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NATIONAL FILM AWARDS

The National Film Awards are considered as the most prestigious awards for cinema in India. It began in 1954 and is currently managed by the Directorate of Film Festivals.  The awards are given in the categories of Feature Films and Non-Feature Films made in Hindi and other regional languages. The awards are selected by members of independent juries for films produced in the previous year as per the National Film Award Regulations. The award ceremony is held in New Delhi during which the awards are given away by the President of India. A National Film Festival is organised after the ceremony, where the award-winning films are screened for the public.

The 'Swarna Kamal' or the 'Golden Lotus Award' is given for the following categories: Best Feature Film, Best Direction, Best Popular Film providing wholesome entertainment, Best Children's Film and the Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director, while the 'Rajat Kamal' or the 'Silver Lotus Award' is inter alia given for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Art Direction, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Child Artist, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay,  Best Art Direction, Best Music Direction, Best Lyrics, Best Make-up Artist, Best Costume Design, Best Male Playback Singer, Best Female Playback Singer, Best Choreography, Best Audiography, Best Editing, Best Special Effects, the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration and Best Films on family welfare, environment conservation/preservation and other social issues.

The awards in the Non-Feature Film category include those for Best Non-Feature Film, Best Biographical Film, Best Arts/Cultural Film, Best Anthropological/Ethnographic Film, Best Scientific Film, etc. Awards are also given for the Best Film Critic on cinema and the Best Book on cinema.

57th National Film AwardsThe 57th National Film Awards were presented by the President on October 23, 2010 to the best of Indian Cinema released during the year 2009. A few new awards were introduced for Location Sound Recordist and Sound Designer in the Audiography category and for Background Score in addition to the existing award for Best Music Direction.  The existing awards for Best Screenplay and Dialogues were replaced by awards for Adapted Screenplay, Original Screenplay and Dialogues.

Some of the important results of the Awards include:

Best Feature Film

Kutty Srank’ (Malayalam)

 

Best Actor

Amitabh Bachchan

Paa’ (Hindi)

Best Actress

Ananya Chatterjee

Abohoman’ (Bengali)

Best Supporting Actor

Farooque Sheikh

Lahore’ (Hindi)

Best Supporting Actress

Arundhati Naag

Paa’ (Hindi)

Best Child Artist

Film Characters Jeeva & Anba Karasu

Pasanga’ (Tamil)

Best Male Playback Singer

Rupam Islam

 

Mahanagar @ Kolkata’ (Bengali)

Best Female Playback Singer

Neelanjana Sarkar

Houseful’ (Bengali)

Best Lyrics

Swanand Kirkire  

 

Behti Hawa Sa” in ‘3 Idiots’ (Hindi)

Best Special Effects

R. Kamal Kannan

Magadheera’ (Telugu)

 

DADASAHEB PHALKE AWARD

The Dadasaheb Phalke award was instituted in 1969 and is considered as the Government of India’s highest national honour for cinema. Named after the veteran film actor Dada Saheb Phalke, the award is presented every year to senior film personalities for their overall contribution to cinema and the arts. It carries a ''Swarna Kamal" and a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakh.

Devika Rani became the first recipient of the first Dada Saheb Phalke Award in 1969. The subsequent recipients of the Award include B.N.Sircar (1970), Prithviraj Kapoor (1971-posthumous), Punkaj Mullik (1972), Sulochana (Ruby Meyers) -1973, B.Nagi Reddy (1974), Dhiren Ganguly (1975), Kanan Devi (1976), Nitin Bose (1977), R.C.Boral (1978), Sohrab Modi (1979), P.Jairaj (1980),Naushad Ali (1981), L.V. Prasad (1982), Durga Khote (1983), Satyajit Ray (1984), V.Shantaram (1985), B.Nagi Reddy (1986), Raj Kapoor (1987), Ashok Kumar (1988),Lata Mangeshkar (1989), A.Nageshwara Rao (1990), Bhalji Pendarkar (1991),Bhupen Hazarika (1992),Majrooh Sultanpuri (1993), Dilip Kumar (1994), Dr Raj Kumar (1995), Shivaji Ganeshan (1996), Pradeep (1997), B.R.Chopra (1998), Hrishikesh Mukherjee (1999), Asha Bhonsle (2000), Yash Chopra (2001), Dev Anand (2002), Mrinal Sen (2003), Adoor Gopalakrishnan (2004), Shyam Benegal (2005), Tapan Sinha (2006), Manna Dey (2007), V.K. Murthy (2008) and D.Ramanaidu (2009).
 

FILMFARE AWARDS

Filmfare Awards, which were introduced in 1954, are one of the oldest and most prominent film awards, next in importance only to the National Film Awards. These awards were initially referred to as the Clare Awards after the editor of The Times of India, Clare Mendionca. The awards are presented annually by The Times Group to honour artistic and technical excellence of professionals in the Hindi cinema.

Only five awards were presented in the categories of Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Music Director during the first awards function held on 21 March 1954 at the Metro Theatre of Mumbai. The Best Film award was given to the film ‘Do Bigha Zameen’, the Best Director’s Award was given to Bimal Roy for his direction of ‘Do Bigha Zameen’, the Best Actor Award was given to Dilip Kumar for his performance in ‘Daag’, the Best Actress Award was given to Meena Kumari for her performance in ‘Baiju Bawra’, while Naushad bagged the Best Music Director’s award for his music in ‘Baiju Bawra’.  The number of awards has increased to 37 in 2010. The most awards won by a single film is ‘Black’ (11 awards) in 2005.   The most Best Actor awards was bagged by Dilip Kumar (8 awards), followed by Shahrukh Khan (7 awards) and Amitabh Bachchan (5 awards). The most Best Actress award was bagged by Nutan.  The most Best Playback Singer – male award was bagged by Kishore Kumar (8 awards), while the most Best Playback Singer – female was bagged by Asha Bhosle and Alka Yagnik (7 awards each).

56th Filmfare Awards (2011):

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male): Shah Rukh Khan for his performance in 'My Name is Khan'

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female): Kajol for her performance in 'My Name is Khan'

Best Director: Karan Johar for his film 'My Name is Khan'

Best Film:  Salman Khan-starrer 'Dabangg

Best Supporting Actress: Kareena Kapoor for her performance in 'We are Family'

Best Supporting Actor: Ronit Roy for 'Udaan'

Best Actor Critics Award:  Rishi Kapoor for his performance in 'Do Dooni Char'

Best Actress Critics Award: Vidya Balan for 'Ishqiya'

Best Music Composer: Sajid Wajid for 'Dabangg

Best Choreographer:  Farah Khan for 'Sheila Ki Jawani' ('Tees Maar Khan')

Best Background Score: Amit Trivedi for 'Udaan'

Best Lyricist: Gulzar for his song 'Ibn-e-Batuta' from 'Ishiqiya'

Best debut awards went to Sonakshi Sinha ('Dabangg'), Ranveer Singh ('Band Baja Baraat') and director Maneesh Sharma for 'Band Baja Baraat'.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Manna Dey

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan received a special award for his 40 years in the film industry, while Madhuri Dixit received a special award for her 25 years in the film industry.

 

ZEE CINE AWARDS 2011

 Dabangg bagged nine awards at the Zee Cine Awards 2011 Best Film, Best Debut Female for Sonakshi Sinha, Best Debut Director for Abhinav Kashyap, Best Song (Munni Badnaam Hui) and Best Music (Sajid-Wajid), among other awards.

The details of the awards are given below:

BEST FILM
Dabangg (Popular Choice)
Udaan (Jury)

BEST ACTOR FEMALE
Vidya Balan – Ishqiya (Popular Choice)
Aishwarya Rai- Guzaarish (Jury)

BEST ACTOR MALE
Shah Rukh Khan- My Name Is Khan (Popular Choice)
Hrithik Roshan – Guzaarish (Jury)

BEST DIRECTOR
Karan Johar- My Name Is Khan (Popular Choice)
Vikramaditya Motwane – Udaan (Jury)

INTERNATIONAL FEMALE ICON
Deepika Padukone

INTERNATIONAL MALE ICON
Ranbir Kapoor

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Arjun Rampal - Rajneeti

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Prachi Desai - Once Upon a Time in Mumbai

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A NEGATIVE ROLE
Ronit Roy – Udaan

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A COMIC ROLE
Boman Irani – Well Done Abba

BEST DEBUT MALE
Ranveer Singh – Band Baaja Baarat

BEST DEBUT FEMALE
Sonakshi Sinha - Dabangg

BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR
Abhinav Kashyap – Dabangg

BEST PLAYBACK SINGER MALE
Mohit Chauhan for Pee Loon – Once Upon A Time In Mumba

BEST PLAYBACK SINGER FEMALE
Richa Sharma for Sajda – My Name Is Khan

BEST MUSIC
Sajid-Wajid – Dabangg

BEST LYRICS
Gulzar for Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji – Ishqiya

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Farah Khan for Sheila Ki Jawani – Tees Maar Khan

SONG OF THE YEAR
Munni Badnaam Hui- Dabangg

BEST MARKETED FILM
My Name Is Khan – Dharma Productions, Karan Johar

BEST BACKGROUND SCORE
Sandeep Shirodkar – Dabangg

BEST STORY
Shibani Bhatija – My Name Is Khan

BEST SCREENPLAY
Dilip Shukla and Abhinav Kashyap – Dabangg

BEST DIALOGUE
Rajat Arora – Once Upon A Time In Mumbai

BEST SOUND DESIGN
Dilip Subramaniam – My Name Is Khan

BEST ART DIRECTOR
Rajneesh Basu – Guzaarish

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Ayanka Bose – Kites

BEST EDITING
Pranav Diwan – Dabangg

BEST ACTION
Vijay Master - Dabangg

SPECIAL AWARDS
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Shatrughan Sinha

EVERGREEN COUPLE AWARD
Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor



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