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 an ambitious 'Desi' woman with interests in news and lifestyle. As a writer with a determined journalistic flair, she firmly believes in the motto "an investment in knowledge pays the best interest," by Benjamin Franklin.

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