IIFA 2017 nominations are in: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Neerja and Pink lead the way

IIFA 2017 nominations are in: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Neerja and Pink lead the way

The Bollywood extravaganza will travel to New York City this weekend with big names like Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt.
14 Jul, 2017

It's nearly time for the most glamourous night in Bollywood, yep, it's IIFA time!

The awards will be held in the Big Apple this weekend and Bollywood is taking over New York City.

Stars such as Salman Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, and Alia Bhatt to name a few are bustling with preps for their performances and maybe practicing their victory speeches too. However, we're bustling with some questions instead: where is Aamir Khan's nomination for his blockbuster Dangal? Where is Fawad's nomination for his stellar performance in Kapoor & Sons?

This leaves Ae Dil Hia Mushkil, Neerja and Pink in the lead with nominations. Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has been nominated for Best Film and KJ himself is in the running for Best Director.

Pink has proved its worth this year with exemplary performances and thought-provoking content and has been nominated for Best Film. Big B has also racked up two nomination this year for his work in Pink and Wazir

Shahrukh Khan (not surprisingly) is in the running for Best Actor in the Male category and for Best Actor in a Negative Role for the same film (Fan)...

Here are the rest of the nominations:

Best Film

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

MS Dhoni: The Untold Story




Udta Punjab

Best Actor in Leading Role(Male)

Shahid Kapoor for Udta Punjab

Ranbir Kapoor for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Shah Rukh Khan for Fan

Sushant Singh Rajput for M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

Amitabh Bachchan for Pink

Salman Khan for Sultan

Best Actor in Leading Role (Female)

Anushka Sharma for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Alia Bhatt for Dear Zindagi & Udta Punjab

Sonam Kapoor for Neerja

Tapsee Pannu for Pink

Best Direction

Karan Johar for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Neeraj Pandey for M.S. Dhoni: The untold story

Ram Madhvani for Neerja

Aniruddha Roy Chowdhary for Pink

Ali Abbas Zafar for Sultan

Abhishek Chaubey for Udta Punjab

Best Supporting Actor (Male)

Rajat Kapoor for Kapoor and Sons

Rajkummar Rao for Aligarh

Rishi Kapoor for Kapoor and Sons

Anupam Kher for MS Dhoni: The untold story

Amitabh Bachchan for Wazir

Best Supporting Actor (Female)

Shabana Azmi for Neerja

Andrea Tariang for Pink

Ratna Pathak Shah for Kapoor and Sons

Disha Patani for MS Dhoni: The Untold Story

Richa Chadha for Sarbjit

Best Actor in Negative Role

Neil Nitin Mukesh for Wazir

Shah Rukh Khan for Fan

Jim Sarbh for Neerja

Best Story

Ayesha Devitre Dhillon, Shakun Batra for Kapoor & Sons

Saiwyn Quadras for Neerja

Ritesh Shah, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Shoojit Sircar for Pink

Best Playback Singer ( Male)

Arijit Singh for 'Channa Mereya', Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Amit Mishra for 'Bulleya', Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Diljit Dosanjh for 'Ikk Kudi', Udta Punjab

Armaan Malik for 'Besabriyaan', M.S. Dhoni

Best Playback Singer (female)

Kanika Kapoor for 'Da Da Dasse', Udta Punjab

Neha Bhasin for 'Jag Ghoomeya', Sultan

Tulsi Kumar for 'Soch Na Sake', Airlift


Rohan Jul 14, 2017 07:21pm
Dangal is missing on all categories despite being good movie. Shows some nominations like KJO, Fan are only included because they attend these functions, while some (Aamir) pay the brunt because they never attend award functions. Unfair on whole dangal team for one.
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gopal Jul 14, 2017 07:47pm
Money talks.
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Ayanabha Mandal Jul 14, 2017 10:10pm
@Rohan What can be done? Aamir Khan does not accept awards.
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Burhan Jul 14, 2017 10:47pm
My choice - pink. Best song - aae dil hay mushkil.
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muhibbewatan Jul 14, 2017 11:18pm
These type of "award" shows are just namesake as they hardly represent the true face of Bollywood in that the genuineness and authenticity are lost while transitioning from India to America, it seems. Nowhere hitherto did we see some of names that are appearing in the nominations above. Different viewership in this part of the world from the one back home, I believe.
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SATT Jul 15, 2017 12:00am
Fawad Khan will win award.
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Raj Jul 15, 2017 04:55am
Dangal should win best movie, actor, director, supporting artist, and even make some awards for that movie. And that is not even nominated. What kind of awards are these
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SAra Jul 15, 2017 08:53am
All movie selection for this year are good except Fan movie and SRK. Dangal should have replaced Fan to compete with Neerja, Pink , Airlift, Udta Punjab etc.
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Chnakya Jul 15, 2017 11:27am
Don't worry nothing will be given to Fawad Khan.
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Ahmad Jul 15, 2017 11:46am
Where is Dangal Man? Without a Doubt that's the Best movie For the year.
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truth prevails Jul 15, 2017 11:53am
People dont believe in IIFA awards. All awards are paid and fixed!
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Vivek (Indore) Jul 15, 2017 01:06pm
@Rohan Dangal and Bahubali 2 will be in the next IIFA as they came in 2017.
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