IFFM 2019 winners' list: Gully Boy nabs Best Film award, Tabu, Vijay Sethupathi named Best Actors
Andhadhun has won big at IFFM 2019. Tabu bagged the Best Actress award, and Sriram Raghavan nabbed the Best Director award for the 2018 black comedy.
The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2019 has announced the winners for its annual awards ceremony. While Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy has snatched the Best Film Award, Rima Das' Bulbul Can Sing has bagged the award for Best Indie Film. Tabu has nabbed the Best Actress Award for her performance in Andhadhun, Vijay Sethupathi has been awarded the Best Actor trophy for Super Deluxe. Sriram Raghavan took home the award for Best Director for Andhadhun.
Here are the winners' announcements
Presenting the IFFM 'Best Film Award' 2019 to the generation defining film, Gully Boy.
Congratulations @zoieakhtar, @ranveersingh, @aliaabhatt!
Presented by Mr Raj Kumar, Mr Damian Trewhella, and Mr Simon Hollingworth@filmvic @visitvictoria @visitmelbourne | #gullyboy pic.twitter.com/NSo0Jn2ETq
— @IFFM (@IFFMelb) August 8, 2019
Presenting Bulbul Can Sing, IFFM2019's recipient of the 'Best Indie Film'. Congratulations @rimadasFilm Catch the film tomorrow at Hoyts Docklands as our opening film. Presented by @malaikaaroraofficial@filmvic @visitmelbourne @visitvictoria | #IFFM2019 pic.twitter.com/ygChcIHrD9 — @IFFM (@IFFMelb) August 8, 2019
Winner of the IFFM2019 'Best Actress' award is the talented and gorgeous #Tabu . Thanks for years of incredible performances and memories. @filmvic @visitmelbourne @visitvictoria | #IFFM2019AWARDSNIGHT #IFFM2019 #InclusiveScreenCulture #filmvic #tabu pic.twitter.com/4DMTYcdhOW — @IFFM (@IFFMelb) August 8, 2019
Winner of the IFFM2019 ' #BestActor' award is the dynamic @VijaySethuOffl. Thanks for years of incredible performances and memories.#IFFM #IFFM2019 #IFFMAwardsNight2019 pic.twitter.com/1ElNnsWIUU — @IFFM (@IFFMelb) August 8, 2019
— @IFFM (@IFFMelb) August 8, 2019
This year, the jury of the film festival witnessed an impressive array of new members stepping into the shoes, while the ones returning include Jill Bilcock, who is an Academy Award-winning editor of films like Moulin Rouge, Romeo and Juliet, and Elizabeth. Joining Jill for the first time was legendary filmmaker and screenwriter, Fred Schepisi, whose work includes the Six Degrees of Separation.
Take a look at the various nominations at IFFM 2019
Best Director - Sriram Raghavan for Andhadhun, Zoya Akhtar for Gully Boy, Thiagarajan Kumararaja for Super Deluxe, Rima Das for Bulbul Can Sing, Praveen Morchhale for Widow of Silence, Jhanu Barua for Bhoga Khirkee, and Abhishek Chaubey for Sonchiriya.
Best Actor - Ayushman Khuranna for Andhadhun, Ranveer Singh for Gully Boy, Vijay Sethupathi for Super Deluxe, Manoj Bajpai for Bhonsle, Amitabh Bachchan for Badla, Vicky Kaushal for Uri: The Surgical Strike, and Namdev Gaurav for Namdev Bhau.
Best Film - Andhadhun, Gully Boy, Badhaai Ho, Sui Dhaaga: Made in India, and Super Deluxe.
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