The nominations for the 13th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards have been announced.

IIFA Awards
Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor speaks at a media event to announce the venue of the IIFA Weekend and Awards at a hotel in Singapore Reuters

Zoya Akhtar's road film "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" leads the nomination pack with 14 nods including best actor for Hrithik Roshan, best picture, best direction, while both Abhay Deol and Farhan Akhtar have been nominated for the best male actor in a supporting role and Kalki Koechlin has been nominated for best actress in a supporting role.

Close on its heels is Vidya Balan's "Dirty Picture" with 13 nominations including best actress and best picture among others, while Ranbir Kapoor's "Rockstar" and Salman Khan's "Bodyguard" follow with nine and seven nods, respectively.

Hrithik will be competing with Ranbir Kapoor for "Rockstar," Amitabh Bachchan for "Aarakshan," Salman Khan for "Bodyguard," Shahrukh Khan for "Don 2" and Ajay Devgn for "Singham."

The nominees were selected in a secret ballot. Online voting for the awards was opened to audiences from across the world on May 3.

"We at IIFA take pride in announcing the nominees for IIFA Awards 2012 which celebrate the best work done by the Indian Film Industry over the last year," NDTV quoted Wizcraft International Entertainment director Wiz Sabbas Joseph as saying in a statement.

"We are thoroughly pleased with the nominees, a result of the film industry's secret ballot and we hope the audience will make a worthy choice in deciding the winners of this year's IIFA accolades," he added.

The IIFA awards ceremony will take place in Lion city, Singapore, from June 7 to 9. Singapore will host the IIFA awards for the second time.

Here's a list of popular categories and nominations.

Best Picture: 

BODYGUARD - Alvira Agnihotri, Atul Agnihotri & Reliance Entertainment
NO ONE KILLED JESSICA - Ronnie Screwvala
ROCKSTAR - Dhilin Mehta
THE DIRTY PICTURE - Shobha Kapoor & Ekta Kapoor
ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA - Ritesh Sidhwani & Farhan Akhtar 

Best Director: 

Raj Kumar Gupta - NO ONE KILLED JESSICA
Rohit Shetty - SINGHAM
Imtiaz Ali - ROCKSTAR
Milan Luthria - THE DIRTY PICTURE
Zoya Akhtar - ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA 

Performance In A Leading Role (Male): 

Amitabh Bachchan - AARAKSHAN
Salman Khan - BODYGUARD
Shah Rukh Khan - DON 2
Ranbir Kapoor - ROCKSTAR
Ajay Devgn - SINGHAM
Hrithik Roshan - ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA 

Performance In A Leading Role (Female): 

Priyanka Chopra - 7 KHOON MAAF
Kareena Kapoor - BODYGUARD
Mahie Gill - SAHEB BIWI AUR GANGSTER
Kangna Ranaut - TANU WEDS MANU
Vidya Balan - THE DIRTY PICTURE 

Performance In A Supporting Role (Male): 

Abhay Deol - ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA
Randeep Hooda - SAHEB BIWI AUR GANGSTER
Naseeruddin Shah - THE DIRTY PICTURE
Emraan Hashmi - THE DIRTY PICTURE
Farhan Akhtar - ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA 

Performance In A Supporting Role (Female): 

Divya Dutta - STANLEY KA DABBA
Parineeti Chopra - LADIES VS RICKY BAHL
Sonali Kulkarni - SINGHAM
Swara Bhaskar - TANU WEDS MANU
Kalki Koechlin - ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA 

Performance In A Comic Role: 

Paresh Rawal - READY
Riteish Deshmukh - DOUBLE DHAMAAL
Divyendu Sharma - PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA
Pitobash - SHOR IN THE CITY
Deepak Dobriyal - TANU WEDS MANU 

Performance In A Negative Role: 

Irrfan Khan - 7 KHOON MAAF
Boman Irani - DON 2
Vidyut Jamwal - FORCE
Prakash Raj - SINGHAM
Naseeruddin Shah - THE DIRTY PICTURE 

Music Direction: 

Vishal Bhardwaj for Darling - 7 KHOON MAAF
Sohail Sen for Isq Risk - MERE BROTHER KI DULHAN
Vishal & Shekhar for Chammak Challo - RA. ONE
Shankar - Ehsaan - Loy Senorita for ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA
A.R. Rahman for Nadaan Parinde - ROCKSTAR 

Best Story: 

Imtiaz Ali - ROCKSTAR
Amole Gupte - STANLEY KA DABBA
Himanshu Sharma - TANU WEDS MANU
Rajat Aroraa - THE DIRTY PICTURE
Reema Kagti & Zoya Akhtar - ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA 

Lyrics: 

Shabbir Ahmed for Teri Meri - BODYGUARD
Gulzar for Darling - 7 KHOON MAAF
Irshad Kamil for Nadaan Parinde - ROCKSTAR
Javed Akhtar for Khaabon Ke Parinday - ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA
Rajat Aroraa for Ishq Sufiyana - THE DIRTY PICTURE 

Playback Singer (Male): 

Ash King for I Love You - BODYGUARD
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for Teri Meri - BODYGUARD
Mika Singh for Subha Hone Na De - DESI BOYZ
Mohit Chauhan for Nadaan Parinde - ROCKSTAR
Kamal Khan for Ishq Sufiyana - THE DIRTY PICTURE 

Playback Singer (Female): 

Usha Uthup & Rekha Bhardwaj for Darling - 7 KHOON MAAF
Shreya Ghoshal for Teri Meri - BODYGUARD
Sunidhi Chauhan for Te Amo - DUM MAARO DUM
Harshdeep Kaur for Katiya Karun - ROCKSTAR
Shreya Ghoshal for Ooh La La - THE DIRTY PICTURE

Information Courtesy: Glamsham