The biggest worldwide celebration of Indian cinema is at the door as the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA), returns with its 23rd edition and announces its 12 Popular Category nominations. The event will take place at Yas Island, on February 9th, 10th and 11th, 2023 and Abu Dhabi will be the host of the award show.
Nominations for best movies include Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Darlings, Drishyam 2, Gangubai Kathiawadi and Vikram Vedha.
Nominations for Best Actors and Actress in lead include Yami Gautam Dhar, Tabu, Shefali Shah, Alia Bhatt, Kartik Aaryan, Abhishek Bachchan and Ajay Devgn, Rajkumar Rao, Anupam Kher and Hrithik Roshan.
Nomination for best direction includes Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Brahmastra Part One: Shiva, Darlings, Gangubai Kathiawadi, Monica O My Darling and Rocketry: The Nambi Effect.
Nomination for best performance female in supporting roles includes Sheeba Chadha for Badhaai Do, Mouni Roy for Brahmastra Part One: Shiva, Nimrat Kaur for Dasvi, Tabu for Drishyam 2 and Radhika Apte for Monica O My Darling.
The nominees for Music Direction are Pritam (Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2), Pritam (Brahmastra Part One: Shiva), Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Gangubai Kathiawadi), Oaff and Savera (Gehraiyaan), Tanishk Bagchi, Pozy (Niranjan Dhar), Kanishk Seth and Vishal Shelke (Jugjugg Jeeyo).
The nominees for Playback Singer (Female) are Jonita Gandhi for Deva Deva (Brahmastra Part One: Shiva), Shreya Ghoshal for Rasiya (Brahmastra Part One: Shiva), Shreya Ghoshal for Jab Saiyaan (Gangubai Kathiawadi), Lothika for Doobey (Gehraiyaan), Kavita Seth for Rangi Sari – traditional/ folk song (Jugjugg Jeeyo).
The nominees for Playback Singer (Male) are Arijit Singh for Kesariya (Brahmastra Part One: Shiva), Arijit Singh for Deva Deva (Brahmastra Part One: Shiva), Mohit Chauhan for Gehraiyaan (reprise) (Gehraiyaan), Kanishk Seth for Rangi Sari – traditional/ folk song (Jugjugg Jeeyo), Aditya Rao for Behney Do (Rocketry: The Nambi Effect)
The nominees for Best Story (Original) are Akshat Ghildial and Suman Adhikary for Badhaai Do, Ayan Mukherji for Brahmastra Part One: Shiva, R. Balki for Chup, Jasmeet K Reen and Parveez Shaikh for Darlings and Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri for The Kashmir Files.
The nomination for Best Story (Adapted) include Aamil Keeyan Khan and Abhishek Pathak for Drishyam 2, S.Hussain Zaidi and Jane Borges for Gangubai Kathiawadi, Yogesh Chandekar for Monica O My Darling, R.Madhavan for Rocketry: The Nambi Effect and Pushkar, Gayatri and BA Fida for Vikram Vedha.
The nominees for Lyrics are Varun Grover for Atak Gaya Hai (Badhaai Do), Amitabh Bhattacharya for Kesariya (Brahmastra Part One: Shiva), A.M. Turaz for Jab Saiyaan (Gangubai Kathiawadi), Ankur Tewari for Gehraiyaan (Gehraiyaan) and Raj Shekhar for Behney Do (Rocketry: The Nambi Effect)
The event will be held in collaboration with the Department of Culture and Tourism. Global Voting will be live on Tuesday, 27th December 2022 and is open to everyone on https://gvote2023.iifa.com/ .
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