IIFA 2017 Nominations Are Here

Indian Cinema has had an incredible year with a diverse number of truly unique films that not only took the box office by storm but were also critically acclaimed.

Leading the race with a whopping 8 nominations in the popular categories along with Best Picture is Ae DIl Hai Mushkil followed by the biopic of the Former Indian Cricket Team Captain – M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story bagging 7 nominations in popular categories including the Best Picturenominations. Top Contenders for Best Picture category are Neerja, Pink, Sultan and Udta Punjab.

The nominees for Best Actor in Leading Role Male are Shahid Kapoor for Udta Punjab, Ranbir Kapoor for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Shah Rukh Khan for Fan, Sushant Singh Rajput for M.S. Dhoni, Amitabh Bachchan for Pink and Salman Khan for Sultan. The nominees for Leading Role Female are Anushka Sharma for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Alia Bhatt for Dear Zindagi & Udta Punjab, Sonam Kapoor for Neerja and Tapsee Pannu for Pink. The Best Director nominations feature Karan Johar (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil), Neeraj Pandey (M.S. Dhoni), Ram Madhvani(Neerja), Aniruddha Roy Chowdhary (Pink), Ali Abbas Zafar (Sultan) and Abhishek Chaubey (Udta Punjab).

As IIFA continues to bring together the biggest stars of Bollywood and Hollywood on one stage, the 2017 IIFA Festival New York will play host to some of the most celebrated stars and musicians of the Indian film industry, notable guests, and dignitaries from India and the region, world media and Indian cinema fans from across the globe.

2017 IIFA AWARDS POPULAR NOMINATIONS BEST PICTURE

ENTRIES

FILM

Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar & Apoorva Mehta

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Fox Star Studios, Arun Pandey(Inspired Entertainment)

M.S.Dhoni

Fox Star Studios, Bling Unplugged

Neerja

Rashmi Sharma, Ronnie Lahiri, Sheel Kumar

Pink

Aditya Chopra

Sultan

Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Sameer Nair, Aman Gill, Vikas Bahl, Vikramaditya Motwane & Anurag Kashyap

Udta Punjab

BEST STORY

ENTRIES

FILM

Ayesha Devitre Dhillon, Shakun Batra

Kapoor & Sons

Saiwyn Quadras

Neerja

Ritesh Shah, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Shoojit Sircar

Pink

BEST DIRECTION

ENTRIES

FILM

Karan Johar

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Neeraj Pandey

M.S.Dhoni

Ram Madhvani

Neerja

Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury

Pink

Ali Abbas Zafar

Sultan

Abhishek Chaubey

Udta Punjab

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (MALE)

ENTRIES

FILM

Shahid Kapoor

Udta Punjab

Ranbir Kapoor

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Shah Rukh Khan

Fan

Sushant Singh Rajput

M.S.Dhoni

Amitabh Bachchan

Pink

Salman Khan

Sultan

BEST COMEDIAN

ENTRIES

FILM

Varun Dhawan

Dishoom

Jimmy Shergill

Happy Bhag Jayegi

Rishi Kapoor

Kapoor & Sons

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (FEMALE)

ENTRIES

FILM

Anushka Sharma

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Alia Bhatt

Dear Zindagi

Sonam Kapoor

Neerja

Taapsee Pannu

Pink

Alia Bhatt

Udta Punjab

MUSIC DIRECTION

ENTRIES

FILM

Pritam

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Amaal Malik & Rochak Kohli

M.S.Dhoni

Amit Trivedi

Udta Punjab

LYRICIST

ENTRIES

SONGS

FILM

Amitabh Bhattacharya

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Channa Mereya

Gulzar

Mirzya

Aave re Hitchki

Tanveer Ghazi

Pink

Tu Chal

PLAYBACK SINER (MALE)

ENTRIES

SONGS

FILM

Arijit Singh

Channa Mereya

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Amit Mishra

Bulleya

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Diljit Dosanjh

Ikk Kudi ( reprise )

Udta Punjab

Armaan Malik

Besabriyaan

MS. Dhoni

PLAYBACK SINER (FEMALE)

ENTRIES

SONGS

FILM

Kanika Kapoor

Da Da Dasse

Udta Punjab

Neha Bhasin

Jag Ghoomeya

Sultan

Tulsi Kumar

Soch Na Sake

Airlift

BEST ACTOR IN NEGATIVE ROLE

ENTRIES

FILM

Neill Nitin Mukesh

Wazir

Shah Rukh Khan

Fan

Jim Sarbh

Neerja

SUPPORTING ACTOR (MALE)

ENTRIES

FILM

Rajat Kapoor

Kapoor & Sons

Rajkumar Rao

Aligarh

Rishi Kapoor

Kapoor & Sons

Anupam Kher

M.S.Dhoni

Amitabh Bachchan

Wazir

SUPPORTING ACTOR (FEMALE)

ENTRIES

FILM

Shabana Azmi

Neerja

Andrea Tariang

Pink

Ratna Pathak Shah

Kapoor & Sons

Disha Patani

M.S.Dhoni

Richa Chadha

Sarbjit

 


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