The International Indian Film Academy Awards, popularly known as IIFA Awards, is one of the admired Indian Film Awards.
The Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., an International Event Management Company (Head Quarter Mumbai, India), created the IIFA Awards. The company has been continuously managing the Annual IIFA Awards since its inception.
Unlike most other Indian Film Awards, IIFA Awards are held in various countries on different continents.
- IIFA Awards-Date and Venues
- IIFA Award Categories
- IIFA-Most Nominated Films
- IIFA-Most Awarded Films
The 1st IIFA Awards was held on 24 June 2000 at Millennium Dom, London, United Kingdom. Since then, the Award Ceremony is being held in different countries and continents. Above all, the IIFA Awards have become a symbol of glorifying the success of Bollywood in the world.
Mr. Amitabh Bachchan became the Brand Ambassador of the IIFA since its inception.
Winner Selection Method
The organizer allows the general public to vote online for their favorite contestant. Therefore, the winner in each category is decided through public voting.
In 2016, the IIFA also introduced the South Indian segment of the annual IIFA Awards. The South Indian Segment of the annual IIFA Awards is named IIFA Utsavam. Thereafter, the 1st IIFA Utsavam was held on 24-25 January 2016 at Gachibowli Athletic Stadium, Hyderabad, India.
The Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd introduced the IIFA Awards in the year 2000. The 1st ceremony was held on 24 June 2000 in London.
The 1st IIFA Awards delivered awards in Twenty-six (26) categories, including Popular Categories (8 Awards), Music Categories (Awards), and Technical Categories (14 Awards).
IIFA Awards are mainly in three categories:
IIFA Award Categories
There are various categories and sub-categories for IIFA Awards. Here is the list of Categories and Sub-Categories OF IIFA Awards:
- Best Film
- Best Director
- Best Actor (Female)/Actress
- Best Actor (Male)
- Best Supporting Actor (Female)/Actress
- Best Supporting Actor (Male)
- Best Performance in a Negative Role
- Best Performance in a Comic Role
- IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year (Male)
- Star Debut of the Year (Female)
- Best Music Director
- Best Lyricist
- Best Female Playback Singer
- Best Male Playback Singer
- Best Song Recording
- Best Action
- Best Art Direction
- Best Background Score
- Best Choreography
- Best Cinematography
- Best Costume Design
- Best Dialogue
- Best Editing
- Best Makeup
- Best Screenplay
- Best Sound Recording
- Best Sound Re-Recording
- Best Special Effects
- Best Story
- IIFA Lifetime Achievement Award
- Most Glamorous Star of the Year
- Style Icon of the Year
- Style Diva of the Year
IIFA Awards – Date and Venues
IIFA Awards 2000s – Date and Venues
|1st IIFA Awards||24 June 2000||Millennium Dome||London||United Kingdom|
|2nd IIFA Awards||16 June 2001||Superbowl Arena||Sun City||South Africa|
|3rd IIFA Awards||6 April 2002||Arena of Stars||Genting Highlands||Malaysia|
|4th IIFA Awards||17 May 2003||Coca-Cola Dom||Johannesburg||South Africa|
|5th IIFA Awards||22 May 2004||Singapore Indoor Stadium||Singapore||Singapore|
|6th IIFA Awards||11 June 2005||Amsterdam Arena||Amsterdam||Netherlands|
|7th IIFA Awards||17 June 2006||Dubai International Convention Centre||Dubai||United Arab Emirates|
|8th IIFA Awards||9 June 2007||Hallam FM Arena||Sheffield||United Kingdom|
|9th IIFA Awards||8 June 2008||Siam Paragon||Bangkok||Thailand|
|10th IIFA Awards||13 June 2009||The Venetian Macao||Macau||Macau|
IIFA Awards 2010s – Date and Venues
|11th IIFA Awards||5 June 2010||Sugathadasa Stadium||Colombo||Sri Lanka|
|12th IIFA Awards||25 June 2011||Rogers Centre||Toronto||Canada|
|13th IIFA Awards||9 June 2012||Singapore Indoor Stadium||Singapore||Singapore|
|14th IIFA Awards||6 July 2013||The Venetian Macao||Macau||Macau|
|15th IIFA Awards||26 April 2014||Raymond James Stadium||Tampa||United States|
|16th IIFA Awards||7 June 2015||Putra Indoor Stadium||Kuala Lumpur||Malaysia|
|17th IIFA Awards||25 June 2016||IFEMA||Madrid||Spain|
|18th IIFA Awards||14-15 July 2017||MetLife Stadium||East Rutherford, New Jersey||United States|
|19th IIFA Awards||22-24 June 2018||Siam Niramit Theatre||Bangkok||Thailand|
|20th IIFA Awards||18 September 2019||Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium||Mumbai||India|
|No ceremony was held in 2020 due to ongoing Corona epidemics.|
IIFA Awards 2020s – Date and Venues
|21st IIFA Awards||24 November 2021||Winners were announced on Instagram||No Physical Ceremony.||The physical ceremony was cancelled due to COVID-19 epidemics.|
|22nd IIFA Awards||20-21 May 2022||Yas Island||Abu Dhabi||United Arab Emirates|
More IIFA Awards
IIFA Awards – Most Nominated Films
|Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham||24||8||3rd (2002)|
|3 Idiots||22||16||11th (2010)|
|Rang De Basanti||22||11||8th (2007)|
|Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam||21||11||1st (2000)|
|Bhaag Milkha Bhaag||19||14||15th (2014)|
|Bajirao Mastani||18||13||17th (2016)|
|Kal Ho Naa Ho||18||13||5th (2004)|
|Gully Boy||17||6||21st (2021)|
|Jodhaa Akbar||16||10||10th (2009)|
IIFA Awards – Most Awarded Films
|3 Idiots||16||22||11th (2010)|
|Bhaag Milkha Bhaag||14||19||15th (2014)|
|Bajirao Mastani||13||18||17th (2016)|
|Kal Ho Naa Ho||13||18||5th (2004)|
|Rang De Basanti||11||22||8th (2007)|
|Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam||11||21||1st (2000)|
|Jodhaa Akbar||10||16||10th (2009)|
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