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

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

Sound Recording

Best Action

Special Effects

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.

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Gallery photos courtesy of indianpaparazzi.com