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Lancashire Telegraph: ALL-STAR LINEUP Above, Arbaz Khan, Sonu Sood, Hrithik Roshan, Dia Mirza, Boman Irani and Karan Johar at the IIFA Press Conference ALL-STAR LINEUP Above, Arbaz Khan, Sonu Sood, Hrithik Roshan, Dia Mirza, Boman Irani and Karan Johar at the IIFA Press Conference

INDIAN Cinema fans worldwide can vote for their favourite film of the last year to receive a top industry award.

The nominations for the International Indian Film Academy Awards have been released for this year’s ceremony, being held in Toronto at the end of the year.

Year on year, industry stalwarts, actors, directors, producers, technicians and composers decide the nominations for the performance categories of the prestigious awards.

And each year thousands of cinema fans cast their votes to crown the winners across 15 categories.

The 2011 ceremony, which will feature a tribute to a legend of Indian Cinema, Raj Kapoor, looks set to receive the largest response in the event’s history.

Best Film
Band Baaja Baaraat, Dabangg, My Name Is Khan, Once Upon A Time In Mumbai, Raajneeti.

Best Direction
Maneesh Sharma - Band Baaja Baaraat, Abhinav Kashyap - Dabangg, Sanjay Leela Bhansali - Guzaarish, Karan Johar - My Name Is Khan, Milan Luthria - Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, Vikramaditya Motwane - Udaan.

Performance In A Leading Role (Male)
Salman Khan - Dabangg, Hrithik Roshan - Guzaarish, Shah Rukh Khan - My Name Is Khan, Ajay Devgn - Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, Ranbir Kapoor - Raajneeti.

Performance In A Leading Role (Female)
Anushka Sharma - Band Baaja Baaraat, Kareena Kapoor - Golmaal 3, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan - Guzaarish, Vidya Balan - Ishqiya, Katrina Kaif - Raajneeti.

Performance In A Supporting Role (Male)
Mithun Chakraborty - Golmaal 3, Arshad Warsi - Ishqiya, Emraan Hashmi - Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, Arjun Rampal - Raajneeti, Manoj Bajpayee - Raajneeti.

Performance In A Supporting Role (Female)
Amrita Puri - Aisha, Dimple Kapadia - Dabangg, Ratna Pathak Shah - Golmaal 3, Shernaz Patel - Guzaarish, Prachi Desai - Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai.

Performance In A Comic Role
Paresh Rawal - Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? Johny Lever - Golmaal 3, Riteish Deshmukh - Housefull, Anil Kapoor - No Problem, Pradhuman Singh - Tere Bin Laden.

Performance In A Negative Role
Naseeruddin Shah - Allah Ke Banday, Sonu Sood - Dabangg, Emraan Hashmi - Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, Manoj Bajpayee - Raajneeti, Ronit Roy - Udaan.

Music Direction
Salim - Sulaiman - Band Baaja Baaraat, Sajid - Wajid & Lalit Pandit - Dabangg, Vishal - Shekhar - I Hate Luv Storys, Vishal Bhardwaj - Ishqiya, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy - My Name Is Khan, Pritam - Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai.

Best Story
Maneesh Sharma- Band Baaja Baaraat, Abhishek Chaubey - Ishqiya, Shibani Bathija - My Name Is Khan, Rajat Aroraa - Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane - Udaan.

Lyrics
Amitabh Bhattacharya - Ainvayi Ainvayi (Band Baaja Baaraat), Faaiz Anwar - Tere Mast Mast (Dabangg), Gulzar - Dil Toh Bachcha (Ishqiya), Niranjan Iyengar - Sajdaa (My Name Is Khan), Irshad Kamil - Pee Loon (Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai).

Playback Singer (Male)
Vishal Dadlani - Adhoore (Break Ke Baad), Rahat Fateh Ali Khan - Tere Mast Mast Do Nain (Dabangg), Shafqat Amanat Ali - Bin Tere (I Hate LUV Storys), Rahat Fateh Ali Khan - Dil Toh Bachcha Hai (Ishqiya), Shankar Mahadevan - Uff Teri Adaa (Karthik Calling Karthik), Mohit Chauhan - Pee Loon (Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai).

Playback Singer (Female)
Sunidhi Chauhan - Ainvayi Ainvayi (Band Baaja Baaraat), Mamta Sharma - Munni Badnaam (Dabangg), Shreya Ghoshal - Bahara (I Hate LUV Storys), Rekha Bhardwaj - Ab Mujhey Koi (Ishqiya), Sunidhi Chauhan - Sheila Ki Jawani (Tees Maar Khan).

Screenplay
Dilip Shukla, Abhinav Kashyap - Dabangg, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bhavani Iyer - Guzaarish, Abhishek Chaubey, Sabrina Dhawan, Vishal Bhardwaj - Ishqiya, Shibani Bhatija - My Name Is Khan, Rajat Aroraa - Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, Anjum Rajabali, Prakash Jha - Raajneeti.

Dialogue
Habib Faisal - Band Baaja Baaraat, Dilip Shukla, Abhinav Kashyap - Dabangg, Vishal Bhardwaj - Ishqiya, Rajat Aroraa - Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, Prakash Jha - Raajneeti.

* Voting opens on May 10 at www.iifa.com/toronto 2011

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