History of Filmfare Awards
The Filmfare Award ceremony is one of the most prestigious film events in India. It was first introduced in 1954. Its original name was 'The Clares', named after The Times of India critic Clare Mendonca. The first award function took place on 21 March in Metro Theatre, Mumbai. The guest of Honour in 1954 was 'Gregory Peck'. That time, only 5 categories were there: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Music Director.
Winners of the 1 Filmfare Award are as follows:
- 1st Movie to win Best Film under Filmfare award: Do Bigha Zameen
- Best Director: Bimal Roy for 'Do Bigha Zameen'
- Best Actor (Male): Dilip Kumar for 'Daag'
- Best Actor (Female): Meena Kumari for 'Baiju Bawra'
- Best Music Director: Naushad Ali for Baiju Bawra
The award was since then distributed every year. However, Filmfare was not awarded in 1986 and 1987 due to security reasons.
Some years later, Filmfare started honouring excellence in South industries as well. At present, apart from the main ceremony, Filmfare is also honoured in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam industries held in Chennai and Hyderabad alternatively. It now also covers Bengali, Marathi and Punjabi film industries as well. Filmfare Glamour and Style Awards are further addition to these awards.
Here's the complete winners' list of 65th Amazon Filmfare Awards 2020.
Filmfare Awards 2020 Winners
Name of the Winner
Best Film (Critics)
Best Actor in A Leading Role (Male)
Best Actor (Critics)
Best Actor in A Leading Role (Female)
Best Actress (Critics)
Saand Ki Aankh
Best Actor in A Supporting Role (Male)
Best Actor in A Supporting Role (Female)
Best Music Album
For the best music album, two movies were chosen:
Divine and Ankur Tewari for ‘Apna Time Aayega’ Song
From Gully Boy
Best Playback Singer (Male)
Arijit Singh for ‘Kalank Nahi’ Song
Best Playback Singer (Female)
Shilpa Rao for Ghungroo (War)
Best Debut Director
Uri: The Surgical Strike
Best Debut Actor
Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota
Best Debut Actress
Best Original Story
Lifetime Achievement Award
Excellence In Cinema
RD Burman Award For Upcoming Music Talent
Best Actor Male Short Film
People's Choice Award for Best Short Film
Best Short Film in Fiction
Best Short Film in Non-Fiction
Village Of A Lesser God
Best Actor Female Short Film
Best Action Award
|Remo D'Souza for Ghar More Pardesiya (Kalank)|
Best Background Score