Bollywood Movie Awards Nominees Announced

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The nominees for the 9th annual Bollywood Movie Awards have been revealed. The nominees are based on a poll conducted among non-resident Indians in the United States, Britain and Caribbean nations over the last three months. Announcing the nominations, CEO of the Bollywood Group of companies Kamal Dandona said, “the increasing number of NRIs participating in the poll shows that they maintain keen interest in movies produced in their land of birth.”

Three films were nominated in an outstanding 17 categories each; those films include Omkara, Rang De Basanti, and Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. Lage Raho Munnabhai was nominated in eleven and Dhoom 2 in ten categories.

The nominees are as follows:

Best Actor:
Amir Khan (Rang De Basanti)
Ajay Devgan (Omkara)
Hrithik Roshan (Dhoom-2)
Sanjay Dutt (Lage Raho Munnabhai)
Shahrukh Khan (Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna)

Best Actress:
Kajol (Fanaa)
Kareena Kapoor (Omkara)
Rani Mukerjee (Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna)
Bipasha Basu (Corporate)
Aishwarya Rai (Dhoom-2)

Best director:
Vishal Bharadwaj (Omkara)
Rakesh Roshan (Krrish)
Karan Johar (Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna)
Rajkumar Hirani (Lage Raho Munnabhai)
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra (Rang De Basanti)

Best Supporting Role (Male):
Vivek Oberoi (Omkara)
Arshad Warsi (Lage Raho Munnabhai)
Kunal Kapoor (Rang De Basanti)
John Abraham (Baabul)
Abhishek Bachchan (Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna)

Best Supporting Role (Female):
Kirron Kher (Rang De Basanti)
Konkona Sen Sharma (Omkara)
Preity Zinta (Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehaa)
Soha Ali Khan (Rang De Basanti)
Amisha Patel (Ankahee)

Best Negative Role:
Aamir Khan (Fanaa)
Esha Deol (Ankahee),
Saif Ali Khan (Omkara)
Shah Rukh Khan (Don)
Shiney Ahuja (Gangster)

Best Music Director:
Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy)
Rang De Basanti (A R Rahman)
Omkara (Vishal Bharadwaj)
Dhoom-2 (Pritam)

Best Actor in a Comic Role (Male/Female):
Chunky Panday (Apna Sapna Money Money)
Anupam Kher (Khosla Ka Ghosla)
Arshad Warsi (Lage Raho Munnabhai)
Tushaar Kapoor (Golmaal)
Uday Chopra (Dhoom-2)

Best Playback Singer (Male):
K.K. (‘Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai’, Gangster)
Shaan (‘Chand Sifarish’, Fanaa)
Sonu Nigam (‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna)
Sukhwinder Singh (‘Omkara’, Omkara)
Himesh Reshimiya (‘Jhalak Dikhalaja’, Aksar)

Best Playback Singer (Female):
Alka Yagnik (‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna)
Rekha Bharadwaj ‘(Namak Ishq’, Omkara)
Madhushree (‘Tu Bin Bataye’, Rang De Basanti)
Sunidhi Chauhan (‘Beedi Jalai Le’, Omkara)
Shreya Ghosal (‘Pal Pal’, Lage Raho Munnabhai)

A committee of critics, artists and other leading personalities will decide the winners of these categories and several others. The awards will be presented on May 26th in New York.

Many of the nominees are slated to perform including Bipasha Basu, Vivek Oberoi, Arjun Rampal, and Soha Ali Khan. Other celebrities are also scheduled to attend and it seems to be an incredible night to see some your favorite film stars perform and take home accolades.

It will be a glittering star filled night, an incredible celebration of the Indian Film Industry!

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