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Gully Boy, Uri, Article 15 lord over the nominations for the 65th Filmfare awards


The awards function is slated to take place on 15 February in Guwahati, Assam, for the first time.

Shriram Iyengar

Following the technical Filmfare awards held on Sunday, the list of major nominations for the 65th Filmfare awards was released today.

Unsurprisingly, Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy (2019), the VIcky Kaushal-starrer Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019) and Anubhav SInha's Article 15 (2019) have cornered quite a few nominations.

The annual awards function is slated to take place in Guwahati, Assam, on 15 February. This is the first time the event will be held in the Northeast.

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The Best Film award sees heavy competition from the commercial and radical streams with Gully Boy, Article 15, Uri: The Surgical Strike and Nitesh Tiwari's Chhichhore (2019) among the nominations. Vasan Bala's desi superhero Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota (2019) is also among the nominees.

For the Best Actor trophy, the race is among Ranveer Singh for his performance in Gully Boy, Vicky Kaushal in Uri: The Surgical Strike, Shahid Kapoor for the controversial Kabir SIngh (2019), and Akshay Kumar for Kesari (2019).

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Ayushmann Khurrana has the distinction of being nominated in both the popular and the critics' category for Best Actor, with Bala (2019) earning him a popular nomination and his performance in Article 15 picked out by the critics.

Among the Best Actors (Female), Kangana Ranaut and Bhumi Pednekar lead the pack. While Ranaut has one popular nomination, for Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi (2019) and one from the critics, for Judgementall Hai Kya (2019), Pednekar has been nominated for Saand Ki Aankh (2019) and Sonchiriya (2019) in the critics' section.

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Alia Bhatt (Gully Boy), Vidya Balan (Mission Mangal), and Rani Mukerji (Mardaani 2) are among the other nominees in the popular section. 

Anubhav Sinha's Article 15 has also been nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Original Story (Anubhav Sinha and Gaurav Solanki), alongside Gully Boy, Mission Mangal and Sonchiriya.

Akshaye Khanna has received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor (Male) for his performance as the unyielding advocate in Section 375 while Kamini Kaushal has become one of the oldest nominees for Best Supporting Actor (Female) for her performance in Kabir Singh.

Following is the full list of nominations:

Best Film (Popular): Chhichhore, Gully Boy, Mission Mangal, Uri: The Surgical Strike, War

Best Film (Critics): Article 15 (Anubhav Sinha), Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota (Vasan Bala), Photograph (Ritesh Batra), Sonchiriya (Abhishek Chaubey), The Sky Is Pink (Shonali Bose)

Best Director: Aditya Dhar (Uri: The Surgical Strike), Jagan Shakti (Mission Mangal), Nitesh Tiwari (Chhichhore), Siddharth Anand (War), Zoya Akhtar (Gully Boy)

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male): Akshay Kumar (Kesari), Ayushmann Khurrana (Bala), Hrithik Roshan (Super 30), Ranveer Singh (Gully Boy), Shahid Kapoor (Kabir Singh), Vicky Kaushal (Uri: The Surgical Strike)

Best Actor (Male, Critics): Akshaye Khanna (Section 375), Ayushmann Khurrana (Article 15), Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Photograph), Rajkummar Rao (Judgementall Hai Kya)

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female): Alia Bhatt (Gully Boy), Kangana Ranaut (Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi), Kareena Kapoor Khan (Good Newwz), Priyanka Chopra (The Sky Is Pink), Rani Mukerji (Mardaani 2), Vidya Balan (Mission Mangal)

Best Actor (Female, Critics): Bhumi Pednekar (Sonchiriya), Bhumi Pednekar (Saand Ki Aankh), Kangana Ranaut (Judgementall Hai Kya), Radhika Madan (Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota), Sanya Malhotra (Photograph), Taapsee Pannu (Saand Ki Aankh) 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male): Diljit Dosanjh (Good Newwz), Gulshan Devaiah (Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota), Manoj Pahwa (Article 15), Ranvir Shorey (Sonchiriya), Siddhant Chaturvedi (Gully Boy), Vijay Varma (Gully Boy)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female): Amrita Singh (Badla), Amruta Subhash (Gully Boy), Kamini Kaushal (Kabir Singh), Madhuri Dixit (Kalank), Seema Pahwa (Bala), Zaira Wasim (The Sky Is Pink)

Best Screenplay: Article 15 (Anubhav Sinha and Gaurav Solanki), Gully Boy (Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar), Mission Mangal (R Balki, Jagan Shakti, Nidhi Singh Dharma and Saket Kondiparthi), Saand Ki Aankh (Balwinder Singh Janjua), Section 375 (Manish Gupta and Ajay Bahl), Sonchiriya (Sudip Sharma)

Best Original Story: Article 15 (Anubhav Sinha, Gaurav Solanki), Chhichhore (Nitesh Tiwari, Piyush Gupta, Nikhil Mehrotra), Gully Boy (Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti), Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota (Vasan Bala), Mission Mangal (Jagan Shakti), Sonchiriya (Abhishek Chaubey, Sudip Sharma)

Debut Awards

Best Debut Director: Aditya Dhar (Uri: The Surgical Strike), Jagan Shakti (Mission Mangal), Raj Shaandilyaa (Dream Girl), Tushar Hiranandani (Saand Ki Aankh), Raj Mehta (Good Newwz), Gopi Puthran (Mardaani 2)

Best Debut Actor (Male): Abhimanyu Dassani (Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota), Meezaan Jaffrey (Malaal), Siddhanth Chaturvedi (Gully Boy), Vardhan Puri (Yeh Saali Aashiqui), Vishal Jethwa (Mardaani 2), Zaheer Iqbal (Notebook)

Best Debut Actor (Female): Ananya Panday (Student Of The Year 2), Pranutan Bahl (Notebook), Tara Sutaria (Student Of The Year 2), Saiee Manjrekar (Dabangg 3), Sharmin Segal (Malaal), Shivaleeka Oberoi (Yeh Saali Aashiqui)

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