2nd IIFA Awards
The 2001 IIFA Awards, officially known as the 2nd International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the International Indian Film Academy honoured the best films of 2000 and took place between June16, 2001. This year, the city of Sun City played host to the Indian Film Industry.
|2nd IIFA Awards|
|Date||16 June 2001|
|Site||Super Bowl Arena, Sun City, South Africa|
|Hosted by||Priyanka Chopra and Kabir Bedi|
|Best Picture||Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai|
|Best Direction||Rakesh Roshan|
(Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai)
|Best Actor||Hrithik Roshan|
(Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai)
|Best Actress||Karisma Kapoor|
|Most nominations||(Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai) (10)|
Reflective of its guiding philosophy, the venue for IIFA 2001 was the splendorous Sun City in South Africa. The hype gained intensity, as performers descended on Sun City. The Indian stars were welcomed by thousands of fans and traditional African dancers. Film enthusiasts swarmed the Sun City.The first ever IIFA World Premiere was held. The film – Lagaan, which went on to win a nomination at the Oscars for the Best Foreign Language Film. An exclusive session with the media at a special Press Meet post show discussed the increasing awareness about Indian Cinema on a global platform. Sun City outshone the sun itself on show day. The venue sparkled as the red carpet awaited its brightest stars. The crowd stirred as limousines rolled in. And the television cameras zoomed in. The hosts for the evening, Miss World Priyanka Chopra and the dashing Kabir Bedi, welcomed the guests. The dances from African Footprint set the rhythm of excitement for the night.
Winners and nomineesEdit
Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.
|Best Music Director||Best Lyrics|
|Best Male Playback Singer||Best Female Playback Singer|
|Best Song Recording||Best Background score|
|Best Dialogue||Best Screenplay|
|Best Cinematographer||Best Choreography|
|Best Costume Design||Best Editing|
|Best Makeup||Best Sound Recording|
|Best Sound Re-Recording||Best Special Effects|