The Filmfare award is one of the long-standing and most admired award functions in India. It was first introduced in 1954. The Filmfare is presented by the Times Group to honour the artists and the technical professionals for their outstanding performance during the academic year. The award ceremony was initially called as The Clares named after the TOI critic Clare Mendonca. The statuette which is presented to the winners is commonly known as The Black Lady. It is made of bronze with a height of 46.5 cm and weighs around 5kg. The Black Lady is given to winner with the maximum vote.
On 21st March 1954, the first Filmfare was announced which was held in the metro theatre of Mumbai. The awards had only 5 categories which were for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Music, and Best Director.
Actor Dilip Kumar won the best actor award for film Daag, Meena Kumari won the Best Actress award for film Baiju Bawra, Bimal Roy won the Best Director award for his film Do Bigha Zameen, and Noshad Ali won the Best Music Award for film Baiju Bawra.
The 2018 Filmfare was hosted in Mumbai by Badshah of the Bollywood Shahrukh Khan and the filmmaker Karan Johar. The ceremony night was boosted up with superlative performances by Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh, Ayushmann Khurrana and many others.
Actors like R Madhavan, Arjun Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor and Saqib Saleem attended the event. Dazzling Bollywood queens who twinkled at the red carpet were Madhuri Dixit, Kajol, Rekha, Sonam Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Jaya Bachchan, Preity Zinta, and Sunny Leone.
This year, 31 awards in total were given from their respective categories.
The Complete List of Winners of the 63rd Filmfare Awards
Best Film: Hindi Medium
Critics’ Award for Best Film: Newton
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female): Vidya Balan for the film Tumhari Sulu
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male): Irrfan Khan for the film Hindi Medium
Critics’ Award for Best Actor (Female): Zaira Wasim for the film Secret Superstar
Critics’ Award for Best Actor (Male): Rajkummar Rao for the film Trapped
Best Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari for the film Bareilly Ki Barfi
Best Debut Director: Konkona Sen Sharma for the film A Death in the Gunj
Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Male): Rajkummar Rao for the film Bareilly Ki Barfi
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female): Meher Vij for the film Secret Superstar
Lifetime Achievement Award: Bappi Lahiri
Best Dialogue: Hitesh for the film Shubh Mangal Saavdhan
Best Screenplay: Shubhashish Bhutiani for the film Mukti Bhawan
Best Original Story: Amit Masurkar for the film Newton
Best Actor in a Short Film (Male): Jackie Shroff for the short film Khujli
Best Actor in a Short Film (Female): Shefali Shah for the short film Juice
People’s Choice Award for Best Short Film: Anahut
Best Short Film (Fiction): Juice
Best Short Film (Non-Fiction): Invisible Wings
Best Music Album: Pritam for the film Jagga Jasoos
Best Playback Singer (Male): Arijit Singh for the film Roke Na Ruke Naina song from the film Badrinath ki Dhulhania
Best Playback Singer (Female): Meghna Mishra for song Nachdi Phira from the film Secret Superstar
Best Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya for song Dil Ullu Ka Pattha Hai from the film Jagga Jasoos
Best Background Score: Pritam for the film Jagga Jasoos
Best Sound Design: Anish John for the film Trapped
Best Choreography: Vijay Ganguly and Ruel Dausan Varindani for the song Galti Se Mistake from the film Jagga Jasoos
Best Action: Tom Struthers for the film Tiger Zinda Hai
Best Cinematography: Sirsha Ray for the film A Death In The Gunj
Best Editing: Nitin Baid for the film Trapped
Best Costume: Rohit Chaturvedi for the film A Death In The Gunj
Best Production Design: Parul Sondh for the film Daddy