In the Reckoning

Published: January 8, 2015 2:17 AM

Apart from regular entertainers and romances, woman-centric films made their mark in 2014...

EVERY year for over two decades now, Screen has been celebrating films for their content, technique and performances. The nominations for the 21st Annual Life OK Screen Awards have sprung up a few surprises. What’s heartening is that in 2014, the heroines didn’t play second fiddle to the their male counterparts. While Queen wears the crown, bagging the highest nominations (13), Highway, Mardaani and Kick were a close second with 10 nominations each. Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider, set against the backdrop of the Kashmir issue, was nominated in nine categories whereas the biopic Mary Kom earned seven nominations. Big budget films, riding on star power, however, lagged behind as indie-spirited films such as Ugly and Ankhon Dekhi rubbed shoulders with the big-ticket PK, bagging eight nominations each.

Best director
Anurag Kashyap (Ugly)
Imtiaz Ali (Highway)
Rajat Kapoor (Ankhon Dekhi)
Rajkumar Hirani (PK)
Vikas Bahl (Queen)
Vishal Bhardwaj (Haider)
Best Actor (Male) in a Supporting Role
Darshan Kumar (Mary Kom)
Girish Kulkarni (Ugly)
Inaamulhaq (Filmistaan)
Rajkummar Rao (Queen)
Vineet Kumar Singh (Ugly)
Best Actor (Female) in a Supporting Role
Dimple Kapadia (Finding Fanny)
Lisa Haydon (Queen)
Seema Pahwa (Ankhon Dekhi)
Tabu (Haider)
Tejaswini Kolhapure (Ugly)
Best Actor (Male) in a Negative Role
Kay Kay Menon (Haider)
Manav Kaul (CityLights)
Riteish Deshmukh (Ek Villain)
Tahir Raj Bhasin (Mardaani)
Vijay Raaz (Dedh Ishqiya)
Best Actor (Female) in a Negative Role
Huma Qureshi (Dedh Ishqiya)
Juhi Chawla (Gulaab Gang)
Madhuri Dixit Nene (Dedh Ishqiya)
Mona Ambegaonkar (Mardaani)

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