‘Paa' and ‘3 Idiots' lead the nominations for IIFA Awards 2010

The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) has announced the nominations for the IIFA Awards 2010. The 11th celebrations of the Videocon IIFA Weekend and Micromax IIFA Awards will be held in Colombo from June 3 to 5.

The nominations were released after voting in March. Results of the industry voting were audited by PriceWaterhouse Coopers. The online voting for the awards will go live on www.iifa.com on May 10 and will be open to audience. The voting will end on June 1. Films 3 Idiots, Wanted, Kaminey, Paa and Dev D are vying for the title of Best Picture, while the Best Direction category nominees are Rajkumar Hirani ( 3 Idiots), Anurag Kashyap ( Dev D), Ayan Mukherji ( Wake Up Sid), Vishal Bharadwaj ( Kaminey), Imtiaz Ali ( Love Aaj Kal) and R. Balki ( Paa).

Nominees for Best Actors in a leading role, male, are Aamir Khan for 3 Idiots, Amitabh Bachchan for Paa, Saif Ali Khan for Love Aaj Kal, Salman Khan for Wanted, Shahid Kapur for Kaminey and Ranbir Kapoor for Wake Up Sid. The winner for Best Performance in a leading role, female, will be chosen between Kareena Kapoor ( 3 Idiots), Priyanka Chopra ( Kaminey), Deepika Padukone ( Love Aaj Kal), Vidya Balan ( Paa) and Mahie Gill ( Dev D).