As the countdown to the biggest celebration of Indian Cinema worldwide draws near, International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards announces its 12 Popular Category nominations for the 22nd edition on May 20th and 21st, 2022.
Rounding out the 12 Popular Categories are Best Picture | Direction | Performance in A Leading Role (Female & Male) | Performance in a Supporting Role (Female & Male) | Music Direction | Playback Singer (Female & Male) & Best story (Original & Adapted) | Lyrics as Global Voting to go LIVE on Saturday, 2nd April 2022 and open to everyone.
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.
‘Shershaah’ leads the way, amassing the highest number of nominations, 12 in total, ‘83’ and ‘Ludo’ comes close seconds with 9 and 6 nominations respectively followed by ‘Thappad’ and ‘Atrangi Re’ with 5 and ‘Mimi’ with 4 nominations.
|Top picks for the Best Picture category||Shershaah, 83, Ludo, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior and Thappad|
|Nominations for the best Direction category||Kabir Khan (83), Anurag Basu (Ludo), Shoojit Sircar (Sardar Udham), Vishnuvaradhan (Shershaah) and Anubhav Sinha (Thappad)|
|Nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female)||Vidya Balan (Sherni), Kriti Sanon (Mimi), Sanya Malhotra (Pagglait), Kiara Advani (Shershaah), and Taapsee Pannu (Thappad)|
|Nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male)||Ranveer Singh (83), Vicky Kaushal (Sardar Udham), Sidharth Malhotra (Shershaah), Late Irrfan Khan (Angrezi Medium), and Manoj Bajpayee (Bhonsle)|
|Nominees for Performance In A Supporting Role (Female)||Gauahar Khan (14 Phere), Radhika Madan (Angrezi Medium), Lara Dutta (Bell Bottom), Shalini Vatsa (Ludo), and Sai Tamhankar (Mimi)|
|Nominees for Performance In A Supporting Role (Male)||Jiiva (83), Pankaj Tripathi (83), Pankaj Tripathi (Ludo), Saif Ali Khan (Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior), Kumud Mishra (Thappad)|
|Nominees for Music Direction||Pritam (83), A.R.Rahman (99 Songs), A.R.Rahman (Atrangi re), Pritam (Ludo), Tanishk Bagchi, Jasleen Royal, Javed-Mohsin, Vikram Montrose, B Praak, Jaani (Shershaah)|
|Nominees for Playback Singer (Female)||Shreya Goshal for the song Chaka Chak (Atrangi Re), Priya Saraiya for Kalle Kalle (Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui), Shreya Ghoshal for Param Sundari (Mimi), Jasleen Royal for Ranjha (Shershaah), Asees Kaur for Raataan Lambiyan (Shershaah)|
|Nominees for Playback Singer (Male)||Arijit Singh for the song Lehra Do (83), Arijit Singh for Rait Zara si (Atrangi Re), Arijit Singh for Aabaad Barbaad (Ludo), Jubin Nautiyal for Raataan Lambiyan (Shershaah), B Praak for Mann Bharryaa (Shershaah)|
|Nominees for Best Story (Original)||Himanshu Sharma (Atrangi Re), Shubham for (Eeb Allay Ooo!), Anurag Basu (Ludo), Sandeep Shrivastava (Shershaah)|
|Nominees for Best Story (Adapted)||Kabir Khan, Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan (Based on ICC World CUp 1983) (83), Abhishek Chaubey, Hussain Haidry (Ankahi Kahaniya), Laxman Utekar, Rohan Shankar (Mimi), Om Raut (Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior), Vijayendra Prasad (Thalaivii)|
|Nominees for Lyrics||Kausar Munir for the song Lehre Do (83), Irshad Kamil for the song Rait Zara Si (Atrangi Re), Irshad Kamil for the song Shayad (Love Aaj Kal), Tanishk Bagchi for the song Raataan Lambiyan (Shershaah), B Praak, Jaani for the song Mann Bharryaa (Shershaah)|