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  • IIFA Awards 2009 Nominees

    Macau in China hosts the 2009 IIFA Awards and the nominees list is bound to create reactions

    The 2009 IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) Awards are to be held in Macau, China, between June 11th to 13th this year.The nominees for the awards have been announced and there are many surprises and non-surprises in the list.

    The awards have travelled to the UK, South Africa, Singapore, Dubai and Thailand, and now it is the turn of China. The awards will take place at the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau (also known as Macao).

    The ambassador of IIFA, Amitabh Bachchan  said, “2009 celebrates a decade of IIFA magic and promises to be yet another enthralling experience to be held at the Venetian Macao. It is an excellent choice for IIFA’s celebrations and we are excited to bring its magic to that fabulous city.”

    This is the 10th year of the event and Wizcraft International are responsible for the organisation of event. Abhishek Bachchan and Ritesh Deshmukh are said to be hosting  the awards ceremony. The event in China is expected to have over 500 celebrities from the Bollywood fraternity attending it.

    Some Nominees for IIFA Awards 2009

    The nominees list includes Sharukh Khan and Aamir Khan for the Best Actor (male) nomination, for their roles in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Ghajini, respectively; Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and Asin for the Best Actor (female) category; directors Madhur Bhandarkar (Fashion) and Ashutosh Gowariker (Jodhaa Akbar) for Best Director, and someone who is not unfamiliar with awards this year, A.R.Rahman, who  appears twice in the Best Music Director category for his music for the flims Jodhaa Akbar and Ghajini.

    The nominees for the IIFA Awards 2009 nominations are as follows.

    Best Film
    A Wednesday
    Jodhaa Akbar
    Rock On

    Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male)
    Aamir Khan – Ghajini
    Abhishek Bachchan – Dostana
    Hrithik Roshan – Jodhaa Akbar
    Naseeruddin Shah – A Wednesday
    Shahrukh Khan – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

    Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female)
    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – Jodhaa Akbar
    Asin – Ghajini
    Bipasha Basu – Race
    Katrina Kaif – Singh is Kinng
    Priyanka Chopra – Fashion

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)
    Abhishek Bachchan – Sarkar Raj
    Arjun Rampal – Rock On
    Irrfan Khan – Mumbai Meri Jaan
    Sonu Sood – Jodhaa Akbar
    Vinay Pathak – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)
    Bipasha Basu- Bachna Ae Haseeno
    Ila Arun – Jodhaa Akbar
    Kiron Kher – Dostana
    Shahana Goswami – Rock On
    Kangana Ranaut – Fashion

    Best Actor in a Comic Role
    Abhishek Bachchan – Dostana
    Anil Kapoor- Race
    Rajpal Yadav – Bhoothnath
    Tejpal Singh – Jodhaa Akbar
    Shreyas Talpade – Welcome to Sajjanpur
    Tusshar Kapoor – Golmaal Returns

    Best Actor in a Negative Role
    Akshaye Khanna – Race
    Imran Khan – Kidnap
    Paresh Rawal – Oye Lucky Lucky Oye
    Pradeep Rawat – Ghajini
    Vishwas Badola – Jodhaa Akbar

    Best Director
    A.R. Murugadoss – Ghajini
    Madhur Bhandarkar – Fashion
    Abhishek Kapoor – Rock On
    Ashutosh Gowariker – Jodhaa Akbar
    Neeraj Pandey – A Wednesday

    Best Story
    Abhishek Kapoor – Rock On
    Haidar Ali – Jodhaa Akbar
    Madhur Bhandarkar, Ajay Monga, Anuradha Tiwari – Fashion
    Neeraj Pandey – A Wednesday
    Shiraz Ahmed – Race

    Best Music
    A.R.Rahman – Jodhaa Akbar
    A.R.Rahman- Ghajini
    Pritam – Race
    Shankar Ehsaan Loy – Rock On
    Vishal Shekhar – Dostana

    Best Lyrics
    Anvita Dutt Gupta – Khuda Jaane (Bachna Ae Haseeno)
    Jaideep Sahni – Haule Haule (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi)
    Javed Akhtar – Jashn-E-Bahara (Jodhaa Akbar)
    Javed Akhtar- Socha Hai (Rock On)
    Sameer – Pehli Nazar Mein (Race)

    Best Playback Singer (Male)
    Atif Aslam – Pehli Nazar Mein (Race)
    Farhan Akhtar – Socha Hai (Rock On)
    Javed Ali – Jashn-E-Baharaa (Jodhaa Akbar)
    KK- Khuda Jaane (Bachna Ae Haseeno)
    Sukhwinder Singh – Haule Haule (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi)

    Best Playback Singer (Female)
    Bela Shinde – Man Mohana (Jodhaa Akbar)
    Monali – Zara Zara Touch Me (Race)
    Shilpa Rao – Khuda Jaane (Bachna Ae Haseeno)
    Shreya Ghoshal – Teri Ore (Singh is Kinng)
    Sunidhi Chauhan – Desi Girl (Dostana)

    Obviously, the 2009 IIFA Awards will have the razzle dazzle of China sprinkled all over them. But what do you think of the nominees? Do you agree or not? Who do you think is going to win? Have you say!

    Nazhat is a woman on a mission to reveal many different aspects of 'Desiness.' With interests in fashion, cooking and keeping fit, she describes herself as a bright and chic 'Desi' lady who lives by the motto 'survival of the fittest...'


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