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The 2008 IIFA Awards, officially known as the 9th International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the International Indian Film Academy honoured the best films of 2007 and took place between June 6 – 8, 2008. The official ceremony took place on June 8, 2008, at the Siam Paragon in Bangkok, Thailand. During the ceremony, IIFA Awards were awarded in 27 competitive categories. The ceremony was televised in India and internationally on Star Plus. Actors Boman Irani and Ritesh Deshmukh co-hosted the ceremony for the first time.

9th IIFA Awards
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The official logo of the 2008 IIFA Awards
Date 6 June 2008 (2008-06-06)
8 June 2008 (2008-06-08)
Site Siam Paragon
Bangkok, Thailand
Hosted by
Highlights
Best Picture Chak De! India
Best Direction Shimit Amin
(Chak De! India)
Best Actor Shahrukh Khan
(Chak De! India)
Best Actress Kareena Kapoor
(Jab We Met)
Most awards Chak De! India (9)
Most nominations Chak De! India (14)
Television coverage
Channel Star Plus
Network STAR TV

The IIFA Music and Fashion Extravaganza took place on June 7, 2008, as did the FICCI-IIFA Global Business Forum.[1] On June 6th, The IIFA World Premiere was held at Major Cineplex, Bangkok which showcased Sarkar Raj, starring Indian Film icons Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, directed by Ram Gopal Varma.[2]

Chak De! India won nine awards, three of which were popular awards: Best Picture, Best Performance In A Leading Role Male and Best Director. Om Shanti Om won six awards. Other multiple winners included Life in a... Metro with three awards and Jab We Met, Shootout at Lokhandwala, Guru and Saawariya, with two awards each. In addition, Partner received one award (Best Performance In A Comic Role).

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BackgroundEdit

The awards began in 2000 and the first ceremony was held in London at The Millennium Dome. From then on the awards were held at locations around the world signifying the international success of Bollywood. The next award ceremony was announced to be held in Macau, Hong Kong in 2009.[3] The award ceremonies are held in various places around the world.

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[4][5]
Note – Aamir Khan’s Taare Zameen Par did not compete for the awards and the movie did not receive a single nomination.

Popular awardsEdit

Shimit Amin (Best Director)
Shah Rukh Khan (Best Actor)
Kareena Kapoor (Best Actress)
Irrfan Khan (Best Supporting Actor)
Konkona Sen Sharma (Best Supporting Actress)
Best Picture Best Director
Best Performance In A Leading Role Male Best Performance In A Leading Role Female
Best Performance In A Supporting Role Male Best Performance In A Supporting Role Female
Best Performance In A Comic Role Best Performance In A Negative Role
Male Debutant Star Female Debutant Star

Musical awardsEdit

Best Music Director Best Lyrics
Best Male Playback Singer Best Female Playback Singer

Backstage awardsEdit

Best Story Best Screenplay
Best Dialogue

Technical awardsEdit

Best Art Direction Best Action
Best Cinematographer Best Choreography
Best Costume Design Best Editing
Best Makeup Best Sound Recording
  • Om Shanti Om – Bharat-Dorris, Ravi Indulkar & Namrata Soni
Best Sound Re-Recording Best Special Effects

Special awardsEdit

[6]

IIFA Award for Style Diva of the YearEdit

IIFA Award for Style Icon of the YearEdit

IIFA Fresh Face of the Year AwardEdit

Outstanding Contribution to Indian CinemaEdit

Outstanding Contribution by an Indian in International CinemaEdit

Achievement in Indian CinemaEdit

Multiple nominations and awardsEdit

ReferencesEdit