Filmfare Awards Nominations: No Rajkummar Rao For Best Actor? Twitter Stumped

Rajkummar Rao's Newton failed to earn a nomination in the main categories at the 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards 2018

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Filmfare Awards Nominations: No Rajkummar Rao For Best Actor? Twitter Stumped

Rajkummar Rao in Newton. (Image courtesy: YouTube )

New Delhi: 

Highlights

  1. Newton didn't earn a nomination in the main categories at Filmfare 2018
  2. Rajkummar Rao's Newton opened to positive reviews
  3. The complete nomination list was released by Filmfare on Thursday
The nominations for the Filmfare Awards 2018 were announced on Thursday and, just like last year, the Best Actor list contains a giant hole. Rajkummar Rao, critically acclaimed for his performances in Newtonand Trapped, is conspicuous by his absence, just as Akshay Kumar was overlooked last year. The ignoring of Akshay prompted particular indignation from fans in 2017 because of the the inclusion of Salman Khan in the Best Actor category for Sultan - a nomination that has not been repeated this year despite the stupendous success of Tiger Zinda Hai.

But its not the absence of Salman - and indeed Tiger Zinda Hai from the major categories - that social media is focusing on. It is that of Rajkummar whose Best Supporting Actor nomination for Bareilly Ki Barfi is being seen as a consolation prize. Also shockingly overlooked for Best Film is Rajkummar's Newton, which was picked to be India's Oscar entry. The acknowledgement of Varun Dhawan and Badrinath Ki Dulhania is raising a few eyebrows too.

Other inexplicable omissions from the Filmfare list - Konkona Sen Sharma's name does not feature among the Best Director nominees for Death In The Gunj, and actor Vikrant Massey, who had a pretty great year, also received no nominations.

Twitter can't believe it.
 
 
 
 

Akshay Kumar has been nominated this time, for Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, as has Shah Rukh Khan for Raees. Pakistani actress Saba Qamar gets a look in for her work in Hindi Medium and, satisfyingly, so does Pankaj Tripathi, whom NDTV rated as last year's outstanding actor.

Here is a complete list of nominations, released by Filmfare.

Best Film

Badrinath Ki Dulhania

Bareilly Ki Barfi

Hindi Medium

Secret Superstar

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha

Best Director

Advait Chandan - Secret Superstar

Ashwini Iyer Tiwari - Bareilly Ki Barfi

Saket Chaudhary - Hindi Medium

Shashank Khaitan - Badrinath Ki Dulhania

Shree Narayan Singh - Toilet: Ek Prem Katha

Best Actor In A Leading Role (Male)

Akshay Kumar - Toilet: Ek Prem Katha

Ayushmaan Khurrana - Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

Hrithik Roshan - Kaabil

Irrfan Khan - Hindi Medium

Shah Rukh Khan - Raees

Varun Dhawan - Badrinath Ki Dulhania

Best Actor In A Leading Role (Female)

Alia Bhatt - Badrinath Ki Dulhania

Bhumi Pednekar - Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

Saba Qamar - Hindi Medium

Sridevi - Mom

Vidya Balan - Tumhari Sulu

Zaira Wasim - Secret Superstar

Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Male)

Aamir Khan - Secret Superstar

Deepak Dobriyal - Hindi Medium

Manav Kaul - Tumhari Sulu

Nawazuddin Siddiqui - Mom

Pankaj Tripathi - Newton

Rajkummar Rao - Bareilly Ki Barfi

Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Female)

Meher Vij - Secret Superstar

Ratna Pathak Shah - Lipstick Under My Burkha

Seema Pahwa - Bareilly Ki Barfi

Seema Pahwa - Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

Tillotama Shome - A Death In The Gunj

Best Music Album

Badrinath Ki Dulhania - Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi And Akhil Sachdeva

Bareilly Ki Barfi - Arko, Tanishk Bagchi, Samira Koppikar, Sameer Uddin And Vayu

Half Girlfriend - Mithoon, Tanishk Bagchi, Rishi Rich, Farhan Saeed, Rahul Mishra, Ami Mishra

Jab Harry Met Sejal - Pritam

Jagga Jasoos - Pritam

Secret Superstar - Amit Trivedi

Best Lyrics

Amitabh Bhattacharya - Galti Se Mistake (Jagga Jasoos)

Amitabh Bhattacharya - Ullu Ka Pattha (Jagga Jasoos)

Arko Pravo Mukherjee - Nazm Nazm (Bareilly Ki Barfi)

Kausar Munir - Maana Ke Hum (Meri Pyaari Bindu)

Kausar Munir - Nachdi Phira (Secret Superstar)

Santanu Ghatak- Rafu (Tumhari Sulu)

Best Playback Singer (Male)

Akhil Sachdeva - Humsafar (Badrinath Ki Dulhania)

Arijit Singh - Roke Na Ruke Naina (Badrinath Ki Dulhania)

Arijit Singh - Zaalima (Raees)

Arko Pravo Mukherjee - Nazm Nazm (Bareilly Ki Barfi)

Ash King - Baarish (Half Girlfriend)

Sachin Sanghvi - Kho Diya (Bhoomi)

Best Playback Singer (Female)

Meghna Mishra - Nachdi Phira (Secret Superstar)

Monali Thakur - Khol De Baahein (Meri Pyaari Bindu)

Nikhita Gandhi - Ghar (Jab Harry Met Sejal)

Ronkini Gupta - Rafu (Tumhari Sulu)

Shashaa Tirupati - Kanha (Shubh Mangal Saavdhan)

Shreya Ghoshal - Thodi Der (Half Girlfriend)

Best Action

Allan Amin - Jagga Jasoos

Franz Spilhaus - Commando 2

Harpal Singh Pali And Ravi Kumar - Rangoon

K Ravi Verma - Raees

Tom Struthers - Tiger Zinda Hai

Best Background Score

Alokananda Dasgupta - Trapped

Ar Rahman - Mom

Pritam - Jagga Jasoos

Sagar Desai - A Death In The Gunj

Sajid-Wajid - Daddy

Tajdar Junaid - Mukti Bhawan

Best Production Design

Anita Rajgopalan Lata, Donal Raegan Gracy - Raees

Parul Sondh - Daddy

Siddharth Sirohi - A Death In The Gunj

Subrata Chakraborty And Amit Ray - Rangoon

Best Costume

Dolly Ahluwalia - Rangoon

Nidhi And Divya Gambhir - Daddy

Rohit Chaturvedi - A Death In The Gunj

Best Sound Design

Anish John - Trapped

Baylon Fonseca And Dhiman Karmakar - Raees

Nihar Ranjan Samal - Mom

Subhash Sahoo - Tumhari Sulu

Udit Duseja - Daddy

Best Editing

Aarif Sheikh And Manas Mittal - A Death In The Gunj

Monisha R Baldawa - Mom

Nitin Baid - Trapped

Shweta Venkat Mathew - Newton

Best Choreography

Ganesh Acharya - (Badri Ki Dulhania - Badrinath Ki Dulhania)

Shiamak Davar (Ullu Ka Pattha - Jagga Jasoos)

Sudesh Adhana - (Bloody Hell - Rangoon)

Vijay Ganguly - (Ban Ja Rani - Tumhari Sulu)

Vijay Ganguly - (Khaana Khaake - Jagga Jasoos)

Vijay Ganguly And Ruel Dausan Varindani (Galti Se Mistake - Jagga Jasoos)

Best Original Story

Amit Joshi - Trapped

Amit V Masurkar - Newton

Rahul Dahiya - G Kutta Se

Shanker Raman And Sourabh Ratnu - Gurgaon

Shubhashish Bhutiani - Mukti Bhawan

Suresh Triveni - Tumhari Sulu

Best Dialogue

Hitesh Kewalya - Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

Mayank Tewari And Amit V Masurkar - Newton

Nitesh Tiwari And Shreyas Jain - Bareilly Ki Barfi

Subhash Kapoor - Jolly Llb 2

Suresh Triveni, Vijay Maurya - Tumhari Sulu

Best Screenplay

Advait Chandan - Secret Superstar

Amit Joshi And Hardik Mehta - Trapped

Mayank Tewari And Amit V Masurkar - Newton

Shubhashish Bhutiani - Mukti Bhawan

Subhash Kapoor - Jolly Llb 2

Best Cinematography

Jessica Lee Gagne And Pankaj Kumar - Daddy

Pankaj Kumar - Rangoon

Ravi Varman - Jagga Jasoos

Sirsha Ray - A Death In The Gunj

Swapnil S Sonawane - Newton

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