Nominations for the IIFA Awards 2016

The nominations for IIFA Awards 2016 have been revealed. Bajirao Mastani and Bajrangi Bhaijaan lead the way with the most nominations.

Nominations for the IIFA Awards 2016

"I urge fans to see their favourite stars and films win awards by voting soon!”

The nominations for the 2016 International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards have officially been unveiled.

Recognising the best films of the previous year (2015) the IIFA Awards are a great celebration of the best of Indian cinema and Bollywood entertainment.

Following some incredible films and extraordinary acting talent, the IIFA weekend in Madrid will be the place to be. Aside from the worthy winners, guests will enjoy the best of Indian music, fashion and Bollywood glamour.

Leading the nominations for 2016 is the epic period blockbuster, Bajirao Mastani directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra.

Following closely behind is Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan with an impressive 7 nominations. Salman will be looking to take another glamourous statuette for his growing awards cabinet.

Nominated for Best Performance in a Leading Role, Salma faces some stiff competition from the likes of Varun Dhawan (Badlapur – Don’t Miss the Beginning), Amitabh Bachchan (Piku), Ranbir Kapoor (Tamasha) and Ranveer Singh (Bajirao Mastani).

Nominations for the IIFA Awards 2016

In the Female category, Deepika is nominated for two films, including Piku and Bajirao Mastani. The talented actress is up against Priyanka who is nominated for her great role in Dil Dhadakne Do and Kangana Ranaut for Tanu Weds Manu Returns.

Here is the full list of Popular Nominations for the IIFA Awards 2016:

Best Story
V. Vijayendra Prasad – Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Juhi Chaturvedi – Piku
Massimo Carlotto – Badlapur – Don’t Miss The Beginning

Lyrics
Varun Grover, Moh Moh Ke Dhaage – Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Irshad Kamil, Agar Tum Sath Ho – Tamasha
Amitabh Bhattacharya, Gerua – Dilwale

Music Direction
Pritam – Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Amaal Mallik, Ankit Tiwari, Meet Bros Anjjan – Roy
Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Bajirao Mastani

Playback Singer – Male
Arjit Singh, Hamari Adhuri Kahani – Hamari Adhuri Kahani
Arjit Singh, Sooraj Dooba Hai – Roy
Papon, Moh Moh Ke Dhaage – Dum Laga Ke Haisha

Playback Singer – Female
Sunidhi Chauhan, Girls Like to Swing – Dil Dhadakne Do
Kanika Kapoor, Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan – Roy
Monali Thakur, Moh Moh Ke Dhaage – Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Shreya Ghoshal, Deewani Mastani – Bajirao Mastani

Performance in a Comic Role
Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Bajrangi  Bhaijaan
Deepak Dobriyal – Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Kapil Sharma – Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon

Performance in a Negative Role
Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Badlapur- Don’t Miss the Beginning
Gajraj Rao – Talvar
Darshan Kumar – NH 10

Performance in a Supporting Role – Male
Irrfan Khan – Piku
Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Anil Kapoor – Dil Dhadakne Do
Deepak Dobriyal – Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Farhan Akhtar – Dil Dhadakne Do

Performance in a Supporting Role – Female
Priyanka Chopra – Bajirao Mastani
Anushka Sharma – Dil Dhadakne Do
Huma Qureshi – Badlapur- Don’t Miss The Beginning
Konkana Sen Sharma – Talvar
Tanvi Azmi – Bajirao Mastani

Performance in a Leading Role – Male
Varun Dhawan – Badlapur- Don’t Miss the Beginning
Salman Khan – Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Amitabh Bachchan – Piku
Ranbir Kapoor – Tamasha
Ranveer Singh – Bajirao Mastani

Performance in a Leading Role – Female
Priyanka Chopra – Dil Dhadakne Do
Shraddha Kapoor – ABCD 2
Deepika Padukone – Piku
Kangana Ranaut – Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Deepika Padukone – Bajirao Mastani

Director
Kabir Khan – Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Shoojit Sircar – Piku
Meghna Gulzar – Talvar
Aanand L. Rai – Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Bajirao Mastani

Best Picture
Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Piku
Talvar
Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Bajirao Mastani

Speaking about the nominations, Director of Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, Andre Timmins says:

“I am always astounded by the number of great films that are released each year that makes Indian Cinema grow exponentially with the wealth of talent seen both on screen and off.”

“The IIFA buzz will certainly build as some of the biggest films are contending for the NEXA IIFA Awards and the nominations reflect a rich spectrum of the kind of cinematic aptitude Bollywood has seen this year.

Nominations for the IIFA Awards 2016

“With the number of talented nominees in the popular categories, I urge fans to see their favourite stars and films win awards by voting soon!”

The 2016 IIFA’s promises the best of Bollywood glamour and entertainment. Taking place in Madrid this year, hosts will be Farhan Akhtar and Shahid Kapoor, and will see a full weekend of music, fashion and glitz.

The 2016 IIFA Awards will take place between June 23 and 26, 2016.

Aisha an English literature graduate, is a keen editorial writer. She adores reading, theatre, and anything arts related. She is a creative soul and is always reinventing herself. Her motto is: “Life is too short, so eat dessert first!”

Images courtesy of IIFA Official Website



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