Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan, who will be sharing screen-space for the very first time in Yash Raj Films’ ‘Thugs Of Hindostan’, are the two top contenders for the ‘Best Actor Award’ at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2017.
Bachchan has been nominated for his terrific performance in ‘Pink’, while Aamir’s nomination is for his universal blockbuster ‘Dangal’. Hrithik Roshan has been nominated for his outstanding act in ‘Kaabil’. Other nominees are Rajkummar Rao for ‘Trapped’, Sushant Singh Rajput for ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’ and Lalit Bhel – Adil Hussain for ‘Mukti Bhawan’.
In the female category, Alia Bhatt has received a nomination for ‘Dear Zindagi’, Vidya Balan for ‘Kahaani 2’, Tannishtha Chatterjee for ‘Dr. Rakhmabai’, Kavya Madhavan for ‘Pinneyum’, Ratna Pathak and Konkona Sen Sharma for ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ (which is yet to release in India).
In the Best Film category; ‘Pink’, ‘Sultan’, ‘Joker’, ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ and ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’ are nominated, while ‘Dangal’ and ‘Bahubali 2: The Conclusion’ will be fighting it out in the ‘People’s Choice’ category.
The Best Director nominations are for Nikhil Manjoo (Reservation), Nitesh Tiwari (Dangal), Vikramaditya Motwane (Trapped), N Padmakumar (A Billion Colour Story), Buddhadeb Dasgupta (Tope), Alankrita Shrivastava (Lipstick Under My Burkha), S.S. Rajamouli (Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion) and Konkona Sen Sharma for (A Death in the Gunj).
Update (Correction): Hrithik Roshan has also been nominated for his performance in ‘Kaabil’.
Full list of Nominations:
Best Actor Male
- Amitabh Bachchan (Pink)
- Aamir Khan (Dangal)
- Hrithik Roshan (Kaabil)
- Rajkummar Rao (Trapped)
- Lalit Bhel (Mukti Bhawan)
- Sushant Singh Rajput (M S Dhoni – The Untold Story)
- Adil Hussain (Mukti Bhawan)
Best Actor Female
- Alia Bhatt (Dear Zindagi)
- Vidya Balan (Kahaani 2)
- Ratna Pathak Shah (Lipstick Under My Burkha)
- Konkona Sen Sharma (Lipstick Under My Burkha)
- Tannishtha Chatterjee (Dr Rakhmabai)
- Kavya Madhavan (Pinneyum)
- Nitesh Tiwari (Dangal)
- Alankrita Srivastava (Lipstick Under My Burkha)
- S S Rajamouli (Baahubali: The Conclusion)
- Konkona Sen Sharma (A Death In The Gunj)
- Vikramaditya Motwane (Trapped)
- N Padmakumar (A Billion Colour Story)
- Nikhil Manjoo (Reservation)
- Buddhadeb Dasgupta (Tope)
- Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
- M S Dhoni: The Untold Story
Best Indie Film
- A Billion Colour Story
- A Death In The Gunj
- Mukti Bhawan
- Lipstick Under My Burkha
- Loktak Lairembee
Telstra People’s Choice
- Baahubali: The Conclusion