The Telugu nominations of IIFA Utsavam Awards to be held from December 4 to 6 in Hyderabad —has been announced, and as expected, the blockbusters Baahubali and Srimanthudu lead the pack.
S.S. Rajamouli’s Baahubali has been nominated in 14 categories including best picture,
leading role — female (Tamannaah),
leading role — male (Prabhas),
lyrics (K. Shiva Dutta),
music (M.M. Keeravani),
negative role (Rana Daggubati),
supporting role — female (Ramya Krishna) and
supporting role — male (Satyaraj).
The film has also scored triple nominations for playback singer — female (Satya Yamini, Geetha Madhuri and Damini) and double nominations for playback singer — male (Revanth and Deepu).
The Mahesh Babu starrer Srimanthudu has been nominated in 11 categories like best picture,
leading role — female (Shruti Haasan),
leading role — male (Mahesh Babu),
lyrics (Ramajogayya Sastry,
music direction (Devi Sri Prasad),
negative role (Sampath),
playback singer — male (Sastry Sagar),
supporting role — female (Thulasi) and
supporting role — male (Jagapati Babu).