Another day, another awards show! This time it’s the Apsara Film and Television Producers Guild Awards. Let’s see who they chose to honor:
Best Film: Dabangg
Best Director: Karan Johar for My Name Is Khan [They’re joking, right? Sigh.]
Best Editing: Namrata Rao for Band Baaja Baaraat
Best Cinematography: Sudeep Chatterji for Guzaarish and Santosh Sivan and V.Manikandan for Raavan
Best Dialogue: Abhinav Singh Kashyap and Dilip Shukla for Dabangg
Best Screenplay: Rajat Aroraa for Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai
Best Story: Anusha Rizvi for Peepli [LIVE]
[See, I would have given best dialogues to Band Baaja Baaraat and given best editing to Dabangg, the writing for which was fun but nearly as clever as BBB. I haven’t seen Raavan but if the cinematography was close to Raavanan, then they chose well for both - very moody films helped along by the cinematography.
And at least it wasn’t Raajneeti for best screenplay. I did like the screenplay for Once Upon..., it was clever and well-plotted.]
Best Debutante Director: Manish Sharma for Band Baaja Baaraat
Critics' Choice Cinematic Excellence Best Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Guzaarish
THE ACTORS AND ACTRESSES
Best Actor: Salman Khan for Dabangg
Best Actress: Vidya Balan for Ishqiya and Anushka Sharma for Band Baaja Baaraat
[Again, was Salman really the best actor of the year? Best performer, yes, but best actor? That’s the problem with jumbling popular and arty films together. If anything, Shahrukh was a strong contender for Best Actor, along with Hrithik for Guzaarish and Arshad and Nasser for Ishqiya.]
Best Supporting Actor: Arjun Rampal for Raajneeti [VAH! VAH! He totally deserves this.]
Best Supporting Actress: Prachi Desai for Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai [Um... really? She was fine but best supporting actress? I get the feeling Ekta Kapoor has a lot of sway in the Apsara Awards.]
Best Actor in a comic role: Paresh Rawal for Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge
Best Actor in a negative role: Sonu Sood for Dabangg [YAY!]
Best Debut, Male: Ranveer Singh for Band Baaja Baaraat
Best Debut, Female: Sonakshi Sinha for Dabangg
[Obviously! I think these two are golden for 2011 - let’s hope Ranveer gets some good roles next year! Sonakshi has already signed quite a few things but it’s harder for an unknown hero, I think. They can’t just stick him opposite one of The Three Khans... Although they could! Dostana 3 FTW!]
Hindustan Times Reader's Choice Entertainer of the Year, Male: Shahrukh Khan [Now, I enjoy SRK films as much as the next person but was he really Entertainer of the Year with just one film out and a “serious” one at that.]
Hindustan Times Reader's Choice Entertainer of the Year, Female: Katrina Kaif [SHEILA! SHEILA!]
Critics' Choice Cinematic Excellence Best Actor: Hrithik Roshan for Guzaarish
Critics' Choice Cinematic Excellence Best Actress: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for Guzaarish
Lifetime Achievement Award: Dharmendra
SONGS AND MUSIC
Best Singer, Male: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan “Tere Mast Mast Do Nain” from Dabangg
Best Singer, Female: Sunidhi Chauhan for “Sheila Ki Jawani” from Tees Maar Khan and Mamta Sharma for “Munni Badnaam Hui” from Dabangg
[I like the diplomatic pick for the female vocal - they are both great performances. I might edge Mamta ahead just because I think the tone of her voice is unusual but Sunidhi did a great job, too. And obviously, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is phenomenal! Love these choices!]
Best Music: Sajid-Wajid for Dabangg
Best Lyrics: Gulzaar for “Dil To Bachcha Hai Ji” from Ishqiya
Best Choreography: Farah Khan for “Sheila Ki Jawani” from Tees Maar Khan
[While I enjoyed the song, it’s not really the best choreography of the year - from TMK, I would give it to either “Wallah Re Wallah” or “Bade Dilwala.”]
He may have had only one major release in 2010 but SRK was apparently Mayor of the Apsara Awards! Look at him go!
With rumored frenemy Farah Khan...
With Priyanka Chopra...
In the middle of a Vidya Balan and Anushka Sharma sandwich... (and who doesn't envy that?!)
And on stage performing...
And on stage with the Dharmendra and Bobby!
Of course, there were other people there!
Katrina Kaif looking sad.
And then fake-smiling while posing next to Govinda.
Sonakshi Sinha and her mum!
Arbaaz and Malaika Arora Khan!
RANI MUKERJI, looking cute enough to eat!
Arjun Rampal and his wife Mehr Jesia!
Karan Johar, looking dapper!
AKSHAY! Don't look so sad... I'm sure everybody will love Patiala House!
Akshay Kumar and Anushka Sharma boogie-woogieing!
Aisharya Rai and her father-in-law... The Big B!
RANVEER SINGH! You know what's funny is that there are like no pictures of him from the press before the awards ceremony, like people didn't think he was anybody.
I love these two snap shots - Priyanka obviously LOVES the camera.
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