The 2008 IIFA Awards, officially known as the 9th International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the International Indian Film Academy honored the best films of 2007 and took place between June 6 - 8, 2008. The official ceremony took place on June 8, 2008, at the Siam Paragon in Bangkok, Thailand. During the ceremony, IIFA Awards were awarded in 27 competitive categories. Actors Boman Irani and Ritesh Deshmukh co-hosted the ceremony for the first time.
Nominations for the IIFA Awards 2008 has been announced. Interestingly, Aamir Khan's critically acclaimed and commercially super successful Taare Zameen Par hasn't received even a single nomination in any category. The Darsheel Safari - Aamir Khan starrer which was expected to sweep awards at the IIFA has been left out because the producer (Aamir Khan) refused to sign on the nomination papers.
So with Taare out of the race, Chak De India is most likely to sweep the awards this year at the IIFA.. Also, Shreya Ghoshal has received four out of five nominations for Best Playback singer (Female).
Chak De! India won nine awards, three of which were popular awards: Best Picture, Best Performance In A Leading Role Male and Best Director. Om Shanti Om won six awards. Other multiple winners included Life in a... Metro with three awards and Jab We Met, Shootout at Lokhandwala, Guru and Saawariya, with two awards each. In addition, Partner received one award (Best Performance In A Comic Role).