Producer, director Zoya Akhtar and actor Vidya Balan, along with the members of the Film Critics Guild and the representatives of Motion Content Group announced the nominations for the first ever forthcoming awards to be held soon.
According to the members, these awards appreciate the best cinematic experiences across the nation as the awards felicitate the filmmaking of not just the Bollywood films but also makes a pan-India appeal. Their aim is to uplift the best cinemas in Hindi along with eight other languages that include Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, and Telugu.
While speaking to the media, Zoya Akhtar said that despite her debut film Luck By Chance not faring well at the box office, it was the critics who appreciated her efforts. Zoya and Vidya announced the nominations for the awards and the list is an interesting one.
Nominations For Best Production Design
1.Rita Ghosh for Manto
2. Shubhrato Chakraborty and Amit Ray for Padmaavat
3.Nitin Zihani Choudhary and Rakesh Yadav for Tummbad.
Nominations For Best Songs
1.Aahista from Laila Majnu
2.Bol Ke Lab Azad Hai from Manto
3.Dilbaro from Raazi
4.Halla from Manmarziyaan
5. Paintra from Mukkabaaz
Nominations For Best Background Score
1. Daniel B. Gorge for AndhaDhun
2. Amit Trivedi for Manmarziyaan
3. Zespa Kyd for Tummbad
Nominations For Best Editing
1. Pooja Ladha Surti for AndhaDhun
2. Nitin Baid for Raazi
3. Sanyukta Kaza for Tummbad
1. Avik Mukhopadhyay for October
2. Sudip Chatterjee for Padmaavat
3. Pankaj Kumar for Tumbbad.
Nominations For Best Writer
1. Sriram Raghavan, Arijit Biswas, Pooja Ladha Surti, Yogesh Chandekar, Hemanth Rao for AndhaDhun
2. Shantanu Shrivastava and Akshat Ghidial for Badhaai Ho
3. Raj Nidimoru, Krishna D.K., and Sumit Arora for Stree
Nominations For Best Director
1.Amit Sharma for Badhaai Ho
2.Meghna Gulzar for Raazi
3.Aadesh Prasad and Rahi Anil Barve
4.Shoojit Sircar for October
5.Sriram Raghavan for Andha Dhun
Nominations For Best Supporting Cast Female
1.Gitanjali Rao for October
2. Rasika Duggal for Manto
3. Surekha Sikhri for Badhaai Ho
4. Swara Bhasker for Veere Di Wedding
5. Yamini Das for Sui Dhaaga
Nominations For Best Supporting Cast Male
1. Abhishek Bachchan for Manmarziyaan
2. Jaideep Alhawat for Raazi
3. Manoj Pahwa for Mulk
4. Pankaj Tripathi for Stree
5. Vicky Kaushal for Sanju
Nominations For Best Actor Female
1. Alia Bhatt for Raazi
2. Anushka Sharma for Pari
3. Neena Gupta for Badhaai Ho
4. Taapsee Pannu for Manmarziyaan
5. Tabu for AndhaDhun
Nominations For Best Actor Male
1. Ayushmann Khurrana for AndhaDhun
2. Gajaraj Rao for Badhaai Ho
3. Ranbir Kapoor for Sanju
4. Ranveer Singh for Padmaavat
5. Vineet Singh for Mukkabaaz
Nominations For Best Film
The regional nominations included Marathi films; Naal, Lathe Joshi, Redu. Gujarati films included Ddhh, Reva, Ventilator. Bengali nominations included Ekje Chilo Raja, Upa, Rainbow Jelly, and Telugu films consisted of Keraf Knacharapalem, Mahanati, and Rangasthalam.
Nominations for best film Kannada included Ammachi Yemba Nenapu, Nathicharami, Ondalla Eradalla, Tamil films nominated are Merku Thodarchi Malai, Pariyerum Perumal, Vada Chennai, Malayam films are Ee Ma Yau, Eeda, Sudani from Nigeria.
While speaking to Hot Friday Talks at an interview, actor Varun Dhawan, who played the male lead in October, mentioned that he was sad that October did not win any award at an award function that was held recently. The good news is that October has 4 nominations in different categories at the Critics Choice Film Awards. We sure are happy for him, since the film was very well made, even though it might not have done well at the box office. “I chose to do October because I loved the script and the story. I didn’t do it with expectations of winning an award but yes it is sad that we didn’t win one. The film is very special to me,” said Varun.
The Critics Choice Film Awards will be held soon on 21 April.