MUMBAI: The 16th Annual Star Screen Awards saw the highest grossing Hindi film of all time – 3 Idiots – bagging 10 awards.
3 Idiots won the following awards: Best Film, Best Director (Rajkumar Hirani), Best Editor (Rajkumar Hirani), Best Screenplay (Rajkumar Hirani, Abhijat Joshi, Vidhu Vinod Chopra), Best Choreographer (Bosco Ceaser), Best Dialogue (Abhijat Joshi), Best Newcomer – Male (Omi Vaidya), Best Actor in a Comic Role – Male (Omi Vaidya), Best Actor in a Negative Role (Boman Irani), Popular Choice Award for Best Actor – Female (Kareena Kapoor).
On the other hand, R Balki’s Paa also bagged a handful of awards. Amitabh Bachchan won the award for Best Actor – Male, Vidya Balan walked away with the Best Actor – Female award, Best Female Supporting Actor was given to Arundhati Nag, Pratik Katare won the Best Child Artiste award. Rishi Kapoor won the Best Male Supporting Actor award for Zoya Akhtar’s Luck By Chance. The Best Music was bagged by A. R. Rahman for Dilli 6, the Best Background Score was awarded to Amit Truvedi for Dev D.
Kavita Seth won the Best Female Playback Singer award for Iktaara in Wake Up Sid, whereas Nandita Das bagged the award for the Most Promising Debut Director for Firaaq as well as the Ram Nath Goenka Award. The Most Promising Newcomer Female award went to Mahie Gill for Dev D. Zoya Akhtar’s Luck by Chance also won the Best Ensemble Cast award. Best Story Award went to Imtiaz Ali for Love Aaj Kal.
Shahid Kapur received the Best Actor award in the popular category for Kaminey. Javed Akhtar was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by Yash Chopra and Amitabh Bachchan, whereas the Jodi No 1 award was bagged by the father-son duo of Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan.