The 2006 IIFA Awards, officially known as the 7th International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the International Indian Film Academy honoured the best films of 2005 and took place between June 15–17, 2006. Dubai, with its old world charm and new age dynamism played host to the 3 day IIFA Weekend and its many events.
The official ceremony took place on June 17, 2006, at the Dubai International Convention Centre,in Dubai, UAE. 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 Lara Dutta co-hosted the ceremony.Fardeen had also co-hosted the 2005 IIFA awards while Lara had hosted the 2002 awards
The weekend began with the IIFA Inaugural Press Conference.This was followed by the IIFA World Premiere of Jagmohan Mundra's 'Provoked'. The world premiere also featured south Indian films viz., Chandramukhi, Kannathil Muthamittal, Nayakan, Pokiri, Autograph, Anniyan and Ayutha Ezhuthu. A unique IIFA Foundation Fashion Extravaganza was also hosted to raise funds for the IIFA Foundation.
Parineeta received a total of seventeen nominations out of the total twenty nine categories but could only manage to win six, out of which only the (Female Debutant Star) was among the popular one.Black on the other hand won nine out of its eleven nominations.Among them the popular awards included: (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Performance In A Leading Role Male, Best Performance In A Leading Role Female and Best Performance In A Supporting Role Female). Other multiple awards winners included Bunty Aur Babli with four awards and Dus, Apaharan and Aashiq Banaya Aapne receiving two awards each. In addition movies receiving a single awards included, Sarkar for (Best Performance In A Supporting Role Male), Salaam Namaste for (Best Performance In A Comic Role), Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi for (Male Debutant Star) and Iqbal for (Best Story)
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 Sheffield, England in 2007.
Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.Preity Zinta
Hassaan Bin Bilal
Talal Bin Bilal