Saturday, January 14 marked the 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards, which was held at the NSCI Dome in Worli, Mumbai. The award show is presented every year by The Times Group in order to recognize and honour the stars of Bollywood.
Several big names in Bollywood took home a prestigious award for their outstanding work within the past year, which included Aamir Khan bagging the Best Actor Award for his performance in 'Dangal' and Alia Bhatt's groundbreaking performance of a Bihari migrant in 'Udta Punjab'. As well, Shatrughan Sinha, who has spent almost five decades in the film industry, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Fan favourites included 'Neerja' and 'Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921)' which both won five awards.
Here is a complete list of the 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards 2017 winners:
Best Actor (Male): Aamir Khan for 'Dangal'
Best Actor (Female): Alia Bhatt for 'Udta Punjab'
Best Film: 'Dangal'
Alia Bhatt holding her award for Best Female Actor. Photo courtesy of: Bollywoodlife.com.
Best Director: Nitesh Tiwari for 'Dangal'
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film: 'Neerja'
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor (Male): Shahid Kapoor for 'Udta Punjab' and Manoj Bajpayee for 'Aligarh'
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor (Female): Sonam Kapoor for 'Neerja'
Dangal movie poster. Photo courtesy of: World News Day.
Best Actor (Male) in a Short Film: Manoj Bajpayee for 'Taandav'
Best Short Film People's Choice: Khamakha
Best Short Film (Fiction): 'Chutney'
Best Short Film (Non-fiction): 'Matitali Kusti'
Best Actor (Female) in a Short Film: Tisca Chopra for 'Chutney'
Best Debut Director: Ashwini Iyer Tiwari for 'Nil Battey Sannata'
Best Male Debut: Diljit Dosanjh for 'Udta Punjab'
Best Female Debut: Ritika Singh for 'Saala Khadoos'
Best Dialogue: Ritesh Shah for 'Pink'
Best Screenplay: Shakun Batra and Ayesha Devitre Dhillon for 'Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921)'
Best Story: Shakun Batra and Ayesha Devitre Dhillon for 'Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921)'
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male): Rishi Kapoor for 'Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921)'
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female): Shabana Azmi for 'Neerja'
Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award: Shatrughan Sinha
Best Music Album: Pritam for 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'
Best Lyricist: Amitabh Bhattacharya for 'Channa Mereya' from 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'
Best Playback Singer (Male): Arijit Singh for 'Ae dil hai mushkil' from 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'
Best Playback Singer (Female): Neha Bhasin for 'Jag Ghoomeya' from 'Sultan'
Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent: Amit Mishra for 'Bulleya' from 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'
Best Visual Effects: Red Chillies for 'Fan'
Best Editing: Monisha Baldawa for 'Neerja'
Best Costume: Payal Saluja for 'Udta Punjab'
Best Action: Shyam Kaushal for 'Dangal'
By Kelsey Seepersad
Banner photo courtesy of: Filmfare.
Sonam Kapoor at the 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards 2017. Photo courtesy of: Bollywoodlife.com.