The nominations for Zee Cine Awards of were announced for the Jury Awards section and Salman Khan’s Sultan has won big. The film has been nominated in nine categories for the 2017 edition of the award function. Along with the best film, “Sultan” has been nominated for Best director, best actor – Male, best actor – Female, best male playback singer, best female playback singer, best music, best story and best choreography categories.
Akshay Kumar’s Airlift, which was snubbed at the Filmfare Awards, got a nomination for the best film, best story, best actor and also in technical awards categories.
But Aamir Khan’s blockbuster Dangal didn’t make the cut.Aren’t you shocked?
The other films competing in the Best Film and Best Director categories include Pink (Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury), M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (Neeraj Pandey), Neerja (Ram Madhvani), Udta Punjab (Abhishek Chaubey) and Kapoor & Sons (Shakun Batra).
Here is the complete list:
Best Actor – Female category
Alia Bhatt (Udta Punjab and Dear Zindagi)
Vidya Balan (Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh)
Sonam Kapoor (Neerja)
Anushka Sharma (Sultan)
Best actor- Male category
Akshay Kumar (Airlift)
Salman Khan (Sultan)
Manoj Bajpayee (Aligarh)
Sushant Singh Rajput (M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story)
Amitabh Bachchan (Pink)
Shahid Kapoor (Udta Punjab)
Best Supporting Actor – Female category
Shabana Azmi (Neerja)
Ratna Pathak Shah (Nil Battey Sannata)
Konkona Sen Sharma (Akira)
Kareena Kapoor Khan (Udta Punjab)
Best Supporting Actor- Male
Rajkummar Rao (Aligarh)
Rishi Kapoor (Kapoor & Sons)
Rajat Kapoor (Kapoor & Sons)
Anupam Kher (M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story)
Amitabh Bachchan (Wazir)
Pritam (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil)
Amitabh Bhattacharya (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil)
Irshad Kamil (Sultan)
The other categories include Best Actor in a Negative Role, Best Debutant Director, Best Debutant – Female, Best Debutant – Male, Best Story, Best Choreography, Best Male Playback Singer and Best Female Playback Singer.
To ensure fairness in the selection process, Zee has appointed a jury panel consisting of filmmakers Boney Kapoor, Pradeep Sarkar and Tigmanshu Dhulia, cinematographer Sudeep Chatterjee, lyricist and playback singer Swanand Kirkire, singer Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam and sound editor Resul Pookutty.