As the countdown to the biggest celebration of Indian Cinema worldwide draws near, International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards announces its 11 Popular Category nominations for the 20th edition of the NEXA IIFA Awards being hosted for the first time ever in India in the home of Hindi Cinema, Mumbai.
Rounding out the 11 Popular Categories are Best Picture, Direction, Performance in a Leading Role (Female & Male), Performance in a Supporting Role (Female & Male), Music Direction, Best Story, Lyrics, Playback Singer (Male & Female) as Global Voting is now LIVE and open to everyone here.
Celebrating the homecoming to Mumbai this year, the prestigious 20th edition of IIFA has NEXA as the Title Sponsor of IIFA Awards for the 5th consecutive year, Woosh Detergent promoting gender equality as our Cause Partner for the 3rd consecutive year, Tata Tea Gold as the Brand Partner.
Indian Cinema has had an incredible year with a varied number of truly distinctive films that not only took the box office by storm but were also critically acclaimed fetching rave reviews.
‘Andhadhun’ leads the way, amassing the highest number of nominations, 13 in total, ‘Padmaavat’ and ‘Raazi’ comes close seconds with 10 nominations each followed by ‘Sanju’ with 7, ‘Badhaai Ho’ with 6 nominations.
The top picks for the Best Picture category are ‘Andhadhun’, ‘Badhaai Ho’, ‘Padmaavat’, ‘Raazi’ and ‘Sanju’.
The nominees for Best Actor In A Leading Role (Female) are Alia Bhatt (Raazi), Deepika Padukone (Padmaavat), Neena Gupta (Badhaai Ho) Rani Mukerji (Hichki) and Tabu (Andhadhun).
The nominees for Best Actor In A Leading Role (Male) are Ayushmann Khurrana (Andhadhun), Rajkummar Rao (Stree), Ranbir Kapoor (Sanju), Ranveer Singh (Padmaavat), Vicky Kaushal (Raazi).
Nominations for the best Direction category are Andhadhun- Sriram Raghavan, Badhaai Ho- Amit Ravindernath Sharma, Padmaavat- Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Raazi- Meghna Gulzar and Sanju- Rajkumar Hirani.
Commenting on the occasion, Andre Timmins, Co-Founder-Director, Wizcraft International, says, “We are pleased to announce that Global Voting for our 20th edition IIFA Awards 2019 is now LIVE for IIFA fans and Bollywood enthusiasts from across the globe to cast their vote. It is a great line up of super stars in our chosen nominees for the 11 popular categories from Best Picture, Direction, Story, Performances and Music among others that truly echoes the outstanding talent and work our Hindi film industry has offered to the audiences this past year. It’s a tough one with so many talented people nominated and who wins IIFA truly allows the people to decide. We could not be happier to be preparing to celebrate this special 20th anniversary of IIFA Awards in the very heart of Bollywood, our very own Mumbai city.”