IIFA nominations announced!

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???????????????????????????????The 16th edition of the most spectacular celebration of Indian Cinema globally, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards has announced the much anticipated list of nominations in the popular category. The Videocon D2H IIFA Weekend & Awards will take place at Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 5-7 June 2015.

Indian Cinema saw a fantastic year in 2014 with some exceptional films taking the box-office by storm. Leading the polls is the heart-warming ‘2 States’ with 9 nominations followed closely by Vishal Bhardwaj’s hard-hitting ‘Haider’ which garnered 8 nominations. Rajkumar Hirani’s inspiring ‘PK’ achieved 6 nominations and the naively stirring Kangana Ranaut starrer Queen received 5 nominations. Some of the other noteworthy mentions this year also up for awards are Imtiaz Ali’s Highway and ‘Ek Villain’.

Speaking on the nominees, Andre Timmins, Director – Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, said, “It is amazing how Indian cinema is growing strength by strength every year. It has been a spectacular year for Indian Cinema across genres of films and a multitude of talent on and off screen. Some of the biggest films are contending for awards this year and the nominations reflect the talent and achievements of our Indian Film Industry.”

Contenders for the Leading Role Male this year are Shahrukh Khan (Happy New Year), Aamir Khan (PK), Hrithik Roshan (Bang Bang), Arjun Kapoor (2 States), Shahid Kapoor (Haider) and Randeep Hooda (Highway). The Leading Role Female category sees Deepika Padukone (Happy New Year), Priyanka Chopra (Mary Kom), Rani Mukherji (Mardaani), Anushka Sharma (PK), Kangana Ranaut (Queen) and Alia Bhatt (2 States) vie for the award this year. The Best Director category sees a host of worthy nominees like Vikas Bahl (Queen), Vishal Bhardwaj (Haider), Rajkumar Hirani (PK), Abhishek Varman (2 States) and Imtiaz Ali’s (Highway).

Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd promotes the IIFA Weekend & Awards globally each year and travel to a new exciting and beautiful destination taking the Film fraternity with it to unite and celebrate the best of Indian film and culture, thereby taking Indian Cinema & India to a wider audience.

Here are the Nominations:

  1. BEST PICTURE
    Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Vikramaditya Motwane & Anurag Kashyap – Queen
    Sajid Nadiadwala & Karan Johar – 2 States
    Vinod Chopra Films & Rajkumar Hirani Films – PK
    UTv Motion Pictures & Vishal Bhardwaj Pictures – Haider
    Sajid Nadiadwala & Imtiaz Ali – Highway
    Viacom 18 Motion Pictures & Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Mary Kom

 

  1. BEST DIRECTION
    Vikas Bahl – Queen
    Vishal Bhardwaj – Haider
    Rajkumar Hirani – PK
    Abhishek Varman – 2 States
    Imtiaz Ali – Highway

 

  1. BEST LEADING ROLE MALE
    Shahid Kapoor – Haider
    Aamir Khan – PK
    Arjun Kapoor – 2 States
    Hrithik Roshan – Bang Bang
    Randeep Hooda – Highway
    Shah Rukh Khan – Happy New Year

 

  1. BEST LEADING ROLE FEMALE
    Kangana Ranaut – Queen
    Alia Bhatt – 2 States
    Priyanka Chopra – Mary Kom
    Deepika Padukone – Happy New Year
    Rani Mukherji – Mardaani
    Anushka Sharma – PK

 

  1. BEST SUPPORTING ROLE MALE
    Ronit Roy – 2 States
    Ritesh Deshmukh – Ek Villain
    Kay Kay Menon – Haider
    Randeep Hooda – Kick
    Inaamulhaq – Filmistaan
    Naseeruddin Shah – Finding Fanny

 

  1. BEST SUPPORTING ROLE FEMALE
    Tabu – Haider
    Amrita Singh – 2 States
    Lisa Haydon – Queen
    Juhi Chawla – Gulaab Gang
    Huma Qureshi – Dedh Ishqiya

 

  1. BEST ACTOR IN A COMIC ROLE
    Sharib Hashmi – Filmistaan
    Sanjay Dutt – PK
    Varun Dhawan – Main Tera Hero
    Govinda – Happy Ending

 

  1. BEST ACTOR IN A NEGATIVE ROLE
    Ritesh Deshmukh – Ek Villain
    Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Kick
    Kay Kay Menon – Haider

 

  1. BEST MUSIC DIRECTION
    Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy – 2 States
    Mithoon (‘Banjara’, ‘Zaroorat’ & ‘Hamdard’), Ankit Tiwari (‘Galliyan’), Adnan Dhool & Rabbi Ahmed (‘Awari’) – Ek Villain
    Vishal Bhardwaj – Haider
    Mithoon, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Pritam, Arko Pravo Mukherjee – Yaariyan

 

  1. BEST STORY
    Vikas Bahl, Chaitally Parmar, Parveez Shaikh – Queen
    Chetan Bhagat – Based On A Best Selling Novel “2 States: The Story Of My Marriage” – 2 States
    Abhijat Joshi & Rajkumar Hirani – PK

 

  1. BEST LYRICS
    Manoj Muntashir – Galliyan – Ek Villain
    Rashmi Singh – Muskurane – Citylights
    Amitabh Bhattacharya – Mast Magan – 2 States

 

  1. BEST PLAYBACK SINGER MALE
    Ankit Tiwari – ‘Galliyan’ – Ek Villain
    Arijit Singh – ‘Muskurane’ – Citylights
    Mika Singh – ‘Jumme Ki Raat’ – Kick
    Sukhwinder Singh – ‘Bismil’ – Haider

 

  1. BEST PLAYBACK SINGER FEMALE
    Kanika Kapoor – ‘Baby Doll’ – Ragini MMS 2
    Sultana & Jyoti Nooran – ‘Patakha Guddi’ – Highway
    Shreya Ghoshal – ‘Samjhawan’ – Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania

 

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