IIFA Awards 2017, officially known as 18th International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony was held on 14–15 July 2017 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, USA.
- IIFA Awards 2017 honoured the best Hindi films of 2016.The Award Ceremony was hosted by Karan Johar and Saif Ali Khan.
- Alia Bhatt won the Best Actress Award for playing the role of a migrant girl trapped in a drug lord’s house in film ‘Udta Punjab’.
- Shahid Kapoor won the Best Actor Award for playing Tommy Singh, a Punjabi rockstar struggling with a drug addiction in the film ‘Udta Punjab’.
- ‘Neerja’ won the Best Film Award, while ‘Pink’ director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury won the award for Best Director.
- Music maestro AR Rahman, who completed 25 years in Indian cinema, was awarded for his contribution to films.
- Bollywood stars including Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sushant Singh Rajpur and Kriti Sanon entertained the guests with their on-stage performances.
IIFA Awards 2017 – Winners List
|Best Actor – Male||Shahid Kapoor (Udta Punjab)|
|Best Actor – Female||Alia Bhatt (Udta Punjab)|
|Best Actor in Supporting Role – Male||Anupam Kher (M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story)|
|Best Actor in Supporting Role – Female||Shabana Azmi (Neerja)|
|Best Debutant – Male||Diljit Dosanjh (Udta Punjab)|
|Best Debutant – Female||Disha Patani (M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story)|
|Best Director||Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury (Pink)|
|Best Actor in a Comic Role||Varun Dhawan (Dishoom)|
|Best Actor in a Negative Role||Jim Sarbh (Neerja)|
|Special Contribution to Indian Cinema||A R Rahman|
|Woman of the Year||Taapsee Pannu|
|Best Music Direction||Pritam Chakraborty ( Ae Dil Hai Mushkil)|
|Best Lyricist||Amitabh Bhattacharya (Channa Mereya – Ae Dil Hai Mushkil)|
|Best Playback Singer – Male||Amit Mishra (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil)|
|Best Playback Singer – Female||Tulsi Kumar (Airlift) and Kanika Kapoor (Udta Punjab)|
|Best Story||Shakun Batra and Ayesha DeVitre Dhillon (Kapoor & Sons)|
About IIFA Awards:
IIFA Awards are a set of awards presented annually by the International Indian Film Academy to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in Hindi Cinema.
- IIFA awards were first awarded in year 2000.
- IIFA Utsavam (first awarded in 2016) is the South Indian segment of annual IIFA awards.