~ Kartik Aaryan graced the press conference of the first edition of the Flyx Filmfare OTT awards and discussed some of his favourite OTT shows and his vision to perform for an OTT platform ~
~ Paatal Lok tops the chart with 11 nominations followed by Family Man, Panchayat and Breathe Into the Shadows; Raat Akeli Hai, with five, bags the most nominations in the Web Original Film category at the Flyx Filmfare OTT awards ~
As the country’s leading entertainment brand, Filmfare, from the house of media conglomerate Worldwide Media is ready to embark on the next journey of celebrating excellence in the OTT space after introducing the first-ever edition of Flyx Filmfare OTT Awards. To mark this momentous occasion, Filmfare hosted a virtual press conference on Thursday, 17th December 2020 along with the ever-so-charming actor Kartik Aaryan. Through the inaugural Flyx Filmfare OTT Awards, Filmfare is all set to felicitate the who’s who of the OTT space and set a milestone in recognizing talent yet again. In its first edition, the nominations were selected basis the votes of the audience across an array of categories spanning across various sections of comedy, drama, web-original and critics’ choice for both web series and web films.
While the crime-thriller Paatal Lok bagged a whopping 11 nominations in the Series category, fans of Raat Akeli Hai ensured that the gripping murder mystery earned 5 nominations in the Web Original Film category. It promises to be a close contest as stellar actors such as Abhishek Bachchan, Jaideep Ahlawat, Manoj Bajpayee, Amit Sadh, Nawazuddin Siddiqui & more are in the race to win the Best Actor Male for Series and Web Original Film respectively. Similarly, Sushmita Sen, Kirti Kulhari, Kiara Advani, Radhika Apte, Sayani Gupta are nominated to win Best Actor Female for Series and Web Original Film. For the full list of nominations please click here.
The usual grand ceremonies attached to the brand of Filmfare Awards will be celebrated in a different way in light of public safety and in alignment with COVID-19 guidelines issued by the government. The gala event will be divided into three parts with each category having its own unique celebration all packed in one exciting day. The two popular stand-up comedians, Danish Sait & Varun Thakur will be donning the host's cap! Known to keep the viewers engaged and entertained, they will lead the audience what's sure to be an incredible occasion honouring great talent, unforgettable moments, and lots of humour.
Deepak Lamba, CEO, Worldwide Media said, “Over the past six decades, Filmfare Awards has grown synonymous to excellence in creativity and talent. The iconic black lady has brought movie lovers from across the globe to celebrate, recognize and honor the best that the Bharatiya cinematic universe has to offer. Extending this very legacy to the digital realm, Flyx Filmfare OTT Awards will celebrate the unique stories, imaginative narratives and the exemplary talent of Bharat’s emerging digital entertainment industry."
Mr. Shashank Singh, CEO & Co-founder, Flyx, “We at Flyx are excited to partner with Filmfare on this exciting journey, this is a historic moment for the Indian streaming industry. Filmfare has a strong legacy and Flyx brings modern-age technology to digital entertainment. Flyx is a fast-growing community of movie and show lovers who love to share their excitement and enthusiasm with their friends and family. With streaming wars at its peak, Flyx helps you to find the best content that you will absolutely love. The voting process showed the enthusiasm people have for OTT content and we believe this is just the beginning of a new exciting journey.”
Jitesh Pillaii, Editor, Filmfare said, “While it’s been a year to remember, for Filmfare, this year has been all about creating new achievements. Filmfare is all set to end this year by honouring the talent of the OTT space. The experience of content consumption is growing in innovative and gripping ways. Therefore, with Filmfare OTT Awards, Filmfare is thanking the best of content creators and makers for giving us entertainment during these times.”
Quote of Kartik Aaryan, “I would like to congratulate the entire family at Filmfare for embarking on this memorable journey that sees them celebrate the best of creative excellence in the OTT space. A marquee event like this, is sure to motivate and bring out the very best from those who are part of the industry. With the art of storytelling coming a long way, there is no better way to honour these stellar content creators and performers than with the prestigious Black Lady.”