IIFA 2015 NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED 2 STATES LEADS THE NOMINATIONS WITH 9 NODS FOLLOWED BY HAIDER WITH 8


Mumbai 14th April, 2015: 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 Vika sBahl (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 beautifuldestination 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.

 

 

About IIFA (International Indian Film Academy)

Conceptualized and produced by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and supported by the key members of the Indian film fraternity, IIFA is the most appreciated South Asian film academy. Also, the IIFA Awards is India’s biggest media event. With a viewership of almost 800 million, it is among the world’s most-watched annual entertainment events. From a one night celebration in 2000 at the Millennium Dome, London, the last sixteen years have seen the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) movement grow into a cine-packed weekend of film-festivals, workshops, exhibitions, film-showcases and global business forums, all of which climax into the highlight of the Weekend, the IIFA Awards. www.iifa.com

 

IIFA PR TEAM: WizSpk Communication & PR

 Kirti Tawde- Malaysia Contact – +601116085958/India Contact 09820834941- kirti.tawde@wizspk.com               

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IIFA 2015 – POPULAR NOMINEES

 

Sr. No. Category Nomination
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
     
2 Direction VIKAS BAHL##QUEEN
VISHAL BHARDWAJ##HAIDER
RAJKUMAR HIRANI##PK
ABHISHEK VARMAN##2 STATES
IMTIAZ ALI##HIGHWAY
     
3 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
     
4 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
     
5 Supporting Role Male RONIT ROY##2 STATES
RITESH DESHMUKH##EK VILLAIN
KAY KAY MENON##HAIDER
RANDEEP HOODA##KICK
INAAMULHAQ##FILMISTAAN
NASEERUDDIN SHAH##FINDING FANNY
     
6 Supporting Role Female TABU##HAIDER
AMRITA SINGH##2 STATES
LISA HAYDON##QUEEN
JUHI CHAWLA##GULAAB GANG
HUMA QURESHI##DEDH ISHQIYA
     
7 Comic Role SHARIB HASHMI##FILMISTAAN
SANJAY DUTT##PK
VARUN DHAWAN##MAIN TERA HERO
GOVINDA##HAPPY ENDING
     
8 Negative Role RITESH DESHMUKH##EK VILLAIN
NAWAZUDDIN SIDDIQUI##KICK
KAY KAY MENON##HAIDER
     
9 Music Direction SHANKAR-EHSAAN-LOY##2 STATES
MITHOON-BANJARA, ZAROORAT & HAMDARD, ANKIT TIWARI- GALLIYAN, ADNAN DHOOL (SOCH) – AWARI, RABBI AHMED-AWARI##EK VILLAIN
VISHAL BHARDWAJ- FOR THE FULL ALBUM##HAIDER
MITHOON, YO YO HONEY SINGH, PRITAM, ARKO PRAVO MUKHERJEE##YAARIYAN
     
10 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
     
11 Lyrics MANOJ MUNTASHIR##GALLIYAN##EK VILLAIN
RASHMI SINGH##MUSKURANE##CITYLIGHTS
AMITABH BHATTACHARYA##MAST MAGAN##2 STATES
     
12 Playback Singer Male ANKIT TIWARI##GALLIYAN##EK VILLAIN
ARIJIT SINGH##MUSKURANE##CITYLIGHTS
MIKA SINGH##JUMME KI RAAT##KICK
SUKHWINDER SINGH##BISMIL##HAIDER
     
13 Playback Singer Female KANIKA KAPOOR##BABY DOLL##RAGINI MMS2
SULTANA & JYOTI NOORAN##PATAKHA GUDDI##HIGHWAY
SHREYA GHOSHAL##SAMJHAWAN##HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIA

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