IIFA Awards nomination list: Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar shocking omissions, Ranbir Kapoor makes the cut

Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar have not been included in the IIFA Awards nomination list

The nomination list for the 2017 IIFA Awards is finally out, and it is quite shocking. Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar have not been included in the list for the award show that will be held in New York on July 14. Karan Johar’s 2016 directorial Ae Dil Hai Mushkil leads the nomination chart in four categories.

It is indeed surprising as Akshay received the National Award for his role of a navy officer in Rustom this year. On the other hand, Aamir Khan’s Dangal has been doing extremely well in India and abroad. The 51-year-old actor had won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor whereas Nitesh Tiwari had bagged the Best Director award for the wrestling biopic. On the other hand, Aamir’s peer Shah Rukh Khan has been nominated for Best Actor and Best Actor in Negative Role category for Fan. 

Among the actresses, Alia Bhatt has been nominated for Dear Zindagi and Udta Punjab. Anushka Sharma (ADHM), Sonam Kapoor (Neerja) and Taapsee Pannu (Pink) are other contenders in fray. Here’s the full nomination list.

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 Director

Karan Johar for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Neeraj Pandey for M.S. Dhoni

Ram Madhvani for Neerja

Aniruddha Roy Chowdhary for Pink

Ali Abbas Zafar for Sultan and Abhishek Chaubey for Udta Punjab

Best Supporting Actor (Male)

Rajat Kapoor- Kapoor and Sons

Rajkummar Rao- Aligarh

Rishi Kapoor- Kapoor and Sons

Anupam Kher- MS Dhoni

Amitabh Bachchan- Wazir

Best Supporting Actor (Female)

Shabana Azmi- Neerja

Andrea Tariang- Pink

Ratna Pathak Shah- Kapoor and Sons

Disha Patani- MS Dhoni: The Untold Story

Richa Chadha- Sarbjit

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Best Actor in Negative Role

Neil Nitin Mukesh- Wazir

Shah Rukh Khan- Fan

Jim Sarbh- Neerja

Best Comedian

Varun Dhawan- Dishoom

Jimmy Shergill- Happy Bhag Jayegi

Rishi Kapoor- Kapoor and Sons

(Source: Bollywood Life)

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