The complete list of the 60th Filmfare Awards nominations are out and we think the list is extremely impressive. No ‘best use of social media category’ or ‘most popular actor in a movie‘ award exists and I think that’s a really good thing. For once, we have an award ceremony that acknowledges good cinema and nothing else and we’re glad it’s being followed by the most popular (and the oldest) award function in India. So check out the nominations and our predictions and tell us if you agree or disagree as to who will take home the lady!
Our prediction: Haider
It was daring, controversial and fearless! Movies like Haider need to be encouraged and seeing that it has received numerous accolades, I think Haider is the strongest contender for this category.
Abhishek Varman – 2 States
Anurag Kashyap – Ugly
Rajkumar Hirani – PK
Vikas Bahl – Queen
Vishal Bhardwaj – Haider
Our Prediction: Vikas Bahl
He made Queen! Scratch that, he had the will to make a movie like Queen. Such a wonderful, sensitive and perfect portrayal of a sheltered woman who finds her way in this crazy world. If Vikas Bahl doesn’t win, my heart will break.
Aamir Khan – PK
Akshay Kumar – Holiday
Hrithik Roshan – Bang Bang
Randeep Hooda – Rang Rasiya
Shahid Kapoor – Haider
Our Prediction: Shahid Kapoor
I can’t even think of anyone else winning this. Shahid taught us what real ‘chutzpah‘ is.
Our Prediction: Kangana Ranaut
Let’s just say there wouldn’t even be any other names in the nominations if I were in charge. Maybe that’s why I’m not in charge.
Abhishek Bachchan – Happy New Year
Kay Kay Menon – Haider
Riteish Deshmukh – Ek Villain
Ronit Roy –2 States
Tahir Raj Bhasin – Mardaani
Our Prediction: Tahir Raj Bhasin
Okay, honestly this is one of the toughest categories to predict because all the performances here have been superlative. I’ve chosen Tahir Raj Bhasin because this was an extremely powerful and unconventional debut for the guy, plus he’s a fan of Walter White from Breaking Bad! Also..have you seen these pictures? Jokes apart, I’ll be happy with anyone who wins this award.
Amrita Singh – 2 States
Dimple Kapadia – Finding Fanny
Juhi Chawla – Gulaab Gang
Lisa Haydon – Queen
Tabu – Haider
Our Prediction: Tabu
Again, the actresses in this category were excellent, but Tabu was magic.
Amit Trivedi – Queen
Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Honey Singh, Mithoon and Pritam – Yariyaan
Himesh Reshammiya, Meet Bros Anjjan and Honey Singh – Kick
Mithoon, Ankit Tiwari and SOCH – Ek Villain
Shankar-Eshaan-Loy – 2 States
Our Prediction: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Mast Magan from 2 States makes me believe in love, magic and unicorns (not many things make me believe in love, magic and unicorns). Actually, the entire album makes me (and my MissMalini HQ) believe in…you guessed it right! Love, magic and unicorns!
Here, listen to the song again!
Amitabh Bhattacharya – Zehnaseeb (Hasee Toh Phasee)
Gulzar – Bismil (Haider)
Irshad Kamil – Patakha guddi (Highway)
Kausar Munir – Suno na sangemarmar (Youngistaan)
Rashmi Singh – Muskurane ki wajah (CityLights)
Our Prediction: Irshad Kamil
Patakha Guddi shows us what Highway is all about and that I think the lyrics of the song are just magic (apart from A.R Rahman‘s wonderful score).
Revisit the wonderful lines!
Ankit Tiwari – Galliyan (Ek Villain)
Arijit Singh – Mast magan (2 States)
Arijit Singh – Suno na sangemarmar (Youngistaan)
Benny Dayal – Locha-E-Ulfat (2 States)
Shekhar Ravjiani – Zehnaseeb (Hasee Toh Phasee)
Our Prediction: Arijit Singh (Mast Magan)
Arijit Singh is nominated for two songs! There are more than 60% chances that he’ll win. I think he should win for Mast Magan because… remember the three words? Love, magic and unicorns… yea… those!
Jyoti Nooran and Sultana Nooran – Patakha guddi (Highway)
Kanika Kapoor – Baby doll (Ragini MMS 2)
Rekha Bhardwaj – Humari atariya pe (Dedh Ishqiya)
Shreya Ghoshal – Manwa lage (Happy New Year)
Sona Mahapatra – Naina (Khoobsurat)
Our Prediction: Rekha Bhardwaj
Her voice, it’s something else!
What are your predictions for the awards? Don’t forget to tell us below :)