International Indian Film Academy Awards

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IIFA Awards
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The Official IIFA Awards Trophy
Awarded forExcellence in cinematic achievements for Bollywood
CountryIndia
Presented byInternational Indian Film Academy
First awarded2000
Website iifa.com
Television/radio coverage
Network Sony TV
STAR Plus
Colors TV
Produced byWizcraft International

The International Indian Film Academy Awards (also known as the IIFA Awards) are a set of awards presented annually by the International Indian Film Academy to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in Bollywood, the Hindi language film industry. Instituted in 2000, the ceremony is held in different countries around the world every year with the most recent one being held at Mumbai on 18 September 2019.

Bollywood Hindi language film industry

Hindi cinema, often known as Bollywood and formerly as Bombay cinema, is the Indian Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai. The term is a portmanteau of "Bombay" and "Hollywood". The industry is related to Cinema of South India and other Indian film industries, making up Indian Cinema – the world's largest by number of feature films produced.

This was the 19th edition of the International Indian Film Academy Awards. This edition was held in Thailand on 22-24 June 2018. The show was hosted by Karan Johar and Ritesh Deshmukh. The awards were given for the Bollywood films in 2017. The award for Best Actor was won by Irrfan Khan for Hindi Medium and award for Best Actress was won by Sridevi for Mom posthumously. The Best Film was announced Tumhari Sulu.

Mumbai Megacity and state capital in Maharashtra, India

Mumbai is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. According to United Nations, Mumbai is the second most populous city in India after Delhi and fourth most populous city in the world after Tokyo, Delhi and Shanghai with a population of 21.4 millions as of 2016. As per Indian government population census of 2011, Mumbai is the most populous city in India with an estimated city proper population of 12.5 million living under Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. However, the urban area of Mumbai city limits exceeds beyond the jurisdiction of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and covers Thane, Mira Bhayandar, Navi Mumbai, Kalyan, Dombivli, Vasai, Virar, Badlapur, Panvel, Pen, Ulhasnagar, Alibaug, Uran, Khalapur, Palghar, Ambarnath, Bhiwandi, Khopoli, Matheran, Karjat and Boisar. These all areas are treated as Mumbai extended city limits and are governed by Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Mumbai is the most populous urban city in India with approximately 19 millions in 2011. Mumbai lies on the Konkan coast on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. In 2008, Mumbai was named an alpha world city. It is also the wealthiest city in India, and has the highest number of millionaires and billionaires among all cities in India. Mumbai is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Elephanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, and the city's distinctive ensemble of Victorian and Art Deco buildings.

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The IIFA Utsavam is the South Indian segment of the annual IIFA Awards. The awards were introduced in 2016, around the films released in 2015. The 1st IIFA Utsavam was held on 24 and 25 January 2016 at the Gachibowli Athletic Stadium, Hyderabad, India. [1]

IIFA Utsavam

The annual IIFA Utsavam rewards the artistic and technical achievements of the South Indian film industry. The ceremony is organised by Wizcraft International, the team behind the IIFA Awards, and represents Telugu cinema, Tamil cinema, Malayalam cinema and Kannada cinema.

South India Group of Southern Indian states

South India is the area including the five southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana, as well as the three union territories of Andaman and Nicobar islands, Lakshadweep and Puducherry, occupying 19% of India's area. Covering the southern part of the peninsular Deccan Plateau, South India is bounded by the Bay of Bengal in the east, the Arabian Sea in the west and the Indian Ocean in the south. The geography of the region is diverse with two mountain ranges–the Western and Eastern Ghats, bordering the plateau heartland. Godavari, Krishna, Kaveri, Tungabhadra, Periyar, Vaigai, Palar River, Ponnaiyar, Thamiraparani rivers are important non-perennial sources of water. Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Kochi, Trivandrum, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada-Guntur, Rajamahendravaram-Kakinada, Vellore, Tiruchirapalli, Madurai, Mysuru, Mangalore and Kozhikode are the largest urban areas.

The 1st IIFA Utsavam ceremony honouring the winners and nominees of the best of South Indian cinema in 2015 was an event held on 24 and 25 January 2016 at the Gachibowli Athletic Stadium, Hyderabad. Marking the inaugural event of the IIFA Utsavam, it recognised the best work from the four industries during the period from late 2014 to late 2015 and awarded prizes to performers and technicians from the Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada languages.

History

The first awards were presented in 2000 at The Millennium Dome in London, United Kingdom. From then onwards, the awards are held at locations around the world signifying the international success of Bollywood. Since 2000, the event has expanded from a one-night event to a three-day celebration, hosting various events and activities relating to the Indian film industry. [2]

Millennium Dome original name of a large dome-shaped building in South East London, England

The Millennium Dome, also referred to simply as The Dome, is the original name of a large dome-shaped building, originally used to house the Millennium Experience, a major exhibition celebrating the beginning of the third millennium. It is the ninth largest building in the world by usable volume. Located on the Greenwich Peninsula in South East London, England, the exhibition was open to the public from 1 January to 31 December 2000. The project and exhibition was highly political and attracted barely half the 12 million customers its sponsors forecast, so was deemed a failure by the press. All the original exhibition elements were sold on or dismantled.

These awards honour films from the previous calendar year. Amitabh Bachchan is the Brand Ambassador of the IIFA since its inception. In its 10th year (2009), five special awards were introduced: Star of the Decade (Male and Female), Movie of the Decade, Music of the Decade, and Director of the Decade. [3]

Amitabh Bachchan Indian actor

Amitabh Bachchan is an Indian film actor, film producer, television host, occasional playback singer and former politician. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s for films such as Zanjeer, Deewaar and Sholay, and was dubbed India's "angry young man" for his on-screen roles in Bollywood. Referred to as the Shahenshah of Bollywood, Sadi ka Mahanayak, Star of the Millennium, or Big B, he has since appeared in over 190 Indian films in a career spanning almost five decades. Bachchan is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema as well as world cinema. So total was his dominance on the Indian movie scene in the 1970s and 1980s that the French director François Truffaut called him a "one-man industry". Beyond the Indian subcontinent, he also has a large overseas following in markets including Africa, the Middle East, United Kingdom, Russia and parts of the United States.

Awards ceremonies

The following is a listing of all International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremonies since 2000. *For the details of Best Picture winners and Hosts for the IIFA Utsavam ceremonies, please follow the link to the respective ceremonies.

CeremonyDateBest Picture winnerHost(s)VenueCityCountry
1st IIFA Awards 24 June 2000 Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam Yukta Mookhey
Anupam Kher
Millennium Dome LondonFlag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
2nd IIFA Awards 16 June 2001 Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai Priyanka Chopra
Kabir Bedi
Superbowl Arena Sun City Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
3rd IIFA Awards 6 April 2002 Lagaan Lara Dutta Arena of Stars Genting Highlands Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia
4th IIFA Awards 17 May 2003 Devdas Anil Kapoor
Dia Mirza
Coca-Cola Dome Johannesburg Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
5th IIFA Awards 22 May 2004 Kal Ho Naa Ho Rahul Khanna Singapore Indoor Stadium SingaporeFlag of Singapore.svg Singapore
6th IIFA Awards 11 June 2005 Veer-Zaara Shahrukh Khan
Fardeen Khan
Karan Johar
Amsterdam Arena Amsterdam Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
7th IIFA Awards 17 June 2006 Black Fardeen Khan
Lara Dutta
Dubai International Convention Centre Dubai Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates
8th IIFA Awards 9 June 2007 Rang De Basanti Boman Irani
Lara Dutta
Hallam FM Arena Sheffield Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
9th IIFA Awards 8 June 2008 Chak De! India Boman Irani
Ritesh Deshmukh
Siam Paragon Bangkok Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
10th IIFA Awards 13 June 2009 Jodhaa Akbar Boman Irani
Ritesh Deshmukh
Lara Dutta
The Venetian Macao Macau Flag of Macau.svg Macau, China
11th IIFA Awards 5 June 2010 3 Idiots Sugathadasa Stadium Colombo Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
12th IIFA Awards 25 June 2011 Dabangg Boman Irani
Ritesh Deshmukh
Rogers Centre Toronto Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada
13th IIFA Awards 9 June 2012 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Shahid Kapoor
Farhan Akhtar
Singapore Indoor Stadium SingaporeFlag of Singapore.svg Singapore
14th IIFA Awards 6 July 2013 Barfi! Shahrukh Khan
Shahid Kapoor
The Venetian Macao Macau Flag of Macau.svg Macau, China
15th IIFA Awards 26 April 2014 Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Shahid Kapoor
Farhan Akhtar
Raymond James Stadium Tampa Flag of the United States.svg United States
16th IIFA Awards 7 June 2015 Queen Arjun Kapoor
Ranveer Singh
Putra Indoor Stadium Kuala Lumpur Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia
17th IIFA Awards 25 June 2016 Bajrangi Bhaijaan Shahid Kapoor
Farhan Akhtar [4]
IFEMA Madrid Flag of Spain.svg Spain
18th IIFA Awards 14–15 July 2017 [5] Neerja Karan Johar

Saif Ali Khan [6]

MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, New Jersey

Flag of the United States.svg United States

19th IIFA Awards 22–24 June 2018 Tumhari Sulu Karan Johar
Riteish Deshmukh
Siam Niramit Theatre Bangkok Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
20th IIFA Awards 18 September 2019
Raazi Ayushmann Khurrana
Aparshakti Khurana
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium Mumbai Flag of India.svg India

Awards

IIFA Award for Best Director

The IIFA Best Director Award is chosen by the viewers and the winner is announced at the ceremony. The nominations for the category are given by the film fraternity. Sanjay Leela Bhansali has 4 and Rajkumar Hirani with 3 awards.Rakesh Roshan and Ashutosh Gowariker has the most wins with 2 awards.

IIFA Award for Best Actor

The IIFA Award for Best Actor recognizes leading male actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role. The recipient is chosen by viewers and the winner is announced at the ceremony.

IIFA Award for Best Actress Film award

The IIFA Award for Best Actress is given by the International Indian Film Academy as part of its annual award ceremony for Hindi films, to recognise a female actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role. The recipient is chosen by viewers and the winner is announced at the ceremony. The current winner of the Best Actress award is Sridevi for film Mom.

Special awards

IIFA Lifetime Achievement Award award

The IIFA Lifetime Achievement Award is an Indian cinema prize, one of International Indian Film Academy Awards.

The IIFA Style Icon Award is chosen by the viewers and was given on behalf of Samsung and then IDEA later on. The recipient also gets prizes such as a TV.

The IIFA Diva Award is chosen by the viewers and was given on behalf of Samsung and then IDEA later on.

Technical awards

Records and facts

See also

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