A still from the movie 'Gully Boy'. Photograph:( Others )
One of the biggest Indian Film Festivals outside of India, the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne has just announced its nominations for its annual awards ceremony.
One of the biggest Indian Film Festivals outside of India, the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne has just announced its nominations for its annual awards ceremony. Zoya Akhtar's 'Gully Boy', Sriram Raghavan's 'Andhadhun' and Rima Das' 'Bulbul Can Sing' feature prominnetly in the list of nominees.
This year, the jury of the film festival will witness an impressive array of new members stepping into the shoes, while the ones returning include Jill Bilcock who is an Academy Award Winning editor of films like `Moulin Rouge,` `Romeo and Juliet` and `Elizabeth.`Joining Jill for the first time will be legendary filmmaker and screenwriter, Fred Schepisi whose work includes the `Six Degrees of Separation`
The nominations for 2019 are as follows:
Best Indie Film - Widow of Silence, Bulbul Can Sing, The Gold aden SHeep and the Sacred Mountain, Namdev Bhau, Bhonsle, Chuskit, Bhoga Khirkee
Best Director - Sriram Raghavan for Andhadhun, Zoya Akhtar for Gully Boy, Thiagarajan Kumararaja for Super Deluxe, Rima Das for Bulbul Can Singh, Praveen Morchhale for Widow of Silence, Jhanu Barua for Bhoga Khirkee and Abhishek Chaubey for Sonchirya
Best Actress - Tabu for Andhadhun, Neena Gupta for Badhaai Ho, Alia Bhatt for Gully Boy, Rituparna Sengupta for Ahaa Re, Jigmeet Dewa Lhamo for Chuskit, Zerifa Wahid for Bhoga Khirkee
Best Actor - Ayushman Khuranna for Andhadhun, Ranveer Singh for Gully Boy, Vijay Sethupathi for Super Deluxe, Manoj Bajpai for Bhonsle, Amitabh Bachchan for Badla, Vicky Kaushal for Uri The Surgical Strike, Namdev Gaurav for Namdev Bhau
Best Film - Andhadhun, Gully Boy, Badhai Ho, Sui Dhaaga, Super Deluxe