The star-studded 66th Filmfare awards on Saturday saw Anubhav Sinha's 'Thappad' recording the most wins with seven awards, followed by 'Gulabo Sitabo', winning six, both emerging as big winners of the evening.
The ceremony which took place at the Goregaon Filmcity, Mumbai concluded with late actor Irrfan Khan bagging the Best Actor (Male) award, for his moving performance in 'Angrezi Medium' and also with the Lifetime Achievement award. There was a sense of sadness as well as pride when the late actor's name was announced. The evergreen Amitabh Bachchan bagged the Best Actor (Critics) Award.
Alaya F took home the Best Debut (Female) award for her much-appreciated performance in 'Jawaani Jaaneman' while Taapsee Pannu and Tilottama Shome were honoured with the Filmfare Award for Best Actress (Popular) and Filmfare Award for Best Actress (Critics) respectively for their roles in 'Thappad' and 'Sir', both of which were finest movies Hindi cinema has seen in recent times.
Saif Ali Khan and Om Raut, his 'Tanhaji' director, were also among the big winners of the night with Saif taking home the Filmfare Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) and Om being commemorated with the Filmfare Award for Best Director.
Here is a complete list of the winners
Best Film Thappad
Best DirectorOm Raut (Tanhaji - The Unsung Warrior)
Best Actor In A Leading Role (Male)Irrfan Khan (Angrezi Medium)
Best Actor In A Leading Role (Female)Taapsee Pannu (Thappad)
Best Actor (Critics)Amitabh Bachchan - (Gulabo Sitabo)
Best Actress (Critics)Tillotama Shome - (Is Love Enough? SIR)
Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Male)Saif Ali Khan (Tanhaji - The Unsung Warrior)
Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Female)Farrokh Jaffer (Gulabo Sitabo)
Best Debut FemaleAlaya F (Jawaani Jaaneman)
The Award for Best Film (Fiction)Arjun
Best Film (Critics)Prateek Vats (Eeb Allay Ooo!)
Best Film (Non-Fiction)Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary
Best Actor (Male)Arnav Abdagire - Arjun
Best Actor (Female)Purti Savardekar - The First Wedding
The Best Film (Popular Choice)Nitesh Ramesh Parulekar - Devi
Best StoryAnubhav Sinha and Mrunmayee Lagoo (Thappad)
Best Music AlbumPritam Chakraborty (Ludo)
Best LyricsGulzar - Chhappak (Chhappak)
Best Playback Singer (Male)Raghav Chaitanya- Ek Tukda Dhoop (Thappad)
Best Playback Singer (Female)Asees Kaur- Malang (Malang)
Best ScreenplayRohena Gera (Is Love Enough? SIR)
Best DialogueJuhi Chaturvedi (Gulabo Sitabo)
Best Debut DirectorRajesh Krishnan (Lootcase)
Best VFXPrasad Sutar (Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior)
Best Sound DesignKaamod Kharade (Thappad)
Best Production DesignManasi Dhruv Mehta (Gulabo Sitabo)
Best EditingYasha Pushpa Ramchandani (Thappad)
Best Costume DesignVeera Kapur Ee (Gulabo Sitabo)
Best ChoreographyFarah Khan -- Dil Bechara (Dil Bechara)
Best CinematographyAvik Mukhopadhayay (Gulabo Sitabo)
Best Background ScoreMangesh Urmila Dhakde (Thappad)
Lifetime Achievement AwardIrrfan Khan
Best ActionRamazan Bulut, Rp Yadav - (Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior)
All in all, though 2020 was a tough year for the film industry still they came together as one to ensure that the magic of cinema would not be extinguished amidst the raging coronavirus pandemic. The 66th edition of the Filmfare Awards was hosted by Riteish Deshmukh, Rajkummar Rao, and Maniesh Paul.