Nominations
From the master list of 119 films released in 2012, the Screen Academy Selection singled out 27 films for consideration by the Jury.
The Screen jury that comprises eminent members of the film industry has, after several rounds of discussions and debate put together the nominations.
Barfi! was high on Screen Selection Academy's list as it notched the maximum votes in all the three categories - Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor categories. It topped the to-be-considered list with 75% of members voting for it! English Vinglish, a hot favourite with the Academy, came a close second with 55% approving it, while Vicky Donor stood third with 45% of the Academy members rooting for the romantic comedy.
Read on for the details.

    Best Film

  • Barfi!
  • English Vinglish
  • Gangs Of Wasseypur
  • Kahaani
  • Paan Singh Tomar
  • Vicky Donor

    Best Actor (Male)

  • Aamir Khan (Talaash)
  • Hrithik Roshan (Agneepath)
  • Irrfan (Paan Singh Tomar)
  • Manoj Bajpayee (Gangs Of Wasseypur)
  • Ranbir Kapoor (Barfi!)
  • Shah Rukh Khan (Jab Tak Hai Jaan)
  • Salman Khan (Dabangg 2)

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)

  • Akshay Kumar (OMG: Oh My God!)
  • Emraan Hashmi (Shanghai)
  • Jameel Khan (Gangs of Wasseypur)
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Talaash)
  • Parambrata Chatterjee (Kahaani)
  • Rishi Kapoor (Student of the Year)

    Best Actor in a Negative Role (Male/Female)

  • Bipasha Basu (Raaz 3)
  • Deepak Dobriyal (Dabangg 2)
  • Mithun Chakraborty (OMG: Oh My God!)
  • Rishi Kapoor (Agneepath)
  • Sanjay Dutt (Agneepath)
  • Tigmanshu Dhulia (Gangs of Wasseypur)

    Most Promising Newcomer (Female)

  • Anjali Patil (Chakravyuh)
  • Alia Bhatt (Student of the Year)
  • Diana Penty (Cocktail)
  • Ileana (Barfi)
  • Huma Qureshi (GOW, Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana)
  • Yami Gautam (Vicky Donor)

    Best Child Artiste

  • Mohammad Samat (Gattu)
  • Ritwik Sahore (Ferrari Ki Sawaari)
  • Laher Khan (Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid)

    Best Actor in a Comic Role (Male/Female)

  • Abhishek Bachchan (Bol Bachchan)
  • Annu Kapoor (Vicky Donor)
  • Kamlesh Gill (Vicky Donor)
  • Rajesh Sharma (Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana)
  • Riteish Deshmukh (Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum)
  • Tusshar Kapoor (Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum)

    Best Playback Singer (Male)

  • Ayushman Khurrana (Paani da rang,Vicky Donor)
  • Javed Ali (Ishaqzaade, Ishaqzaade)
  • Mika (Pungi, Agent Vinod)
  • Mohit Chauhan (Ala Barfi, Barfi!)
  • Nikhil Paul (Main Kya Karoon, Barfi!)

    Best Background Music

  • Pritam (Barfi!)
  • Amit Trivedi (English Vinglish)
  • Clinton Cerejo (Kahaani)
  • Ranjit Barot (Ishaqzaade)
  • Sandeep Chowta (Paan Singh Tomar)

    Best Lyrics

  • Ayushmann Khurrana, Rochak Ali (Paani da, Vicky Donor)
  • Dibakar Banerjee (Bharat mata, Shanghai)
  • Gulzar (Saans, Jab Tak Hai Jaan)
  • Javed Akhtar (Muskanein jhoothi hain, Talaash)
  • Sameer Anjaan (Dagabaaz re, Dabangg 2)
  • Swanand Kirkire (Aashiyaan, Barfi)

    Best Screenplay

  • Anurag Basu (Barfi!)
  • Gauri Shinde (English Vinglish)
  • Habib Faisal (Ishaqzaade)
  • Sanjay Chouhan, Tigmanshu Dhulia (Paan Singh Tomar)
  • Sujoy Ghosh (Kahaani)

    Best Editing

  • Aarti Bajaj (Paan Singh Tomar)
  • Akiv Ali (Barfi!)
  • Hemanti Sarkar (English Vinglish)
  • Namrata Rao (Kahaani)
  • Shweta Venkat Matthew (Gangs of Wasseypur)
  • Shekhar Prajapati (Vicky Donor)

    Best Cinematography

  • Anil Mehta (Jab Tak Hai Jaan)
  • K U Mohanan (Talaash)
  • Kiran Deohans and Ravi K Chandran (Agneepath)
  • Rajeev Ravi (Gangs of Wasseypur)
  • Ravi Varman (Barfi!)
  • Setu (Kahaani)

    Best Production Design

  • Kaushik Das and Subrata Barik (Kahaani)
  • Rajat Poddar (Barfi!)
  • Samir Chanda, Amit Roy, Pradeep Jha (Chittagong)
  • Suresh Selvarajan (Agneepath)
  • Wasiq Khan (Gangs of Wasseypur)
  • Mansi Dhruv Mehta and Vinod Kumar (Vicky Donor)

    Best Director

  • Anurag Basu (Barfi!)
  • Anurag Kashyap (Gangs Of Wasseypur)
  • Shoojit Sircar (Vicky Donor)
  • Sujoy Ghosh (Kahaani)
  • Tigmanshu Dhulia (Paan Singh Tomar)

    Best Actor (Female)

  • Deepika Padukone (Cocktail)
  • Kareena Kapoor (Heroine)
  • Parineeti Chopra (Ishaqzaade)
  • Priyanka Chopra (Barfi!)
  • Sridevi (English Vinglish)
  • Vidya Balan (Kahaani)

    Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Female)

  • Anushka Sharma (Jab Tak Hai Jaan)
  • Dolly Ahluwalia (Vicky Donor)
  • Huma Qureshi (Gangs of Wasseypur)
  • Ileana D'Cruz (Barfi!)
  • Rani Mukerji (Talaash)
  • Richa Chadda (Gangs Of Wasseypur)

    Best Ensemble Cast

  • Bol Bachchan
  • Kahaani
  • Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana
  • Gangs Of Wasseypur
  • Paan Singh Tomar

    Most Promising Newcomer (Male)

  • Ayushman Khurana (Vicky Donor)
  • Arjun Kapoor (Ishaqzaade)
  • Kayoze Irani (Student of the Year)
  • Paramvrata Chattopadhyay (Kahaani)
  • Siddharth Malhotra (Student of the Year)
  • Varun Dhawan (Student of the Year)

    Promising Debut Director

  • Arbaaz Khan (Dabangg 2)
  • Shakun Batra (Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu)
  • Karan Malhotra (Agneepath)
  • Gauri Shinde (English Vinglish)
  • Sameer Sharma (Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana)
  • Rajesh Mapuskar (Ferrari ki Sawaari)

    Best Music

  • Pritam (Barfi!)
  • Pritam (Cocktail)
  • Sajid-Wajid (Dabangg 2)
  • Sneha Khanwalkar (Gangs of Wasseypur)
  • Amit Trivedi (Ishaqzaade)
  • Vishal & Shekhar (Student of the Year)
  • Ram Sampat (Talaash)

    Best Playback Singer (Female)

  • Neeti Mohan (Jiya Re, Jab Tak Hai Jaan)
  • Kavita Seth (Tumhi Ho Bandhu, Cocktail)
  • Mamta Sharma (Fevicol, Dabangg-2)
  • Nandini Shrikar (Dil Mera Muftka, Agent Vinod)
  • Shyamali Kholgade (Pareshaan, Ishaqzaade)
  • Shreya Ghoshal (Radha, Student of the Year)

    Best Story

  • Anurag Basu (Barfi!)
  • Gauri Shinde (English Vinglish)
  • Juhi Chaturvedi (Vicky Donor)
  • Zoya Akhtar (Talaash)
  • Sanjay Chouhan and Tigmanshu Dhulia (Paan Singh Tomar)
  • Sujoy Ghosh, Advaita Kala (Kahaani)

    Best Dialogue

  • Bhavesh Mandalia (OMG: Oh My God!)
  • Dilip Shukla (Dabangg 2)
  • Habib Faisal (Ishaqzaade)
  • Sanjay Chouhan and Tigmanshu Dhulia (Paan Singh Tomar)
  • Zeishan Quadri and Anurag Kashyap (Gangs of Wasseypur)

    Best Sound Designer

  • Shajith Koyeri (Barfi!)
  • Kunal Sharma, Alok De (sound mixing engineer) (Gangs of Wasseypur)
  • Sanjay Maurya, Allwin Rego (Kahaani)
  • Rakesh Ranjan (Paan Singh Tomar)
  • Pritam Das (Shanghai)

    Best Animation

  • Arjun: The Warrior Prince
  • Delhi Safari

    Best Choreography

  • Chinni Prakash (Pandeyji seeti bajaaye, Dabangg2)
  • Farah Khan (Fevicol, Dabangg2)
  • Ganesh Acharya (Chikni Chameli, Agneepath)
  • Prabhu Deva (Go Govinda, OMG)
  • Rekha Chinni Prakash and Chinni Prakash (Jhalla, Ishaqzaade)
  • Vaibhavi Merchant (Ishq Shava, Jab Tak Hai Jaan)

    Best Action

  • Abbas Ali Moghul (Agneepath)
  • A. Arasukumar (Dabangg 2)
  • Anal Arasu (Rowdy Rathore)
  • Conrad Palmisano (Ek tha Tiger)
  • Shyam Kaushal (Gangs of Wasseypur)

    Best Costume

  • Aki Narula and Shefalina (Barfi!)
  • Anaita Shroff Adjania (Cocktail)
  • Sachin Lobalekar and Namratha Jaani (Paan Singh Tomar)
  • Subodh Srivastava (Gangs of Wasseypur)
  • Varsha - Shilpa (Ishaqzaade)