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Zee Cine Awards 2017 announces its Jury Nominations

MUMBAI: An Award that stands apart in recognizing the best of Indian cinema is Zee Cine Awards! Going a step ahead, to ensure transparency and to authenticate the voting mechanism of both, the ‘Jury Awards’ and the ‘Viewers’ Choice Awards’, ZEE has appointed the global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, Ernst & Young as the ‘Official Tabulators for Zee Cine Awards’. With nominations that honour the finest performances across genres, Zee Cine Awards 2017 aims to be the most credible platform to recognize exceptional talent in the film industry for the year 2016. Celebrating another prosperous year of Indian cinema, Zee Cine Awards 2017 announces its nominations of Jury Awards.

To ensure fairness in the selection process, ZEE takes ahead its practice of getting together the best creative minds as a part of the Jury Panel. This year, the jury panel includes the celebrated filmmakers, Boney Kapoor, Pradeep Sarkar, Tigmanshu Dhulia, the renowned Cinematographer, Sudeep Chatterjee ISC, the distinguished lyricist & playback singer, Swanand Kirkire, the graceful playback singer, Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam and the Academy Award winner, Resul Pookutty. The jury members will not only pick the winners but also decide the deserving nominees in various categories through a meticulous, stringent and transparent process.

It all starts with the Call for Entries. In order to be eligible to submit an entry, the film must be over 60 minutes in running time and certified by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). The received entries are then tabulated into various award categories and secret ballots with all applicants in the Jury and Viewers’ Choice Awards are sent out the jury members to review applicants’ details, supporting documents and forms in each category. To avoid any biases and preferences, jury members individually score the applicants in each category. The scores are then tabulated by Ernst & Young and the nominees and winners are declared solely on the basis of the jury votes. The entire process is validated by Ernst & Young and the respected and eminent members of the jury panel will ensure a high degree of fairness and transparency in the selection process.

The Zee Cine Awards 2017 Jury Nominations are:-

POPULAR AWARDS CATEGORY NOMINATIONS
Best Film
Sr. No. Nominees
1 Airlift
2 Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921)
3 M.S. Dhoni- The Untold Story
4 Neerja
5 Pink
6 Sultan
Best Director
Sr. No. Nominees Film Name
1 Shakun Batra Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921)
2 Neeraj Pandey M.S. Dhoni- The Untold Story
3 Ram Madhvani Neerja
4 Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury Pink
5 Ali Abbas Zafar Sultan
6 Abhishek Chaubey Udta Punjab
Best Actor – Male
Sr. No. Nominees Film Name
1 Akshay Kumar Airlift
2 Manoj Bajpayee Aligarh
3 Sushant Singh Rajput M.S. Dhoni- The Untold Story
4 Amitabh Bachchan Pink
5 Salman Khan Sultan
6 Shahid Kapoor Udta Punjab
Best Actor – Female
Sr. No. Nominees Film Name
1 Alia Bhatt Dear Zindagi
2 Vidya Balan Kahaani 2- Durga Rani Singh
3 Sonam Kapoor Neerja
4 Anushka Sharma Sultan
5 Alia Bhatt Udta Punjab
Best Supporting Actor – Male
Sr. No. Nominees Film Name
1 Rajkummar Rao Aligarh
2 Rishi Kapoor Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921)
3 Rajat Kapoor Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921)
4 Anupam Kher M.S. Dhoni- The Untold Story
5 Amitabh Bachchan Wazir
Best Supporting Actor – Female
Sr. No. Nominees Film Name
1 Konkana Sen Sharma Akira
2 Tabu Fitoor
3 Ratna Pathak Shah Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921)
4 Shabana Azmi Neerja
5 Ratna Pathak Shah Nil Battey Sannata
6 Kareena Kapoor Udta Punjab
Best Actor In A Comic Role
Sr. No. Nominees Film Name
1 Varun Dhawan Dishoom
2 Jimmy Shergill Happy Bhag Jayegi
3 Akshay Kumar Housefull 3
4 Rishi Kapoor Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921)
5 Satish Kaushik Udta Punjab
Best Actor In A Negative Role
Sr. No. Nominees Film Name
1 Anurag Kashyap Akira
2 Akshaye Khanna Dishoom
3 Shah Rukh Khan Fan
4 Jim Sarbh Neerja
5 Manav Kaul Wazir
Best Debutant – Male
Sr. No. Nominees Film Name
1 Master Mayur Patole Budhia Singh – Born to Run
2 Krrish Chhabria Dhanak
3 Harshvardhan Kapoor Mirzya
4 Jim Sarbh Neerja
5 Diljit Dosanjh Udta Punjab
Best Debutant – Female
Sr. No. Nominee Film Name
1 Hetal Gada Dhanak
2 Saiyami Kher Mirzya
3 Riya Shukla Nil Battey Sannata
4 Andrea Tariang Pink
5 Ritika Singh Saala Khadoos
Best Debutant Director
Sr. No. Nominee Film Name
1 Soumendra Padhi