The votes are in for the 14th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards after the IIFA Voting Weekend held in March. The nominations reflect the diverse and thriving landscape of the Indian Film Industry, showcasing 2012 as an eventful year for Bollywood with more than 155 new releases, receiving global acclaim.
Taking the lead with an impressive total of 13 nominations is Anurag Basu's BARFI, followed by Shoojit Sircar's comedic masterpiece VICKY DONOR that has garnered 9 nominations. Following closely is GANGS OF WASSEYPUR 1 and the action-packed AGNEEPATH. Films like COCKTAIL, KAHAANI, PAAN SINGH TOMAR and the Yash Chopra directed JAB TAK HAI JAAN have also secured themselves a place in the 14th IIFA nominations.
This year's award will have Directors, Anurag Basu (BARFI!), Anurag Kashyap (GANGS OF WASSEYPUR-1), Sujoy Ghosh (KAHAANI), Tigmanshu Dhulia (PAAN SINGH TOMAR) and Shoojit Sircar (VICKY DONOR) vie for the Best Director category.
Hrithik Roshan (AGNEEPATH), Ranbir Kapoor (BARFI!), Manoj Bajpayee (GANGS OF WASSEYPUR-1), Shahrukh Khan (JAB TAK HAI JAAN), Irrfan Khan (PAAN SINGH TOMAR), and Ayushmaan Khurrana (VICKY DONOR) are all contenders for the prized IIFA Award for Performance in a Leading Role (Male). Performance in a Leading Role (Female) will see leading ladies, Priyanka Chopra (BARFI!), Deepika Padukone (COCKTAIL), Sridevi (ENGLISH VINGLISH), Huma Qureshi (GANGS OF WASSEYPUR-1), Kareena Kapoor (HEROINE) and Vidya Balan (KAHAANI) battle it out.
Pritam has bagged 2 nominations in the category for Best Music Direction for his work in the films, BARFI! and COCKTAIL along with A.R. Rahman (JAB TAK HAI JAAN), Ajay-Atul (AGNEEPATH) and Sneha Khanwalkar (GANGS OF WASSEYPUR-1). Best Playback Singer Male will see Mika Singh for 'Pungi' (AGENT VINOD), Sonu Nigam for 'Anhi Mujh Mein Kahi' (AGNEEPATH), Ajay Gogavale for 'Deva Shree Ganesha' (AGNEEPATH), Mohit Chauhan for 'Main Kya Karoon' and 'Aashiyan' (BARFI!) and Ayushmann Khurrana for 'Paani Da Rang' (VICKY DONOR) vie for an IIFA.
In the female category for Best Playback Singer Female, Shreya Ghoshal has earned herself two nominations for the songs 'Chikni Chameli' (AGNEEPATH) and 'Ashiyan' (BARFI!), along with Rekha Bhardwaj for 'Phir Le Aya Dil' (BARFI!), Kavita Seth for 'Tumhi Ho Bandhu' (COCKTAIL) and Shalmali Kholgade for 'Pareshan' (ISHAQZAADE).
Sabbas Joseph, Director - Wizcraft International Entertainment & IIFA said, ''It's been a phenomenal year for the Indian Film Industry and the nominations for this year will definitely reflect this. The growth has been remarkable. 2013 will witness the 14th year of the IIFA celebrations, honouring the best of the year gone by.''
Here's a complete list of IIFA AWARDS 2013 Popular Awards Nominations
PERFORMANCE IN A LEADING ROLE (MALE)
Hrithik Roshan - Agneepath
Ranbir Kapoor - Barfi!
Manoj Bajpayee - Gangs of Wasseypur - 1
Shahrukh Khan - Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Irrfan Khan - Paan Singh Tomar
Ayushmann Khurrana - Vicky Donor
PERFORMANCE IN A LEADING ROLE (FEMALE)
Priyanka Chopra - Barfi !
Deepika Padukone - Cocktail
Sridevi Boney Kapoor - English Vinglish
Huma Qureshi - Gangs of Wasseypur - 2
Kareena Kapoor - Heroine
Vidya Balan - Kahaani
Ronnie Screwvala & Siddharth Roy Kapur - Barfi !
Sunil Lulla (Eros International), R. Balki (Hope Productions), Radhakrishan Damani & Rakesh Jhunjhunwala - English Vinglish
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Guneet Monga, Sunil Bohra & Anurag Kashyap - Gangs of Wasseypur - 1
Kushal Kantilal Gada & Sujoy Ghosh - Kahaani
Ronnie Screwvala - Paan Singh Tomar
Ritesh Sidhwani, Aamir Khan & Farhan Akhtar - Talaash - The Answer Lies Within
Sunil Lulla (Eros International), John Abraham (JA Entertainment), Ram Mirchandani (Rampage Motion Picture) & Ronnie Lahiri (Rising Sun Films) - Vicky Donor
Anurag Basu - Barfi !
Anurag Kashyap - Gangs of Wasseypur - 1
Sujoy Ghosh - Kahaani
Tigmanshu Dhulia - Paan Singh Tomar
Shoojit Sircar - Vicky Donor
Ajay - Atul - Agneepath
Pritam - Barfi !
Pritam - Cocktail
Sneha Khanwalkar - Gangs of Wasseypur - 1
A.R. Rahman - Jab Tak Hai Jaan
PLAYBACK SINGER - MALE
Mika Singh - Pungi (Agent Vinod)
Sonu Nigam - Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin (Agneepath)
Ajay Gogavale - Deva Shree Ganesha (Agneepath)
Mohit Chauhan - Ala Barfi (Barfi!)
Nikhil Paul George - Main Kya Karoon & Aashiyan (Solo) (Barfi!)
Ayushmann Khurrana - Paani Da Rang (Vicky Donor)
BEST SINGER - FEMALE
Shreya Ghoshal - Chikni Chameli (Agneepath)
Rekha Bhardwaj - Phir Le Aya Dil (Barfi!)
Shreya Ghoshal - Aashiyan (Duet) (Barfi!)
Kavita Seth - Tumhi Ho Bandhu (Cocktail)
Shalmali Kholgade - Pareshan (Ishqzaade)
Amitabh Bhattacharya - Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin (Agneepath)
Sayeed Quadri - Phir Le Aya Dil (Reprise) (Barfi!)
Swanand Kirkire - Aashiyan (Solo) &Ala Barfi (Barfi)
Gulzar - Saans (Jab Tak Hai Jaan)
Javed Akhtar - Jee Le Zaraa (Talaash - The Answer Lies Within)
Ayushmann Khurrana & Rochak Kohli - Paani Da Rang (Vicky Donor)
PERFORMANCE IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (MALE)
Saurabh Shukla - Barfi !
Nawazuddin Siddiqui - Gangs of Wasseypur - 1
Akshay Kumar - OMG - Oh My God
Mithun Chakraborthy - OMG - Oh My God
Nawazuddin Siddiqui - Talaash - The Answer Lies Within
Annu Kapoor - Vicky Donor
PERFORMANCE IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (FEMALE)
Diana Penty - Cocktail
Reema Sen - Gangs of Wasseypur - 1
Divya Dutta - Heroine
Jacqueline Fernandes - Housefull - 2
Anushka Sharma - Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Dolly Ahluwalia - Vicky Donor
PERFORMANCE IN A COMIC ROLE
Abhishek Bachchan - Bol Bachchan
Boman Irani - Cocktail
Chunky Pandey - Housefull - 2
Paresh Rawal - OMG - Oh My God
Annu Kapoor - Vicky Donor
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A NEGATIVE ROLE
Rishi Kapoor - Agneepath
Sanjay Dutt - Agneepath
Tigmanshu Dhulia - Gangs of Wasseypur - 1
Saswata Chatterjee - Kahaani
Bipasha Basu - Raaz - 3
Anurag Basu & Tani Basu - Barfi
Gauri Shinde - English Vinglish
Zeishan Quadri - Gangs of Wasseypur - 1
Sanjay Chouhan & Tigmanshu Dhulia - Paan Singh Tomar
Juhi Chaturvedi - Vicky Donor