3 Idiots leads IIFA award nominations


Express May 13, 2010

KARACHI: The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) award nominations were announced this week.

Predictably, 2009’s biggest hit 3 Idiots swept away the nominations but the other contenders, such as Kaminey, may give the film a run for its money.

Best Film

Vidhu Vinod Chopra - 3 Idiots Boney Kapoor - Wanted Anurag Kashyap and Ronnie Screwvala - Dev D Vishal Bharadwaj and Ronnie Screwvala - Kaminey Sunil Manchanda and AB Corp - Paa

Best Direction

Rajkumar Hirani - 3 Idiots Anurag Kashyap - Dev D Ayan Mukerji - Wake Up Sid Vishal Bharadwaj - Kaminey Imtiaz Ali - Love Aaj Kal R.Balki - Paa

Performance In A Leading Role - Male

Aamir Khan - 3 Idiots Amitabh Bachchan - Paa Saif Ali Khan - Love Aaj Kal Salman Khan - Wanted Shahid Kapoor - Kaminey Ranbir Kapoor - Wake Up Sid

Performance In A Leading Role - Female

Kareena Kapoor - 3 Idiots Priyanka Chopra - Kaminey Deepika Padukone - Love Aaj Kal Vidya Balan - Paa Mahi Gill - Dev D

Performance in a Supporting Role - Male

Sharman Joshi - 3 Idiots Irrfan Khan - New York R. Madhavan - 3 Idiots Abhimanyu Singh - Gulaal Abhishek Bachchan - Paa Rishi Kapoor - Love Aaj Kal

Performance In Supporting Role- Female

Kalki Koechlin - Dev D Arundhati Naag - Paa Divya Dutta - Delhi 6 Supriya Pathak - Wake Up Sid Kirron Kher - Kurbaan

Performance in a Comic Role

Omi Vaidya - 3 Idiots Ajay Devgn - All The Best Johnny Lever - De Dana Dan Govinda - Life Partner Sanjay Dutt - All The Best

Performance in a Negative Role

Boman Irani - 3 Idiots Amol Gupte - Kaminey Prakash Raj - Wanted Kay Kay Menon - Gulaal Arya Babbar- Jail

Music Direction

Shantanu Moitra - 3 Idiots A.R.Rehman- Delhi 6 Pritam - Love Aaj Kal Amit Trivedi - Dev D Vishal Bharadwaj - Kaminey

Best Story

Abhijat Joshi, Raj Kumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra - 3 Idiots Ayan Mukherji - Wake Up Sid Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane - Dev D Imtiaz Ali - Love Aaj Kal R.Balki - Paa

Best Lyrics

Swanand Kirkire - 3 Idiots Prasoon Joshi - Delhi 6 Irshad Kamil - Love Aaj Kal Gulzar - Kaminey Amitabh Bhattacharya - Dev D

Playback Singer - Male

Shaan - “Behti Hawa Sa Tha Woh” (3 Idiots) Mohit Chauhan - “Masakali” (Delhi 6) Sonu Nigam- “All Izz Well” (3 Idiots) Atif Aslam- “Tu Jaane Na” (Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani) Rahat Fateh Ali Khan - “Ajj Din Chadheya” (Love Aaj Kal) Sukhwinder Singh and Vishal Dadlani - “Dhan Te Nan” (Kaminey)

Playback Singer - Female

Shreya Ghoshal - “Zoobi Doobi” (3 Idiots) Kavita Seth - “Iktara” (Wake Up Sid) Rekha Bhardwaj - “Sasural Gainda Phool” (Delhi 6) Sunidhi Chauhan - “Chor Bazaari” (Love Aaj Kal) Shilpa Rao - “Moodi Moodi” (Paa) Tulsi Kumar - “Hafiz Khuda” (8x10 Tasveer)

Published in the Express Tribune, May 14th, 2010.

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