~ ‘Tumhari Sulu’ leads the way amassing the highest number of nominations in 7 categories; ‘Newton’ comes a close second with 5 nominations
Mumbai, 22nd May, 2018: With the excitement building up ahead of the 19th Edition of NEXA 2018 IIFA AWARDS Styled by Myntra, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards announces nominations lists in the popular category today as Global Voting goes live from 22nd May. The biggest celebration of Indian cinema is set to be held at the reputed, Siam Niramit theatre, Bangkok on the 22nd & 24th of June as IIFA honours the highest level of achievement seen with the glamorous IIFA statuette at the highly anticipated Awards night.
The principal partners for the 19th edition are: Host Destination Partner Tourism Authority of Thailand; Title Sponsor NEXA, Styled By Myntra; Cause Partner Woosh Washing expert campaigning about Equality at home; Official Hotel Partner Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park; Venue Partner Siam Niramit.
Indian Cinema has had an incredible year with a diverse number of truly unique films that not only took the box office by storm but were also critically acclaimed. With a whopping 7 nominations in the popular categories including the Best picture category, ‘Tumhari Sulu’ is the firm favorite followed by ‘Newton’, which amassed an impressive 5 nominations including in the Best Direction category. The top picks for the Best Picture category have been revealed as Bareilly Ki Barfi, Hindi Medium, Newton, Toilet - Ek Prem Katha and Tumhari Sulu.
The nominees for Best Actor in a leading role (Male) are Irrfan Khan (Hindi Medium), Ranbir Kapoor (Jagga Jasoos), Adil Hussain (Mukti Bhawan), Rajkummar Rao (Newton), Akshay Kumar (Toilet - Ek Prem Katha).
The nominees for Best Actor in a leading role (Female) are Seema Pahwa (Bareilly Ki Barfi), Tabu (Golmaal Again), Meher Vij (Secret Superstar), Seema Pahwa (Shubh Mangal Saavdhan), Neha Dhupia (Tumhari Sulu).
Nominations for the Best Director category include Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari (Bareilly Ki Barfi), Saket Chaudhary (Hindi Medium), Anurag Basu (Jagga Jasoos), Amit V Masurkar (Newton), Suresh Triveni (Tumhari Sulu).
Andre Timmins, Director- Wizcraft International, the producers and creators of the IIFA movement says, “It’s a pleasure to see Thailand welcome IIFA with open arms for the 19th edition of NEXA 2018 IIFA Awards Styled by Myntra. As Global Voting goes live from 22nd May, we are excited to offer a rich spectrum of nominees in the popular categories that reflects the talent our Indian Cinema has to offer to global fans. With a stellar line-up of stars, performers and hosts, IIFA Weekend and Awards is all set to put on a show for the ages.”
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