The International Indian Film Academy Awards, popularly known as IIFA, is an annual awards ceremony for Bollywood. Produced by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, the winners of the awards are decided by fans, who vote online for their favourite actors from the Hindi film industry. Instituted in 2000, the ceremony is held in different countries around the world every year.
|Current: 23rd IIFA Awards|
|Awarded for||Excellence in cinematic achievements for indian cinema|
|Presented by||International Indian Film Academy|
|Network||Sony TV |
|Produced by||Wizcraft International|
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 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.
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.
The following is a listing of all International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremonies since 2000.
- Best Film
- Best Director
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Supporting Actor
- Best Supporting Actress
- Best Performance in a Negative Role
- Best Performance in a Comic Role
- Star Debut of the Year – Male
- Star Debut of the Year – Female
- Best Music Director
- Best Lyricist
- Best Playback Singer Male
- Best Playback Singer Female
- Best Story
- IIFA Lifetime Achievement Award
- Style Icon
- Style Diva
- Most Glamorous Star of the Year
- Best On-Screen Beauty
- Contribution to a Greener Earth
- Face of the Year
- Entertainer of the Year
- Special Award for Global Impact
- Outstanding Contribution to Indian cinema
- Outstanding Achievement in Indian cinema
- Outstanding Achievement by an Indian in International Cinema
- Artists of the Decade
- Best Art Direction (2000–2017)
- Best Action (2000–2017)
- Best Background Score
- Best Cinematography
- Best Choreography
- Best Costume Design (2000–2017)
- Best Dialogue
- Best Editing
- Best Sound Design
- Best Makeup (2000–2017)
- Best Screenplay
- Best Song Recording (2000–2017)
- Best Sound Recording
- Best Sound Re-Recording
- Best Special Effects
Records and factsEdit
- Most awards to a single film
- 3 Idiots (2009) – 18
- Devdas (2002) – 16
- Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) – 14
- Barfi! (2012) – 14
- Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) – 14
- Most acting awards – male (Best Actor + Best Supporting Actor)
- Hrithik Roshan (4+0) = 4
- Shahrukh Khan (4+0) = 4
- Most acting awards – female (Best Actress + Best Supporting Actress)
- Rani Mukerji (3+1) = 4
- Most directing awards
- Most music awards (Best Music Director + Best Background Score)
- A. R. Rahman (7+3) = 10
- Most singing awards
- Shreya Ghoshal = 8
- Sonu Nigam = 4
- Arijit Singh = 4
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