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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.[2]

2nd IIFA Utsavam
Date28—29 March 2017
SiteHyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Hosted byRana Daggubati
Nani
Tini Tom
Pearle Maaney
Akul Balaji
Meghana Gaonkar
Shiva
Produced byWizcraft International Entertainment
Directed byAndre Timmins
Television coverage
NetworkSun TV Network[1]

Winners and nomineesEdit

Main awardsEdit

Kannada cinemaEdit

The nominations for the films released during 2016 were announced early March 2017. Kirik Party lead the nominations list with 12 categories out of total 13 categories. Whereas Karvva and Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu bagged 9 nominations followed by U Turn with 6 nominations.[3]

Best Picture Best Direction
Performance In A Leading Role – Male Performance In A Leading Role – Female
Performance In A Supporting Role – Male Performance In A Supporting Role – Female
Performance In A Comic Role Performance In A Negative Role
Music Direction Lyrics
Playback Singer – Male Playback Singer – Female
Best Story

Malayalam cinemaEdit

The nominations for the films released since October 2015 till the end of 2016 were announced on 14 March 2017. Maheshinte Prathikaaram topped the list of nominations in all 13 categories followed by Charlie with 11 nominations and Aadupuliyattam with 7 nominations.[4]

Best Picture Best Direction
Performance In A Leading Role – Male Performance In A Leading Role – Female
Performance In A Supporting Role – Male Performance In A Supporting Role – Female
Performance In A Comic Role Performance In A Negative Role
Music Direction Lyrics
Playback Singer – Male Playback Singer – Female
Best Story

Tamil cinemaEdit

The nominations for the films released during 2016 were announced early March 2017. Chennai 600028 II lead the nominations list with 11 categories out of total 13 categories. Whereas Kabali finds spot in 8 categories, followed by critically acclaimed Visaranai and Irudhi Suttru in 5 categories, while Theri received 4 nominations.[5]

Best Picture Best Direction
Performance In A Leading Role – Male Performance In A Leading Role – Female
Performance In A Supporting Role – Male Performance In A Supporting Role – Female
Performance In A Comic Role Performance In A Negative Role
Music Direction Lyrics
Playback Singer – Male Playback Singer – Female

Telugu cinemaEdit

The nominations for the films released during 2016 were announced early March 2017. Janatha Garage and Oopiri topped with 9 nominations each out of total 13 categories followed by Pelli Choopulu with 8 nominations and Rudhramadevi with 7 nominations.[6]

Best Picture Best Direction
Performance In A Leading Role – Male Performance In A Leading Role – Female
Performance In A Supporting Role – Male Performance In A Supporting Role – Female
Performance In A Comic Role Performance In A Negative Role
Music Direction Lyrics
Playback Singer – Male Playback Singer – Female
Best Screenplay Best Story

Special honorsEdit

PerformersEdit

The following individuals performed musical numbers.[10]

Name(s) Role Song
Jiiva Performer
Sai Dharam Tej Performer
Akhil Akkineni Performer
Kunchacko Boban Performer
Hansika Motwani Performer
V. Ravichandran Performer
Premgi Performer
Akshara Haasan Performer
Raai Laxmi Performer
Raashi Khanna Performer
Pragya Jaiswal Performer
Nikki Galrani Performer
Amyra Dastur Performer
Rachita Ram Performer
Isha Talwar Performer

Ceremony informationEdit

The event is being chiefly hosted by Rana Daggubati, who along with Nani, Akul Balaji and Meghana Gaonkar host for Telugu and Kannada Awards. Rana Daggubati along with Tini Tom, Pearle Maaney and Shiva host for Tamil and Malayalam Awards.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IIFA Utsavam: Broadcast Partner". IIFA Utsavam. Archived from the original on 30 March 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  2. ^ "IIFA awards event from today". The Hindu. Hyderabad. 28 March 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  3. ^ "IIFA Utsavam 2017 (2016) Kannada Full Show, Nominees & Winners". Updatebro.com. Archived from the original on 28 March 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  4. ^ Anu, James (14 March 2017). "IIFA Utsavam 2017: Malayalam nomination list out; Maheshinte Prathikaram and Charlie in stiff competition". IB Times. Archived from the original on 30 March 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  5. ^ Prakash, Upadhyaya (14 March 2017). "IIFA South Utsavam Awards 2017: Here is the complete nomination list for Tamil movies". IB Times. Archived from the original on 31 March 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  6. ^ Shekhar H, Hooli (14 March 2017). "IIFA Utsavam 2017 Telugu nomination list: Janatha Garage, Oopiri get most nods". IB Times. Archived from the original on 31 March 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  7. ^ IANS (30 March 2017). "'Janatha Garage', 'Kirik Party' bag top honours at IIFA Utsavam 2017" – via Business Standard.
  8. ^ "IIFA Utsavam 2017: Charlie, Irudhi Suttru Bag Top Laurels". News18.com. IANS. 29 March 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  9. ^ "'Janatha Garage', 'Kirik Party' bag top honours at IIFA Utsavam 2017". Business Standard. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  10. ^ a b "IIFA Utsavam 2017 to be held in Hyderabad to commemorate the best of South Indian cinema". Firstpost. 28 March 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2017.

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