The Filmfare Awards, the equivalent of Hollywood's Oscars,
each year parades a Who's Who of top Bollywood
films and their legendary stars - along with new and aspiring actors, actresses, and film directors.
This year, a full list of nominees was announced on January 19th (see below) followed by all the glamour and excitement of the landmark 60th Filmfare Awards presented on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai.
The Sony Entertainment Television (SET) is the traditional broadcaster of the FilmFare Awards which are usually aired on television at a later date.
Hosting this year's award ceremony were Kapil Sharma, Alia Bhatt & Karan Johar.
Leading best film nominees this year included the romantic comedy, "2 States" with a total of seven nominations followed by the crime drama, "Haider" with six, and "Queen" with five.
"Mary Kom" (a biopic about five-time female World Boxing Champion and Olympic bronze medalist Mary Kom) and the satrical comedy-drama, "PK" joined the list of nominated best films signaling some of the most popular films from Bollywood in 2015.
(See all of the winners below.)
Filmfare fun facts
2015 Filmfare best film winner for best film : Queen
• The Filmfare Awards were initially named the 'Clare Awards' after the 'Times of India' film critic Clare Mendonca.
• in 1954, at the first Filmfare Awards ceremony only five awards were presented - for best film, best director, best actor, best actress and best music director.
• Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie 'Black' won 11 Filmfare awards in 2006, the most honors won by any movie in the history of the awards.
• Nutan has a record five Best Actress wins. Three actresses -- Meena Kumari, Madhuri Dixit, and Kajol -- have four.
• There has been only one tie in the history of the Best Actress category when Jaya Bhaduri (:Abhimaan") and Dimple Kapadia ("Bobby) were both given the award in 1974.
More about the Filmfare Awards around the Web:
Elsewhere on the Web, surf top sites offering pictures & facts on films in contention this year, related rumors and gossip on popular favorites, along with a bit of history and trivia about one of Hindi film's highest honors, the Filmfare Awards ...
Filmfare.com - The official site, featuring all the latest movie news, star profiles, and Filmfare award nominees and winners.
Filmfare Award - The complete picture from Wikipedia including a brief history and lists of major winners dating back to 1953.
IMDb - Filmfare Awards - A comprehensive list of winners past and present from the Internet Movie Database with links to actors
& actresses bio's and filmographies.
2015 60th Annual Filmfare Award Nominees & * Winners
Best film * Queen
Best director * Vikas Bahl – Queen
Vishal Bhardwaj – Haider
Abhishek Varman – 2 States
Anurag Kashyap – Ugly
Rajkumar Hirani – PK
Best actor * Shahid Kapoor – Haider as Haider Meer
Aamir Khan – PK as PK
Akshay Kumar – Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty as Virat Bakshi
Hrithik Roshan – Bang Bang! as Rajveer / Jai Nanda
Randeep Hooda – Rang Rasiya as Raja Ravi Varma
Best actress * Kangana Ranaut – Queen as Rani Mehra
Alia Bhatt – Highway as Veera Tripathi
Madhuri Dixit – Dedh Ishqiya as Begum Para
Priyanka Chopra – Mary Kom as Mary Kom
Rani Mukerji – Mardaani as Shivani Shivaji Roy
Sonam Kapoor – Khoobsurat as Mrinalini "Milli" Chakravarty
Best supporting actor * Kay Kay Menon – Haider as Khurram Meer
Riteish Deshmukh – Ek Villain as Rakesh Mahadkar
Abhishek Bachchan – Happy New Year as Nandu Bhide
Ronit Roy – 2 States as Vikram Malhotra
Tahir Raj Bhasin – Mardaani as Walt / Karan Rastogi
Best supporting actress * Tabu – Haider as Ghazala Meer
Amrita Singh – 2 States as Kavita Malhotra
Dimple Kapadia – Finding Fanny as "Rosie" Eucharistica
Juhi Chawla – Gulaab Gang as Sumitra Devi
Lisa Haydon – Queen as Vijayalakshmi
Best music * Shankar-Eshaan-Loy – 2 States
Amit Trivedi - Queen
Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Honey Singh, Mithoon and Pritam - Yariyaan
Himesh Reshammiya, Meet Bros Anjjan and Honey Singh – Kick
Mithoon, Ankit Tiwari and SOCH – Ek Villain