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Jodhaa Akbar, Ghajini sweep IIFA's technical awards

entertainment Updated: May 06, 2009 20:05 IST
Ashutosh Gowariker's Jodhaa Akbar

Ashutosh Gowariker's Jodhaa Akbar continued its recent run of success by winning five out of the 14 awards in the International Indian Film Academy's (IIFA) Technical awards category.

Aamir Khan starrer Ghajini came second winning three awards, a statement issued by IIFA said in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Oscar winner A R Rahman has won the trophy for the 'Best Background score' for Jodha Akbar. The movie also won awards for Technical excellence in best Costume design for Neeta Lulla, Best Editing for Ballu Saluja, Best Art Direction for Nitin Desai and Best make up for Madhav Kadam.

Ghajini bagged the honours for Best Action (Peter Heins and Stun Siva), Best Sound Recording (Resul Pookutty and Amrit) and Best Visual Special effects (Prime Focus).

The winner in the Best Cinematography category was Jason West, while Purple Haza clinched the Best Song Recording award for Rock On!!

The foot-tapping number 'Desi Girl' (Dostana) won Farah Khan the Best Choreography award, while Leslie Fernandes received the Best Sound Re-recording trophy for 'Race'.

Manu Rishi won the Best Dialogue award for 'Oye Lucky Lucky Oye', while Neeraj Pandey bagged the honours in the Best Screenplay category for 'A Wednesday'.

Nominations for the popular categories have gone online and will be open till the end of May.

The winners will be honoured at the CotaiArena, The Venetian Macau, during the 10th IIFA weekend on June 13.

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