her beautifully.
TaeYeon and Kim So Eun look great, but other than those two, I’m kind of disappointed in the K-Celebs fashion this year. The Chinese Celebs have really rocked the carpet with classier and more sophisticated looks.
Well, actually TaeYeon looks the best. Kim So Eun keeps playing it safe with black… which even though it suits her is boring.
After looking at the Chinese Gala photos and MAMA photos. Boy there is a difference… Korea you disappoint me. However Shinee’s style and the Actors and some Actresses look really nice
Stephanie Lee’s gown os a scene-stealer. Best-dressed goes to her, imo.
oops, didnt see your post lol….she’s great! i agree, think she was the best dressed as well
thats Stephanie Lee in the backless purple dress 🙂
Han Hyo Joo is so beautiful <3 wow, she's stealing my eyes among all those eye candy!