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The Filmfare Awards are a set of awards that honor artistic and technical excellence in the Hindi language film industry of India. The Filmfare Festival is one of the most famous film events in India. The awards were first introduced by The Times Group's Filmfare magazine in 1954, the same year as the National Film Awards. They were initially referred to as "Claire Awards" or "The Claires", after Claire Mendonca, editor of The Times of India. A dual voting system was developed in 1956. Under this system, unlike the National Film Awards, which are decided by a panel appointed by the Government of India, the Filmfare Awards are voted on by both the public and a committee of experts. The event has been sponsored by various private organizations in the past as well as in the present provisions. During several years in the 1990s, a live ceremony was broadcast to television audiences, but was later called off for unknown reasons. Since 2001, a recorded and edited version of the award ceremony was broadcast on set a week or two after the ceremony was held. The event is being telecast on Colors since 2018. The 65th Filmfare Awards ceremony was held on 16 February 2020 at Sarusajai Stadium, Guwahati.

The Filmfare Awards are often referred to as the Hindi film industry equivalent of the Academy Awards in the United States. Until the mid-1990s, the Filmfare Awards were the major and most recognized awards in Bollywood, until several other awards were introduced in Mumbai. This has resulted in lower viewership since the early 2000s.

Apart from the flagship event, Filmfare also has variants for other Indian film industries, such as the Filmfare Awards South for South Indian Cinema, the Filmfare Marathi Awards for Marathi Cinema, and the Filmfare Awards East for Eastern Indian Cinema.

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The Introduction

The Filmfare Awards were first introduced in 1954. The Clairs was the original name of the award ceremony, which was named after The Times of India critic Claire Mendonca. Filmfare readers were selected to decide the winners, and over 20,000 readers from across India participated in the poll; Trophies were awarded to the winners of the popular vote. At the first awards ceremony held at the Metro Theater in Mumbai on 21 March 1954, only five awards were presented: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Music Director. Do Bigha Zameen was the first film to win the Best Film Award. The first winners for the other four categories were: Bimal Roy for his direction in Do Bigha Zameen, Dilip Kumar for his performance in Daag, Meena Kumari for his performance in Baiju Bawra, and Naushad Ali for his music in Baiju Bawra. The Filmfare Awards 2017 introduced the short film category in the jury with Vidya Balan and Gauri Shinde. The People's Choice Award for Best Short Film was presented to Khamakha. Short films like Chutney, Matitali Kusti and Tandav also won awards.

Hollywood star Gregory Peck was invited as the guest of honor for the first time at the Metro Theater in Mumbai on 21 March 1954, but could not attend the ceremony due to a delay in his flight from Colombo. However, Peck attended the post-awards night banquet at Wellington Club (Gymkhana), Mumbai.

Postponement in 1986 and 1987

The 1985 winners were announced in 1986 and the event was scheduled to be held at Brabourne Stadium in December 1986. Unfortunately, the Bombay film industry, as it was known at the time, went on strike in 1986 because of its many controversial issues. Maharashtra Government. As a result, the ceremony was pushed to the next year. The 1985 winners were awarded on 28 January 1987. For security reasons, Filmfare for 1986 and 1987 was not awarded.

The Red Carpet

The red carpet is the section that precedes the start of the actual ceremony. This is when actors, actresses, producers, directors, singers, musicians and others who have contributed to Indian cinema are introduced. The hosts ask celebrities questions about upcoming performances and who they think deserves to take the Black Lady home.

In 2013

The 2013 Filmfare Awards took place at Yash Raj Studios in Andheri, Mumbai. A special press conference was held just to announce it and it also took place at a suburban hotel in Mumbai. The theme for that year was Hundred Years in the Future. The reason for holding the theme that year was because it was to be a continuation from the previous year's theme, where the fraternity celebrated the centenary of Indian cinema at the box office.

Filmfare Statuette

The statue depicting a woman whose arms are raised up by touching her fingers in a dance number is commonly referred to as "The Black Lady" (or "The Lady in Black"). Originally designed by NG. Pansare under the supervision of Walter Langhammer, the art director of the Times of India, it is usually made of bronze, measures 46.5 cm in height and weighs about 5 kg. To celebrate the 25th year of the awards, the statues were made in silver and to celebrate the 50th year the statues were made in gold. [16] The Filmfare Trophy has been produced by The Awards Gallery since 2000. As of 2012, only a few changes were made to the trophy. But recently, as of 2013, a major change has been made to give the trophy a 3-D look. Two reasons were given for this change. At first, the organizers believed that it was necessary to match the many advances in technology in today's world, which would also go a long way in the years to come. It was also an attempt to match the theme of the 2013 awards set at Filmfare in Mumbai: A Hundred Years Leap into the Future.

Popular awards

Current awards

  • Best Film: since 1954
  • Best Director: since 1954
  • Best Actor: since 1954
  • Best Actress: since 1954
  • Best Supporting Actor: since 1955
  • Best Supporting Actress: since 1955
  • Best Male Debut: since 1989
  • Best Female Debut: since 1989
  • Best Debut Director: since 2010
  • Best Music Director: since 1954
  • Best Lyricist: since 1959
  • Best Male Playback Singer: since 1959
  • Best Female Playback Singer: since 1959

Discontinued awards

  • Best Performance in a Comic Role (1967-2007)
  • Best Performance in a Negative Role (1992-2007)

Critics' awards

Current critics’ awards

  • Best Film (Critics): since 1971
  • Best Actor (Critics): since 1998
  • Best Actress (Critics): since 1998

Discontinued critics’ awards

  • Best Documentary (1967-1997)
  • Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance (1991-1997)

Technical awards

  • Best Story: since 1955
  • Best Screenplay: since 1969
  • Best Dialogue: since 1959
  • Best Action: since 1993
  • Best Art Direction: since 1956
  • Best Background Score: since 1998
  • Best Cinematography: since 1954
  • Best Editing: since 1956
  • Best Choreography: since 1989
  • Best Sound Design: since 1955
  • Best Special Effects: since 2007
  • Best Costume Design: since 1995

Special awards

Current special awards

  • Lifetime Achievement: since 1991
  • RD Burman Award for New Music Talent: since 1995
  • Special Performance Award: since 1972

Discontinued special awards

  • Best Scene of the Year (1998-2012)
  • Power Award (2003-2007)

Short film awards

  • People's choice award for Best Short Film
  • Best Short Film in Fiction
  • Best Short Film in Non-Fiction
  • Best Actor Male Short Film
  • Best Actor Female Short Film

OTT awards

In 2020, Filmfare started Filmfare OTT Awards for the best in web series.

  • Best Series
  • Best Director (Series)
  • Best Series (Critics)
  • Best Director (Critics)
  • Best Actor in a Drama Series (Male)
  • Best Actor in a Drama Series (Female)
  • Best Actor in a Drama Series (Critics)
  • Best Actress in a Drama Series (Critics)
  • Best Actor in a Comedy Series (Male)
  • Best Actor in a Comedy Series (Female)
  • Best Actor in a Comedy Series (Critics)
  • Best Actress in a Comedy Series (Critics)
  • Best Actor in A Supporting Role in a Drama Series (Male)
  • Best Actor in A Supporting Role in a Drama Series (Female)
  • Best Actor in A Supporting Role in a Comedy Series (Male)
  • Best Actor in A Supporting Role in a Comedy Series (Female)
  • Best Comedy (Series/Specials)
  • Best Film (Web Original)
  • Best Actor in a Web Original Film (Male)
  • Best Actor in a Web Original Film (Female)
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Web Original Film (Male)
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Web Original Film (Female)
  • Best Original Story (Series)
  • Best Screenplay (Series)
  • Best Dialogue
  • Best Cinematography (Series)
  • Best Production Design (Series)
  • Best Editing (Series)
  • Best Costume Design (Series)
  • Best Background Music (Series)
  • Best Original Soundtrack (Series)

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