Bangalroe, India (PressExposure) June 15, 2009 -- Jodhaa Akbar bags top honours at The 10th IDEA IIFA Awards announced at the CotaiArena, The Venetian Macau
12000 gather to witness the biggest celebration of Indian Cinema
Macau, June 13, 2009: The tenth year of IIFA surpassed all expectations with a spectacular show that saw epic movie Jodhaa Akbar bag most of the top Awards. The film won the coveted Best Picture Award, while Ashutosh Gowarikar won the award for Best Director and Hrithik Roshan for Best Actor for Jodhaa Akbar. Celebrating a decade of magic, the IDEA IIFA Awards show was held at the VenetianÂ® Macao-Resort-Hotel, that played host to the three day Videocon IIFA Weekend.
Priyanka Chopra won the Award for Best Actress for her much acclaimed role in Fashion, while her co-star Kangana Ranawat won the Award for her performance as supporting female actor. Arjun Rampal came out victorious for Best Male performance in a supporting role for Rock On. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented by IIFA Brand Ambassador, Amitabh Bachchan to Rajesh Khanna, who received a standing ovation from the packed arena.
Abhishek Bachchan won the Award for best performance in a comic role for his hilarious character in Dostana, while Akshaye Khanna won for Best performance in a negative role. Neeraj Pandey's powerful film, 'A Wednesday' won the Award for Best Story.
To commemorate the last decade in Indian Cinema, the Videocon IIFA Golden Decade Honors were instituted and presented at the Idea IIFA Awards. The Male Star of the Decade went to Shah Rukh Khan, while Aishwarya Rai Bachchan won in the female category. Movie of the decade went to Lagaan, with Rakesh Roshan winning Director of the decade and the talented AR Rahman won the award for Music of the decade. The star debut of the year was awarded to Asin and Farhan Akhtar. The IIFA and Green globe Foundation presented an Award to Rahul Bose for his contribution to creating awareness on global warming.
Other categories that featured Jodhaa Akbar wins were Music Direction by AR Rahman, and Javed Akhtar and Javed Ali for Best Lyrics and Best Playback Singer (Male) respectively for the hit song, Jashan-e-Baharaa from Jodhaa Akbar. The action packed show had stellar performances by Sonam Kapoor, Jacky Bhagnani, Bipasha Basu, Anoushka Sharma, Govinda, Riteish Deshmukh and Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan, as well as an impromptu Antakshri session which Mr. Amitabh Bachchan concluded.
This electrifying awards presentation ceremony will be beamed to a global audience and reach out to more than 500 million households on STAR TV, IDEA IIFA Awards broadcast partner. The 10th IDEA IIFA Awards ceremony will be telecast on Star TV on July 5th, 2009.
The Winners for the IDEA IIFA Awards 2009 are as follows:
Best Background Score Award: A R Rahman (Jodhaa Akbar)
Best Dialogue: Mano Rishil (Oye Lucky)
Best Editing: Ballu Saluja (Jodhaa Akbar)
Best Art Direction: Nitin Chandrakant Desai (Jodhaa Akbar)
Best Costume Award: Neeta Lulla (Jodha Akbar)
Best Make-up: Madhav Kadam (Jodhaa Akbar)
Best Picture: Jodhaa Akbar
Best Screenplay: Neerai Pandey (A Wednesday)
Best Story: Neeraj Pandey - A Wednesday
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar - Jashan-e-Baharaa (Jodhaa Akbar)
Music Direction: A.R. Rahman - Jodhaa Akbar
Performance in a Comic Role: Abhishek Bachchan - Dostana
Performance in a Negative Role: Akshaye Khanna - Race
Playback Singer (Female): Shreya Ghoshal - Teri Ore (Singh Is King)
Playback Singer (Male): Javed Ali - Jashan-e-Baharaa (Jodhaa Akbar)
Best Sound Re-editing: Leslie Fernandes (Race)
Sound Recording: Resul Pookutty & Amrit (Ghajini)
Best Action: Peter Steins & Stun Siva (Ghajini)
Special Effects Awards: Ghajini
Sounding Recording Award: Rock On !!
IDEA Style ICON Award (Female): Bipasha Basu
IDEA Style Icon Award (Male): Hrithik Roshan
Debutant Star Female Award: Asin - Ghajini
Debutant Star Male Award: Farhan Akhtar - Rock On
Best Director: Ashutosh Gowariker - Jodhaa Akbar
Performance in a Supporting Role (Female): Kangana Ranawat - Fashion
Performance in a Supporting Role (Male): Arjun Rampal - Rock On !!
Performance in a Leading Role (Female): Priyanka Chopra - Fashion
Performance in a Leading Role (Male): Hrithik Roshan - Jodhaa Akbar
Videocon Music of Decade Award: A.R. Rahman
Videocon Star of Decade (Female): Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Videocon Star of Decade (Male): Shahrukh Khan
Videocon Movie of the Decade: Lagaan
Videocon Director of Decade Award: Rakesh Roshan
The International Indian Film Academy, conceptualized and produced by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. is supported by the key members of the Indian film fraternity. IIFA is the most respected South Asian film academy and its main highlight, the IIFA Awards is India's biggest media event. With a viewer ship of almost 600 million worldwide, the IIFAs are among the world's most-watched annual entertainment events.
From a one night celebration in 2000 at the Millennium Dome, London, the last nine years have seen the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) movement grow into a cine-packed weekend of film-festivals, workshops, exhibitions, film-showcases, global business forums and sporting events, all of which climaxes into the IIFA Awards. The IIFAs have been celebrated in London, Sun City, Johannesburg, Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, Amsterdam, Yorkshire and the last edition was hosted by Thailand in the amazing city of Bangkok. This year, IIFA celebrates its 10th anniversary scheduled for June 2009 at The VenetianÂ® Macao-Resort-Hotel in China. IIFA 2009 vows to be a virtuoso, enthralling Weekend; while the IIFA Awards will seek celebrate A Golden Decade in Indian Cinema.