Director Rajkumar Hirani’s film 3 Idiots swept the board at the 16th annual Star Screen Awards in Mumbai, winning as many as 10 statuettes in different categories. R. Balki’s film Paa also bagged a few awards, with its leading man Amitabh Bachchan winning the Best Actor statuette for his moving performance as a 12-year-old kid suffering from progeria.
Interestingly, Shahid Kapoor won the Popular Choice Best actor award for his performance in Kaminey while Kareena Kapoor got the same award (female) for her role in ‘3 Idiots’.
Best Film - 3 Idiots
Best Director - Rajkumar Hirani.
Best Actor (Male) - Amitabh Bachchan (Paa)
Best Actor (Female) - Vidya Balan (Paa)
Best Supporting Actor (Female) - Arundhati Nag (Paa)
Best Supporting Actor (Male) - Rishi Kapoor (Luck By Chance)
Best Child Actor - Pratik Katare (Paa)
Best Music Director - A R Rahman (Delhi 6)
Best Story - Imtiaz Ali (Love Aaj Kal)
Best Editor - Rajkumar Hirani
Best Screenplay - Rajkumar Hirani, Abhijat Joshi, Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
Best Choreographer - Bosco Ceaser (3 Idiots)
Best Dialogue - Abhijat Joshi (3 Idiots)
Best Newcomer Male - (Omi Vaidya for 3 Idiots)
Best Actor in a Comic Role - Male (Omi Vaidya)
Best Actor in a Negative Role - Boman Irani (3 Idiots)
Best Female Playback Singer - Kavita Seth (for ‘Iktara’ in Wake Up Sid)
Most Promising Debut Director - Nandita Das (Firaaq)
Most Promising newcomer (Female) - Mahi Gill (Dev D)
Popular Choice Award for Best Actor Female - Kareena Kapoor (3 Idiots)
Popular Choice Award for Best Actor Male - Shahid Kapoor (Kaminey)