IIFA announces winners for Technical Awards

MUMBAI: The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) has announced the winners of the Idea IIFA Awards 2008 for the technical category.

While Chak De India has swept off 5 awards, Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om has bagged 4 out of the 14 awards that were announced.

Chak De India has bagged the awards for technical excellence in best cinematography for Sudeep Chatterjee, best editing for Amitabh Shukla, best sound recording for Manas Choudhary and Ali Merchant, best sound re-recording for Anuj Mathur and best screenplay for Jaideep Sahni, who jointly shared the honours with Anurag Basu for Life in a Metro.

Close behind is Farah Khan’s Shah Rukh starrer Om Shanti Om winning 4 Awards for best art direction for Sabu Cyril, best VFX for Red Chillies Entertainment, best costume designing for Manish Malhotra, Karan Johar and Sanjiv Mulchandani and best makeup for Bharat-Dorris, Ravi Indulkar and Namrata Soni.

Furthermore, the choreography award has gone to Vaibhavi Merchant for the song Aaja Nachle from the film Aaja Nachle, while Javed Sheikh and Ejaz Sheikh has won the best action award for the movie Shootout at Lokhandwala.

The Award for best sound recording has been bagged by H Sridhar for Guru for the song Barso Re. Also, A R Rehman has won the Idea IIFA Award for best background score for the same.

Imtiaz Ali‘s Jab We Met has fetched the director the IIFA award for best dialogue.

The IIFA award winners will be presented their trophies at the IIFA Weekend that will be held from 6-8 June in Bangkok.

The technical category announcement was made following an industry voting audited by PriceWatehouse Coopers, the auditing firm for the IIFAs and the Oscars.

The results were arrived at on the basis of a compilation of nominations that was received category wise for the movies released during ‘07.

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