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  • IIFA 2009 Awards Winners

    The most prestigious awards event celebrating Indian cinema, the IIFA’s, concluded its 10th anniversary with Jodhaa Akbar winning the most

    The 10th IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) Awards ceremony for 2009 was held in Macau, China. Major names from Bollywood all transcended on this beautiful island of China. The awards took place in the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau (also known as Macao).

    Mr. Bachchan arrived at the resort in a gondola ride. Something he had not done for thirty long years. The ambassador of IIFA, Amitabh Bachchan said, “On behalf of IIFA, I would like to thank everyone in Macau and China for welcoming the landmark 10th IIFA to this beautiful destination.”

    During the three day event, various stars performed including Sonam Kapoor, Anuksha Sharma and Australian pop star Peter Andre. He was bowled over by Mr Bachchan and said, “You sir (looking and pointing at Amitabh)… have such an amazing way of speaking and making everyone listen… you have a fantastic voice. Sir, you are just amazing.”

    Some Nominees for IIFA Awards 2009

    And the winners of the IIFA Awards 2009 awards are:

    Best Film
    Jodhaa Akbar

    Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male)
    Hrithik Roshan – Jodhaa Akbar

    Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female)
    Priyanka Chopra – Fashion

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)
    Arjun Rampal – Rock On

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)
    Kangana Ranaut – Fashion

    Best Actor in a Comic Role
    Abhishek Bachchan – Dostana

    Best Actor in a Negative Role
    Akshaye Khanna – Race

    Best Debutant Star – Male
    Farhan Akhtar

    Best Debutant Star – Female
    Asin

    Best Director
    Ashutosh Gowariker – Jodhaa Akbar

    Best Story
    Neeraj Pandey – A Wednesday

    Best Music
    A.R.Rahman – Jodhaa Akbar

    Best Lyrics
    Javed Akhtar – Jashn-E-Bahara (Jodhaa Akbar)

    Best Playback Singer (Male)
    Javed Ali – Jashn-E-Baharaa (Jodhaa Akbar)

    Best Playback Singer (Female)
    Shreya Ghoshal – Teri Ore (Singh is Kinng)

    Outstanding Achievement by an Indian in International Cinema
    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    Lifetime Achievement Award
    Rajesh Khanna

    Best Dialogue
    Manu Rishi – Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!

    Best Screenplay
    Neeraj Pandey – A Wednesday!

    Sound Editing
    Ghajini

    Sound Recording
    Ghajini

    Best Action
    Ghajini

    Special Effects
    Ghajini

    Best Sound Recording
    Rock On!!

    Best Editing
    Jodhaa Akbar

    Best Make-up
    Jodhaa Akbar

    Art Direction
    Jodhaa Akbar

    Best Costume Award
    Jodhaa Akbar

    Best Background Score
    A R Rahman

    Star of the Decade – Male
    Shahrukh Khan

    Star of the Decade – Female
    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    Music Director of the Decade
    A R Rahman

    Jodhaa Akbar has done tremendously well in the awards, followed by Fashion and Ghajini in the techincal awards. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has bagged two awards celebrating her contribution to Indian cinema, SRK was not present but won the Star of the Decade and AR Rahman has once again swept the floor for music.

    Here are some photos from the fantastic event.

    Amit enjoys creative challenges and uses writing as a tool for revelation. He has major interest in news, current affairs, trends and cinema. He likes the quote: "Nothing in fine print is ever good news."

    Gallery photos courtesy of indianpaparazzi.com


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