The 65th Amazon Filmfare Awards 2020 Curtain Raiser was an ode to all the heroes behind the camera who create and curate the world-class cinematic experience.
The night brought together some of the most scintillating talents 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 the spotlight on some gems under the Short Film Awards category. Bebaak and Village Of A Lesser God were 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.
Technical Award Winners
Best Background Score
Gully Boy – Karsh Kale And The Salvage Audio Collective
Ghar More Pardesiya (Kalank) – Remo D’Souza
Gully Boy – Jay Oza
War – Paul Jennings, Oh Sea Young, Parvez Shaikh and Franz Spilhaus
Sonchiriya – Divvya Gambhir, Niddhi Gambhir
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
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
The telecast of the 65th Amazon Filmfare Awards Curtain Raiser is slated to air on 9th February at 10 PM on Zoom.