The inaugural edition of the event was hosted by actress Neha Dhupia.
Andhadhun, Tumbbad clean up at 1st Critics’ Choice Film Awards; Alia wins Best Actress
Mumbai - 22 Apr 2019 19:34 IST
For the first time, Indian critics came together to give away the honours for the best in film for the year 2018. Sriram Raghavan’s Andhadhun and Rahi Anil Barve’s Tumbbad, co-directed with Adesh Prasad, walked with four and three wins each.
Raazi’s Alia Bhatt was adjudged Best Actress, while Vineet Kumar Singh from the hard-hitting (pun intended) Mukkabaaz won Best Actor. Besides the films from the popular Hindi film industry, the critics also singled out the best in Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati, Marathi and Bengali languages.
The evening was hosted by actress Neha Dhupia who introduced a special guest, superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who gave the critics a dose of their own medicine. Later he said, “The best film criticism is an art that can help to unfold the beauty of the film.”
The full @iamsrk address from last night's #CriticsChoiceFilmAwards. Khan started by roasting @anupamachopra and @RajeevMasand, then spoke of the evolving role of the critic, and warned us about ending up "no brains and all thumbs."— Raja Sen (@RajaSen) April 22, 2019
Top speech, SRK.https://t.co/5eJWf47fsq
The night’s special honour went to stuntwoman Reshma Pathan who was Hema Malini’s double in Sholay (1975). Director Ramesh Sippy and screenwriter Javed Akhtar presented her with the Extraordinary Achievement Award.
So proud that the first ever Extraordinary Achievement Award at the #CriticsChoiceFilmAwards (CCFA) was presented to ‘India’s first stuntwoman’ Reshma Pathan. How fitting that Sholay writer Javed Akhtar & director Ramesh Sippy did the honors pic.twitter.com/smgfksc55u— Rajeev Masand (@RajeevMasand) April 21, 2019
The committee is made up of critics from Anupama Chopra, Rajeev Masand, Bharathi Pradhan, Ajay Brahmatmaj, Bhawana Somaya, Rohit Khilnani, Saibal Chatterjee, Shubha Shetty Saha, Sachin Chatte, Stutee Ghosh, Sucharita Tyagi and Troy Ribeiro.
Here’s the entire list of winners below:
Best Film (Hindi)
Sriram Raghavan – Andhadhun
Best Background Score
Jesper Kyd – Tumbbad
Sriram Raghavan, Arijit Biswas, Hemant Rao, Pooja Ladha Surti and Yogesh Chandekar – Andhadhun
Pooja Ladha Surti – Andhadhun
Pankaj Kumar – Tumbbad
Best Production Design
Nitin Zehani Chaudhry and Rakesh Yadav – Tumbbad
Best Film (Kannada)
Best Film (Tamil)
Best Film (Malayalam)
Ee Maa Yau
Best Film (Gujarati)
Best Film (Marathi)
Best Film (Bengali)
Extraordinary Achievement Award - Reshma Pathan