The 20th Edition of NEXA International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA Awards) for 2019 was held on September 18, 2019 at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium, Mumbai, Maharashtra. For the first time, the award ceremony was held in India.
i. It is an annual award ceremony presented by the International Indian Film Academy and awarded for excellence in cinematic achievements for Bollywood.
ii. It was hosted by an Indian actors, Ayushmann Khurrana and Aparshakti Khurana.
iii. The nominees were announced on August 28, 2019.
iv. The event was produced by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, an event management agency headquartered in Mumbai.
v. Bollywood stars like Salman Khan, Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Madhuri Dixit, Katrina Kaif and Sara Ali Khan entertained the guests with their on-stage performances.
List of Winners:
|Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female)||Alia Bhatt for Raazi|
|Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male)||Ranveer Singh for Padmaavat|
|Best Director||Sriram Raghavan for Andhadhun|
|Best Supporting Actor (Female)||Aditi Rao Hydari for Padmaavat|
|Best Supporting Actor (Male)||Vicky Kaushal for Sanju|
|Best Debutant (Female)||Sara Ali Khan for Kedarnath|
|Best Debutant (Male)||Ishaan Khatter for Dhadak and Beyond the Clouds|
|Best Playback Singer (Male)||Arijit Singh for “Ae Watan”- Raazi|
|Best Playback Singer (Female)||Harshdeep Kaur and Vibha Saraf for “Dilbaro” – Raazi|
|Best Lyricist||Amitabh Bhattacharya for “Dhadak (Title Track)”- “Dhadak”|
|Best Music Director||Amaal Mallik, Guru Randhawa, Rochak Kohli, Saurabh-Vaibhav, Yo Yo Honey Singh and Zack Knight (Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety)|
|Best Story/ Screenplay||Sriram Raghavan, Pooja Ladha Surti, Arijit Biswas, Yogesh Chandekar and Hemanth Rao for Andhadhun|
|Best music direction in the last 20 years||Pritam Chakraborty for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil|
|Best director in the last 20 years||Rajkumar Hirani|
|Best film in the last 20 years||Rakesh Roshan’s film Kaho Na Pyaar Hai|
|Best actor in the last 20 years||Ranbir Kapoor for Barfi|
|Best actress in the last 20 years||Deepika Padukone for Chennai Express|
|Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema (Dance & Choreography)||Saroj Khan|
|Critics’ Award for Best Film||AndhaDhun|
|Critics’ Award for Best Actor (Female)||Neena Gupta, Badhaai Ho|
|Critics’ Award for Best Actor (Male)||Ranveer Singh, “Padmaavat”|
|Best Debut Director||Amar Kaushik, Stree|
|Best Dialogue||Akshat Ghildial, Badhaai Ho|
|Best Original Story||Anubhav Sinha, Mulk|
|Best Actor (Male) in a Short Film||Hussain Dalal, Shameless|
|Best Actor (Female) in a Short Film||Kirti Kulhari, Maya|
|People’s Choice Award for Best Short Film||Plus Minus|
|Best Short Film (Fiction)||Rogan Josh|
|Best Short Film (Non Fiction)||The Soccer City|
|Best Music Album||Padmaavat|
|Best Lyrics||Gulzar for Ae Watan, Raazi & for AndhaDhun|
|Best Background Score||Daniel George, AndhaDhun|
|Best Sound Design||Kunal Sharma, Tumbbad|
|Best Choreography||Kruti Mahesh Midya, Jyoti Tomaar for Ghoomar, “Padmaavat”|
|Best Cinematography||Sudeep Chatterjee — Padmaavat|
|Best Editing||Pooja Ladha Surti, AndhaDhun|
|Best Costume||Sheetal Sharma, Manto|
|Best Production Design||Nitin Zihani Chaudhary and Rajesh Yadav (Tumbbad)|
|Best VFX (Visual Effects)||Red Chillies Fx, Zero|
|Best Sound Mixing||Ajay Kumar P.B (Post House)- Andhadhun|
|Best Special Effects||Filmgate Films AB-Tumbbad|
|Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema (Lifetime Achievement Award )||Legendary actor and comedian, Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri, aka Jagdeep|
About IIFA Awards:
♦ IIFA awards were first awarded in the year 2000.
♦ IIFA Utsavam (first awarded in 2016) is the South Indian segment of annual IIFA awards.