The Official IIFA Awards Trophy
|Awarded for||Excellence in cinematic achievements for Bollywood|
|Presented by||International Indian Film Academy|
|Network|| Sony TV |
|Produced by||Wizcraft 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 the Siam Niramit Theatre in Bangkok, Thailand on 22-24 June 2018.
Hindi cinema, often metonymously referred to as Bollywood, and formerly known as Bombay cinema, is the Indian Hindi-language film industry, based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The term originates as a portmanteau of "Bombay" and "Hollywood". The Hindi-language film industry is related to Tamil film industry (Kollywood), Telugu film industry (Tollywood) and others industries, which combined are components of Indian Cinema, the largest film industry in the world.
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. The Best Film was announced Tumhari Sulu.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
|Ceremony||Date||Best Picture winner||Host(s)||Venue||City||Continents|
|1st IIFA Awards||24 June 2000||Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam|| Yukta Mookhey |
|Millennium Dome||London, United Kingdom||Europe|
|2nd IIFA Awards||16 June 2001||Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai|| Priyanka Chopra |
|Super Bowl Arena||Sun City, South Africa||Africa|
|3rd IIFA Awards||6 April 2002||Lagaan||Lara Dutta||Arena of Stars||Genting Highlands, Malaysia||Asia|
|4th IIFA Awards||17 May 2003||Devdas|| Anil Kapoor |
|Coca-Cola Dome||Johannesburg, South Africa||Africa|
|5th IIFA Awards||22 May 2004||Kal Ho Naa Ho||Rahul Khanna||Singapore Indoor Stadium||Singapore||Asia|
|6th IIFA Awards||11 June 2005||Veer-Zaara|| Shahrukh Khan |
|Amsterdam Arena||Amsterdam, Netherlands||Europe|
|7th IIFA Awards||17 June 2006||Black|| Fardeen Khan |
|Dubai International Convention Centre||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Asia|
|8th IIFA Awards||9 June 2007||Rang De Basanti|| Boman Irani |
|Hallam FM Arena||Sheffield, United Kingdom||Europe|
|9th IIFA Awards||8 June 2008||Chak De! India|| Boman Irani |
|Siam Paragon||Bangkok, Thailand||Asia|
|10th IIFA Awards||13 June 2009||Jodhaa Akbar|| Boman Irani |
|The Venetian Macao||Macau|
|11th IIFA Awards||5 June 2010||3 Idiots||Sugathadasa Stadium||Colombo, Sri Lanka|
|12th IIFA Awards||25 June 2011||Dabangg|| Boman Irani |
|Rogers Centre||Toronto, Canada||North America|
|13th IIFA Awards||9 June 2012||Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara|| Shahid Kapoor |
|Singapore Indoor Stadium||Singapore||Asia|
|14th IIFA Awards||6 July 2013||Barfi!|| Shahrukh Khan |
|The Venetian Macao||Macau|
|15th IIFA Awards||26 April 2014||Bhaag Milkha Bhaag|| Shahid Kapoor |
|Raymond James Stadium||Tampa, United States||North America|
|16th IIFA Awards||7 June 2015||Queen|| Arjun Kapoor |
|Putra Indoor Stadium||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Asia|
|17th IIFA Awards||25 June 2016||Bajrangi Bhaijaan|| Shahid Kapoor |
|18th IIFA Awards||14-15 July 2017||Neerja||Karan Johar||MetLife Stadium||East Rutherford, New Jersey|
|19th IIFA Awards||22-24 June 2018||Tumhari Sulu|| Karan Johar |
|Siam Niramit Theatre||Bangkok, Thailand||Asia|
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Filmfare Awards, presented by The Times Group, are a set of awards that honour artistic and technical excellence in the Hindi-language film industry of India. The Filmfare ceremony is one of the oldest and most prestigious film events in India. The awards were first introduced in 1954, the same year as the National Film Awards. They were initially referred to as the "Clare Awards" or "The Clares" after Clare Mendonca, the editor of The Times of India. A dual voting system was developed in 1956. Under this system, in contrast to the National Film Awards, which are decided by a panel appointed by Indian Government, the Filmfare Awards are voted on by both the public and a committee of experts.
The Screen Awards is an annual awards ceremony held in India honouring professional excellence in Bollywood. The nomination and award selection is done by a panel of distinguished professionals from the industry. The name of the annual ceremonies are prefixed by the presenting network; the first Star Screen Awards were telecasted on Star Plus in 2000 till 2011, after which the Colors Screen Awards were previewed on Colors and the Life OK Screen Awards on Life OK, each for a period of two years. As of 2016, Star continues to hold the television distribution rights.
Filmfare Awards South is the South Indian segment of the annual Filmfare Awards, presented by The Times Group to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in the South Indian film industry. The Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada actors perform their talents on the stage. They were introduced in 1954, around the films released in 1953 and Filmfare Awards initially recognizing the Hindi film industries. In 1964 awards were extended to Best Picture in Tamil, Telugu, Bengali and Marathi, around the films released in 1963. The inclusion of Malayalam cinema in the awards came in 1967 while Kannada cinema was recognized in 1970. Each industry is given its own set of creative awards in annual ceremonies that have predominantly been held in Chennai and Hyderabad.
The Bollywood Movie Awards was an annual film award ceremony held between 1999 and 2007 in Long Island, New York, United States, celebrating films and actors from the Bollywood film industry based in Mumbai, India.
The Zee Cine Award (ZCA) is an awards ceremony for the Hindi film industry. They were instituted in November 1997 to award "Excellence in cinema - the democratic way".
Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards commonly referred as BFJA Awards, is given by The Bengal Film Journalists' Association. The BFJA is the oldest association of film critics in India, founded in 1937 to serve the developing film journalism and film industry.
Anandalok Puraskar or Anandalok Awards ceremony is one of the most prominent film events given for Bengali Cinemas in India. The Anandalok, only film magazine in Bengali language, published from Ananda Publishers and Ananda Bazar Patrika presents this Award (Puraskar). The magazine was started on 25 January 1975 and the awards (Puraskar) ceremony was started in 1998.
The 2010 IIFA Awards, officially the 11th International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the International Indian Film Academy honoured the best films of 2009 and took place between 3 – 5 June 2010. The official ceremony took place on 5 June 2010, at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka. During the ceremony, IIFA Awards were awarded in 23 competitive categories. The ceremony was televised in India and internationally on Star Plus. The ceremony was hosted by Boman Irani, Ritesh Deshmukh and Lara Dutta.
The Producers Guild Film Awards is an accolade given by the Apsara Producers Guild to recognize excellence in Indian film and television. Originated by filmmaker and scholar Amit Khanna, the Star Guild Awards have been one of the major award events since 2004. The 22-karat gold statuette was sculpted and designed by the jewellery brand Tanishq and was "inspired by the rich heritage of one of India's most treasured possessions - the Ajanta and Ellora Caves." Nominations for the awards come from selected members of the guild, with the full membership available to vote for the winners. The ballots cast by the guild members are then taken to a common venue for the final counting.
South Indian International Movie Awards, also known as the SIIMA Awards, rewards the artistic and technical achievements of the South Indian film industry.
The 2005 IIFA Awards, officially known as the 6th International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the International Indian Film Academy honoured the best films of 2004 and took place between 9–11 June 2005.
The 2004 IIFA Awards, officially known as the 5th International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the International Indian Film Academy honoured the best films of 2003 and took place between 20–22 May 2004. This year, the city of Singapore played host to the Indian Film Industry. The tag line of this year's IIFA Awards was Uniquely IIFA, Uniquely Singapore ....
The PTC Punjabi Film Awards is a pioneering stage, honouring filmmakers and actors with outstanding achievements in the field of Punjabi Cinema. They are presented annually by PTC Punjabi to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals.
The 2nd South Indian International Movie Awards were presented on September 12–13, 2013 in Sharjah, UAE, to honour the best cinematic achievements of the South Indian film industry in the year 2012. Initially planned for June 20–21, the date was postponed due to "100 years of Indian cinema" jubilee festivities. The ceremony was hosted by Arya, Shriya Saran, Rana Daggubati and Sonu Sood at the Expo Centre Sharjah, while the "Generation Next Awards Night" was hosted a day before by Parvathy Omanakuttan and Ash Chandler. Differing from the 1st SIIMA Awards, technical Awards were presented on the first day as well. Show performances were delivered by Shruthi Haasan, Hansika Motwani, Shriya Saran, Rima Kallingal, Usha Uthup, Pranitha Subhash, Anirudh Ravichander, Ragini Dwivedi, Aindrita Ray, Andrea Jeremiah, Parul Yadav, Remya Nambeesan, Lakshmi Menon, Regina Cassandra and Meera Nandan.
The 2014 IIFA Awards, officially known as the 15th International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the International Indian Film Academy honouring the best Hindi films of 2019, took place between 23–26 April 2014. The official ceremony took place on 26 April 2014 at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, in the United States for the very first time. The ceremony was televised in India and internationally on Star Plus for the tenth & last consecutive year. The ceremony was co-hosted by actors Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar, returning as hosts for the third and second time respectively.
The Global Indian Music Academy Awards are presented annually by Global Indian Music Academy to honour and recognise Indian music. The nominees are voted by GiMA's jury, who have some of the most respected artistes in the country. GiMA provides a cohesive platform to celebrate and recognize the immense contribution of those who push the boundaries in Indian Music. Global Indian Music Academy Awards honor both film and non-film music in separate categories.
The 2nd IIFA Utsavam ceremony honouring the winners and nominees of the best of South Indian cinema in 2016 was an event held on 28 and 29 March 2017 at the Hyderabad, Telangana, India. The event, which is the second edition of the IIFA Utsavam, recognises the best work from the four industries during the year 2016 and awarded prizes to performers and technicians from the Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada languages.
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