Posted on February 20, 2014 at 1:29 pm

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The IIFA Nominations are here!

And the nominees are… 

The Tata Motors IIFA Awards announce 2014 nominations

The moment we all have been waiting for has arrived! Yes Bollywood, the nominations are here and it’s time to vote for your favorite stars that released films in 2013! Are you ready because we sure are!

Indian Cinema’s most spectacular awards outside of India, The Tata Motors International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards have declared the list of nominations (Popular category) for its 15th edition. The Videocon D2H IIFA Weekend will be held in Tampa Bay, Florida from April 23-26.

2013 was a fantastic year at the Box-office. Amongst the major films of the year, bagging a maximum number of nods is the inspiring biopic of Milkha Singh, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag followed closely by the gun-fest, Goliyon Ki Rasleela- Ramleela and the heart-wrenching ‘Aashiqui 2’ with 7 nominations each, while the Ranbir Kapoor starrer – Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewaani scored 6 nominations. Other notable films: Krrish 3, Chennai Express, Kai Po Che and The Lunchbox have been nominated across various award categories.

It is a battle of superstars at the awards, as Shah Rukh Khan (Chennai Express), Hrithik Roshan (Krrish 3), Ranbir Kapoor (Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewaani), Farhan Akhtar (Bhaag Milka Bhaag), Ranveer Singh (Goliyon Ki Rasleela-Ramleela) and newcomer Sushant Singh Rajput (Kai Po Che) get nominated for Performance in a Leading Role (Male) for exceptional work in their respective films.

Stealing the limelight is the very beautiful Deepika Padukone with 3 nominations for Performance in a Leading Role (Female) category for her perfomance in last year’s smash hits Chennai Express, Goliyon Ki Rasleela- Ramleela and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewaani. Equally impressive performers, Sonakshi Sinha (Lootera), Nimrat Kaur (The Lunchbox) and Shraddha Kapoor (Aashiqui 2) find themselves nominated in the category, as well.

Best Director nominees include a host of celebrated filmmakers like Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Rakesh Roshan, Rohit Shetty, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Abhishek Kapoor. One of the most awaited awards, the Best Film category witnesses 2013’s runway success’s Dhoom 3, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Goliyon Ki Rasleela-Ramleela, Krrish 3, Kai Po Che, Chennai Express and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, as they compete to win the much coveted title.

The Videocon D2H IIFA Weekend is presented by Videocon D2H and the Tata Motors IIFA Awards is presented by Tata Motors. The IIFA Weekend & Awards will be broadcast globally on Star Plus, for the 10th year running.

So IIFA lovers and fans get ready as we gear up for the event which is less than 60 days away!

 Here are the nominations for 2014 IIFA!

 Tata Motors IIFA Awards nominations

Best Picture

Nomination

Film

Aditya Chopra

Dhoom 3

Karan Johar

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Kishore Lulla & Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Goliyon Ki Rasleela-Ramleela

Rakesh Roshan

Krrish 3

Ronnie Screwvala & Siddharth Roy Kapoor

Kai Po Che

Ronnie Screwvala,Siddharth Roy Kapoor, Gauri Khan & Karim Morani

Chennai Express

Viacom 18 Motion Pictures & Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Direction

Nomination

Film

Abhishek Kapoor

Kai Po Che

Rakesh Roshan

Krrish 3

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Rohit Shetty

Chennai Express

Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Goliyon Ki Rasleela- Ramleela

Performance in a Leading Role (Male)

Nomination

Film

Farhan Akhtar

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Hrithik Roshan

Krrish 3

Ranbir Kapoor

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Ranveer Singh

Goliyon Ki Rasleela-Ramleela

Shahrukh Khan

Chennai Express

Sushant Singh Rajput

Kai Po Che

Perfomance in a Leading Role (Female)

Nomination

Film

Deepika Padukone

Chennai Express

Deepika Padukone

Goliyon Ki Rasleela- Ramleela

Deepika Padukone

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Nimrat Kaur

The Lunchbox

Shraddha Kapoor

Aashiqui 2

Sonakshi Sinha

Lootera

Performance in a Supporting Role (Male)

Nomination

Film

Aditya Roy Kapoor

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Anupam Kher

Special 26

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

The Lunchbox

Pawan Malhotra

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Saurabh Shukla

Jolly LLB

Performance in a Supporting Role (Female)

Nomination

Film

Divya Dutta

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Kalki Koechlin

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Kangana Ranaut

Krrish 3

Richa Chadda

Goliyon Ki Rasleela-Ramleela

Shruti Hassan

D Day

Swara Bhaskar

Raanjhanaa

Performance in a Comic Role

Nomination

Film

Arshad Warsi

Jolly LLB

Riteish Deshmukh

Grand Masti

Varun Sharma

Fukrey

Performance in a Negative Role

Nomination

Film

Rishi Kapoor

D-Day

Rishi Kapoor

Aurangzeb

Supriya Pathak

Goliyon Ki Rasleela- Ramleela

Vivek Oberoi

Krrish 3

Music Direction

Nomination

Film

Mithoon, Ankit Tiwari,Jeet Ganguly

Aashiqui 2

Pritam

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Shankaar – Ehsaan – Loy

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Best Story

Nomination

Film

Prasoon Joshi

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Pubali Chaudhuri, Abhishek Kapoor & Chetan Bhagat

Kai Po Che

Ritesh Batra

The Lunchbox

Lyrics

Nomination

Song

Film

Mithoon

Tum Hi Ho

Aashiqui 2

Prasoon Joshi

O Rangrez

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Sandeep Nath

Sunn Raha Hai

Aashiqui 2

Playback Singer (Male)

Nomination

Song

Film

Ankit Tiwari

Sunn Rahai Hai

Aashiqui 2

Arijit Singh

Tum Hi Ho

Aashiqui 2

Siddharth Mahadevan

Zinda

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Playback Singer (Female)

Nomination

Song

Film

Bhoomi Trivedi

Ram Chahe Leela

Goliyon Ki Rasleela – Ramleela

Monali Thakur

Sawaar Loon

Lootera

Shreya Ghoshal

Sunn Raha Hai

Aashiqui 2

Shreya Ghoshal

O Rangrez

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag