The 20th edition of International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) was a star-studded night at the SVP Stadium in Mumbai. Actors Radhika Apte and Ali Fazal hosted the night where Bollywood’s A-listers including Salman Khan, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer, Shahid Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana, Vicky Kaushal, Katrina Kaif and Alia made their way up the green carpet.
At IIFA 2019 Meghna Gulzar’s thriller Raazi, featuring Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal, claimed Best Picture award at the 20th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards. Alia Bhatt also won ‘Best Actor Award (Female)’ for ‘Raazi’. Actor Ranveer Singh won ‘Best Actor (Male)’ for his outstanding performance in ‘Padmaavat’. ‘Best Supporting Actor (Female)’ went to Aditi Rao Hydari for ‘Padmaavat,’ while ‘Best Supporting Actor (Male)’ to Vicky Kaushal for ‘Sanju’. ‘Best Story’ award went to ‘AndhaDhun’ and ‘Best Director’ to Sriram Raghavan. Meanwhile, Best Playback Singer awards went to Arijit Singh for ‘Ae Watan’ & Harshdeep Kaur for ‘Dilbaro’ for ‘Raazi’. Overall, Raazi won four honours while Padmaavat and AndhaDhun won two.
The evening also saw the Outstanding Achievement in Cinema award being bestowed upon veteran actor Jagdeep. Director Ramesh Sippy and Ranveer presented him the honour.
The big show had some amazing performances by Neha Kakkar, Tulsi Kumar, Jassi Gill, Salim Sulaiman among others. The event also showcased the collection of ace designers Shantanu & Nikhil and Kunal Rawal.
Here is the full list of 2019’s IIFA Award winners:
Playback Singer (Male): Arijit Singh for Ae Watan (Raazi)
Playback Singer (Female): Harshdeep Kaur, Vibha Saraf for Dilbaro (Raazi)
Best Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya for Dhadak (Dhadak)
Best Music Direction: Amaal Mallik, Guru Randhawa, Rochak Kohli, Saurabh-Vaibhav, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Zack Knight for Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety.
Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Male): Vicky Kaushal for Sanju
Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Female): Aditi Rao Hydari for Padmaavat
Best Debut- Male: Ishaan Khatter for Beyond the Clouds and Dhadak
Best Debut- Female: Sara Ali Khan for Kedarnath
Best Performance in a Leading Role (Male): Ranveer Singh for Padmaavat
Best Performance in a Leading Role (Female): Alia Bhatt for Raazi
Best Story: Sriram Raghavan and Pooja Ladha Surti for AndhaDhun
Best Direction: Sriram Raghavan for AndhaDhun
Best Picture: Raazi