2012 ... the year that was


It is as usual the award season, and while I was disappointed as always by the nomination list of the Academy Awards 2013 and the winners at the Golden Globes, I was even more shocked by our own Filmfare Awards that were held recently. Let’s be honest here, everyone knows that awards are a popularity contest. Why else would there be ridiculous awards like Best actor in negative role, Best actor in a Comedy or musical? It’s as if the actors doing comedy put in any less effort than those doing drama. Every year, gross injustice is done to fine talent by sacrificing them at the altar of popularity, with so examples that a book could be put together for the same. Nonetheless I am putting down a list of the best talent seen in the Hindi Cinema in 2012, to celebrate a brilliant year that it was and to hope for more in the coming time. 


BEST FILM

Barfi!
English Vinglish
Gangs Of Wasseypur
Kahaani
Shanghai (2012) 
Paan Singh Tomar


BEST DIRECTOR

Anurag Basu - Barfi!
Anurag Kashyap - Gangs Of Wasseypur
Gauri Shinde - English Vinglish
Shoojit Sircar - Vicky Donor
Sujoy Ghosh - Kahaani
Dibakar Banerjee – Shanghai

 
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (MALE)

Irrfan Khan - Paan Singh Tomar
Manoj Bajpayee - Gangs Of Wasseypur
Ranbir Kapoor - Barfi!
Ayushmann Khurana – Vicky Donor
Paresh Rawal – Oh My God
 

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (FEMALE)

Parineeti Chopra - Ishqazaade
Priyanka Chopra - Barfi!
Sridevi - English Vinglish
Vidya Balan – Kahaani
Richa Chadda - Gangs Of Wasseypur



BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (MALE )

Annu Kapoor - Vicky Donor
Emraan Hashmi - Shanghai
Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Talaash
Tigmanshu Dhulia – Gangs of Wasseypur
Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Kahaani

 
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (FEMALE )

Huma Qureshi - Gangs Of Wasseypur
Ileana D'Cruz - Barfi!
Rani Mukerji - Talaash
Dolly Ahluwalia – Vicky Donor
Kamlesh Gill – Vicky Donor

BEST STORY
Bhavesh Mandalia and Umesh Shukla – Oh My God
Sujoy Ghosh, Advaita Kala – Kahaani
Zeishan Quadri - Gangs Of Wasseypur
Juhi Chaturvedi – Vicky Donor
Urmi Juvekar, Dibakar Banerjee – Shanghai

BEST SCREENPLAY

Sujoy Ghosh, Suresh Nair, Nikhil Vyas – Kahaani
Anurag Kashyap, Zeishan Quadri, Akhilesh Jaiswal, Sachin K. Ladia - Gangs Of Wasseypur
Juhi Chaturvedi – Vicky Donor
Urmi Juvekar, Dibakar Banerjee – Shanghai
Anurag Basu – Barfi!

BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR

Amit Trivedi - Ishqazaade
Pritam - Barfi!
Sneha Khanwalkar - Gangs Of Wasseypur
Vishal-Shekhar – Shanghai

BEST LYRICS

Kausar Munir, Habib Faisal – Ishaqzaade
Javed Akthar - Talaash
Swanand Kirkire - Barfi!
Varun Grover and Piyush Mishra – Gangs of Wasseypur
Dibakar Banerjee, Neelesh Misra, Kumaar, Vishal Dadlani and Anvita Dutt – Shanghai


BEST PLAYBACK (MALE)

Pani da rang (Vicky Donor) - Ayushmann Khurrana
Main kya karoon (Barfi!) - Nikhil Paul George
Keh ke lunga (Gangs of Wasseypur) - Amit Trivedi
Phir Le Aya Dil (Barfi!) - Arijit Singh
Jiya Tu (Gangs of Wasseypur) - Manoj Tiwari


BEST PLAYBACK (FEMALE)

Taar Bijli (Gangs of Wasseypur) - Padmashree Sharda Sinha 
Kaala Rey (Gangs of Wasseypur) - Sneha Khanwalkar
Tumhi ho bandhu (Cocktail) - Kavita Seth
Pareshaan ( Ishaqzaade) - Shalmali Kholgade
Muskaanein Jhooti Hai (Talaash) - Suman Sridhar

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