There were not as many stars on the sky as there were in Yash Raj Studios last night, where the most awaited event of the year, the 58th Filmfare Awards was held. What a magnificent extravaganza! It was the night everyone had been waiting for to salute upcoming and promising talents and to reward those who had done an exemplary job in the year gone by. Oozing glamour, gorgeous costumes, warm cohesion – all these made the night a stunning spectacle. What could be more Bollywood than this? And the winners were awarded amidst great fanfare.
Award for the Best Debut (Male): Ayushmann Khurrana
Award for the Best Debut (Female): Ileana D’cruz
Award for the Best Film: Barfi!
Award for the Best Director: Sujoy Ghosh
Award for the Best Actor (Male): Ranbir Kapoor (Barfi!)
Award for the Best Actor (Female): Vidya Balan (Kahaani)
Award for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female): Anushka Sharma(JTHJ)
Award for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male): Annu Kapoor (Vicky Donor)
Award for the Best Music Director: Pritam (Barfi!)
Award for the Best Lyrics: Gulzar ( Challa): Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Award for the Best Playback Singer (Male): Ayushmann Khurrana (Paani Da Rang) (Vicky Donor)
Award for the Best Playback Singer (Female): Shalmali Kholgade( Pareshaan) (Ishaqzaade)
Award for the Best Debut Director: Gauri Shinde (English Vinglish)
R.D Burman Award: Neeti Mohan
Lifetime Achievement Award: Yash Chopra
Award for Best Action: Sham Kaushal (GOW)
Award for Best Background Score: Pritam (Barfi!)
Award for Best Choreography: Bosco Caesar (Aunty Ji – Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu)
Award for Best Cinematography: Setu (Kahaani)
Award for Best Costume: Manoshi Nath & Rushi Sharma (Shanghai)
Award for Best Dialogue: Anurag Kashyap, Akhilesh Jaiswal, Sachin K Ladia & Zeishan Qadri (GOW)
Award for Best Editing: Namrata Rao (Kahaani)
Award for Best Production Design: Rajat Podar (Barfi!)
Award for Best Screenplay: Sanjay Chouhan & Tigmanshu Dhulia (Paan Singh Tomar)
Award for Best Sound Design: Sanjay Maurya & Allwin Rego (Kahaani)
Award for Best Story: Juhi Chaturvedi (Vicky Donor)
Award for Best Film (Critics): Gangs Of Wasseypur
Award for Best Actor Male (Critics): Irrfan Khan (Paan Singh Tomar)
Award for Best Actor Female (Critics): Richa Chaddha (Gangs Of Wasseypur)
The Filmfare Awards are a set of awards that honour artistic and technical excellence in the Hindi-language film industry of India. The Filmfare ceremony is one of the most famous film events in India. The awards were first introduced by the Filmfare magazine of The Times Group in 1954, the same year as the National Film Awards. They were initially referred to as the “Clare Awards” or “The Clares” after Clare Mendonca, the editor of The Times of India. A dual voting system was developed in 1956. Under this system, in contrast to the National Film Awards, which are decided by a panel appointed by Indian Government, the Filmfare Awards are voted on by both the public and a committee of experts.
The Filmfare Awards have been often referred to as the Hindi film industry’s equivalent to the Academy Awards in the United States. Until the mid-1990s, Filmfare Awards were the preeminent and most-recognised awards in Bollywood until several other awards sprouted up in Mumbai. This has resulted in poor viewership since 2000s.
In addition to the flagship event, Filmfare also has variants for other Indian film industries, such as Filmfare Awards South for South Indian cinema, Filmfare Marathi Awards for Marathi cinema, and Filmfare Awards East for eastern Indian cinema.
Mon, Jan 21, 2013 – filmfare.com