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NEXA IIFA AWARDS 2020
Hosts: Salman Khan and Riteish Deshmukh
Stellar Line-Up Of Performances: Shah Rukh Khan, Kartik Aaryan, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Katrina Kaif
Hosts: Manish Paul and Sunil Grover
Power-packed musical extravaganza by: A. R. Rahman, Arijit Singh, along with a stellar line-up of musicians; Sachin-Jigar featuring Nikhita Gandhi, Jonita Gandhi, Shalmali Kholgade, Benny Dayal, Ash King, Divya Kumar & Jubin Nautiyal; Tanishk Bagchi’s performance would feature Asees Kaur, Romy & Amit Mishra; Neeti, Shakti & Mukti Mohan
Mumbai, 04th March 2020: With the excitement building up ahead of the 21st Edition of NEXA IIFA Weekend & Awards 2020, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, proudly announces its 11 Popular Category nominations as it is all set to bring its global brand presence to the culturally rich state of Madhya Pradesh, The Heart of Incredible India. IIFA Weekend & Awards 2020, Madhya Pradesh: IIFA Rocks and IIFA Awards will be held on the 27th – 29th March 2020.
Indian Cinema has had an incredible year with a varied number of truly distinctive films that not only took the box office by storm but were also critically acclaimed fetching rave reviews.
Soaring on a high note, ‘Gully Boy’ leads the way with the highest number of nominations, 14 in total, with ‘Kabir Singh’ trailing close behind with 8nominations and ‘Article 15’ bagging nominations in 7 categories.
The top picks for Best Picture category are namely ‘Article 15’, ‘Gully Boy’, ‘Kabir Singh’, ‘Kesari’, ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’.
Nominees for the Best Actor in a Leading Role |Female are: Taapsee Pannu for ‘Badla’, Kareena Kapoor Khan for ‘Good Newwz’, Alia Bhatt for ‘Gully Boy’, Vidya Balan for ‘Mission Mangal’ and Priyanka Chopra Jonas for ‘The Sky Is Pink’.
Conversely, nominees for the Best Actor in a Leading Role | Male are: Ayushmann Khurrana for ‘Article 15’, Ranveer Singh for ‘Gully Boy’, Shahid Kapoor for ‘Kabir Singh’, Hrithik Roshan for ‘Super 30’ and Vicky Kaushal for ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’.
For best Direction, the nominees are; Anubhav Sinha for ‘Article 15’, Sujoy Ghosh for ‘Badla’, Zoya Akhtar for ‘Gully Boy’, Sandeep Reddy Vanga for ‘Kabir Singh’ and Aditya Dhar for ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’.
The International Indian Film Academy announced the list of winners in the Technical categories of India’s most prominent awards that celebrate the very best of Indian Cinema with the highest level of achievement through the glamorous IIFA statuette.
It’s a tie this year as Gully Boy & War lead the winners list by stepping away with 3 awards in the technical category each. Gully Boy for Best Cinematography (Jay Oza), Best Dialogue (Vijay Maurya), Best Editing (Nitin Baid) and War for Best Choreography (Bosco – Caesar; Tushar Kalia), Best Sound Mixing (Anuj Mathur – YRF Studios; Pritam Das), Special Effects (Visuals) (YFX) (YRF Studios).
Uri: The Surgical Strike wins 2 awards in the technical category: Sound Design (Bishwadeep Dipak Chatterjee), Background Score (Shashwat Sachdev)
Other winners in the Technical category are Anubhav Sinha and Gaurav Solanki wins Best Screenplay, for Article 15.
NEXA IIFA AWARDS 2020 to be hosted by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and the multi-talented actor Riteish Deshmukh, along with as spectacular line-up of performances by Shah Rukh Khan, Kartik Aaryan, Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez.
Commenting on the occasion, Shah Rukh Khan, said, “It is always a pleasure to be a part of Wizcraft and IIFA. I am delighted to partake and contribute to the biggest celebration of Indian Cinema in the heartland of India. Looking forward to a great experience and sharing the stage with my fellow industry members and fans who are all coming from various parts of India to celebrate cinema in the heart of Incredible India, Indore and Madhya Pradesh.”
Speaking on the occasion, Kareena Kapoor Khan, said, “It’s a great feeling to be a part of IIFA again, I’m very excited and look forward to my performance at such a global platform that not only gives the Indian film fraternity an opportunity to reach audiences in international territories but also brings together the greatest players of the entertainment business to celebrate Indian cinema. And I am excited to visit the culturally rich state for a memorable experience.”
Speaking on the occasion, Kartik Aaryan added saying, “I’m really excited for the NEXA IIFA Awards this year. Especially because it’s being hosted in my home state, Madhya Pradesh and will be held in Indore. I’m looking forward to perform at IIFA as it truly gives an artiste the biggest audience to entertain with your performance.”
Featuring the best of Music and Fashion, IIFA Rocks will feature a power-packed musical extravaganza by Music Maestro A. R. Rahman, singing sensation Arijit Singh, along with a stellar line-up of musicians; Sachin-Jigar, Jonita Gandhi, Shalmali Kholgade, Benny Dayal, Ash King, Divya Kumar & Jubin Nautiyal; Tanishk Bagchi’s performance would feature Asees Kaur, Nikhita Gandhi, Romy & Amit Mishra; Neeti, Shakti & Mukti Mohan.
Commenting on the occasion, A. R. Rahman, “My team and I are excited to perform the music of “99 Songs” at this year’s edition of IIFA awards. We are excited to join the celebrations and share our love with you. “99 Songs” is an ode to every artist around the world and it’s most befitting to present this journey in front our distinguished fraternity.”
Commenting on the occasion, Andre Timmins, Co-Founder-Director- Wizcraft International, said, “We are extremely humbled by the astounding welcome the heart of Incredible India has given IIFA to celebrate its 21st edition, and for another successful stop in the IIFA journey. IIFA has always been at the forefront in promoting Indian cinema in various facets and has always endeavoured to act in the best interest of the Indian Film Industry by building better avenues for community engagement, cultural exchange, business and trade, tourism and cinema ties. Having launched the concept of ‘greening the IIFA’s’ by switching to bright green carpets instead of traditional red ones, planting trees and partnering with United Nations and multiple charity organizations to make a difference to our home, our world, IIFA has always been advocating the environmental agenda. We are glad to keep the magic of IIFA alive and we are honoured to host our 21st journey in one of the cleanest cities in India. I would like to thank Shri Kamal Nath, Hon’ble Chief Minister M.P. and MP Tourism for welcoming IIFA to their homes with open arms and commitment.”