After making global waves with Aarya’s recent International Emmy nominations, Disney+ Hotstar continues to add to its list of accolades - this time on home grounds! With four Hotstar Specials’ in the race to win the prestigious Filmfare OTT Awards this year, Disney+ Hotstar has reasons to celebrate for bagging 20 nominations across 12 categories! Hotstar Specials’ Grahan, received the maximum of 10 nominations, followed by Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors, bagging six, OK Computer receiving three and City of Dreams 2 with one nomination.
Reaffirming its promise of unparalleled entertainment experience and powerhouse talent, this year’s Filmfare OTT awards include several Hotstar Specials’ talent nominated across categories, including Anshumaan Pushkar (Grahan), Pankaj Tripathi (Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors) and Atul Kulkarni (City of Dreams 2) for Best Actor, Series (Male), Drama as well as Vijay Varma (OK Computer) for Best Actor, Series (Male), Comedy. Kirti Kulhari and Zoya Hussain bagged the nomination in the category of Best Actor, Series (Female), Drama and Anupriya Goenka for Best Supporting Actor, Series (Female), Drama for their breath-taking performances in Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors and Grahan respectively.
Hotstar Specials’ Grahan has nominations for Best Series, Best Director, along with additional nominations for Best Music, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Costume. Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors has been nominated for Best Series, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. Additionally, OK Computer has bagged a well-deserved nomination for Best VFX (Series) - Imagery.
Gaurav Banerjee, President & Head Content, Disney+ Hotstar & HSM Entertainment Network, said, “At Disney+ Hotstar, it has been our endeavour to bring to audiences stories that are unconventional and an entertainment experience that is unparalleled. We are thrilled with the several nominations for Grahan, Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors, OK Computer, as well as City of Dreams 2, at the coveted Filmfare OTT awards. I would like to congratulate the amazing creative teams behind the shows. It further encourages us to consistently rise above convention and bring to our viewers compelling content and the best of entertainment!”
Actor Anshumaan Pushkar, who has been nominated for the category of Best Actor, Series (Male), Drama for Grahan, said, “Grahan was a unique project that saw the multiple talented performers and creators come together. I am excited to have been a part of a series that has received multiple nominations in top categories at the awards’ platform. The nomination for Best Actor in the Drama category is particularly special as it motivates me, an upcoming talent, to push harder and explore challenging avenues.”
Best Actor, Series (Male), Drama nominee for Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors, Pankaj Tripathi said, “It fills me with immense joy that Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors has received multiple nominations at the prestigious Filmfare OTT Awards. It is a true recognition of the time and effort devoted by its talented team at Applause Entertainment to bring Madhav Mishra's story on screen. To have been nominated for Best Actor is an added joy for me. The fact that I also get to share this joy with my colleague Kirti Kulhari is a bonus. I hope it motivates our team further to keep working on such phenomenal stories.”
Nominated for Best Actor, Series (Male) in a comedy, Vijay Varma said, “An award nomination is a token of appreciation you receive for all the hard work you pour into your work. Getting it for the category of Best Actor in Comedy is a new stepping stone for me. OK Computer is a project very close to my heart. I got to work with an immensely talented cast and crew. Its recognition at the Filmfare OTT Awards fills my heart with immense pride and joy. It widened my horizons as an actor.”