The 2005 IIFA Awards, officially known as the 6th International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the International Indian Film Academy honoured the best films of 2004 and took place between 9–11 June 2005.
The weekend began with the IIFA Inaugural Press Conference at which IIFA Brand Ambassador, actor Amitabh Bachchan, officially launched the three-day extravaganza.
This was followed by the IIFA World Premiere held at the centuries-old Pathe Tuschinski Theatre. The film screened was Pradeep Sarkar's Parineeta.
This was the first year where the IIFA Film Festival was held which showcased some of the best films Indian Cinema has to offer. It was inaugurated by Yash Chopra and was held at the Pathe Tuschinski Theatre.
An IIFA Workshop was also held which served as a unique meeting between some prominent filmmakers from India and Dutch film professionals. Key speakers at the workshop included Karan Johar, Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar and Abhishek Bachchan. The workshop also featured a screening of the blockbuster Kal Ho Na Ho
Other events included the FICCI-IIFA Global Business Forum and the IIFA Foundation Celebrity Cricket Match. The IIFA Foundation Celebrity Cricket Match saw teams captained by Shahrukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan face against each other with Hrithik's team emerging as the victors.
The official ceremony took place on 11 June 2005, at the Amsterdam Arena, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. During the ceremony, IIFA Awards were awarded in 29 competitive categories. The ceremony was televised in India and internationally on Star Plus. Actors Fardeen Khan and Shahrukh Khan along with director Karan Johar co-hosted the ceremony. Along with the award distribution, the ceremony also included performances by international pop group Bombay Rockers, international magician Hans Kolak, Salman Khan, Malaika Arora Khan, Amrita Arora, Esha Deol, Isha Sharvani, Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor and Daler Mehndi. It also included Abhishek Bachchan's first-ever international performance.
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi received a total of thirteen nominations out of the total twenty nine but could only manage to win five, out of which only the (Best Performance In A Comic Role) was among the popular one. Veer-Zaara on the other hand won seven out of its nine nominations. Among them the popular awards included: (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Performance In A Leading Role Male and Best Performance In A Supporting Role Female).
Other multiple awards winners included Aitraaz, Dhoom and Murder with three awards each and Main Hoon Na and Maqbool receiving two awards each.
In addition movies receiving a single awards included, Chameli for (Best Cinematographer), Swades for (Best Lyrics), Taarzan: The Wonder Car for (Female Debutant Star), Hum Tum for (Best Performance In A Leading Role Female) and Yuva for (Best Performance In A Supporting Role Male)