It’s that time of year when one of the biggest awards ceremonies in Bollywood takes place, the Filmfare Awards. The 54th awards event will take place in Mumbai this year on 28th February 2009.
Technology wise, there have been some changes to the awards. A new sponsor, Idea Cellular, Tarun Rai, CEO of Worldwide Media Pvt Ltd, have been appointed to enhance the mobile technology aspect of the awards. This is the first time the awards are being delivered across a mobile platform. This new partnership with Filmfare, will make the event available on SMS, voice and WAP portals. Mobile users will have access to clips, wallpapers and trivia on their mobile phones.
And the nominees for the 54th Fimlfare Awards are as follows…
Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
A.R. Murugadoss – Ghajini
Abhishek Kapoor – Rock On!!
Aditya Chopra – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Ashutosh Gowariker – Jodhaa Akbar
Madhur Bhandarkar – Fashion
Neeraj Pandey – A Wednesday
Best Actor (Male)
Aamir Khan – Ghajini
Abhishek Bachchan – Dostana
Akshay Kumar – Singh Is Kinng
Hrithik Roshan – Jodhaa Akbar
Naseeruddin Shah – A Wednesday
Shahrukh Khan – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Best Actor (Female)
Aishwarya Bachchan – Jodhaa Akbar
Anushka Sharma – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Asin Thottumkal – Ghajini
Kajol – U Me Aur Hum
Priyanka Chopra – Fashion
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)
Abhishek Bachchan – Sarkar Raj
Arjun Rampal – Rock On!!
Prateik Babbar – Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Sonu Sood – Jodhaa Akbar
Tusshar Kapoor – Golmaal Returns
Vinay Pathak – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)
Bipasha Basu – Bachna Ae Haseeno
Kangana Ranaut – Fashion
Kirron Kher – Dostana
Ratna Pathak Shah – Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Shahana Goswami – Rock On!!
A R Rahman – Ghajini
A R Rahman – Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
A R Rahman – Jodhaa Akbar
Pritam Chakraborty – Race
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy – Rock On!!
Vishal-Shekhar – Dostana
Abbas Tyrewala – Kabhi Kabhi Aditi (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na)
Gulzar – Tu Meri Dost Hai (Yuvvraaj)
Jaideep Sahni – Haule Haule ( Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi)
Javed Akhtar – Jashn-e-Bahara – Jodhaa Akbar
Javed Akhtar – Socha Hai (Rock On!!)
Prasoon Joshi – Guzarish ( Ghajini)
Best Playback Singer (Male)
Farhan Akhtar – Socha Hai (Rock On!!)
KK – Khuda Kaane (Bachna Ae Haseeno)
KK – Zara Si Dil Mein (Jannat)
Rashid Ali – Kabhi Kabhi Aditi (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na)
Sonu Nigam – Inn Lamhon Ke (Jodhaa Akbar)
Sukhwinder Singh – Haule Haule (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi)
Best Playback Singer (Female)
Alka Yagnik – Tu Muskura (Yuvvraaj)
Neha Bhasin – Kuch Khaas Hai (Fashion)
Shilpa Rao – Khuda Jaane (Bachna Ae Haseeno)
Shreya Ghoshal – Teri Ore (Singh Is Kinng)
Shruti Pathak – Mar Jaawan (Fashion)
Sunidhi Chauhan – Dance Pe Chance (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi)
Two of the biggest films of 2008, Ghajini and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, have made it to the list with ease due to their huge success, therefore, making it an interesting night for Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan.
Ghajini is tipped for winning the best movie, Aamir for best actor, Priyanka for female best actor, A.R. Rahman to win the music category, KK for singing ‘ Zara Si Dil Mein’ for the best male singer award and Shreya Ghoshal in the female singing category for ‘Teri Ore’ from Singh is Kinng.