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Queen wins big at Filmfare awards!

Kangana Ranaut

By HT

Vikas Bahl's coming-of-age drama Queen triumphed at the 60th Filmfare awards, winning in key categories including best film, best director and best actress for its lead star Kangana Ranaut.

The film bagged six honours in total - best editing to Abhijit Kokate and Anurag Kashyap, best cinematography (Bobby Singh and Siddharth Diwan) and and best background score for Amit Trivedi.

Kangana, who saw off competition from Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit, Priyanka Chopra, Rani Mukerji and Sonam Kapoor in the best actress category, was not present to accept her award.

Vishal Bhardwaj's Shakespearean tale Haider closely followed Queen with five wins which includes a black lady for Shahid Kapoor in the best actor category and best supporting honours for Tabu and Kay Kay Menon.

Haider triumphed in the technical categories as well, with Dolly Ahluwalia winning best costume designer and Subrata Chakraborty and Amit Ray topping the best production design list.

The lifetime achievement award was given to veteran actress Kamini Kaushal for her outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.

Young star Alia Bhatt bagged the best actress (Critics) trophy for Highway and Sanjay Mishra won the best actor (Critics) for his outstanding performance in Ankhon Dekhi, which also earned director-writer Rajat Kapoor the best story gong.

Kriti Sanon won best debut female award for Heropanti, while Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan won the best debut male award for Khoobsurat.

Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi won for PK in the best screenplay and best dialogue categories, which were the only wins for the Aamir Khan-starrer film.

In the music categories, Ankit Tiwari won best male playback singer for Galiyaan from Ek Villain and Kanika Kapoor was named best female playback singer for Baby Doll from Ragini MMS 2.

Trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy won best music director for their work in 2 States. Best lyrics honour went to Rashmi Singh for Muskurane from 'CityLights'

Anil Kumar Konakandla and Prabal Pradhan won the best sound design honour for Mardaani. Sham Kaushal won an award for best action in Gunday. Best choreography honour was handed out to Ahmed Khan for the song Jumme Ki Raat from Salman Khan's Kick.

The evening saw performances from Salman Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and was attended by B-Town celebrities like Rekha, Kajol, Manisha Koirala, Neha Dhupia, Subhash Ghai, Vidya Balan among others.

 The ceremony held at Yash Raj Studios was hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar and stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma.

Here's the complete list of winners.

BEST FILM
Queen

BEST DIRECTOR
Vikas Bahl - Queen

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (MALE)
Shahid Kapoor - Haider

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (FEMALE)
Kangana Ranaut - Queen

BEST FILM (CRITICS)
Ankhon Dekhi

BEST ACTOR CRITICS (Male)
Sanjay Mishra for 'Ankhon Dekhi'

BEST ACTOR CRITICS (Female)
Alia Bhatt for 'Highway'

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (FEMALE)
Tabu - Haider

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (MALE)
Kay Kay Menon - Haider

BEST STORY
Rajat Kapoor - Ankhon Dekhi

BEST DIALOGUE
Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi - PK

BEST SCREENPLAY
Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi - PK

BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR
Abhishek Varman - 2 States

BEST DEBUT (FEMALE)
Kriti Sanon - Heropanti

BEST DEBUT (MALE)
Fawad Khan - Khoobsurat

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Kamini Kaushal

BEST MUSIC
Shankar-Eshaan-Loy – 2  States

BEST LYRICS
Rashmi Singh – Muskurane ki wajah (CityLights)

BEST PLAYBACK SINGER (MALE)
Ankit Tiwari – Galliyan (Ek Villain)

BEST PLAYBACK SINGER (FEMALE)
Kanika Kapoor – Baby doll (Ragini MMS 2)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Ahmed Khan - Jumme Ki Raat (Kick)

BEST BACKGROUND SCORE
Amit Trivedi - Queen

BEST ACTION
Sham Kaushal - Gunday

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Bobby Singh and Siddharth Diwan - Queen

BEST EDITING
Abhijit Kokate and Anurag Kashyap - Queen

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Subrata Chakraborty and Amit Ray - Haider

BEST SOUND DESIGN
Anil Kumar Konakandla and Prabal Pradhan - Mardaani

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Dolly Ahluwalia - Haider