8th Star Guild Awards 2013 winners
The Film and Television Producers Guild of India is all geared up for the 8th Renault Star Guild Awards powered by Venus Soaps (Apsara Awards) which took place on the 16th of February in Mumbai. In addition to the existing categories, this year commemorated the Yash Chopra Award. The award has been introduced in memory of the late director-extraordinaire, Yash Chopra, and honoured talent for the Best Debutant Director every year for Hindi film fraternity.
Best Non-fiction Series – Crime Patrol
Best Ongoing Drama Series (Fiction) – Bade Ache Lagte Hai
Best Drama Series (Fiction) – Diya Aur Baati Hum & Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon
Best Actress (Drama) – Sakshi Tanwar for Bade Acche Lagte Hai
Best Actor (Drama) – Ram Kapoor for Bade Acche Lagte Hai
Best Cinematography – Ravi Varman for Barfi!
Best Costume Design – Aki Narula and Shafalina for Barfi!
Best Sound Mixing – D. Changmai for Barfi!
Most Promising Debut (Male) – Ayushmann Khurana for Vicky Donor
Most Promising Debut (Female) – Ileana D’Cruz for Barfi!
Nightangle of the Century Award – Lata Mangeshkar (presented by Gulzar)
Best Singer (Male) – Ayushmann Khurana for Paani Da Rang from Vicky Donor
Best Singer (Female) – Shalmali Kholgade for Pareshaan from Ishaqzaade
Best Performance In A Comic Role – Annu Kapoor for Vicky Donor & Abishek Bachchan for Bol Bachchan
Best Performance In A Negative Role – Rishi Kapoor for Agneepath
Best Actor In A Supporting Role – Annu Kapoor for Vicky Donor
Best Actress In A Supporting Role – Dolly Ahluwalia for Vicky Donor
Special Female Star Of The Year – Priyanka Chopra for Barfi! and Agneepath
Best Actress In A Leading Role – Vidya Balan for Kahaani
Best Actor In A Leading Role – Ranbir Kapoor for Barfi!
Best Director – Sujoy Ghosh for Kahaani & Anurag Basu for Barfi!
Best Film – Barfi!
The Producers Guild Film Awards (previously known as the Apsara Awards) was an accolade given by the Producers Guild of India to recognize excellence in Indian film and television. Originated by filmmaker and scholar Amit Khanna, the Guild Awards have been one of the major award events from 2004 till 2016, when the last awards ceremony happened. The 22-karat gold statuette was sculpted and designed by the jewellery brand Tanishq and was “inspired by the rich heritage of one of India’s most treasured possessions – the Ajanta and Ellora Caves.” Nominations for the awards come from selected members of the guild, with the full membership (around 160) available to vote for the winners. The ballots cast by the guild members are then taken to a common venue for the final counting.