Gully Boy, Andhadhun and Badhaai Ho bag nominations for the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Award 2019

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One of the biggest Indian Film Festivals outside of India, the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne has just announced its nominations for its annual awards ceremony. The festival is presented by the Victorian Government, is an annual festival that takes place in the cultural melting pot, Melbourne. This year's theme of the festival is Courage with over 58 films selected and to be screened in 21 languages. Annual award night will be held on 8th August at the Palais Theatre, which is an iconic landmark of the city. 

 

2019 will see an impressive drag of new jury members added to the festival with returning name including Jill Bilcock who is an Academy Award Winning ditto of films like Moulin Rogue, Romeo and Juliet and Elizabeth. Legendary filmmaker and screenwriter, Fred Schepisi who's work includes the cult classic Will Smith starrer, Six Degrees of Separation. Other noteworthy jury members are actress Victoria Hill known for her work in films like Macbeth, First Reformed and The Chaperone and Vince Colosimo who is an AFI award-winning actor.

 

The nominations for 2019 are here:

 

BEST FILM:

Andhadhun

Gully Boy

Badhai Ho

Sui Dhaaga

Super Deluxe

 

BEST INDIE FILM :

 

Widow of Silence

 

Bulbul Can Sing

 

The Gold-Laden Sheep and the Sacred Mountain

 

Namdev Bhau

 

Bhonsle

 

Chuskit

 

Bhoga Khirkee

 

BEST DIRECTOR:

 

Sriram Raghavan for Andhadhun

 

Zoya Akhtar for Gully Boy

 

Thiagarajan Kumararaja for Super Deluxe

 

Rima Das for Bulbul Can Singh

 

Praveen Morchhale for Widow of Silence

 

Jhanu Barua for Bhoga Khirkee

 

Abhishek Chaubey for Sonchirya

 

BEST ACTRESS:

 

Tabu for Andhadhun

 

Neena Gupta for Badhaai Ho

 

Alia Bhatt for Gully Boy

 

Rituparna Sengupta for Ahaa Re

 

Jigmeet Dewa Lhamo for Chuskit

 

Zerifa Wahid for Bhoga Khirkee

 

 

BEST ACTOR:

 

Ayushmann Khurrana for Andhadhun

 

Ranveer Singh for Gully Boy

 

Vijay Sethupathi for Super Deluxe

 

Manoj Bajpayee for Bhonsle

 

Amitabh Bachchan for Badla

 

Vicky Kaushal for Uri The Surgical Strike

 

Namdev Gurav for Namdev Bhau

 

 

(Source: PeepingMoon)

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