SpotboyE.com, the Bollywood news channel by 9X Media, honoured the best in Bollywood in 2016 with The SpotboyE Salaams (awards). The Salaams breaks away from the clutter of song-dance performance and TRP obligations and reset the agenda to honour sheer talent. SpotboyE Salaams were announced on January 4, 2017.
Commenting on the initiative, Amar Tidke, Chief Programming Officer, 9X Media, said, “We always pride ourselves in representing the best of Bollywood through music, news and views. In a short span of time, SpotboyE has created a positive impact in Bollywood for its truthful, timely and wide ranging news coverage. The SpotboyE Salaams recognises and applaud deserving talent in Bollywood in 2016, in its inimical style of grace and dignity”.
For the first year, the winners of SpotboyE Salaams have been decided by their in-house film critic Khalid Mohamed, Editor Vickey Lalwani and staffers. The SpotboyE Salaams will be concluded with an on-ground event shortly.
Winners of the first SpotboyE Salaams are:
Best Actor: Aamir Khan for Dangal
Best Actress: Sonam Kapoor for Neerja
Best Supporting Actor: Rishi Kapoor for Kapoor & Sons
Best Supporting Actress: Shabana Azmi for Neerja
Best Director: Nitesh Tiwari for Dangal
Best Film: Dangal
Best Actor, critics: Amitabh Bachchan for Pink
Best Actress, critics: Alia Bhatt for Udta Punjab
Best Film, critics: Pink
Best Director, critics: Ram Madhvani for Neerja
Best Story: Shakun Batra, Ayesha DeVitre for Kapoor & Sons
Best Screenplay: Saiwyn Quadras for Neerja
Best Technician: Cinematographer Aseem Bajaj for Shivaay
Best Music: Pritam Chakraborty for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Best Singer, Male: Arijit Singh for title song, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Best Singer, Female: Jonita Gandhi for Gilehriyaan, Dangal
Best Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya for Bulleya, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil