21st Annual Life OK Screen Awards nominations

The list of nominations for Life Ok Screen Awards 2015 is out. The nominations for the Best Actor award are Aamir Khan (PK), Hrithik Roshan (Bang Bang), Varun Dhawan (Humpty Sharma), Shahrukh Khan (Happy New Year), Shahid Kapoor (Haider), Sanjay Mishra (Ankhon Dekhi) and Randeep Hooda (Highway). The popular actors to miss out are Salman Khan (Kick) and Akshay Kumar (Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty).

Moving on to the Best Actress Screen Award nominations, Parineeti Chopra (a highly underrated performance of 2014) gets her well-deserved nomination. Deepika Padukone has been nominated for Finding Fanny, Kangana Ranaut for Queen, Rani for Mardaani, Priyanka for Mary Kom and Alia for Highway.

The leading contenders for the Best Director will be Rajkumar Hirani (PK), Vishal Bhardwaj (Haider) and Vikas Bahl (Queen).

Queen has received 10 nominations, Haider – Mardaani – Highway all get 8 nominations each, Kick has 7, PK has just 3 (surprisingly the film hasn’t been nominated for Best Screenplay, supporting roles, lyrics or background score – we thought the background music lifted several scenes in the film). Happy New Year gets 5 nominations, Mary Kom gets 7, Ugly (a film that not many watched) has 8 nominations and 7 for Ankhon Dekhi.

Screen Awards 2015 Best Actor (Male)

Aamir Khan – PK
Randeep Hooda – Highway
Hrithik Roshan – Bang Bang
Varun Dhawan – Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya
Sanjay Mishra – Ankhon Dekhi
Shah Rukh Khan – Happy New Year
Shahid Kapoor – Haider

Screen Awards 2015 Best Actor (Female)

Alia Bhatt – Highway
Deepika Padukone – Finding Fanny
Parineeti Chopra – Hasee Toh Phasee
Priyanka Chopra – Mary Kom
Kangana Ranaut – Queen
Rani Mukerji – Mardaani

Screen Awards 2015 Best Director

Rajkumar Hirani – PK
Anurag Kashyap – Ugly
Imtiaz Ali – Highway
Vishal Bhardwaj – Haider
Vikas Bahl – Queen
Rajat Kapoor – Ankhon Dekhi

Screen Awards 2015 Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)

Darshan Kumar – Mary Kom
Girish Kulkarni – Ugly
Inaamulhaq – Filmistaan
Rajkummar Rao – Queen
Vineet Kumar Singh – Ugly

Screen Awards 2015 Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)

Dimple Kapadia – Finding Fanny
Lisa Haydon – Queen
Seema Pahwa – Ankhon Dekhi
Tabu – Haider
Tejaswini Kolhapure – Ugly

Screen Awards 2015 Best Actor in a Negative Role (Male)

Kay Kay Menon – Haider
Manav Kaul – CityLights
Riteish Deshmukh – Ek Villain
Tahir Raj Bhasin – Mardaani
Vijay Raaz – Dedh Ishqiya

Best Actor in a Negative Role (Female)

Huma Qureshi – Dedh Ishqiya
Juhi Chawla – Gulaab Gang
Madhuri Dixit Nene – Dedh Ishqiya
Mona Ambegaonkar – Mardaani

Most Promising Newcomer (Male)

Armaan Jain – Lekar Hum Deewana Dil
Darshan Kumar – Mary Kom
Freddy Daruwala – Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty
Sasho Satiiysh Saarathy – Manjunath
Tahir Raj Bhasin – Mardaani
Tiger Shroff – Heropanti

Most Promising Newcomer (Female)

Kiara Advani – Fugly
Kriti Sanon – Heropanti
Niharika Singh – Miss Lovely
Patralekha – CityLights

Most Promising Debut Director

Abhishek Varman (2 States)
Nitin Kakkar – Filmistaan
Omung Kumar – Mary Kom
Sajid Nadiadwala – Kick
Sandeep A Varma – Manjunath

Best Ensemble cast

Ankhon Dekhi
Dedh Ishqiya
Finding Fanny
Haider
Mardaani

Best Music

A R Rahman – Highway
Amit Trivedi – Queen
Himesh Reshammiya, Meet Bros Anjjan, Yo Yo Honey Singh – Kick
Mithoon & Ankit Tiwari – Ek Villain
Pritam Chakraborty, Mithoon, Yo Yo Honey Singh and Arko Pravo Mukherjee – Yaariyan
Vishal-Shekhar – Happy New Year

Best Playback Singer (Male)

Ankit Tiwari – “Galliyan” (Ek Villain)
Arijit Singh – “Main tenu samjhawan” (Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania) and “Muskurane ki wajah” (CityLights)
Labh Janjua – “London thumakda” (Queen)
Mika Singh – “Jumme ki raat” (Kick)

Best Playback Singer (Female)

Jasmine Sandlas – “Mar jawaan” (Kick)
Jyoti and Sultana Nooran – “Patakha guddi” (Highway)
Kanika Kapoor – “Baby doll” (Raagini MMS 2) and “Lovely” (Happy New Year)
Rekha Bhardwaj – “Hamari atariya” (Dedh Ishqiya)

Best Screenplay

Sandeep A Varma – Manjunath
Gopi Puthran, S Hussain Zaidi, Vibha Singh – Mardaani
Saiwyn Quadras – Mary Kom
Vikas Bahl, Chaitali Parmar, Parvez Shaikh – Queen
Anurag Kashyap – Ugly

Best Actor (Male / Female) in a Comic Role

Abhishek Bachchan – Happy New Year
Boman Irani – Bhoothnath Returns
Govinda – Happy Ending
Sandhya Mridul – Ragini MMS 2
Sharib Hashmi – Filmistaan

Best Child Artiste

Anshika Shrivastava – Ugly
Chinmaya Agrawal – Queen
Parth Bhalerao – Bhoothnath Returns
Partho Gupte, Ashfaque Bismillah Khan, Salman Chhote Khan, Maaman Memon,Tirupathi Krishnapelli
Hawaa Hawaai

Best Background Score

A. R. Rahman – Highway
Julius Packiam – Kick and Mardaani
Raju Singh – Ek Villain
Rohit Kulkarni – Mary Kom

Best Lyrics

Amitabh Bhattacharya – “Zehnaseeb” (Hasee Toh Phasee)
Irshad Kamil – “Pataka guddi” (Highway)
Kausar Munir – “Suno na sangmarmar” (Youngistaan)
Kumaar – “Main tenu samjhawan” (Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania)
Mithoon – “Banjara” (Ek Villain)
Rashmi Singh – “Muskurane ki wajah” (CityLights)

Best Story

Abhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani – PK
Ashim Ahluwalia – Miss Lovely
Nitin Kakkar – Filmistaan
Rajat Kapoor – Ankhon Dekhi
Ram Kumar Singh & Chandraprakash Dwivedi – Zed Plus

Best Editing

Abhijit Kokate and Anurag Kashyap – Queen
Aarti Bajaj – Highway, Ugly
Sanjib Datta – Mardaani
Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Rajesh G Pandey – Mary Kom

Best Cinematography

Anil Mehta – Finding Fanny
K U Mohanan – Miss Lovely
Rafey Mahmood – Ankhon Dekhi
Bobby Singh – Queen
Pankaj Kumar – Haider

Best Production design

Nitin Desai (Rang Rasiya)
Acropolis – Kick
Vivek Jadhav & Sukant Panigrahy – Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain
Subrata Chakraborty & Amit Ray – Haider
Tabasheer Zutshi – Miss Lovely

Best Choreography

Ahmed Khan – “Jumme ki raat” (Kick)
Bosco-Caesar – “Tu meri” (Bang Bang) and “Tu ne maari entriyaan” (Gunday)
Farah Khan and Geeta Kapoor – “Manwa lage” (Happy New Year)
Sudesh Adhana – “Bismil” (Haider)
Ganesh Acharya – “Whistle baja” (Heropanti)