IIFA Awards 2011 in Toronto on Saturday, concluded with Dabangg, My Name Is Khan and Band Baaja Baraat bagging most of the coveted awards. The star-studded awards show, often referred to as the Oscars of Bollywood was a mega event.
Dabangg was honored with the IIFA Award for Best Film, Shahrukh Khan won the Best Actor award for My Name Is Khan and Karan Johar walked away with the Best Director trophy for the same film.
From other awards worthy of a mention, Anuskha Sharma received the Best Actress trophy for Band Baaja Baraat while her co-star Ranveer Singh won the IIFA Award for Best Actor on Debut. Sonakshi Sinha was awarded the Best Actress on Debut for Dabangg.
Shahrukh Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Bipasha Basu and Priyanka Chopra performed at the IIFA Awards Ceremony which witnessed the presence of Oscar Winners like Cuba Gooding and Hilary Swank.
The Toronto stadium where the 12th Edition of the IIFA Awards took place, was attended by more than 10,000 people.
IIFA Awards 2011 Winners
- Best Actor: Shahrukh Khan (My Name is Khan)
- Best Actress: Anushka Sharma (Band Baaja Baraat)
- Best Film: Dabangg
- Best Direction: Karan Johar (My Name is Khan)
- Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Arjun Rampal (Rajneeti)
- Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Prachi Desai (Once upon a time in Mumbai)
- Best Actor in a Negative role: Sonu Sood (Dabangg)
- Best Actor in a comic role: Ritesh Deshmukh (Housefull)
- Best Actor on Debut: Ranveer Singh (Band Baaja Baraat)
- Best Actress on Debut: Sonakshi Sinha (Dabangg)
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Asha Bhosle
- Best Lyrics: Niranjan Iyengar (Sajda – My Name Is Khan)
- Best Music: Sajid Wajid, Lalit Pandit (Dabangg)
- Best Singer Male: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (Tere Mast Mast Do Nain – Dabangg)
- Best Singer Female: Mamta Sharma (Munni Badnaam Hui – Dabangg)
- Best Screenplay: Abhinav Kashyap and Dilip Shukla (Dabangg)
- Best Story: Shivani Bhatija (My Name Is Khan)
- Best Dialogue: Vishal Bhardwaj (Ishqiya)
- Best Costume Design: Niharika Khan (Band Baaja Baaraat)
- Best Action: S Vijayan (Dabangg)
- Best Choreography Award: Farah Khan (Munni Badnaam – Dabangg)
- Best Background Score: Shankar – Ehsaan – Loy (My Name Is Khan)
- Best Editing: Namrata Rao (Band Baaja Baaraat)
- Best Sound Recording: Pritam Das (Love, Sex Aur Dhokha)
- Best Song Recording: Vijay Dayal (Ainvayi Ainvayi)
- Best Sound Re-recording: Leslie Fernandes (Dabangg)
- Best Cinematography: Sudeep Chatterjee (Guzaarish)
- Best Art Direction: Sabu Cyril (Robot)
- Best Special Effects: Indian Artists (Robot)
- Best Makeup: Banu (Rajnikanth – Robot)
- IIFA Award for Green Globe: Priyanka Chopra
Other Special IIFA Awards 2011
- IIFA Award for the Hottest On Screen Pair: Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh (Band Baaja Baraat)
- IIFA Award for Achievement in Indian cinema: Dharmendra
- IIFA Award for Best Achievement in International Cinema: Irfan khan
Each year the IIFA Awards move from one country to another. Last year (2010) it was held in Colombo, Srilanka. This year in Toronto, Canada. Would be interesting to see where the IIFA Awards 2012 will be held.