With nominations announced in late December, all the glamour and excitement at the 56th Filmfare Awards followed at the Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai on January 29, 2011.
The Filmfare Awards, the equivalent of Hollywood's Oscars, each year parades a Who's Who of top Bollywood films and their legendary stars - along with new and aspiring actors, actresses, and film directors.
The 56th Idea Filmfare Awards was a star-studded night, where almost everyone from the B-Town dropped in. “Udaan” bagged 7 awards including Best Supporting Actor (Male), Best Film (Critics), Best Story, Cinematography, Screenplay, Best Background Music and Best Sound Design Award.
On the other hand Salman Khan starrer “Dabangg” bagged 6 awards and King Khan’s “My Name Is Khan” bagged three most popular awards including Best Director, Best Actor (Male), Best Actor (Female).
Veteran Bollywood actress Rekha handed over the Best Actor trophy to Shah Rukh Khan for “My Name Is Khan”.
It was after a long span of 12 years that Karan Johar once again won an award for Best Director for “My Name Is Khan” after “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” in 1998.
The Best Debut Director was bagged by Manish Sharma for “Band Baajaa Baaraat”, Best Debut Actor Male was bagged by Ranveer Singh for “Band Baajaa Baaraat”, Best Debut Actor Female was bagged by Sonakshi Sinha for “Dabangg”, Best Supporting Actor Male was bagged by Ronit Roy for “Udaan”, and Best Supporting actress Female was bagged by Kareena Kapoor for “We Are Family”.
On the Filmfare Critics Awards category the Best Film Critics Award was given to Vikramaditya Motwane and Sanjay Singh for “Udaan”, the Best Actor Critics Award was given to Rishi Kapoor for “Do Dooni Chaar” and Best Actress Critics Award was given to Vidya Balan for “Ishqiya”.
Popular Awards Category
Best Actor (Male): Shahrukh Khan got this award for his character Rizvan Khan in MNIK who is diagnosed with the Asperger’s syndrome. While receiving the award from the evergreen beauty Rekha, the actor said, “I want to take this award for my daughter. I wanted to make her wear a red gown and walk in with me on the red carpet. But she’s unwell”.
Filmfare Critics Awards 2011
Best Actor Critics Award:Rishi Kapoor (Do Dooni Chaar)
Best Actress Critics Award:Vidya Balan (Ishqiya)
Best Film Critics Award:Udaan
Filmfare Special Awards 2011
Sony Best Scene Of The Year :
40 Years Of Greatness Award :
Filmfare Technical Awards 2011
Best Choreography : Farah Khan – Sheila Ki Jawani (Tees Maar Khan)
Best Action : Vijayan Master – Dabangg
Best Screenplay :
Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap – Udaan
Best Background Score :
Amit Trivedi – Udaan
Best Costumes :
Varsha Shilpa – Do Dooni Chaar
Best Editing :
Namrata Rao – Love Sex Aur Dhokha
Best Cinematography :
Mahendra Shetty – Udaan
Best Sound Design : Pritam Das – Love Sex Aur Dhokha,
Kunal Sharma – Udaan
Best Production Design :
Mukund Gupta – Do Dooni Chaar