Meril-Prothom Alo Awards

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Meril Prothom Alo Awards or Prothom Alo Awards is an annual Bangladeshi awards ceremony honouring cinematic achievements in Bangladeshi Film Industry. The awards are divided into two components, Viewers Choice and Critic Choice. The awards, first presented in 1998 and since then the awards are given every year at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC).[1]

Meril Prothom Alo Awards
Current: 19th Meril Prothom Alo Awards
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Awarded forExcellence in cinematic achievements
CountryBangladesh
Presented byProthom Alo
First awarded1998
Last awarded2019
Websiteprothom-alo.com/mpaward2013

The 19th Meril Prothom Alo Awards was held on 20 April 2017 at Bangabandhu International Conference Center. Meril Prothom Alo Awards receives the highest number of viewers among Bangladesh's Awards Ceremonies. Meril Prothom Alo Awards is Bangladesh's equivalent to America's Academy Awards.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

Meril Prothom Alo Awards was first awarded in 1998. The awards ceremony was organised and held by Bangladesh's largest newspaper Daily Prothom Alo and Square Toiletries Limited. After the construction of BICC in 2002, The awards ceremony was moved to a new location and in 2002, the awards ceremony for the first time was held in front of a large audiences. The awards include nominations in more than 30 categories and 2 honorary awards (includes lifetime achievements award).

NominationEdit

Meril Prothom Alo Awards is divided into two different nomination process, the Viewers Choice Awards nominations are made based on votes received from audiences and viewers while the jury nominations are selected by the board members (consists of veteran Bangladeshi directors, actors, actresses and producers, and other film personalities).

VotersEdit

The Meril Prothom Alo Awards (MPAA) committee, consists of several selected members votes on selecting the nominees for each award categories. All voters have to be certified by The Prothom Alo Corporation. After the nominees are shortlisted, the nominations are made available to public and they can vote for any of the nominees.

Board membersEdit

The board members (known as the Juries) decides the nomination and winners of Critics Choice Awards, which also includes honorary awards. The Critics Choice Awards are given in 10 categories. The board, often consists of 8–10 members.

  • 1999
  • Best Movie Actor - Male
  • Movie Actor - Male
  • Manna - (Ammajan)
  • Riaz
  • Ferdous
  • Best Movie Actor - Female
  • Shabnur (Ei Mon Tomake Dilam)
  • Moushumi
  • Poppy
  • Best Singer - Male
  • Andrew Kishore (Brindamon)
  • Ayub Bacchu
  • Tapan Chowdhury
  • Best Singer - Female
  • Kanak Chapa (Eto Shundor Prithibi)
  • Runa Laila
  • Sabina Yasmin
  • Best Model - Male
  • Nobel (TVC)
  • Pollob
  • Shimul
  • Best Model - Female
  • Sadia Islam Mou (TVC)
  • Tarin
  • Riya
  • Best TV Commercial
  • Keya Super Lemon Soap
  • Berger Paints
  • Meril Beauty Care Soap
  • Best Magazine TV Show
  • Ityadi (Hanif Sanket)
  • Flop Show
  • Shubheccha
  • Best Music Band
  • LRB
  • Ark
  • Nagar Baul
  • Best TV Actor - Female
  • Bipasha Hayat
  • Shomy Kayser
  • Afsana Mimi
  • Best TV Actor - Male
  • Zahid Hasan
  • Azizul Hakim
  • Tauquir Ahmed
  • Best TV Natok Story
  • Abul Hayat (Unmesh)
  • Giasuddin Selim (Dokkhiner Ghor)
  • Panna Kayser (Kahini)
  • Masum Aziz (Ontore Nirontor)
  • Best TV Natok Director
  • Syedul Anam Tutul (Dokkiner Ghor)
  • Abul Hayat (Unmesh)
  • Sheikh Niyamat Ali (Vorer Kotha Mala)
  • Best TV Natok Actor - Male
  • Masud Ali Khan (Vorer Kotha Mala)
  • Shahiduzzaman Selim (Adhuli)
  • Jayanto Chattopadhyay (Dokkhiner Ghor)
  • Best TV Natok Actor - Female
  • Rokeya Prachi (Chor)
  • Tania Ahmed (Dokkhiner Ghor)
  • Natasha Hayat (Unmesh)
  • 2000



  • Best Movie Actor - Male
  • Manna (Abbajan)
  • Riaz
  • Ferdous
  • Best Movie Actor - Female
  • Shabnur (Mrittu Geet Shomriddho)
  • Poppy
  • Moushumi
  • Best Model - Female
  • Sadia Islam Mou (Apon Jewellers TVC)
  • Riya
  • Tarin
  • Best Model - Male
  • Nobel (TVC)
  • Pollob
  • Shahed
  • Best Magazine TV Show
  • Ityadi (Hanif Sanket)
  • Shubeccha
  • Aajkaal
  • Best TV Actor - Female
  • Shomy Kayser
  • Afsana Mimi
  • Bipasha Hayat
  • Best TV Actor - Male
  • Zahid Hasan
  • Azizul Hakim
  • Tauquir Ahmed
  • 2001
  • Best Singer - Male
  • Asif Akbar (O Priya Tumi Kothay)
  • Andrew Kishore (Poddo Patar Pani)
  • Jens Sumon (Ekta Chador Hobe)
  • Hasan (Taal)
  • Best Singer - Female
  • Kanak Chapa (Shagorer Moto Gobhir)
  • Kaniz Suborna (Bhalobashi Tomake)
  • Momtaz (Return Ticket)
  • Samina Chowdhury (Shaat Bhai Chompa)
  • Best Model - Male
  • Noble (Keya TVC)
  • James (Pepsi TVC)
  • Shimul (Berger TVC)
  • Shahed (Lubaba TVC)
  • Best Model - Female
  • Sadia Islam Mou (Keya Herbal TVC)
  • Aupee Karim (Lux TVC)
  • Purnima (Lux TVC)
  • Riya (Renus Jewellers TVC)
  • Best Movie Actor - Male
  • Riaz (Shoshurbari Zindabad)
  • Mahfuz (Dui Duari)
  • Manna (Abbajan)
  • Ferdous
  • Best Movie Actor - Female
  • Shabnur (Shoshrbari Zindabad)
  • Meher Afroze Shaon (Dui Duari)
  • Purnima
  • Moushumi
  • Best Band
  • LRB (Mon Chaile Mon Pabe)
  • Ark (Brihoshpoti)
  • Baul Nogor (Dushtu Cheler Dol)
  • Promithius (Shoreo Shoreya)
  • Best Magazine TV Show
  • Ittadi (Hanif Sanket)
  • Poriprekkhon
  • Bolte Chai
  • Shubheccha
  • Best TV Actor - Male
  • Zahid Hasan
  • Azizul Hakim
  • Afzal Hossain
  • Tauquir Ahmed
  • Best TV Actor - Female
  • Shomi Kayser
  • Tarin
  • Afsana Mimi
  • Bipasha Hayat

AwardsEdit

Public Choice AwardsEdit

Best Film Actor Best TV Actor
Best Singer (Male) Best Singer (Female)
Best Newcomer (Film and Television) Best Musical Band
Best Male Model Best Female Model

Critics' Choice AwardsEdit

Best Film Actor Best TV Actor
Best Play Wright Best TV Director
  • 1998 –
  • 1999 –
  • 2000 –
  • 2001 – Ratan Paul
  • 2002 – Nurul Alam Atique
  • 2003 – Gias Uddin Selim
  • 2004 –
  • 2005 – Muhammed Zafar Iqbal (Ekti Shundor Shokal)
  • 2006 – Masum Reza (Modhu Moyra)
  • 2007 – Litu Shakhawat (Fera)
  • 2008 – Nurul Alam Atique and Ranjan Rabbani (Ekti Phone Kora Jabe Please?)
  • 2009 – Nurul Alam Atique (Bikol Pakhir Gaan)
  • 2010 – Iftekhar Ahmed Fahmi (Seluloed Man)
  • 2011 – Ashraful Chanchal (Shonibar Raat Doshta Chollish Minute)
  • 2012 – Abul Kalam Azad (Sobuj Velvet)
  • 2013 – Partho Shahriar (Jong Kutumbpur)
  • 2014 – Monirul Islam Rubel (Protidin Shonibar)
  • 2016 – Sarower Reza Jimi (Jog Biyog)
  • 1998 –
  • 1999 –
  • 2000 –
  • 2001 –
  • 2002 –
  • 2003 – Nurul Alam Atique
  • 2004 – Animesh Aich
  • 2005 – Abdullah Rana (Ghorsawarer Swapno)
  • 2006 – Mejbaur Rahman Sumon (Dhokhiner Janalata Khola)
  • 2007 – Animesh Aich (Gorom Bhat Othoba Nichok Bhuter Golpo)
  • 2008 – Amitabh Reza (Ekti Phone Kora Jabe Please?)
  • 2009 – Nurul Alam Atique (Bikol Pakhir Gaan)
  • 2010 – Animesh Aich (Kaata)
  • 2011 – Monowar Kabir (Holud)
  • 2012 – Animesh Aich (Noytar Songbad)
  • 2013 – Wahid Anam (Pari)
  • 2014 – Amitabh Reza (Surface)

Special awardsEdit

Discontinued categoriesEdit

Best TV Program

RecordsEdit

Most awardsEdit

  • Shabnur- 10 (10 Popular Best Film Actress)
  • Nusrat Imroz Tisha – 10 (6x Popular Best TV Actress, 1x Critics' Best Film Actress, 1x Critics' Best TV Actress, 2x Best Female Model)
  • Mosharraf Karim – 9 (6x Popular Best TV Actor, 3x Critics' Best TV Actor)
  • Riaz – 8 (5x Popular Best Film Actor, 3x Critics' Best Film Actor)
  • Zahid Hasan – 8 (8x Popular Best TV Actor)
  • Shakib Khan – 8 (7x Popular Best Film Actor, 1x Critics' Best Film Actor)

Most acting awardsEdit

Male:

  • Mosharraf Karim – 9 (6x Popular Best TV Actor, 3x Critics' Best TV Actor)
  • Riaz – 8 (5x Popular Best Film Actor, 3x Critics' Best Film Actor)
  • Zahid Hasan – 8 (8x Popular Best TV Actor)
  • Shakib Khan – 8 (7x Popular Best Film Actor, 1x Critics' Best Film Actor)

Female:

  • Shabnur – 10 ( 10 Popular Best Film Actress)
  • Nusrat Imroz Tisha – 8 (6x Popular Best TV Actress, 1x Critics' Best Film Actress, 1x Critics' Best TV Actress)

Most music awardsEdit

Male:

  • Asif Akbar – 6 (6x Best Male Singer)
  • Habib Wahid – 5 (5x Best Male Singer)

Female:

  • Nancy – 7 (7x Best Female Singer)
  • Kanak Chapa – 4 (4x Best Female Singer)

Most directing awardsEdit

  • Animesh Aich – 4 (4x Best TV Director)

Most film awardsEdit

Male:

  • Riaz – 8 (5x Popular Best Film Actor, 3x Critics' Best Film Actor)
  • Shakib Khan – 8 (7x Popular Best Film Actor, 1x Critics' Best Film Actor)

Female:

  • Shabnur – 10 (10 Popular Best Film Actress)

Most TV awardsEdit

Male:

  • Mosharraf Karim – 9 (6x Popular Best TV Actor, 3x Critics' Best TV Actor)
  • Zahid Hasan – 8 (8x Popular Best TV Actor)

Female:

  • Nusrat Imroz Tisha – 7 (6x Popular Best TV Actress, 1x Critics' Best TV Actress)

Most modelling awardsEdit

Male:

  • Adil Hossain Nobel – 6 (6x Best Male Model)

Female:

  • Sadia Islam Mou – 4 (4x Best Female Model)

Most nominationsEdit

Female:

  • Shabnur- 13 (for Best Popular Film Actress)

Awards ceremoniesEdit

The following is a listing of all Meril Prothom Alo Awards ceremonies since 1998.

Ceremony Date Host(s) Venue Source
1st Meril-Prothom Alo Awards 1999 Afzal Hossain and Suborna Mustafa
2nd Meril-Prothom Alo Awards 2000 Hanif Sanket
3rd Meril-Prothom Alo Awards 2001
4th Meril-Prothom Alo Awards 2002 Hanif Sanket
5th Meril-Prothom Alo Awards 2003
6th Meril-Prothom Alo Awards 2004 Hanif Sanket Bangladesh-China Friendship International Conference Center, Dhaka [8]
7th Meril-Prothom Alo Awards 2005
8th Meril-Prothom Alo Awards 12 May 2006 Hanif Sanket [9]
9th Meril-Prothom Alo Awards 2007 Afzal Hossain
10th Meril-Prothom Alo Awards 2008 Ferdous Ahmed and Riaz
11th Meril-Prothom Alo Awards 10 April 2009 Ferdous Ahmed and Aupee Karim Hall of Fame Theatre,
Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Dhaka
[10]
12th Meril-Prothom Alo Awards 9 April 2010 Ferdous Ahmed, Chanchal Chowdhury and Mosharraf Karim [11]
13th Meril-Prothom Alo Awards 2011 Zahid Hasan
14th Meril-Prothom Alo Awards 26 April 2012 Mosharraf Karim, Chanchal Chowdhury and Nusrat Imrose Tisha [12]
15th Meril-Prothom Alo Awards 25 April 2013 Mosharraf Karim, Chanchal Chowdhury
16th Meril-Prothom Alo Awards 25 April 2014 Jewel Aich, Shaju Khadem [13]
17th Meril-Prothom Alo Awards 8 May 2015 Mosharraf Karim, Nusrat Imrose Tisha, Shaju Khadem [14]
18th Meril-Prothom Alo Awards 28 April 2016
19th Meril-Prothom Alo Awards 21 April 2017 Ferdous and Purnima [15]

ControversyEdit

The awards have come under criticism from various sections of the society for being held during a time of national crisis. Ignoring public outcry on social networks, the organizers went ahead with the ceremony which was held at the Bangabandhu International Convention Centre in Dhaka on 26 April 2013, as the entire country mourned the demise of more than 1136 people in the collapse of a building at Savar.[16]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Meril Prothom Alo Awards", Retrieved Sunday, 11 April 2010
  2. ^ "The Votes of Prothom Alo Readers". Retrieved 28 April 2010
  3. ^ "19th Meril Prothom Alo award". Prothom Alo (in Bengali). 21 April 2017.
  4. ^ Shilpi Mahalanobish (31 December 2003). "The year that was! Year 2003 was an overall success:Kanak Chanpa". The Daily Star. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  5. ^ Syeda Sadia Sahrin (7 May 2015). কে কতটা এগিয়ে.... Prothom Alo (in Bengali). Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  6. ^ কিছু টুকিটাকি.... Daily Prothom Alo (in Bengali). 7 May 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Judgment of the Criticvs". Retrieved 28 April 2010
  8. ^ "Meril-Prothom Alo Award handed over". The Daily Star. 22 May 2004.
  9. ^ "Meril-Prothom Alo awards for 2005 given". The Daily Star. 13 May 2006.
  10. ^ "Meril Prothom Alo Awards Ceremony Held". The Daily Star. 10 April 2009.
  11. ^ Alom, Zahangir (10 April 2010). "Meril Prothom Alo Awards". The Daily Star.
  12. ^ "Constellation of stars". Dhaka Mirror. 29 April 2012.
  13. ^ এক নজরে মেরিল-প্রথম আলো পুরস্কার – ২০১৩. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). 26 April 2014.
  14. ^ "Meril Prothom Alo Awards Gala Night". Prothom Alo. 9 May 2015. Archived from the original on 10 September 2017. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  15. ^ "Meril Prothom Alo Awards Gala Night". Prothom Alo. 27 April 2017.
  16. ^ "Meril Prothom Alo awards held despite protests". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 27 April 2013.

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