Another Nepali film award was held in the USA – titled Global Nepali Film Award. It was the second edition of the award. Like other awards held in Europe and USA, many film artists were denied visa. Those who had previous visa to the USA and those who got visa this year participated and won the awards. Such award winning actors include Anmol KC who got the visa this time. Actor Dayahang Rai and others were denied visa and didn’t become “best actors”. Similarly, actress Keki Adhikari was awarded Best Actress for her role in ‘Love Sasha’.
‘Chhakka Panja’ was awarded the Best Film award. Actress and director Deepa Shree Niraula became the best director for the movie. Actor Tika Pahadi was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. Others awarded the Achievement Awards include Arjun Jung Shahi and Suwarna Chhetri.
Nepali movie industry became richer by two more film awards in this weekend. One was held in India and another in the USA. Like all other awards, the award ceremonies were equally controversial. It’s not only the artists uninterested in the film awards, now the media hasn’t given the importance to the award ceremonies.The INAS Film Award 2016 was held in Gantok, Sikkim on Wednesday November 9, 2016. The chief guests in the award ceremony were the Chief Minister of Sikkim, Manisha Koirala, Rajesh Hamal, and Karishma Manandahr.
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Do you know who is most excited to win an award in an award ceremony?
The first time winners are the most excited and enthusiastic when an award is announced. But, when the winner of the Best Newcomer Award doesn’t show up in an award ceremony to receive the award, there is something seriously wrong. I don’t know if that had happened in the other award ceremonies as well but, I felt it odd when the winner of Best Newcomer award, Samragyee RL Shah, didn’t show up to receive the award in NFDC National Award ceremony, held recently.
I think, that was because, she had already won the award and there is no charm in winning more than one awards for the same movie and same role.
I wonder, how Namrata Shrestha could even feel happy – winning awards for the same thing – again and again, and again for the fifth time. Yes, she won Best Actress awards for the same role in ‘Classic’ – five different awards:
- National Award
- FAAN Award
- D Cine Award
- LG Film Award
- NFDC Award
I am pretty sure she will win more awards in future. If I were her, after winning the Nation Award, from the President of Nepal, Bidhya Devi Bhandari, I wouldn’t have attended any other award ceremonies.
After winning the Best Actress Award at the D Cine Award 2016, actress Namrata Shrestha has won three Best Actress Awards in a row this year. All three awards were awarded for the acting she did in ‘Classic’. In the movie, Namrata was featured as a blind woman opposite to another blind character played by Aryan Sigdel. The actor Aryan Sigdel was also awarded the best actor award in two of those awards.
Namrata’s Hat Trick
- >National Award 2016 – Best Actress Award, organized by Film Development Board – the government regularity authority of Nepali movies.
- FAAN Award 2016 – Best Actress Award – organized by the Film Artists Association – the association of the Nepali film artists.
- D Cine Award 2016 – Best Actress Award – organized by Chhaya Chhabi Creations
It was not only this year, Namrata Shrestha had also won the Best Actress Award of 2015 for her role in ‘November Rain’, last year.
After winning the best actor and actress award at the FAAN 2016 award, Aryan Sigdel and Namrata Shrestha has again won the best actors award at the D-Cine Award, held in Pokhara. The 8th edition of the film award, held on August 13, 2016 in Pokhara, was held in the location out of Kathmandu for the first time.
D-Cine film award awards 26 different awards to the movies made on digital technology. The best movie of the year was ‘Classic’. The lead actors of the best movie were the best actor and the best actress. The best director award went to the director of ‘Pashupati Prasad’, Dipendra K Khanal.
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Aryan and Priyanka become the best actors
The 3rd edition of NFDC Film Award ceremony was held in Kathmandu on September 12 at Hotel Hayat in Boudha. TIn the ceremony ‘Kabaddi’ was awarded the best movie of the year 2071. Actor Aryan Sigdel was awarded the best actor for his role in ‘November Rain’ and actress Priyanka Karki was awarded the Best actress for her role in ‘Suntali’.
[Watch ‘Kabaddi’ here and watch ‘November Rain’ here. ]
The best director award was handed over to the director of ‘Kabaddi’, Ram Babu Gurung. The full list of winners is as follows:
- Best Movie – Kabaddi
- Best Director – Ram Babu Gurung (Kabaddi)
- Best Actor in lead role – Aryan Sigdel (November Rain)
- Best Actress in lead role – Priyanka Karki (Suntali)
- Best Supporting Actor – Anup Bikram Shahi (Hasiya)
- Best New Actor (Male) – Sanjog Koirala (Utsav)
- Best New Actor (Female) – Ashma DC (Aavash)
- Best Script – Chetan Gurung (November Rain)
- Best Cinematography – Shailendra Dhoj Karki (Jerryy)
- Best Editing – Surendra Poudel (Aavash)
- Best Action – Tarakumar Upreti (Hasiya)
- Best Music – Taraprakash Limbu (November Rain)
- Best Choreography – Kabiraj Gahatraj (Hawaldar Suntali)
- Best Backgroun Music – Ramji Lamichhana (Tathastu)
- Best Sound – Uttam Neupane (Mukhauta)
- Kusume Ruma Commercial Success – Kohinoor
- MaHa Jury Award – Sudeep Singh Bhusal (Mala)
- Puskar Film Journalism Award – Bijaya Ratna Tuladhar
The president Ram Baran Yadav awarded the National Films Award 2015 in an even held at the President’s place, Shital Niwas, on July 28. In the ceremony ‘Kabaddi’ was awarded the Best Movie Award (watch ‘Kabaddi’ here). Actor Dayahang Rai was awarded the Best Actor (male) award for his role in the movie ‘Sambodhan’. Actress Richa Sharma and Sangam Bista were awarded the Best Actress Award for their role in ‘Talakjung VS Tulke’ and ‘Love You Baba’ respectively.
Nischal Basnet was awarded the best director’s award for his work in ‘Talakjung VS Tulke’. The Best Cinematographer award was awarded to Shailendra Dhoj Karki for his work in ‘Zhigrana’ and Nimesh Shrestha was awarded the Best Editor award for the same movie. The movie ‘Matan’ was awarded the best movie in ethnic films category. ‘Kabaddi’ writers Rambabu Gurung and Upendra Subba were also awarded in the ceremony.
The certificate of the nomination for the NFDC National Award was handed over in a ceremony held on Saturday in Kathmandu. In the ceremony, the artists selected for the nomination in 17 different categories were given the certificate of nomination by Minister Mindndra Rijal and FDB chielf Raj Kumar Rai.
The third edition of NFDC Film Award is scheduled to be held on September 12. In addition to making the announcement of the date of the award ceremony, the minister Rijal had also unveiled two songs of upcoming movie ‘Thamel dot Com’.
Nepali actress Rekha Thapa has announced that she and her home production movies won’t participate in any Nepali movies award ceremony. She has accused the organizers of manipulating them to award the films of their choice based on personal influences and money.
Rekha has termed all the award ceremonies in Nepal as ‘Room Awards’.
This is not the first time Rekha has expressed her dissatisfaction. Last year, at this time Rekha had accused National Award organizers of asking money for award. She didn’t even go to receive one award she won at that time. Rekha was also accused of not participating in an award ceremony when she couldn’t persuade the organizers to hand her the Best Actress Award.
The NEFTA film award is going to be held on October 20 in Hong Kong. Another award ceremony, INFA 2014 is also going to be held in Hong Kong on October 26. And, one more movie award ceremony Kamana Films Award is also starting this year. In addition to the nominations there will be non-competitive Critics Awards in music, fashion and theater, Jury Award and Life Time Achievement awards.
The Kamana Films Award was announced in the beginning of 2014 in association with CG Entertainment. Actress Karishma Manandhar debuted as a MC in that program. In the nominations, ‘Hostel’ has bagged the most – 18 nomination, ‘Nai Nabhannu La 2’ has bagged 17 nominations and ‘Moun’ has received 18 nominations.
The nomination of the award is announced as follows:
Nepali movie made on the love story of lesbian couple, ‘Soongava : dance of the orchids’ was selected to represent Nepal in the world’s most prestigious film awards, Oscars Awards. The movie will compete in the Best Foreign Movies category.
In the race to participate in the 86th Academy Awards ‘Soongava’, ‘Sanguro’, ‘Shirish ko Phool’ and ‘Badhshala’ were selected in the first step. A committee led by Bimal Poudel and having Laxminath Sharma, Pradeep Upadhaya, Raju Bikram Thapa and Lokendra Parajuli as members has selected ‘Soongava’ to go to the Awards.
NOTE – the National Film Award result was posted previously.
The NFDC National Film Award 2069 ceremony was held in Kathmandu on July 21 2013.
The following video is prepared by TV Filmy to cover the first National film Award. The video starts with the introduction of the judges – actress Chaitya Devi Singh, sound engineer Pradeep Upadhya, cinematographer/photographer Manju Kumar Shrestha, production manager Narayan Dhoj Pradhan.
With 7 awards, Nepali movie ‘Saayad‘ won the best film award in the National Film Award 2069. The film award ceremony was held on the occasion of 50-years of Nepali movies at Tribhuvan Army Club, Sundhara.
In addition to receiving ‘Hira’ Best Movie award, and ‘Kusume Rumal‘ Best Professional Movie Award, following ‘Saayad’ crew members were awarded five other National awards: