65th Amazon Filmfare Awards 2020 Curtain Raiser was an ode to all the heroes behind the camera 

The grand ceremony will be held in Guwahati on 15th February, 2020

65th Amazon Filmfare Awards 2020 Curtain Raiser was an ode to all the heroes behind the camera 

The 65th Amazon Filmfare Awards 2020 Curtain Raiser was an ode to all the heroes behind the camera who create and curate world class cinematic experience. The night brought together some of the most scintillating talent of Bollywood industry to bestow them with the ultimate cinematic honour of ‘Black Lady’. While the grand ceremony is set to be hosted on 15th February in Guwahati, the show unveiled the nominations which shortlisted some of the most incredible performances and films of the year.

Crème-de-la-crème of Bollywood like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Karan Johar, Kartik Aaryan, R Madhavan, Ananya Panday, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Tara Sutaria among many others who walked the red carpet in their most stylish avatar. This extravagant celebration hosted by the talented Neha Dhupia, began by lauding and commemorating the technical award winners with ‘The Black Lady’ for their outstanding work in their respective fields. The glamour quotient of the show peaked when ace designer Manish Malhotra was paid a special ode for completing 30 years in the industry, through a nostalgic fashion act showcasing his iconic creations. After this quick trip down the memory lane, the night shone spotlight on some gems under the Short Film Awards category.  Bebaak and Village Of A Lesser God was crowned the Best Short Film Fiction and Non-fiction respectively, Rajesh Sharma (Tindey) and Sarah Hashmi (Bebaak) bagged the trophy for Best Actor and Best Actress for Short Film respectively. And saving the best for the very end, the nominations for the grand ceremony to be hosted in Guwahati were announced.  

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Deepak Lamba - CEO, Worldwide Media said, “Filmfare awards have been the holy grail of cinematic honour in the Indian film industry. This an exciting and momentous occasion where we are extending this prestigious Filmfare Awards experience beyond the grand ceremony and hosting a special show for the superstars behind the camera. Changing the 65 years old format of the awards show will chart and pave ways for endless possibilities of innovation and opportunities.”

Adding to this, Jitesh Pillaai, Editor of Filmfare said, “Filmfare has always been a celebration for excellence and we felt that the technicians should be rewarded on a separate platform as they are truly the spine of the film industry. What makes this year even more exciting is that we are also taking our 65 year old legacy to Assam and exploring uncharted territory.”
Arun Sirdeshmukh, Business Head, Amazon Fashion India, said, “As the title sponsor for the 65thFilmfare Awards, Amazon India is delighted to bring together entertainment and fashion. Fashion at Amazon continues to be the largest and most preferred partner to fulfil India’s fashion needs and we will continue to create newer opportunities to engage with our customers across the country as we continuously strive to strengthen this position. We are delighted to be associated with Filmfare to felicitate the best of Indian cinema to reinforce Fashion & Beauty connect with our customers”.

The telecast of the 65th Amazon Filmfare Awards Curtain Raiser is slated to air on 9th February at 10 PM on Zoom.
The grand ceremony of 65th Amazon Filmfare Awards will be held in Guwahati on 15th February, 2020.  The event will be simulcast on Facebook & Instagram. Television Broadcast of the show will be aired on Colors on 16th February at 9 PM and consecutively on Colors Cineplex.


Best Film
Gully Boy
Mission Mangal
Uri: The Surgical Strike

Best Film (Critics)
Article 15 (Anubhav Sinha)
Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota (Vasan Bala)
Photograph (Ritesh Batra)
Sonchiriya (Abhishek Chaubey)
The Sky Is Pink (Shonali Bose)
Best Director
Aditya Dhar (Uri: The Surgical Strike)
Jagan Shakti (Mission Mangal)
Nitesh Tiwari (Chhichhore)
Siddharth Anand (War)
Zoya Akhtar (Gully Boy)
Best Actor In A Leading Role (Male)
Akshay Kumar (Kesari)
Ayushmann Khurrana (Bala)
Hrithik Roshan (Super 30)
Ranveer Singh (Gully Boy)
Shahid Kapoor (Kabir Singh)
Vicky Kaushal (Uri: The Surgical Strike)

Critics’ Award For Best Actor (Male)
Akshaye Khanna (Section 375)
Ayushmann Khurrana (Article 15)
Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Photograph)
Rajkummar Rao (Judgementall Hai Kya)
Best Actor In Leading Role (Female)
Alia Bhatt (Gully Boy)
Kangana Ranaut (Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi)
Kareena Kapoor Khan (Good Newwz)
Priyanka Chopra (The Sky Is Pink)
Rani Mukerji (Mardaani 2)
Vidya Balan (Mission Mangal)
Critics’ Award For Best Actor (Female)
Bhumi Pednekar (Sonchiriya)
Bhumi Pednekar (Saandh Ki Aankh)
Kangana Ranaut (Judgementall Hai Kya)
Radhika Madan (Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota)
Sanya Malhotra (Photograph)
Taapsee Pannu (Saandh Ki Aankh) 

Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Male)
Diljit Dosanjh (Good Newwz)
Gulshan Devaiah (Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota)
Manoj Pahwa (Article 15)
Ranvir Shorey (Sonchiriya)
Siddhant Chaturvedi (Gully Boy)
Vijay Varma (Gully Boy)
Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Female)
Amrita Singh (Badla)
Amruta Subhash (Gully Boy)
Kamini Kaushal (Kabir Singh)
Madhuri Dixit (Kalank)
Seema Pahwa (Bala)
Zaira Wasim (The Sky Is Pink)
Best Music Album
Bharat - Vishal-Shekhar
Gully Boy - Ankur Tewari and Zoya Akhtar
Kabir Singh - Mithoon, Amaal Mallik, Vishal Mishra, Sachet-Parampara and Akhil Sachdeva
Kalank -Pritam
Kesari - Tanishk Bagchi, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Chirantan Bhatt, Jasbir Jassi, Gurmoh and Jasleen Royal
Best Lyrics
Amitabh Bhattacharya - Kalank Nahi Ishq (Kalank)
Divine and Ankur Tewari - Apna Time Aayega (Gully Boy)
Irshad Kamil - Bekhayali (Kabir Singh)
Manoj Muntashir - Teri Mitti (Kesari)
Mithoon- Tujhe Kitna Chahne Lage (Kabir Singh)
Tanishk Bagchi - Ve Maahi (Kesari)
Best Playback Singer (Male)
Arijit Singh - Kalank Nahi (Kalank)
Arijit Singh - Ve Maahi (Kesari)
Nakash Aziz- Slow Motion (Bharat)
B Praak - Teri Mitti (Kesari)
Sachet Tandon - Bekhayali (Kabir Singh)
Best Playback Singer (Female)
Neha Bhasin - Chashni (Bharat)
Parampara Thakur - Mere Sohneya (Kabir Singh)
Shilpa Rao - Ghungroo (War)
Shreya Ghoshal - Yeh Aaina (Kabir Singh)
Shreya Ghoshal and Vaishali Mhade - Ghar More Pardesiya (Kalank)
Sona Mohapatra and Jyotica Tangri - Baby Gold (Saand Ki Aankh)

Best Dialogue

Article 15 - Anubhav Sinha And Gaurav Solanki
Bala- Niren Bhatt
Chichhore - Nitesh Tiwari, Piyush Gupta, Nikhil Mehrotra
Gully Boy - Vijay Maurya
Sonchiriya- Sudip Sharma
Super 30 - Sanjeev Dutta

Best Screenplay
Article 15 - Anubhav Sinha And Gaurav Solanki
Gully Boy - Reema Kagti And Zoya Akhtar
Mission Mangal - R Balki, Jagan Shakti, Nidhi Singh Dharma, Saket
Saand Ki Aankh - Balwinder Singh Janjua
Section 375 - Manish Gupta And Ajay Bahl
Sonchiriya - Sudip Sharma

Best Original Story
Article 15 - Anubhav Sinha, Gaurav Solanki
Chhichhore - Nitesh Tiwari, Piyush Gupta, Nikhil Mehrotra
Gully Boy - Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti
Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota - Vasan Bala
Mission Mangal - Jagan Shakti
Sonchiriya - Abhishek Chaubey, Sudip Sharma 

Debut Awards 

Best Debut Director 
Aditya Dhar (Uri: The Surgical Strike)
Jagan Shakti (Mission Mangal)
Raaj Shaandilyaa (Dream Girl)
Tushar Hiranandani (Saand Ki Aankh)
Raj Mehta (Good Newwz)
Gopi Puthran (Mardaani 2)

Best Debut (Male)
Abhimanyu Dassani (Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota)
Meezaan Jaffrey (Malaal)
Siddhant Chaturvedi (Gully Boy)
Vardhan Puri (Yeh Saali Aashiqui)
Vishal Jethwa (Mardaani 2)
Zaheer Iqbal (Notebook)

Best Debut (Female)
Ananya Panday (Student Of The Year 2)
Pranutan Bahl (Notebook)
Tara Sutaria (Student Of The Year 2)
Saiee Manjrekar (Dabangg 3)
Sharmin Segal (Malaal)
Shivaleeka Oberoi (Yeh Saali Aashiqui)

Technical Award Winners 

Best Background Score
Gully Boy - Karsh Kale And The Salvage Audio Collective

Best Choreography
Ghar More Pardesiya (Kalank) - Remo D'Souza

Best Cinematography
Gully Boy - Jay Oza

Best Action
War - Paul Jennings, Oh Sea Young, Parvez Shaikh and Franz Spilhaus

Best Costume 
Sonchiriya - Divvya Gambhir, Niddhi Gambhir

Best Editing
Uri: The Surgical Strike - Shivkumar V Panicker

Best Production Design
Gully Boy - Suzanne Caplan Merwanji

Best Sound Design
Uri: The Surgical Strike - Bishwadeep Dipak Chatterjee and Nihar Ranjan Samal

Best VFX
War - Sherry Bharda And Vishal Anand For YFX 

Short Film Award Winners 

Best Short Film (Fiction)
Director: Shazia Iqbal

Best Actor (Male) In A Short Film
Rajesh Sharma (Tindey)

Best Actor (Female) In A Short Film
Sarah Hashmi (Bebaak)

Best Short Film (Non-Fiction)
Village Of A Lesser God
Director: Ananth Narayan Mahadevan

People’s Choice Award For Best Short Film