First Ever Critics Choice Film Awards Nominations Announced

Zoya Akhtar, Anupama  Chopra, Vidya Balan and more were present at the event.

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In a never before initiative, the Film Critics Guild and Motion Content Group on Tuesday unveiled the nominations for India’s first ever Critics Choice Film Awards. The nominations were announced by Zoya Akhtar, Vidya Balan, Rajeev Masand and members of the Film Critics Guild as well as the representatives of Motion Content Group.

Apart from recognising the best of Hindi cinema. the awards will also consider films made in eight other languages including Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, and Telugu. Talking about the need for such an unbiased system of film appreciation, Zoya Akhtar spoke about how her debut film Luck By Chance didn’t fare too well at the box office. However, it was the Critics who reached out and appreciated her efforts.

Other film critics present at the event include Anupama Chopra, Bhawana Somaaya, Raja Sen, Shubha Shetty, Bharathi Pradhan, Rohit Khilnani, Shubhra Gupta, Baradwaj Rangan, Suparna Sharma, Udita Jhunjhunwala, Suhani Singh and Rahul Desai.

Here’s the complete list of nominations.

Best Director

Amit Sharma for Badhaai Ho
Adesh Prasad and Rahi Anil Barve for Tumbbad
Meghna Gulzar for Raazi
Shoojit Sircar for October
Sriram Raghavan for Andhadhun

Best Actor (Female)

Tabu for Andhadhun
Taapsee Pannu for Manmarziyaan
Anushka Sharma for Pari
Neena Gupta for Badhaai Ho
Alia Bhatt for Raazi

Best Actor

Ayushmann Khurrana for Andhadhun
Vineet Kumar Singh for Mukkabaaz
Gajraj Rao for Badhaai Ho
Ranbir Kapoor for Sanju
Ranveer Singh for Padmaavat

Best Production Design

Rita Ghosh for Manto
Shubhrato Chakraborty and Amit Ray for Padmaavat
Nitin Zihani Choudhary and Rakesh Yadav for Tummbad

Best Songs

Aahista from Laila Majnu
Bol Ke Lab Azad Hai from Manto
Dilbaro from Raazi
Halla from Manmarziyaan
Paintra from Mukkabaaz


Best Background Score

Daniel B. Gorge for AndhaDhun
Amit Trivedi for Manmarziyaan
Zespa Kyd for Tummbad


Best Editing

Pooja Ladha Surti for AndhaDhun
Nitin Baid for Raazi
Sanyukta Kaza for Tummbad


Best Cinematography

Avik Mukhopadhyay for October
Sudip Chatterjee for Padmaavat
Pankaj Kumar for Tumbbad


Best Writer

Sriram Raghavan, Arijit Biswas, Pooja Ladha Surti, Yogesh Chandekar, Hemanth Rao for AndhaDhun
Shantanu Shrivastava and Akshat Ghidial for Badhaai Ho
Raj Nidimoru, Krishna D.K., and Sumit Arora for Stree


Best Supporting Actor (Female)

Gitanjali Rao for October
Rasika Duggal for Manto
Surekha Sikhri for Badhaai Ho
Swara Bhasker for Veere Di Wedding
Yamini Das for Sui Dhaaga


Best Supporting Actor (Male)

Abhishek Bachchan for Manmarziyaan
Jaideep Alhawat for Raazi
Manoj Pahwa for Mulk
Pankaj Tripathi for Stree
Vicky Kaushal for Sanju


Best Marathi Film

Lathe Joshi

Best Gujarati Film


Best Bengali Film

Ekje Chilo Raja
Rainbow Jelly

Best Telugu Film

Keraf Knacharapalem

Best Kannada Film

Ammachi Yemba Nenapu
Ondalla Eradalla

Best Malayalam Film

Ee Ma Yau
Sudani from Nigeri

  • 01/06
    Critics Choice Film Award as unveiled by Film Critics Guild and  Motion Content Group.(Photo: Yogen Shah)
    Critics Choice Film Award as unveiled by Film Critics Guild and  Motion Content Group.
  • 02/06
    Vidya Balan is all smiles at the venue.(Photo: Yogen Shah)
    Vidya Balan is all smiles at the venue.
  • 03/06
    Filmmaker Zoya Akhar and Vidya Balan pose for the shutterbugs.(Photo: Yogen Shah)
    Filmmaker Zoya Akhar and Vidya Balan pose for the shutterbugs.
  • 04/06
    Critic Rajeev Masand speaks at the event.(Photo: Yogen Shah)
    Critic Rajeev Masand speaks at the event.
  • 05/06
    Zoya Akhtar and Vidya Balan announce the list of nominations.(Photo: Yogen Shah)
    Zoya Akhtar and Vidya Balan announce the list of nominations.
  • 06/06
    Rajeev Masand, Anupama  Chopra, Zoya Akhtar and Vidya Balan smile for the camera.(Photo: Yogen Shah)
    Rajeev Masand, Anupama  Chopra, Zoya Akhtar and Vidya Balan smile for the camera.

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