Nominations for the MovieManiax Awards – 2008

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The wait for the nominations ends now. After 2 weeks of rigorous discussions and arguments, eagerly awaited list of nominees is finally ready.

There are 20 categories in all. Each category has 5 nominees. However, We at MM Awards feel that getting nominated matters as much as winning. Therefore, categories where a 5th deserving nominee was not found, we have only 4 nominations.

Movies appear in the chronological order of their release date (January – December’08).

1) Best Film:

  • Aamir
  • Mithya
  • Rock On!!!
  • A Wednesday
  • Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye

2) Best Director:

  • Raj Kumar Gupta (Aamir)
  • Rajat Kapoor (Mithya)
  • Abhishek Kapoor (Rock On!!!)
  • Neeraj Pandey (A Wednesday)
  • Dibakar Banerjee (Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye)

3) Best Actor (Male):

  • Rajeev Khandelwal (Aamir)
  • Ranvir Shorey (Mithya)
  • Naseeruddin Shah (A Wednesday)
  • Abhay Deol (Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye)
  • Vinay Pathak (Dasvidaniya)

4) Best Actor (Female):

  • Neha Dhupiya (Mithya)
  • Genelia D’Souza (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na)
  • Preity Zinta (The Last Lear)
  • Amrita Rao (Welcome to Sajjanpur)
  • Priyanka Chopra (Fashion)

5) Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male):

  • Ravi Jhankal (Welcome to Sajjanpur)
  • Paresh Rawal (Mumbai Meri Jaan)
  • Anupam Kher (A Wednesday)
  • Jimmy Shergill (A Wednesday)
  • Manu Rishi (Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye)

6) Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female):

  • Ratna Pathak Shah (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na)
  • Ila Arun (Welcome to Sajjanpur)
  • Sahana Goswami (Rock On!!!)
  • Kangana Ranaut( Fashion)
  • Richa Chadda (Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye)

7) Best Actor in a Negative Role:

  • Ila Arun (Jodhaa Akbar)
  • Akshaye Khanna (Race)
  • Kay Kay Menon (Shaurya)
  • Pradeep Rawat (Ghajini)

8 ) Best Actor in a Comic Role:

  • Arshad Warsi (Sunday)
  • Akshay Kumar (Tashan)
  • Abhishek Bachchan (Dostana)
  • Paresh Rawal (Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye)
  • Irrfan Khan (Dil Kabaddi)

9) Best Playback Singer (Male):

  • Javed Ali for Jashn-e-Bahaara (Jodhaa Akbar)
  • Rashid Ali for Kahin Toh Hogi Woh (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na)
  • KK for Khudaa Jaane (Bachna Ae Haseeno)
  • Mohit Chauhan for Kuchh Khaas Hai (Fashion)
  • Sukhwinder Singh for Haule Haule (Rab Ne Bana De Jodi)

10) Best Playback Singer (Female):

  • Shilpa Rao for Ek Lau (Aamir)
  • Richa Sharma for Lambi Judaai (Jannat)
  • Dominique Cerejo for Ye Tumhari Meri Baatein (Rock On!!!)
  • Shruti Pathak for Mar Jawaan (Fashion)
  • Alka Yagnik for Tu Muskura (Yuvvraaj)

11) Best Music:

  • A. R. Rehman (Jodhaa Akbar)
  • Amit Trivedi (Aamir)
  • A. R. Rehman (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na)
  • Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (Rock On!!!)
  • Vishal Shekhar (Dostana)

12) Best Lyrics:

  • Javed Akhtar for Jashn-e-Bahara (Jodhaa Akbar)
  • Amitabh for Ha Raham (Aamir)
  • Abbas Tyrewala for Kahin To Hogi Wo (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na)
  • Javed Akhtar for Sindbad The Sailor (Rock On!!!)
  • Sandeep Nath-Irfan Siddique for Mar Jawaan (Fashion)

13) Best Dialogues:

  • Rock On!!!
  • A Wednesday
  • Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye
  • Dil Kabaddi

14) Best Story:

  • Aamir
  • A Wednesday
  • Welcome to Sajjanpur
  • Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye

15) Best Debut (Male):

  • Anurag Sinha (Black & White)
  • Rajeev Khandelwal (Aamir)
  • Imran Khan (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na)
  • Adhvik Mahajan (Contract)
  • Farhan Akhtar (Rock On!!!)

16) Best Debut (Female):

  • Prachi Desai (Rock On)
  • Adah Sharma (1920)
  • Mugdha Godse (Fashion)
  • Richa Chadda (Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye)
  • Asin (Ghajini)

17) Best Child Artiste:

  • Aman Siddiqui (Bhootnath)
  • Purav Bhandare (Tahaan)
  • Dwij Yadav (Heroes)
  • Manjot Singh (Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye)

18) Song of the Year:

  • Pehli Nazar Me (Race)
  • Pappu Can’t Dance Saala (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na)
  • Kabhi Kabhi Aditi (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na)
  • Aae Paapi, Aae Paapi (Kismat Konnection)
  • Desi Girl (Dostana)

19) Favorite Jodi of the Year:

  • Hrithik Roshan – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (Jodhaa Akbar)
  • Imran Khan – Genelia D’Souza (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na)
  • Abhishek Bachchan – John Abraham (Dostana)
  • Shabana Azmi – Boman Irani (Sorry Bhai)
  • Shah Rukh Khan – Anushka Sharma (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi)

Now, we have something for the readers:  The 20th category is called Most Talked About thing of the Year’08.

Please suggest your nominees for this category. We will pick your 5 best suggestions as nomination. For eg: Aamir Khan’s promotional extravaganza for Ghajini or UTV Motion Pictures’ path breaking films, Farhan’s debut et al. So, do come up with your suggestion for the same.

The voting will go live next week.

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39 Responses to “Nominations for the MovieManiax Awards – 2008”


  1. 2 Chittaranjan March 6, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Nice.

    Very Comprehensive and just (at first sight).

  2. 3 Bhargav Saikia March 6, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    I can’t believe Jodhaa Akbar is not nominated for Best Film! It’s a modern classic…the Mughal-E-Azam of our times.

  3. 4 Ava March 7, 2009 at 1:52 am

    I was so intent upon learning how to vote.. tht i forgot to comment. arrey this is a lovely list. my only worry is, i havent been seeing too many films for the past year. this list makes me realise tht. i need a life 😦

  4. 5 Smita March 7, 2009 at 2:01 am

    Ava no worry on that count, I can be your official consultant 😉 I can tell u which movie not to vote for 😀

    BTW Vee how about adding “Us moviegoers” for the last award? Haven’t we been more welcoming to different and path breaking cinema?? Haven’t we as a junta matured?

    Wt say?

  5. 6 Vee March 7, 2009 at 8:52 am

    @Bhargav, I respect your sentiments for JA. The final 5 is reached after lot of debate and voting (at times). of course, JA was in running, sadly it could not make it in final 5.

    @Ava, Sigh! but do vote for the ones which you have seen and feel deserve to win. And yeah, do not get influenced by any elements.

    @Smita, yes that can be. Noted… Do come with more.

  6. 7 Magik March 7, 2009 at 8:52 am

    where the hell is SRK?

  7. 8 vikram JS Parmar March 7, 2009 at 9:19 am

    nehA DHUPIA…GOT nominated…r u kidding me??

  8. 9 Vee March 7, 2009 at 9:45 am

    @Vikram, do not judge her by her earlier performances. We are not giving her lifetime achievement award bhai. She is there cuz she deserved to be there and that was unanimous decision. In fact, She was good in Maharathi and that small role in Dasvidaniya too is one of her finest.

  9. 10 vikram JS Parmar March 7, 2009 at 9:46 am

    @ Vee

    i will comment once i see the movie myself.

  10. 11 Indyeah March 7, 2009 at 11:12 am

    its a pretty good list:)
    waiting for the whole thing to go live now:)

  11. 12 Amit March 7, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Its a very fair list. This must have been the list for the movie awards this year. Reminds me of the movie nomination in the 80s where all the deserving movies won most of the time.

  12. 13 Perx March 7, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Neha Dhupia for Mithya? I really think Aishwarya was much better in Jodhaa Akbar.. and this is coming from a guy for whom Dhoom2 is repulsive just because of her awful acting.. and asin? much worse than anushka.. asin was too annoying..
    Anyway, its much more fair than most awards we have these days, so I’m happy, but I think SRK should have been nominated just for the Suri part…

    The most talked about thing this year has to be Farhan Akhtar from Rock on to Oye its friday to Luck by Chance

  13. 14 eye-in-sty-in March 7, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Nice list there!

    I have watched a few movies and will cast my vote based on these… I have already picked my favs from the ones listed above 😀

    I must say, I’m impressed with the kind of off-beat selections mentioned above… at the same time, it is refreshing to see an ‘honest’ list based on performance and not purely on box-office numbers and star power!!

  14. 15 lallopallo1 March 7, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    I respect and appreciate that you guys have taken an initiative to honor perhaps more deserving films, which were either left out at major awards this year or didnt get their complete due. Iam sure that all of you have only fairness in mind while selecting best films.
    But, Iam afraid that this sentiment alone is not enough. Because, you guys are falling into the same trap which you are accusing others to be in. The whole premise of your awards is that because few people decide awards such as Filmfare etc and public voting is not fair there, you guys will be more fair by involving people on blogosphere without any cheating. Ok..fair enough..but, dont you guys think that by selecting just few films only (nominations) on your own, the very bias and unfairness you guys dont want is already there? I mean 5-6 people among themselves, and that too simple movie buffs, are not enough to decide best 5 films out of possibly atleast 15-20 successful and liked films of last year.
    I strongly feel that for these awards to be really fair, there should be public voting first to even decide top 5 nominations out of possibly 15-20 top films selected by you guys. Second, and equally important, you guys should make sure to the hilt that online voting is really fair and controlled. I mean, if one person is voting 10 times and you cannot catch that, the whole purpose is lost.
    Just my two cents and good luck!

    • 16 Poonam March 8, 2009 at 9:53 am

      Lallopallo, I appreciate that you aired your honest views, that allows me an opportunity to add my two cents here too. 😉

      I concur your sentiment to involve blogosphere in nominations, but as you say sentiment alone is not enough. This is an impractical suggestion at best. Why? Here are few practical reasons:
      1. The blogosphere and Internet reach is limited. It is hard enough to campaign, promote and get the desired numbers to participate in the polls. To get people first select the nominees out of a list of movies is a mammoth task beyond our means.

      2. Within the MM team too, it has been hard to arrive at unanimous nominees. It took us weeks. It would be hard enough (and perhaps not even correct) enough to get a huge public decide the nomination when most of them may not have watched all the movies. I can say from my experience its also hard for most people to come up with suggestions that would be unanimous or fairly acceptable numbers. I could explain what I meant by numbers by an illustration, but I am sure we can take that offline.

      You do us disservice when you say we are as biased as filmfare/other awards. Filmfare announce their nominations and decide the winners themselves. Here we have a choice to select a deserved one out of the nominees.

      In any such endeavors, there are bound to be dissents. You cant please everybody all the time. I should know as it happened last time (you know which one I mean). People discredited judges, questioned polls, as well as the quality of posts – almost everything. If most people find this endeavor fair enough, it is consolation enough for the team.

      There is a reason for every choice we made there. However, me and the MM team would be more than happy to explain/discuss any particular nomination that you feel is inadequate or unacceptable.

      P.S: I just noted your comments about poll -rigging, unfortunately, there is no technical platform available online where more than one votes can be stopped. However, we don’t make the results view-able to a voter so that they not aware of how much to rig. Blocking IP for more than one vote has it own share of problems.

  15. 17 Fenil March 8, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Sorry but I am not very happy with this list. On the pretext of nominating those who really deserve to win, only small and intelligent films are given importance, thereby completely ignoring popular films.

    The absence of Aishwariya Rai (Jodhaa Akbar), Aamir Khan (Ghajini), Shahrukh Khan and Anushka Sharma (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi) from the list is startling. Although these films were popular and for the masses, the performances of the above mentioned actors was amazing and definitely deserved a nomination, if not the award.

    Nevertheless, I shall vote. Best of luck!!

    FENIL

  16. 18 Bhargav Saikia March 8, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Most talked about thing of the year – I would say Aamir Khan’s hairstyle and his abs for Ghajini!

  17. 19 Bhargav Saikia March 8, 2009 at 11:09 am

    By the way, I would like to add your “Awards banner” to my blog. Please let me know if I could do so. Cheers!

  18. 20 Vee March 8, 2009 at 11:17 am

    @Fenil,

    The point you have raised is worth debatable. There is no conscious effort from our end to sideline the popular ones. If they deserve to be there, they are there. Jodhaa Akbar lost it’s soul in its grandeur set and amazing cinematography. The performances were just about ok and for that matter the music was much better and you will find Jodhaa Akbar in music related nominations; music, lyrics, singer et al. The same goes for Aamir, SRK-Anushka.. ppl did not find Rab Ne a great cinema but found the pair of SRK (suri n not raj)with Anushka nice so they r their in fav jodi.

    Also, many popular ones like JTYJN, Rock On!!! including Ghajini and Rab Ne are there where they deserve to be there..

    I am glad you will participate in polls.

    • 21 Nimmy March 9, 2009 at 3:04 pm

      I agree…Jodha Akhbar was a great movie,but acting ,especially by Aishwarya was jsut ok,nothing more..

      Gook luck with the endeavour and i assure my support..

  19. 22 Vee March 8, 2009 at 11:20 am

    @Bhargav, Thanks for the suggestion. Yes, please add the banner. We appreciate it.

  20. 23 rakesh raghavan March 8, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    hi im rakesh!!
    came here thu v-lolam
    nice to see the awards dude..im also a movie maniac !!

    i think its a nice idea..cheers to the team behind this great awards!!………………..eventhough i thought tht posters were racist and anti-srk!!

    And heres my nomination for the 20th category.

    I hereby nominate Miss Koena mitra & Miss minisha Lamba.
    well actually their “noses” for the awards
    u see.. while all the ppl in the world were losing jobs during recession these girls were getting “jobs”….err..nose jobs ..tht is!!
    Now koena looks more like miss piggy(u know..kermit the frog’s girl friend)..i cant understand y ppl do such stuff??
    Anyway u also deserve an award girl! I hope u win..this might be only award u may ever get!! buahahahaha(evil laugh)

    chk out these links to see wht i mean..hehe
    http://www.bombaybitch.com/site/the_changing_faces_of_koena_mitra_/

    http://www.gobollywood.com/2009/01/minisha-lamba-nose-job.html

  21. 24 Priyanko March 8, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Finally Aamir is getting some recognition that it deserves…

  22. 25 Dev March 9, 2009 at 4:37 am

    Poonam, thanks for your detailed reply. I really appreciate that you took pains in explaining me your point of view.
    Well, you can already see among some of the comments here that everybody is not happy with your choice of nominees. Just because 5-6 of you did not like Jodha Akbar or didnt find Hrithik or Aamir khan’s acting worthy enough for nominations, doesnt mean that millions others also didnt like it. You guys are already making a judgement on their behalf even though your awards claim to be people’s awards. Filmfare does the same thing..few jury members, and mind you much more qualified than you guys (newspaper editors, film directors, seasoned film critics, actors etc), decide the nominations and then they invite readers/public to send their votes through post etc. Agreed that there might be some cheating involved in terms of readers’ votes..but then in your case too, there is no guarantee of fairness… you yourself agree you cannot control online voting much.. you guys cannot guarantee how many unique votes, rather than multiple votes by the same person, will be there..
    Then what’s the point? You have a point that you cannot involve public in the nominations too as it will be too much work, but if fairness is a victim in the first step itself, you guys should seriously think if all your effort and hard work is really worth it then.
    I have a suggestion..why not have more than 5 nominations per category..not 15 or so, but let’s say around 10 maximum so that all major films ( both with popular success and critical acclaim) and major performances are included. It will be little bit more work for you guys but people will have much more options to choose from and most wont feel that their favorite film or actor is left out. And, in any case, who makes rules for only 5 nominations..filmfare na..I mean you guys are trying to be innovative, so why not experiment on nominations part too..
    Second, do your best in terms of controlling online voting..

    In the end, dont take my critique and suggestions personally. I wouldnt even have bothered if you and Reema were not involved in this..I mean Iam taking this whole thing seriously and want to give you guys my best feedback.. neither I have any personal favorites..I personally liked the films you have in your nominations ( I mean atleast the ones which I have seen)..plus I myself didnt like Ghajini or Rab ne Bana di jodi much..nor will I lose sleep if you guys wont include Jodha akbar….
    But, Iam just trying to be fair and that’s the main purpose of these awards too..right? Think about it…

    • 26 Poonam March 9, 2009 at 5:52 am

      Compared to the existing nominees, Aamir (I am a personal admireer of Aamir’s work) and SRK do not fare better. They are rather over-hyped. Popular opinion is NOT a synonym of talent. We have not consciously tried to sideline popular media/categories, we didnt find them deserved when it came to their other competitors.

      I reiterate, even if there are thousand users, there will be atleast 100 voice of dissent. BUt none of the people who have commented here with dissent, except you, have discredited us. All of them pledge that they would vote. We value their opinions as much as we value their votes.

      As for discrediting the judges, that happens all the time. People did discredit people who judged avant-garde.

      (Though there are no judges here at MM) Who decides the qualifications? Are you saying that the audience that watches movies or readers who read the books have no say, no qualifications to comment?? I am surprised to hear you say that.

      Adding more nominations is futile, an impractical suggestion. Let’s say we have 200 voters, and we got around 20 (+ and -) each for each category, hardly a representation of what majority likes.

      As for fairness, I have spoken to various people of poll organisers, when one can not see the ongoing results, any rigging is ineffective. Secondly, if someone has revoted for a particular nominee then other fan can also revote for other category. Lets not always resume that rigging is happening. Most times its even tough task to garner worthy huge numbers of voters.

      I understand you mean well but I see it my duty to set the record straight. And don’t worry none of it will chnage our personal equation. It never has before, not now. 🙂

  23. 27 Chittaranjan March 9, 2009 at 7:32 am

    May I suggest adding a 5th/6th category in the voting lists titled ‘Other’. If voters aren’t happy with the 4/5 choices in the nominations list, they can select ‘Other’ and enter their choice there.

    At the end of voting, if the counts indicate higher votes for the ‘Other’ category, the winner can be chosen accordingly.

    If I’m guessing right, you guys will be using PollDaddy to for the casting of votes (WP + PollDaddy is so much easier nowadays!) & it gives us the option of the ‘Other’. Checkout the sample poll I’ve created here

    Also, one can stop (to an extent) repeat voters using PollDaddy. So you can ‘kill’ two birds with one stone 😎

    • 28 Poonam March 9, 2009 at 8:19 am

      I can thank you million times for creating that demo. 🙂 We ARE using Polldaddy, I know it keeps out repeat votes away to some extent. But as it is not foolproof, so I was honest about it to lallopallo above.

      I have been thinking about the other option, even before you said it. It was on my to-do list to check if polldaddy could record the other option in a text-entry box. Therefore, when I saw demo in your commeny, I was gleefully happy. 😛

      Constructive thinking does bring out solutions like this one, but mud-slinging is ruinous. I am glad we have people like you. 🙂 MM team will consider this option whole heartedly. Thank agains!

  24. 29 Rakesh March 9, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Wow, so people are getting interested. Great going! Personally, I like most of the nominations. Yes, most of, and I may have a few other choices but then when I think of it, for eg., Jodha Akbar, I suppose, it would only make it to the nominations. I personally wouldn’t cast my vote for it. So in that sense, for me, it doesn’t really make a difference. The end result wouldn’t change much in that case… So, I’d be happy to say that the nominations are fair enough.

    And as you’ve pointed out, you can never make everybody happy. It’s your endeavour so you get to choose the nominations and I’m sure there would’ve been a lot of discussions.

    No offense but if somebody is really unhappy, he should go and create his own poll then.

    Lets hope you get loads and loads of responses to your polls.

    Btw, how many responses are you targeting? As you know, for the polls to be a fair measure of public opinion, we should get a descent number of votes at least.

    As far as the nominations are concerned, wrt OLLO, I think you’re compensating Dibakar Banerjee for his excellent work on KkG. OLLO wasn’t that great a movie and I guess wouldn’t have been considered if he didn’t have the reputation of KkG behind him.

    Amrita Rao in WTS was a miniscule role, no performances required. Instead Shreyas was great in his comic role.

    Manu Rishi in OLLO was such a crappy role. Nothing substantial.

    I guess the most difficult vote for me would be Best Story between A Wednesday and WTS.

    And I guess, the only category where I would vote for someone other than the nominations would be Best Female Debut, Somehow I like Anushka more than Asin. Not much but a little…

    Most talked about thing… I guess Aamir’s eight packs in Ghajini maybe but I’m not sure what was talked about more – his good physique or the crappy movie which was the biggest disappointment of my movie going life.

  25. 30 Rakesh March 9, 2009 at 9:30 am

    And one more thing, Adding this Other tag would increase a lot more work and in a few categories, it might generate loads and loads of different names which possibly you cannot consider. Instead, I suggest if honestly you think you’ve left out a few names, add them to the nominations instead to make the public happy. If not, then go ahead, let it be as it is.

  26. 31 Rakesh March 9, 2009 at 10:36 am

    And if you wish to have the Other field, please have it only for a few popular categories.

  27. 32 Vee March 9, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    @Rakesh,

    Thanks for the enthusiasm shown despite your disagreement to few nominations. However, as said, all possible contenders were considered and discussed in their entirety and none of the nominees you see above had any oppositions after being selected (and sometimes voting amongst us was the last resort). Also, OLLO was not considered as an compensation for Banerjee’s previous work (a masterpiece compared to OLLO). That was different and OLLO is different. As I said, all possible contenders were scrutinized to the hilt and OLLO indeed fared well compare to others.

    We can not for sure say what exact number we are targeting and for that matter cannot give a approximate. The target is of course the internet users across the globe who do not just know of Bollywood/movies of last year but also can contribute in the decision with their votes.

    For the option of including ‘Others’, we are still considering it and thanks for suggesting to include it for few popular ones. We are on it.

  28. 33 Rakesh March 9, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    I’d rather have no option for ‘Others’. As I said, I wouldn’t vote Others in any of the criteria except Female Debut and even there, I won’t mind too much if it doesn’t exist.

    But ya sure, consider other opinions if you wish.

    One more thing I noticed is that 2008 was such a pathetic year for Hindi Cinema and possibly that is the reason, there isn’t a lot of arguments about the best movie or best performance.

    Compare this to 2007 where you had such awesome popular movies like TZP, Chak De, Jab we met as well as the equally awesome off beat ones such as Cheeni Kum, Metro, Namesake. I mean, it would’ve been such a tough time selecting nominations itself, forget about the voting.

    Comparatively, 2008 is so much easier to decide.

  29. 34 moviemaniax March 9, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    @Rakesh,

    Yes, you don’t mind if doesn’t exist but now this has started a discussion here and we are contemplating the pros and cons. And also, is it really required? I do not see it (if included) as giving-in-to-the pressure, but then there is no harm in having a debate over it. Let’s see.

    And yes, When I made the list of releases and sent across, that was the same very thing we realized too. 2008 has gone down as the worst year of last decade. Absolutely pathetic. Still, it wasn’t very easy to compile the nominees, but yeah comparatively much easier.

  30. 36 Rupa March 11, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Hi!

    I appreciate that you are doing something like this.
    I know I am a bit late. But I just want to voice out my point of view here.

    I do not think AR Rahman should feature in the list.We know he is a great musician and when he is there he automatically tops the list. Moreover he is already winning awards across the globe.

    It will be great if you exclusively focus on those movies and those actors who do not steal the limelight all the time, those who have done a good job, yet were not nominated or recognized.

    For example Soha was a pleasant surprise in Dil Kabbadi. Lara did quite a good job in Billu Barber. This does not happen everytime.

    Let me know what you think!

  31. 37 moviemaniax March 11, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    @Rupa,

    Thanks for the encouragement. And glad to know of your concern. AR Rehman is indeed getting recognition world over but that is for a movie (Slumdog Millionaire) which in actual is a British film and is released this year in our country. The MovieManiax awards are actually for Films of Indian Industry and keeping that in mind Rehman’s is being nominated for 2 movies which came last year.

    Also, Though Soha was pleasant, she could not make it to final 5. And Lara for Billu can not be considered as Billu is 2009 movie and awards are for films of 2008.

    Thanks for the read and comment. I hope you participate in the voting as well.


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