Zee Awards bring color to London
LONDON – The Zee Cine Awards on Saturday night threw up few surprises in terms of prizes and prize-winners.
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan won best actor for surprise hit sports movie "Chak De! India," which was also named best film, while Kareena Kapoor was named best actress for another massive hit "Jab We Met." Best director was Aamir Khan for "Taare Zameen Par." But the show itself was a major production number.
No expense was spared as Bollywood took over the Excel exhibition center in London's hip Docklands area.
Helmer-TV host and all round celebrity nice guy Karan Johar co-hosted the event with comedian Sajid Khan, even re-enacting the Richard Gere-Shilpa Shetty kiss that caused riots in India a few months back.
The four and a half hour show also included dozens of awards and celebrity song and dance acts by Shah Rukh Khan, Upen Patel, Vidya Balan, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Jay Sean and Katrina Kaif.
Emotional high point was the lifetime achievement award given to veteran thesp Feroz Khan.
Zee Cine Awards 2008 – winners list
"Chak De! India" Aditya Chopra, Yash Raj Films
Aamir Khan "Taare Zameen Par"
Best Actor (Male)
Shahrukh Khan "Chak De! India"
Best Actor (Female)
Kareena Kapoor "Jab We Met"
Most Popular Track Of The Year
"Mauja Hi Mauja" "Jab We Met"
Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Male)
Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Female)
Shilpa Shetty "Life In A Metro"
Best Actor In A Comic Role (Male/Female)
Vinay Pathak "Bheja Fry"
Best Actor In A Negative Role (Male/Female)
Arjun Rampal "Om Shanti Om"
Best Playback Singer (Male)
Shaan "Jab Se Tere Naina" ("Saawariya")
Best Playback Singer (Female)
Shreya Ghosal "Barso Re Megha" ("Guru")
Prasoon Joshi "Maa" ("Taare Zameen Par")
A R Rahman "Guru"
Most Promising Debut Director
Aamir Khan "Taare Zameen Par"
Most Promising Debut (Male)
Ranbir Kapoor "Saawariya"
Most Promising Debut (Female)
Deepika Padukone "Om Shanti Om"
Most Promising Debut (Child Artiste)
Darsheel Safary "Taare Zameen Par"
Best Choreographer Farah Khan "Om Shanti Om"
Best Costume Manish Malhotra and Karan Johar "Om Shanti Om"
Best Visual Effects Red Chillies Entertainment "Om Shanti Om"
Best Editing Amitabh Shukla "Chak de! India"
Best Cinematography Sandip Chaterjee "Chak De! India"
Best Action Parvez Khan "Jhonny Gaddar"
Best Film Processing Adlabs "Namastey London"
Best Art Direction Nitin Desai "Gandhi my Father"
Best Sound recording Baylon Ponseca "Shootout at Lokhandwala"
Best background Music AR Rahman "Guru"
Best Screenplay Imtiyaz Ali "Jab We Met"
Best Dialogue Jaideep Sahani "Chak De" India"
Best Story Amol Gupte "Taare Zammen Par"
Zee Icon award Shah Rukh Khan
Zee Cinema Entertainer of the year Ritesh Deshmukh
Lifetime Achievement Zeenat Amaan
Lifetime Achievement Feroz Khan
British Indian Actor Award Katrina Kaif
Bollywood Queen Award Gauri Khan
Best Film "Gandhi My Father"
Best Actress Shifali Shah "Gandhi my Father"
Best Actor Darsheel Safary "Taare Zameen Par"
Critics Special Awards Neil Nitin Mukesh