Well, it’s awards season, so let’s kick things off with a bang! I’ll try to keep up with whatever awards shows seem interesting but there are too many to promise them all.
Best Film: Udaan
[Really? I suspect we won’t be seeing much for this one in other awards ceremonies. My money is on Ishqiya for the Filmfare with SRK snagging Best Actor for MNIK.]
Best Dialogue: Habib Faisal for Band Baaja Baraat [To quote Trey Songz: YUUUUP!]
Best Screenplay: Anjum Rajabali and Prakash Jha for Raajneeti [Where is Mario Puzo’s credit?! Funny that everybody cared so much about writing credit for a flop 1960s Peter Sellers film but when it’s The Godfather... not a peep.]
Best Director: Vikramaditya Motwane for Udaan
Most Promising Debut Director: Maneesh Sharma for Band Baaja Baaraat
ACTORS AND ACTRESSES
Best Actor (Popular Choice): Shahrukh Khan for My Name Is Khan [Of course.]
Best Actor (Jury Choice): Salman Khan for Dabangg
[Another interesting choice. Was he really “acting” - he was entertaining but I would have stuck Sallu in for the next award and given the Best Actor to either Arjun or Ranbir for Raajneeti or Naseer for Ishqiya.]
Best “Performer”: Ajay Devgn in Golmaal 3
Best Actress (Popular Choice): Katrina Kaif for Raajneeti
Best Actress (Jury Choice): Vidya Balan for Ishqiya
[Double YAY for the Best Actress Awards! Two great performances - the only other one that stood out this year was Aishwarya Rai in Guzaarish.]
Best Supporting Actor: Arshad Warsi for Ishqiya [HOORAY!!!!!!!!]
Best Supporting Actress: Shernaz Patel for Guzaarish
Best Actor/ress in a Comic Role: Sanjay Mishra for Phas Gaye Re Obama [I am dying to see this one.]
Best Actor/ress in a Villain Role: Ronit Roy for Udaan [No Sonu Sood? Really? I’ve got my fingers crossed that Filmfare brings the Best Villain reward out of retirement for Sonu.]
Most Promising Actor: Ranveer Singh for Band Baaja Baaraat
Most Promising Actress: Sonakshi Sinha for Dabangg
[I agree on both.]
Best Ensemble Cast: Peepli Live
Best Child Artiste: Ayaan Barodia for Udaan
MUSIC AND SINGERS
Best “Music”: (Tie) Sajid Wajid for Dabangg and Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy for My Name Is Khan
[Um... MNIK? WHY?]
Best Playback Singer, Male: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for “Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji” from Ishqiya
Best Playback Singer, Female: Shreya Ghoshal for “Bahara” from I Hate Luv Storys [I will never understand why these syrupy vocals from Shreya always win when she does more interesting stuff.]
Best New Talent In Music: Mamta Sharma for “Munni Badnaam” from Dabangg
Best Background Score: Wayne Sharp for Raajneeti
Best Lyrics: Gulzar for “Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji” from Ishqiya
Best Choreography: Farah Khan for “Munni Badnaam” from Dabangg
Ramnath Goenka Memorial Awards: My Name Is Khan
Special Jury Awards For Spectacular Cutting Of Age Technology: Robot [ROBOOOOOOO! ROBO! ROBO! I LOVE ROBO!]
A scary looking Piggy Chops... can somebody get this woman a sandwich, ASAP?
Step off, beeyotch! Oh, Kat, I'm way cuter than that lady - why not bring me over to be your handler...?
BFF! Karan Johar and Shahrukh Khan!
Do you even know how much I love seeing Rekha around?
Vidya Balan! Dia Mirza!
Shahid Kapoor, who by all accounts ROCKED the stage!
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I love Bollywood - and all the ridiculous things that happen in Bollywood - but it doesn't mean that I can't occasionally make fun of various celebrities and films.
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