ETC Bollywood Business Awards 2012 / 2013 – Nominations

In it’s third year, ETC Bollywood Business Awards has announced categories and nominations for the year 2012. The awards show, with categories like Best Distribution and Promotion, Best Film Marketing, Highest Single Day Collections, Most Profitable Actor/Actress/Director, is different from some of the other popular award shows.

New categories this year include Most Profitable Debut Male and Female, Best Music Company of the Year and Most Successful Music Director.

The nominations for the top grosser include Ek Tha Tiger, Rowdy Rathore, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Agneepath, Barfi, Dabangg 2. In the running for the Most Profitable Actor (Male) are Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Hrithik Roshan and Ranbir Kapoor, while Katrina Kaif, Sonakshi Sinha, Asin, Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor have been nominated for the Most Profitable Actor (Female) title.

It is a very close call for the Most Profitable Debut (Male) category as Ayushmann Khurrana, Arjun Kapoor, Siddharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan and Prithviraj are nominated. Diana Penty, Alia Bhatt, Ileana D’cruz, Yami Gautam and Esha Gupta compete with each other in the Most Profitable Debut (Female) category.

The competition in the top grossing director category is between Kabir Khan for Ek Tha Tiger, Prabhudheva for Rowdy Rathore, Lt. Yash Chopra for Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Anurag Basu for Barfi!, Arbaaz Khan for Dabangg 2 and Karan Malhotra for Agneepath.

ETC Bollywood Business Awards 2012 / 2013 also bring categories which are usually not a part of any awards in the industry including Box Office Surprise of the Year, the nominations for which are Kahaani, Vicky Donor, English Vinglish, 1920 Evil Returns and Oh My God!

Another example of innovative awards is the Most Profitable Banner award for which Eros International, UTV Motion Pictures, Yash Raj Films, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Fox Star Studios and Dharma Productions are in the race.

The show includes categories like best Film Marketing, Distribution and Promotion, Best Cinema chain of the year, Highest single day collection, Most profitable Actor/Director.

The ETC Business Awards 2012 will be telecast on January 5th 2013 at 7 PM on Zee ETC.

ETC Bollywood Business Awards 2012 / 2013 Nominations

ETC Business Award for the Highest Grosser of the Year

  • Ek tha Tiger
  • Dabangg 2
  • Rowdy Rathore
  • Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  • Agneepath
  • Barfi

ETC Business Award for Most Profitable Actor:

ETC Business Award for Most Profitable Actress:

  • Asin
  • Katrina Kaif
  • Priyanka Chopra
  • Sonakshi Sinha
  • Kareena Kapoor

ETC Business Award for the Most Profitable Debut (Male):

  • Ayushman Khurana
  • Arjun Kapoor
  • Siddharth Malhotra
  • Varun Dhawan
  • Prithviraj

ETC Business Award for the Most Profitable Debut (Female):

  • Diana Penty
  • Alia Bhatt
  • Ileana D’cruz
  • Yami Gautam
  • Esha Gupta

ETC Business Award for the Top Grossing Director:

  • Kabir Khan – Ek Tha Tiger
  • Prabhu Deva – Rowdy Rathore
  • Lt. Yash Chopra – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  • Anurag Basu – Barfi!
  • Arbaaz Khan – Dabangg 2
  • Karan Malhotra – Agneepath

Surprise Hit of the Year 2012

  • Kahaani
  • Vicky Donor
  • English Vinglish
  • 1920 Evil Returns
  • OMG: Oh My God!

ETC Business Award for the Most Profitable Banner

  • EROS International
  • UTV Motion Pictures
  • Yash Raj Films
  • Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
  • Fox Star Studios
  • Dharma Productions

Who do you think will win the awards this year? Tell us in the comments section below.



  • One n only ShahRukh is going to win the award for most profitable actor.. Salman had a good chance with ETT but the flop Dabangg2 has dented his chances big time.

    Dabangg2 week 1 : 102 crores JTHJ : 100 crores
    overseas : 34 crores JTHJ : 69 crores

    in india D2 ~= JTHJ, in overseas JTHJ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> D2

  • @being khiladi, doesn’t seem nice coming from a akshay’s fan.. people haven’t forgotten the biggest disasters joker and khiladi786 yet.. so stop worrying about srk,salman and start worrying about akki.

  • @being khiladi, hahaha i too laughed at your joke.. all akki fans were looking forward to special 26, and even you will agree that it is one of the worst trailers we have ever seen.. CE is already creating steady buzz.. lets wait n c whose a$$ gets whipped in 2013 :)

  • All Salman khan movies are Hit and Blockbuster..,
    Such as Ek tha tiger and Dabangg 2…This award should give the Salman khan..

  • star. u made a good joke by saying srk with 102cr is profitable actor i wonder what u wil say if he collects 199cr…

  • jthj collected 72cr in overseas and ett collected 59cr in overseas and d2 wil surely collects mini 60cr too so overseas award also go salman itself haha….

  • Dabangg 2 has raked in Rs 108.37 crores nett at the Indian Box Office in the (7 days) first week and its breakup is Rs 21.10 cr on Fri, Rs 19.06 cr on Sat, Rs 25 cr on Sun, Rs 12 cr on Mon, Rs 16 cr on Tue, Rs 8.12 cr on Wed and Rs 7.75 cr on Thu. For a non-holiday Friday release, it is a record-breaking collection and the movie has set a new record at the Box Office.

  • @star, ga…, Dabangg2 is already super hit and marching towards Block buster. where as Jthj was flop but saved due to death of Yash chopra. SRK and his films are only flop to average, where as ATBB Salman khan has consecutive Blockbusters and ATBB.

  • As of now the highest grosser is undoubtedly Ek tha tiger,most profitable actor is Salman khan for the combined worldwide gross of ek tha tiger 330 crores + dabangg 2 1st week 179.50 crores = 509.50 crores,most profitable actress is sonakshi sinha with 3 movies in the 100 cr club in India itself in 2012,profitable male debut is ayushman khurana,female is diana penty,top grossing director is kabir khan,surprise hit is oh my God and last but not the least the most profitable banner will be dedicated to yash raj films on the demise of late yash chopra.
    This is fix & final.No chances for any change.Mark my comment.

  • @star dabangg 2 week one 101 cr…jthj lifetime 102 cr….india…overseas dabangg2 week 1 40 cr…& jthj week 1 42 cr….so in which world is dabangg2 flop???

    really this shows how hard srk’s failure has hit his fans…they are now on verge of being mental!!!

  • No place for so called numero uno Aamir Khan or his Talaash. Even Ranbir Kapoor trumped him badly. This just shows what he is without remakes, holiday release dates, franchise sequels or films which milk social issues. He’s some top star only in his few fans dreams otherwise he’s nothing!

    Now he needs YRF and multistarrer Dhoom franchise to revive his sagging fortunes!

  • 1. Ek tha Tiger
    2. Akshay kumar for collecting 420 crs nett
    3. Sonakshi Sinha
    4. Ayushmaan Khurana
    5. Diana Penty
    6. Kabir Khan
    7. Oh my god
    8. Eros International

  • Akshay fans don’t forget joker is the biggest disaster of all time in bollywood history.and check box office india.khiladi 786 was declared avearage by box office india.

  • Srk fan sudhar jau…srk ki taraha tumhi jab tak hai jan ko family film mat bolna…jab tak hai jan is not a family family it’s a blue film…aur srk ki movie sirf hit hota hai aur hamara salmam vai ka movie all time blockbuster…agar srk losser fan isse jada bahes kia to laund katke srk ke hat me de dunga samjhe….!dabangg2 again blockbuster 5th in a row all time record

  • Ayushmann and Diana should get Most Profitable Debuts. i was bowled over by their performances in their films, and their films were big hits!!!

  • wat is tis?.wer is vidya balan and sridevi on nominations….ETC you also same like other awards juries.. its not fare.Why r u get something from somewhere?

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