Like every year, The International Indian Film Academy Awards were held with much fanfare. This year, the prestigious awards were held at the Siam Niramit Theatre in Bangkok, Thailand. IIFA 2018 was a star-studded affair as the evening witnessed an array of actors gracing the event and spectacular dance performances. One such performance that stole the show was that of the legendary veteran actress Rekha’s who performed on stage after two decades and took the audience’s breath away with her grace and glamour.
The evening was co-hosted by ace filmmaker Karan Johar and actor Riteish Deshmukh. Besides Rekha, the other celebrities who performed on the grand stage were Ranbir Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Bobby Deol and Kriti Sanon.
It was a night to remember as Bollywood stars stole the show. Not just that, the event also felicitated the best performances in the acting as well as the technical categories. Artists from behind the camera as well as those who remain in front of the camera were awarded for their contribution to the Hindi cinema in the year 2017-2018.
Following is the complete list of all the categories and the nominations from those respective categories. The winners are highlighted in bold.
Bareilly Ki Barfi Newton Hindi Medium Toilet: Ek Prem KathaTumhari Sulu
Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari – Bareilly Ki BarfiSaket Chaudhary – Hindi Medium Anurag Basu – Jagga Jasoos Amit V Masurkar – Newton Suresh Triveni – Tumhari Sulu
Best Performance in a leading role (Female):
Alia Bhatt – Badrinath Ki DulhaniaLate Sridevi – Mom Zaira Wasim – Secret Superstar Bhumi Pednekar – Shubh Mangal Saavdhan Vidya Balan – Tumhari Sulu
Best Performance in a leading role (Male):
Irrfan Khan – Hindi Medium Rabir Kapoor – Jagga Jasoos Adil Hussain – Mukti Bhawan Rajkummar Rao – Newton Akshay Kumar – Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
Performance In A Leading Role (Female):
Seema Pahwa -Bareilly Ki Barfi Tabu – Golmaal AgainMeher Vij – Secret Superstar Seema Pahwa – Shubh Mangal Saavdhan Neha Dhupia – Tumhari Sulu
Performance In A Leading Role (Male):
Rajkummar Rao – Bareilly Ki Barfi Deepak Dobriyal – Hindi MediumNawazzuddin Siddiqui – MOM Pankaj Tripathi – Newton Vijay Maurya -Tumhari Sulu
Newton – Amit V Masurkar Toilet: Ek Prem Katha – Siddharth-Garima Tumhari Sulu – Suresh Triveni
Best Music Direction:
Badrinath Ki Dulhania – Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi Jagga Jasoos – Pritam Tumhari Sulu – Tanishk Bagchi, Guru Randhawa
Outstanding Achievement by an Actor in Indian Cinema
Best Debut Director
Konkana Sen Sharma
IIFA style icon of the year
The winners in the Technical category are:
BACKGROUND SCORE Pritam – Jagga Jaasoos
SCREENPLAY Nitesh Tiwari & Shreyas Jain – Bareilly Ki Barfi
DIALOGUE Hitesh Kewalya – Shubh Mangal Saavdhan
CHOREOGRAPHY Vijay Ganguly & Ruel Dausan Varindani – Galti Se Mistake – Jagga Jaasoos
CINEMATOGRAPHY Marcin Laskawiec, USC – Tiger Zinda Hai
EDITING Shweta Venkat Mathew – Newton
LYRICS Nusrat Fateh Ali, A1 Melody Fana & Manoj Muntashir – Mere Rashke Qamar – Baadshaho
PLAYBACK SINGER (MALE) Arijit Singh – Hawayein – Jab Harry Met Sejal
PLAYBACK SINGER (FEMALE) Meghna Mishra – Main Kaun Hoon – Secret Superstar
SOUND DESIGN Dileep Subramaniam & Ganesh Gangadharan (YRF Studios) – Tiger Zinda Hai
SPECIAL EFFECTS NY VFXWala (Prasad Vasant Sutar) – Jagga Jaasoos