61st Filmfare Awards

The 61st Filmfare Awards were held to honor the best films of 2015 on 15 January 2016 at NSCI Dome in Mumbai. The ceremony was hosted by Shah Rukh Khan and Kapil Sharma.[1]

61st Filmfare Awards
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61st Filmfare Awards
Date15 January 2016
SiteNSCI Dome, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Hosted byShah Rukh Khan
Kapil Sharma
Official websitewww.filmfare.com
Best FilmBajirao Mastani
Most awardsBajirao Mastani (9)
Most nominationsBajirao Mastani (14)
Television coverage
NetworkSony Entertainment Television (India)
Duration173 minutes

Bajirao Mastani led the ceremony with 14 nominations, followed by Piku with 8 nominations, Tanu Weds Manu Returns with 7 nominations and Badlapur with 6 nominations respectively.

Bajirao Mastani won 9 awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, thus becoming the most-awarded film at the ceremony. Other major winners included Piku with 5 awards, Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Roy, Talvar, and Tanu Weds Manu Returns with 2, and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Bombay Velvet, Dil Dhadakne Do, Hero, Masaan and Tamasha with 1.

Priyanka Chopra, winning Best Supporting Actress for Bajirao Mastani, became the first actress to win Filmfare Awards in 5 different competitive acting categories.[2]

Winners & NomineesEdit

The nominations were announced on 11 January 2016.[3]


Ranveer Singh — Best Actor winner for Bajirao Mastani
Deepika Padukone — Best Actress winner for Piku
Shoojit Sircar — Best Director Critics winner for Piku
Amitabh Bachchan — Best Actor Critics winner for Piku
Kangana Ranaut — Best Actress Critics winner for Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Anil Kapoor — Best Supporting Actor winner for Dil Dhadakne Do
Priyanka Chopra — Best Supporting Actress winner Bajirao Mastani
Moushumi Chatterjee — Lifetime Achievement Awardee

Main awardsEdit

Best Film Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Male Debut Best Female Debut
Best Music Director Best Lyricist
Best Playback Singer – Male Best Playback Singer – Female

Critics' awardsEdit

Best Movie (Best Director)
Best Actor Best Actress

Technical AwardsEdit

Best Story Best Screenplay
Best Dialogue Best Editing
Best Choreography Best Cinematography
Best Production Design Best Sound Design
Best Costume Design Best Background Score
Best Special Effects Best Action

Special awardsEdit

Lifetime Achievement Award
RD Burman Award
Best Debut Director

Multiple nominationsEdit

Multiple awardsEdit

  • Bajirao Mastani - 9
  • Piku - 5
  • Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Roy, Talvar, Tanu Weds Manu Returns - 2


The ceremony was telecasted on Sony Television on 7 February 2016 at 8 pm IST

The coverage was made available on www.sonyliv.com and Sony Liv mobile app from 8 February 2016 onwards.


  1. ^ "Filmfare Awards 2016: Kapil Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan to host the night". CatchNews. 14 February 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Filmfare Awards 2016: Complete List of Winners". NDTV India. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Nominations for the 61st Britannia Filmfare Awards". filmfare.com. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Full list of winners of the 61st Britannia Filmfare Awards". filmfare.com. 15 January 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2018.

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