OTTplay Awards 2022: Celebrating the stars of the streaming world | Bollywood
The OTTplay Awards & Conclave 2022 proved to be a big night for all things OTT, with the event bringing talents from across India under one roof to honor their contribution to web series and movies.
The gala evening, held in Mumbai last weekend, transcended geography and languages as, for the first time, series and films in different Indian languages were nominated in the same categories, with the only criterion is good content.
The star-studded event saw, among the winners, actors Manoj Bajpayee, Kartik Aaryan, Arya, Vidya Balan, Sara Ali Khan, Farhan Akhtar, Parambrata Chatterjee, Raveena Tandon, Jameel Khan and filmmakers Pa Ranjith, Ram Madhvani, Raj & DK and Shoojit Sircar.
Predictably, there was glamor galore on the purple carpet, with Raveena Tandon, Nimrat Kaur, Shamita Shetty, Hina Khan and the stars of Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives — Maheep Kapoor, Neelam Kothari, Bhavana Pandey and Seema Sajdeh turning heads with their sense of style. In fact, Kunal Kapoor also made a cool fashion statement with an all-neon green suit.
The evening wasn’t all about glitz and glamour. When Maniesh Paul and Gauahar Khan took on the duties of hosts for the evening, they brought a lot of humor to the audience. As the evening wore on, comedian Jeeveshu Ahluwalia added a fun comedic twist to the celebration when he joined the gala to perform his stand-up special.
Another special guest of the evening was actor Bhagyashree, who attended the star-studded event to receive an award on behalf of his actor son Abhimanyu Dassani, who won in the Best Male Debut Film category for his performance in Meenakshi Sundareshwar .
The winners were hand-picked by an esteemed jury that included actors Divya Dutta, Adil Hussain and directors Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Aanand L Rai, as well as HT City editor-in-chief Neha Sharma. The evening was conceived and produced by Hyperlink Brand Solutions.
Here is a watch all the winners of the big night:
BEST MALE ACTOR – FILM (JURY): Arya (Sarpatta Parambarai) and Farhan Akhtar (Toofaan)
BEST FEMALE ACTOR – FILM (JURY): Vidya Balan (Jalsa)
BEST FEMALE ACTOR – FILM (POPULAR): Taapsee Pannu (Haseen Dillruba)
BEST MALE ACTOR – FILM (POPULAR): Kartik Aaryan (Dhamaka)
BEST SCENARIO (SERIES): Pushkar & Gayatri- Suzhal: The Vortex (Tamil)
BEST DIALOGUES (SERIES): Anirban Bhattacharya (Mandaar)
BEST FIRST FILM – SERIES: Kunal Kapoor (The Empire)
BEST ACTOR IN A COMIC ROLE – SERIES: Jameel Khan (Gullak 3)
BEST ACTOR IN A NEGATIVE ROLE – SERIES: Kishore (She 2)
BEST MALE SUPPORTING ACTOR – SERIES: Parambrata Chatterjee (Aranyak)
BEST FEMALE ACTOR – SERIES: Konkona Sen Sharma (Mumbai Diaries: 11/26)
OTTplay Readers’ Choice Award: BEST SERIES: Prasanth Pandiyaraj (Vilangu- Tamil)
BEST DIRECTOR – SERIES: Ram Madhavani, Vinod Rawat, Kapil Sharma (Aarya 2)
BEST STORY (SERIES): Charu Dutt Acharya (Aranyak)
BEST WEB SERIES (JURY): Ajitpal Singh (Tabbar)
BEST WEB SERIES (HOT): Raj & DK (The Family Man Season 2)
EXCELLENCE IN REALITY FICTION: Masaba Gupta (Masaba Masaba Season 2)
BEST ACTOR – SERIES (JURY): Manoj Bajpayee (The Family Man 2)
BEST MALE ACTOR – SERIES (POPULAR): Tahir Raj Bhasin (Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein)
BEST FEMALE ACTOR – SERIES (POPULAR): Raveena Tandon (Aranyak)
BEST ON-SCREEN COUPLE ON OTT: Dhruv Sehgal and Mithila Palkar (Little Things)
EMERGING OTT STAR (MAN): Priyadarshi (Unheard & Loser 2)
EMERGING OTT STAR (WOMAN): Dushara Vijayan (Sarpatta Parambarai) and Aishwarya Lekshmi (Kaanekkaane)
BEST DIALOGUES – MOVIES: Kanika Dhillon (Haseen Dillruba)
OTT PERFORMER OF THE YEAR: Rajendra Prasad Senapati (Telugu)
BEST STORY – FILM: Director Mahesh Narayanan (Malik)
BEST MALE FIRST FILM: Abhimanyu Dassani (Meenakshi Sundareshwar)
BEST FEMALE FIRST FILM: Nimrat Kaur (Dasvi)
BEST ACTOR IN A COMIC ROLE – FILM: Deepak Dobriyal (Good Luck Jerry)
BEST ACTOR IN A NEGATIVE ROLE – FILM: Harshvarshan Rane (Haseen Dillruba)
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – FILM: Satish Kaushik (Thar)
BEST FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – FILM: Neha Dhupia (One Thursday)
BEST ORIGINAL WEB FILM (JURY): Tushar Jalota, Sharada Jalota and Poonam Shuvdasani (Dasvi)
BEST ORIGINAL WEB FILM (POPULAR): TJ Gnanavel, director and co-producer (Jai Bheem) & Karan Johar, Shabir Boxwala, Apoorva Mehta (Shershaah)
BEST DIRECTOR – FILM: Shoojit Sircar (Sardar Udham)
FILMMAKER OF THE DECADE: Pa Ranjith
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR (MEN): Guru Somasundaram (Minnal Murali)
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR: Sara Ali Khan (Atrangi Re)
PIONEER CONTRIBUTIONS TO NEW WAVE CINEMA: Raj B Shetty and Rishab Shetty