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The results are finally out! I was pleasantly surprised to see more than hundred votes in each category! Good to see that people took out time to vote and even for recommending their friends to do the same! Thanks a ton guys!

The results of the awards are of utmost significance as it is the ‘aam aadmi’s choice’, and not that of any jury. Below are the results:

Best Film
NEW YORK

Kabir Khan’s film on terrorism managed to get the highest votes in this category. Dev D could have won if it had received some more votes. Surprisingly, even a film like 99 bagged many votes! Luck By Chance, Gulaal and Firaaq unfortunately lagged behind.

Best Director
ANURAG KASHYAP (Dev D)

Kashyap’s modern take on Devdas impressed the audiences and bagged this award. New York came 2nd and even Kashyap’s Gulaal bagged quite a many votes and stood 3rd. Congrats to Anurag!

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male)
ABHAY DEOL (Dev D)

The talented actor got as many as 65% votes which speak volumes of Abhay Deol’s mind blowing performance in Dev D! John Abraham also bagged quite a many votes, proving that people do consider him as a good actor! Farhan Akhtar (Luck By Chance) and Irrfan Khan (Billu) got quite low votes. And as for the remaining two contenders, R Madhavan (13B) and Akshay Kumar (8×10 Tasveer), the less said, the better!

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female)
KONKONA SEN SHARMA (Luck By Chance)

Now this was a surprise! I expected Katrina (New York) or Kangna (Raaz) to bag the maximum votes! Anyways, this proves that our audience would want people who pitch in an excellent performance to get the award and not the popular faces! Filmfare/Star Screen guys, are you listening?! P.S.: Bipasha Basu (Aa Dekhen Zara) got just 1% of the votes!

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)
NEIL NITIN MUKESH (New York)

This was a very competitive category as each of the nominees here had given a brilliant performance. Naturally, it was difficult for the voters to choose any one of them and as a result, 4 actors out of 6 nominated got lots of votes. In fact, it was difficult to ascertain as to who’ll win at the end. At times, Irrfan Khan (New York) used to be ahead and then suddenly sometimes, Abhimanyu Singh’s (Gulaal) votes used to increase. But eventually, Neil came out with flying colours. And good to see Abhimanyu Singh bagging so much votes too. His Ransa act in Gulaal was really outstanding and memorable!

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)
MAHIE GILL (Dev D)

Dev D’s Paro was a clear winner from Day 1. Isha Shervani’s cute performance in Luck By Chance also bagged her some votes. Kalki Koechlin stood third, followed by Deepti Naval (Firaaq). Ayesha Mohan gave a confident performance in Gulaal but unfortunately got the least votes.

Best Actor in a Comic Role
CYRUS BROACHA (99)

Cyrus has always been loved ever since his MTV Days. And his performance as Kunal Khemu’s fat friend in 99 helped him bag the maximum awards in this category (66%). Congrats Cyrus!

Best Actor in a Negative Role
KAY KAY MENON (Gulaal)

Kay Kay’s performance in Gulaal was powerful and he got more than 50% votes. Surprisingly, even Mahesh Manjrekar (99) got around 30% votes and stood 2nd. CC2C’s Gordon Liu got very few votes!

Best Debut (Male)
RAJ SINGH CHAUDHARY (Gulaal)

This was the biggest surprise simply because he bagged as much as 76% of votes, the highest % of votes that any nominee bagged in any category! Shockingly, Jackky Bhagnani, a more popular face than Raj Singh got very few votes. Way to Go RSC!

Best Debut (Female)
MAHIE GILL (Dev D)

Mahie is the only actor to win in 2 categories and here too, she was the clear winner. Astonishingly, Dev D’s Chanda (Kalki Koechlin) bagged just 8% of votes inspite of doing such a great job. Aamna Sharif, in fact, got more votes than Kalki (9%). Anyways, double congrats to Mahie!

Best Music
AMIT TRIVEDI (Dev D)

The out-of-the-box music in Dev D worked and helped the young composer to win in this category! A R Rahman stood 2nd for Delhi-6 even though he had a become a hot favourite after winning the Oscar earlier this year.

Best Lyrics
AMITABH BHATTACHARYA (Emosanal Attyachar…Dev D)

I didn’t expect this song to win in the lyrics category. But audience is the king and Amitabh’s funky lyrics managed to win by high number of votes. Javed Akhtar (Sapno Se Bhare Naina) came second. Kumaar (Soniyo) was actually ahead initially and it seemed he would be the winner!

Most Popular Song
EMOSANAL ATTYCHAR (Dev D)

This was pretty expected as Emosanal Attychar was indeed a very popular song and is still loved. Masakali was 2nd and could have easily won if it had bagged some more votes. Tennu Le (Jai Veeru) and Maahi (Raaz) bagged surprisingly low votes.

Best Playback Singer (Male)
MOHIT CHAUHAN (Masakali…Delhi-6)

It was known that Mohit would be a winner even before the voting started as his melodious singing in Masakali was loved and appreciated by every kind of music lovers. Rangeela & Rasila (Emosanal Attyachar) couldn’t bag many votes in this category. If they had won here too, it would have been a hattrick victory for Emosanal Attyachar!

Best Playback Singer (Female)
REKHA BHARADWAJ, SHRADDHA PANDIT, SUJATA MAJUMDAR (Genda Phool…Delhi-6)

The vocals of these three talented ladies in this cool fusion number worked and helped them bag this award! Sunidhi Chauhan (Mere Sang…New York) who was expected to win unfortunately got just 22% of the votes.

To conclude, I would like to thank each and everyone who voted and made the HALF YEARLY AWARDS 2009 a complete success! Quite a many surprises sprang up and it gave an indication as to who moviegoers really want to get that prestigious award.

We’ll be back next year for sure and I promise it would be bigger! Till then, keep visiting my blog for all the latest news, gossips, and lots of interesting stuff!

TOTAL AWARDS WON BY:
DEV D: 7
DELHI-6: 2
GULAAL: 2
NEW YORK: 2
99: 1
LUCK BY CHANCE: 1

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Half-yearly Awards is a rare but interesting concept and Fenil Seta has incorporated it and is presenting the ‘FENIL’S HALF YEARLY AWARDS 2009’ where all Bollywood films that released from Jan to June 2009 are taken into consideration. Many path-breaking and interesting films with novel concepts are left out during the awards season in which films released throughout the year are considered. FENIL’S HALF YEARLY AWARDS gives you a chance to vote for your favourite celebrity, music director, song, film, director etc and give them the appreciation and honour which they rightfully deserve.

So, all you guys, start voting and help to choose the right winners! It wont even take more than 3 minutes! Hurry Up! Voting closes on Sunday, August 23. Results will be announced on Monday August 24!And let all your moviegoing friends/family members/relatives/acquaintances know about this awards!

(Films arranged in order of their release date)