Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, the Indian epic which has already been a globalsuccess, came out on top in the tehnical categories for the InternationalIndian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards which were announced yesterday byPricewaterhouseCoopers.

The technical awards weredecided on the basis of film industry polling held on Feb 23 and 24 in Juhu.The results of the popular awards categories - voted on by the public -will be announced at a ceremony in Malaysia on April 6.

Kabhi Khushi, or K3Gas it is popularly known, wonsix of the 14 awards, while Oscar nominee Lagaan trailed with three. Gadar - Ek Prem Katha and Dil Chahta Hai also multiple winners, taking two each.


Best choreography: FarahKhan for Dil Chahta Hai

Best sound recording: (tied)Anui Mathur for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham & Nakul Kamte for Lagaan

Best makeup: MickeyContractor for Kabhi Khushi Khabhie Gham

Best cinematography: SantoshSivan for Asoka

Best screenplay: FarhanAkhtar for Dil Chahta Hai

Best dialogue: Karan Joharfor Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham& Shaktiman for Gadar - Ek Prem Katha

Best editing: Ballu Salujafor Lagaan

Best art direction:Sharmishta Roy for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

Best action: Tinu Verma for Gadar- Ek Prem Katha

Best song recording: VijayBenegal for Dil Chahta Hai

Best sound re-recording: HSridhar for Lagaan

Best special visual effects:Paul Sims for Aks - The Reflection

Best background score:Babloo Chakravarthy for Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham

Best costume design: ManishMalhotra for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham