IIFA 2023 Winners List: Gangubai Kathiawadi Leads With Most Nods

New Delhi: On Saturday night in Abu Dhabi, the IIFA Awards 2023 took place and the top winners for the evening were the films ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, ‘Drishyam 2’, and ‘Brahmastra’. Alia Bhatt won Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female) on Saturday night, continuing ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’s winning streak after it swept the technical prizes at IIFA 2023.

The mystery movie ‘Drishyam 2’ starring Ajay Devgn won this year’s IIFA Best Picture awards, while Hrithik Roshan’s performance in ‘Vikram Vedha’ earned him the title of Best Actor.

At IIFA 2023, veteran actor Kamal Haasan accepted the award for Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema, he received a standing ovation. Accepting the golden trophy, Kamal expressed his gratitude and said: “I grew up in cinema … I came here when I was three and half. … You have been kind enough to allow me to survive till this stage … I’m very thankful and humbled.” Kamal started as a child artiste in the 1960 Tamil film ‘Kalathur Kannamma’.

Check out the winners from IIFA 2023:

Best Film: Drishyam 2

Best Director: R Madhavan for Rocketry: The Nambi Effect

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female): Alia Bhatt for Gangubai Kathiawadi

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male): Hrithik Roshan for Vikram Vedha

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female): Mouni Roy for Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male): Anil Kapoor for Jugg Jugg Jeeyo

Outstanding Achievement for Fashion in Cinema: Manish Malhotra

Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema: Kamal Haasan

Best Adapted Story: Aamil Keeyan Khan and Abhishek Pathak for Drishyam 2

Best Original Story: Perveez Sheikh and Jasmeet Reen for Darlings

Outstanding Achievement in Regional Cinema: Marathi film Ved directed by Riteish Deshmukh

Best Debut (Male): Shantanu Maheshwari for Gangubai Kathiawadi and Babil Khan for Qala

Best Debut (Female): Khushali Kumar for Dhoka Around the Corner

Best Playback Singer (Female): Shreya Ghoshal for the song Rasiya from Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva

Best Playback Singer (Male): Arijit Singh for the song Kesariya from Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva

Best Music Direction: Pritam for Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva

Best Lyricist: Amitabh Bhattacharya for the song Kesarya from Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva

Best Cinematography: Gangubai Kathiawadi

Best Screenplay: Gangubai Kathiawadi

Best Dialogue: Gangubai Kathiawadi

Best Choreography for title track: Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2

Best Sound Design: Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2

Best Editing: Drishyam 2

Best Special Effects (Visual): Brahmastra: Part one – Shiva

Best Background Score: Vikram Vedha

Best Sound Mixing: Monica O My Darling