NOMINATIONS FOR The Idea IIFA AWARDS

Mumbai, May 2, 2006: PriceWaterhouseCoopers today announced the nominations for Idea IIFA Awards 2006. The Idea IIFA Awards Nominations envelope was presented by Mr. Partha Ghosh, Senior Partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the same were released by the IIFA Management to the Media. 

 

Nominees for Best Film at IIFA 2006:Ø      Parineeta – The Married WomanØ      IqbalØ      BlackØ      Page 3Ø      Bunty aur BubliØ      No Entry  

 

PriceWaterhouseCoopers released the Nominations for the Idea IIFA Awards 2006 as per the results of voting by the film industry.

 In a unique system, that involves film industry voting similar only to the Academy Awards, the nominations were derived from the IIFA Voting Weekend held in the first week of April.

 During the course of the week, the best talent from Indian cinema, including producers, actors, film directors, music directors, scriptwriters and singers cast their votes for the Popular and Technical awards. The nominations for the Popular Awards are now open for public voting, using the globally accessible www.msn.com/iifa and www.indya.com platforms.

The voting process is monitored and audited by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, who are also the audit firm for the Oscars.

 Launched seven years ago at the Millennium Dome (London), the Idea IIFA Awards presentation ceremony is the highpoint of a three-day extravaganza the IIFA Weekend Dubai being presented by Tiara Residence, a project by Zabeel Investments.

The other events during the weekend will be the IIFA World Premiere Film, The FICCI-IIFA Global Business Forum, The IIFA Workshop and the IIFA Film Festival.

The Weekend will showcase the best of Indian cinema and provide a platform for interaction between the Indian film industry and global media. 

The main attractions of the four-day extravaganza the Tiara Residence IIFA Weekend in June 2006 will be the FICCI – IIFA Global Business Forum,  IIFA World Premiere and IIFA Film Festival.

The highpoint of the entire weekend will be the glamorous Idea IIFA Awards 2006 presentation ceremony to be held on 16th June 2006.

This is the grandest tribute paid to Indian film talent in the history of Indian cinema. June 2006 will see the most high profile celebrities from Indian cinema visit the ultra modern business capital of the region – Dubai to participate in the prestigious celebrations.

This electrifying awards presentation ceremony will be beamed to a

global audience of almost a billion with Broadcast partners STAR TV, Asia’s preferred General Hindi Entertainment Channel. 

 

NOTES TO EDITORS:

Tiara Residence by Zabeel Investments – Title Sponsor

Zabeel Investments is a multi-diversified investment company focused in the areas of commercial real estate development and management, private equity and asset management across a wide range of economic sectors in the UAE, GCC and overseas.

 PARTNERS AND ASSOCIATES IN DUBAI FOR THE TIARA IIFA WEEKEND IN DUBAI 2006 Tiara Residence: Title Sponsor of the IIFA Weekend Grand Hyatt Dubai: Official Hospitality partnerGulf News: Official Print partnerArabian Radio Network: Official Radio partnerDubai International Film Festival: Presenting sponsor of IIFA World Premier & Post partyDubai Studio City: IIFA Workshop Partner and ground support Grand Cineplex: Venue partners for IIFA World Premiere & IIFA Film Festival Dubai Chamber of Commerce: Partner for FICCI IIFA Global Business Forum Emirates Airlines: Airline supportDream Horizons: Official Destination Manager M.A.C.: Official Make up providerIBPC: FICCI IIFA Global Business Forum Support partnerDSS & DSF: City of Dubai Airport Expo: Awards Venue partner