What made Filmfare Awards 2018 nominations the butt of netizen's joke was picking the likes of Varun Dhawan (for Badrinath Ki Dulhania) and Hrithik Roshan (for Kaabil) over the other deserving candidates. Sadly, performers like Swara Bhaskar (for Anaarkali Of Arah) were still not deemed fit by the nation's oldest and prestigious award jury for a Popular Category Nomination and had to settle for the Critics' section.
However, with this U-Turn, let's hope Filmfare is able to amend what it screwed. After all, the nation's beloved-most awards hold high expectations from all quarters, and the nomination process speaks volumes how it recognizes the quality cinema in the industry.
Better late than never...
Critics’ Award for Best Film
A Death In The Gunj – Konkona Sen Sharma
Lipstick Under My Burkha – Alankrita Srivastava
Mukti Bhawan – Shubhashish Bhutiani
Newton – Amit V Masurkar
Trapped – Vikramaditya Motwane
Critics’ Award for Best Actor (Female)
Kangana Ranaut – Rangoon
Sridevi – Mom
Swara Bhaskar – Anaarkali Of Arah
Vidya Balan – Tumhari Sulu
Zaira Wasim – Secret Superstar
Critics’ Award for Best Actor (Male)
Irrfan Khan – Hindi Medium
Rajkummar Rao – Newton
Rajkummar Rao – Trapped
Ranbir Kapoor – Jagga Jasoos
Vikrant Massey – A Death in the Gunj
Do you think Filmfare's move is a cover-up for their earlier disappointing list or Twitterati and critics judged the awards and its selection a little too soon?
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