It is time for a homecoming with the 20th anniversary edition of the IIFA Awards being hosted for the first time ever in India in the home of Hindi Cinema, aka Bollywood, Mumbai. The spectacular event will be hosted in Mumbai this September.
The star-studded annual ceremony is all set to witness a grand celebration of Indian cinema’s finest talent, glitz, glamour, global dignitaries, world media, fans and enthusiasts from across the globe right here in Mumbai -the heart of the very vibrant entertainment capital of the country marking the 20th celebration of the IIFA journey.
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.
• THE IIFA BIG 20 : 5 SPECIAL AWARDS
IIFA Awards 2019 Becomes Even Bigger and Better with 5 Special Awards Celebrating The Winner Among Winners!
To mark the 20th edition of the biggest annual global celebration of Indian cinema, theInternational Indian Film Academy announced THE IIFA BIG 20to honour the best among the winners over the glorious past 19 years.Adding to the excitement of the highly awaited star-studded NEXA IIFA Awards, to be celebrated this September in Mumbai- The City of Dreams and home to Bollywood and its stars, IIFA announced five Special Awards to celebrate the Winner Among Winners, the nominees for which would include all winners over the last 19 years.
The IIFA Big 20 would highlight winners across five popular categories:
• Best Performance In A Leading Role (Female)
• Best Performance In A Leading Role (Male)
• Best Director
• Best Music Director
• Best Picture
• IIFA 11 POPULAR CATEGORY NOMINATIONS ARE REVEALED!
Additionally, the Nominations For The Homecoming Edition Of NEXA IIFA Awards 2019 Are Revealed!
International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards announces its 11 Popular Category nominations for the 20th edition of the NEXA IIFA Awards. 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 at https://popularawards.iifa.com/. 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. Details of the 11 Popular Categories are:
• ‘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 AyushmannKhurrana (Andhadhun), Rajkummar Rao (Stree), Ranbir Kapoor (Sanju), Ranveer Singh (Padmaavat), Vicky Kaushal (Raazi).
• Nominations for the best Direction category are Andhadhun- SriramRaghavan, Badhaai Ho- Amit Ravindernath Sharma, Padmaavat-Sanjay LeelaBhansali, Raazi- MeghnaGulzar and Sanju- RajkumarHirani.
Commenting on the occasion, Andre Timmins, Co-Founder-Director, Wizcraft International, says,“Wizcraft had set themselves the mission of putting Indian Cinema on a global platform by celebrating and recognizing the talent within our film industry with this annual global ceremony and we are delighted to celebrate the Homecoming edition in Mumbai the birthplace of Indian cinema. It is an exciting time for us to have created and sustained brand IIFA for 20 years. It is the only 21st century entertainment IP from Asia that has sustained over time. The journey has been memorable, eventful and magical to say the least. We are pleased to have this opportunity to celebrate our 20th anniversary in the home of IIFA & Hindi Cinema – Mumbai. I would like to thank the entire film industry who has helped and supported IIFA keeping the magic of IIFA alive, telling our story to the world. It is time to bring the world to India with IIFA and we are looking forward to another grand celebration with the entire film fraternity.
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.”
Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director, Marketing and Sales, Maruti Suzuki India said, “The automotive industry has moved beyond ‘Retail Experiences’. It is about privileges now. From innovations to hospitality, the entire journey has become more evolved and indulgent. And NEXA’s association with IIFA awards is a wonderful testament to that fact. We are happy to take our relationship with IIFA into its fifth year. We are inspired by the fact that our association brings us a step closer to our new age customers who seek global experiences in their everyday lives. NEXA is as much about innovative technology, as it is about global design and sophisticated style. In just four years we have touched a million hearts and the newest member to embody NEXA’s values is the all new exclusive 6-seater, the XL6. This premium MPV is all set to charm you with its looks and charm you with its premium interiors, leaving you truly inspired.”
Mr.Yogesh Jain, Director at Woosh Washing Expert, says, “We take immense pleasure and pride in announcing our partnership with IIFA for the 3rd consecutive year as a Cause Partner supporting the cause of “BarabariGhar Se Shuru – Equality Begins At Home”.
Puneet Das, VP Marketing – Tea (India), Tata Global Beverages Ltd, said “Tata Tea Gold is proud to associate with IIFA as a brand partner on their 20th Anniversary as it is being hosted for the first time ever in India in the home of Hindi Cinema. IIFA is synonymous with Indian cinema and over the years has stood for the ‘Gold standard’ of celebrating Indian Cinematic achievements. Likewise, Tata Tea Gold stands for a ‘Gold standard’ in tea drinking experience with its rich taste and an irresistible aroma. Tata Tea Gold #DilKiSuno campaign invites consumers to buy a pack of Tata Tea Gold and win a chance to attend the exciting IIFA 2019 awards event in person. This is a perfect opportunity for our consumers to witness the glitz and glamour and watch their favourite stars up, close and personal…. and we already seeing this excitement in the overwhelming responses we have been receiving so far. We wish IIFA a very happy 20th anniversary and many more to come.”
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