Filmfare OTT Awards 2023: Alia, Sonakshi, Karishma Win Big

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Updated On: 29 Nov 2023

Filmfare OTT Awards 2023: Alia, Sonakshi, Karishma Win Big

Filmfare OTT Awards is back with its fourth edition. The grand event was held in Mumbai earlier this week. These awards honor the finest directors, artists, storytellers, musicians, and technicians from the OTT platform which includes both series and films. The awards are a way of honoring the art of narrating a story in the Indian streaming space and the event was set in motion with much splendor. Nominees were web series and films released on various OTT platforms from the period between August 1, 2022, and July 31, 2023. Shows like Scoop, Jubilee, Dahaad, and Kohrra bagged maximum awards. 

Alia Bhatt, Karishma Tanna, Rajkumar Rao, and Manoj Bajpayee were the top among the others who clinched this year’s top awards of the Filmfare OTT Awards 2023 edition. The night turned out to be a grand and unforgettable one for Alia Bhatt who bagged the Best Actor Award, Web Original Film (Female) for her Netflix Debut film Darlings. Darlings is an Indian film in the Hindi language, released in 2022. Directed and co-written by Jasmeet K. Reen, this movie follows the story of two women finding courage and love despite exceptional situations. This dark-comedy movie is the directorial debut movie of Jasmeet. 

On the other hand, Manoj Bajpayee won the Best Actor Award, Web Original Film (Male) for the legal drama ‘Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai.’ Directed by Apoorv Singh in co-production with Zee Studios, Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai is a 2023 Indian Hindi-language legal drama film, that follows the story of Adv. PC Solanki stands for the truth and the struggles faced by him to bring justice to a minor. This courtroom drama is inspired by the true events of a five-year-long standalone fight of a regular session court lawyer. 

Also, web series Kohrra, Soop, and web movies Monica, O My Darling, and Gulmohar made it to the top and secured spots in the winners list this year. Nevertheless, Jubilee, a film by Vikramaditya Motwane outshined others as it bagged over 5 awards in various departments. Other honorable mentions who left a striking impression in the hearts of the audience with their performance were Suvinder Vicky who was awarded Best Actor, Series (Male): Drama for his role in the Netflix series Kohrra, and actress Rajshri Deshpande, who won Best Actor, Series (Female): Drama for slaying the role of Neelam Krishnamoorthy in Trial By Fire. 

Vijay Varma was awarded Best Actor, Series (male) Critics: Drama, for his stellar performance in the crime series Dahaad. Whereas, his co-star Sonakshi Sinha bagged the Best Actor, Series (Female), Critics: Drama. Dahaad is a Hindi-language police procedural crime thriller web series created by Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar, directed by Reema Kagti and Ruchika Oberoi, and starring Sonakshi Sinha, Gulshan Devaiah, Vijay Varma and Sohum Shah. Dahaad is the first-ever Indian web series to premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival. The show was streamed on Amazon Prime Video on 12 May 2023.

Sonakshi shared the award with Karishma Tanna for her beautiful performance in Hansal Mehta’s Scoop, which was based on the life of former crime reporter Jigna Vora. Scoop is a 2023 Indian crime drama streaming television series created and directed by Hansal Mehta and Mrunmayee Lagoo Waikul for Netflix. It stars Karishma Tanna, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, and Harman Baweja in lead roles, along with Prosenjit Chatterjee, Tannishtha Chatterjee, and Deven Bhojani in supporting roles. The series is produced by Sarita Patil and Dikssha Jyote Routray. The series was released on 2 June 2023 and is based on Jigna Vora’s biographical memoir Behind Bars in Byculla: My Days in Prison. The plot follows the real-life story of Jigna Vora who was accused of the murder of mid-day reporter Jyotirmoy Dey in June 2011.

Coming to the comedy genre, Abhishek Banerjee and Maanvi Gagroo won the Best Actor, Series (Male) and (Female) awards respectively for their laughter-filled performance in the series The Great Weddings Of Munnes and TVF Tripling respectively.

Meanwhile, here’s the full list of winners at the fourth edition of the Filmfare OTT Awards:

Best SeriesScoop
Best Series, Critics’Trial By Fire
Best Director SeriesVikramaditya Motwane’s Jubilee
Best Director, Critics’Randeep Jha’s Kohrra
Best Actor, Series (Male): DramaSuvinder Vicky for Kohrra
Best Actor, Series (Male), Critics’: DramaVijay Varma Dahaad
Best Actor, Series (Female): DramaRajashri Deshpande for Trial By Fire
Best Actor, Series (Female), Critics’: DramaSonakshi Sinha for DahaadKarishma Tanna for Scoop
Best Supporting Actor, Series (Male): DramaBarun Sobti for Kohrra
Best Supporting Actor, Series (Female): DramaTillotama Shome for Delhi Crime Season 2
Best Actor, Series (Male): ComedyAbhishek Banerjee for The Great Weddings of Munnes
Best Actor, Series (Female): ComedyMaanvi Gagroo for TVF Tripling
Best Supporting Actor, Series (Male): ComedyArunabh Kumar (TVF Pitchers S2)
Best Supporting Actor, Series (Female): ComedyShernaz Patel (TVF Tripling S3)
Best Comedy (Series/Specials)TVF Pitchers S2
Best Non-fiction Original, Series/SpecialCinema Marte Dum Tak
Best Film, Web OriginalSirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi hai
Best Film Critics’Konkana Sen Sharma for Lust Stories 2Vasan Bala for Monica O My Darling
Best Director, Web Original FilmApoorv Singh Karki for Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai
Best Actor, Web Original Film (Male)Manoj Bajpayee for Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai
Best Actor, Critics’ (Male): FilmRajkumar Rao for Monica O My Darling
Best Actor, Web Original Film (Female)Alia Bhatt for Darlings
Best Actor Critics’ (Female): FilmSharmila Tagore for GulmoharSanya Malhotra for Kathal
Best Supporting Actor, Web Original Film (Male)Suraj Sharma for Gulmohar
Best Supporting Actor, Web Original Film (Female)Amruta Subhash for Lust Stories 2Shefali Shah for Darlings
Best Original Story, SeriesGunjit Chopra and Diggi Sisodia for Kohrra
Best Original Screenplay, SeriesSudip Sharma, Gunjit Chopra, and Diggi Sisodia for Kohrra
Best Original Dialogue, SeriesKaran Vyas for Scoop
Best Adapted Screenplay, SeriesMrunmayee Lagoo, Mirat Trivedi, and Anu Singh Choudhary for Scoop
Best Cinematographer, SeriesPratik Shah for Jubilee
Best Production Design, SeriesAparna Sud and Mukund Gupta for Jubilee
Best Editing, SeriesAarti Bajaj for Jubilee
Best Costume Design, SeriesShruti Kapoor for Jubilee
Best Background Music, Series Alokananda Dasgupta for Jubilee
Best Original Soundtrack, SeriesComposer- Amit Trivedi, Lyricist- Kausar Munir for Jubilee
Best VFX, SeriesArpan Gaglani for Philmcgi and Jubilee
Best Sound Design (Series)Kunal Sharma and Dhruv Parekh for Jubilee 
Best Story (Web Original Film)Deepak Kingrani for Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai
Best Original Screenplay (Web Original Film)Jasmeet K Reen and Parveez Sheikh for DarlingsRahul V. Chittella and Arpita Mukherjee for Gulmohar
Best Dialogue (Web Original Film)Deepak Kingrani for Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai
Best Cinematographer (Web Original Film)Swapnil Sonawane for Monica, O My Darling
Best Production Design (Web Original Film)Meenal Agarwal for Qala
Best Editing (Web Original Film)Nitin Baid for Darlings
Best Background Music (Web Original Film)Achnit Thakkar for Monica, O My Darling
Best Sound Design (Web Original Film)Anirban Sengupta for Darlings
Best Short Film (Fiction)Jahaan
Best Director, Short FilmSakshi Gurnani for Gray
Best Actor Short Film (Male)Manav Kaul for Phir Kabhi 
Best Actor Short Film (Female)Mrunal Thakur for Jahaan
Popular Choice Award for Best Short FilmSoul-Kadhi
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