The Global Indian Film Awards (GIFA ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ 2006) will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from December 7 to 9. The award is conceived, scripted and directed by Popcorn Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and organized by One Big Options under the aegis of Tourism Malaysia and under the kind patronage of YABhg Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor. Sony Entertainment Television are the Broadcast Partner.
The nomination list has 17 categories. Except for debut actor and actresses, five names / movies have been singled out for the finale.
Best Film: Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (Karan Johar), Krrish (Rakesh Roshan), Lage Raho Munnabhai (Vidhu Vinod Chopra), Omkara (Shemaroo, Kumar Mangat) and Rang De Basanti (UTV, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra).
Best Director: Kunal Kohli (Fanaa), Rajkumar Hirani (Lage Raho Munnabhai), Rakesh (Krrish), Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra (Rang De Basanti) and Vishal Bhardwaj (Omkara).
Best Actor: Aamir Khan (Rang De Basanti), Ajay Devgan (Omkara), Hrithik Roshan (Krrish), Sanjay Dutt (Lage Raho Munnabhai) and Shah Rukh Khan (Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna).
Best Actress: Bipasha Basu (Corporate), Kajol (Fanaa), Kangana Ranaut (Gangster), Kareena Kapoor (Omkara) and Rani Mukherjee (Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna).
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Abhishek Bachchan (Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna), Amitabh Bachchan (Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna), Arshad Warsi (Lage Raho Munnabhai), Atul Kulkarni (Rang De Basanti) and Kay Kay Menon (Corporate).
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Alice Patten (Rang De Basanti), Dimple Kapadia (Being Cyrus), Preity Zinta (Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna), Soha Ali Khan (Rang De Basanti) and Shabana Azmi (15 th Park Avenue).
Best Actor in a Comic Role: Anupam Kher (Khosla Ka Ghosla), Boman Irani (Lage Raho Munnabhai), Paresh Rawal (Malamaal Weekly), Sharman Joshi (Golmaal ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Fun Unlimited) and Tusshar Kapoor (Golmaal ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Fun Unlimited).
Best Actor in a Villainous Role: Dilip Prabhawalkar (Shiva), Irrfan Khan (The Killer), John Abraham (Zinda), Naseeruddin Shah (Krrish) and Saif Ali Khan (Omkara).
Best Music: A. R. Rahman (Rang De Basanti), Jatin ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Lalit (Fanaa), Pritam Chakravarthy (Gangster), Shankar ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Ehsaan ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Loy (Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna) and Vishal Bharadwaj (Omkara).
Best Lyrics: Gulzar (‘OmkaraÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦.’ in Omkara), Gulzar (O Saathi ReÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ in Omkara), Javed Akhtar (Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna), Prasoon Joshi (RoobarooÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦. in Rang De Basanti) and Prasoon Joshi (Chand SifarishÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ in Fanaa)
Best Playback Singer (Male): Shaan, Kailash Kher (Chand SifarishÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦. Fanaa), Shafqat Amanat Ali (MitwaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦. Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna), Sonu Nigam (title song – Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna), Sukhwinder Singh (OmkaraÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦. Omkara) and Zubin (Ya Ali ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Gangster).
Best Playback Singher (Female): Alka Yagnik (Title songÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna ), Madhushree (Tu Bin BatayeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ Rang De Basanti), Shreya Ghosal (O Saathi ReÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦. Omkara), Shreya Ghosal (Pal Pal Har PalÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦. Lage Raho Munnabhai) and Sunidhi Chauhan (Beedi Jalai LeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ Omkara).
Best Choreographer: Ahmed Khan (Ashiqui Mein TeriÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦. 36 China Town ), Ganesh Acharya (Beedi Jalai LeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ Omkara), Farah Khan (Where’s The Party TonightÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna), Farah Khan (Dil Na DiyaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦. Krrish) and Saroj Khan (Desh RangilaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦. Fanaa).
Critics Choice Awards ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Director: 15th Park Avenue (Aparna Sen), Bas Ek Pal (Onir), Being Cyrus (Homi Adjania), Dor (Nagesh Kukunoor) and Woh LamheÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ (Mohit Suri).
Best Debut Director: Homi Adjania (Being Cyrus), Naseeruddin Shah ( Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota), Diwakar Bannerjee (Khosla Ka Ghosla), Vickram Chopra (The Fight Club ) and Abigyan and Abhiman (Sacred Evil).
Best Debut Actor: Upen Patel (36 China Town) and Best Debut Actress: Kangana Ranaut ( Gangster).
B.R. Films’ Baabul will have a world premiere at TGV cinemas, KLCC in Kuala Lumpur on Dec. 7. Celebrity Football match, fashion show, auction and charity dinner on Dec. 8 and on Dec. 9 meeting orphans at Putrajaya, mega awards nite and post-event party.