The 2004 IIFA Awards, officially known as the 5th International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the International Indian Film Academy honoured the best films of 2003 and took place between May 20–22, 2004. This year, the city of Singapore played host to the Indian Film Industry. The tag line of this year's IIFA Awards was Uniquely IIFA, Uniquely Singapore ....
The official ceremony took place on May 22, 2004, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, in Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore. During the ceremony, IIFA Awards were awarded in 27 competitive categories. The ceremony was televised in India and internationally on Star Plus. Actors Rahul Khanna hosted the ceremony.
The weekend began with the IIFA Inaugural Press Conference.This was followed by an IIFA Foundation Celebrity Football Match, which was held at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore. The team lineup comprised the glitterati of Indian Cinema and Singapore's football fraternity.
The next event which was held during this three-day extravaganza was the IIFA Forum. The topics discussed upon were 'Globalisation of Indian Cinema' and 'Co-Production between India and Singapore'. Singapore also witnessed the IIFA World Premiere which screened Mani Ratnam's Yuva, in Hindi and Aaytha Ezhuthu in Tamil.
Kal Ho Naa Ho received a total of seventeen nominations out of the total twenty seven categories and managed to win thirteen, out of which only the (Best Picture, Best Performance In A Leading Role Female, Best Performance In A Supporting Role Male and Best Performance In A Supporting Role Female) were among the popular one.Koi... Mil Gaya on the other hand won five out of its eleven nominations.Among them the popular awards included: (Best Director and Best Performance In A Leading Role Male).
Other multiple awards winners included Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. with four awards and Ishq Vishk receiving two awards.
In addition movies receiving a single awards included, LOC Kargil for (Best Sound Re-Recording), Jism for (Best Female Playback Singer) and Janasheen for (Best Performance In A Negative Role)
The awards began in 2000 and the first ceremony was held in London at The Millennium Dome. From then on the awards were held at locations around the world signifying the international success of Bollywood. The next award ceremony was announced to be held in Amsterdam Arena Amsterdam, Netherlands in 2005.
Singapore also hosted the 2012 IIFA Awards.
Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.Yash Johar
Saif Ali Khan