The nominations for the 66th Vimal Elaichi Filmfare Awards 2021 have been released on Friday. Netlix’s Ludo and the hard-hitting drama, Thappad have grabbed a resounding eighteen and seventeen nominations respectively.

Despite the pandemic, Bollywood actors gave astounding performances and kept the audience entertained throughout. To honor such talented actors in the industry, the black lady is back. The list of the nominees for the 66th Filmfare Awards has been released.

The 66th edition of the Filmfare Awards will be on air on 11th April 2021 at 12pm only on Colors TV.

The nominations are as follows:

Best film

Gulabo sitabo

Gunjan saxena: the kargil girl              

Ludo

Tanhaji: the unsung warrior

Thappad

Best director

Anurag Basu (ludo)

Anubhav Sushila Sinha (thappad)

Om Raut (tanhaji: the unsung warrior)

Sharan Sharma (gunjan saxena: the kargil girl)

Shoojit Sircar (gulabo sitabo)

Best actor in a leading role (male)

Ajay Devgn (tanhaji: the unsung warrior)                     

Amitabh Bachchan (gulabo sitabo)

Ayushmann Khurrana (shubh mangal zyada saavdhan)

Irrfan (angrezi medium)

Rajkummar Rao (ludo)

Sushant Singh Rajput (dil bechara)

Best actor in a leading role (female)

Deepika Padukone (chhapaak)

Janhvi Kapoor (gunjan saxena: the kargil girl)

Kangana Ranaut (panga)

Taapsee Pannu (thappad)

Vidya Balan (shakuntala devi)

Best actor in a supporting role (male)

Deepak Dobriyal (angrezi medium)

Gajraj Rao (shubh mangal zyada saavdhan)

Kumud Mishra (thappad)

Pankaj Tripathi (gunjan saxena: the kargil girl)

Pankaj Tripathi (ludo)

Saif Ali Khan (tanhaji: the unsung warrior)

Best actor in a supporting actor role (female)

Farrokh Jaffar (gulabo sitabo)

Maanvi Gagroo (shubh mangal zyada saavdhan)

Neena Gupta (shubh mangal zyada saavdhan)

Richa Chadha (panga)

Tanvi Azmi (thappad)

Best music album

Chhapaak (Shankar Ehsan Loy)

Dil Bechara (AR Rahman)

Love aaj kal (Pritam)

Ludo (Pritam)

Malang (various artistes)

Best lyrics

Gulzar- chhappak (chhappak)

Irshad Kamil- mehrama (love aaj kal)

Irshad Kamil- shayad (love aaj kal)

Sayeed Qadri- humdum hardam (ludo)

Shakeel Azmi- ek tukda dhoop (thappad)

Vayu- mere liye tum kaafi ho (shubh mangal zyada saavdhan)        

Best playback singer (male)

Arijit Singh- shayad (love aaj kal)

Arijit Singh- aabad barbaad (ludo)

Ayushmann Khurrana- mere liye tum (shubh mangal zyada saavdhan)

Darshan Raval- mehrama (love aal kal)

Raghav Chaitanya- ek tukda dhoop (thappad)

Ved Sharma- malang (malang)

Best playback singer (female)

Antara mitra- mehrama (love aaj kal )

Asees kaur- malang (malang)

Palak Muchhal- mann ki dori (gunjan saxena: the kargil girl)

Shradha Mishra- mar jayein hum (shikaara)

Sunidhi Chauhan- paas nahi to fail (shakuntala devi)

Best film (critics)

Eeb allay ooo! (prateek vats)

Gulabo sitabo (shoojit sircar)

Kaamyaab (hardik mehta)

Lootcase (rajesh krishnan)

Sir (rohena gera)

Thappad (anubhav sushila sinha)

Best actor (critics)

Amitabh Bachchan (gulabo sitabo)

Irrfan Khan (angrezi medium)

Rajkummar rao (ludo)

Sanjay Mishra (kaamyaab)

Shardul Bhardwaj (eeb allay ooo!)

Best actress (critics)

Bhumi Pednekar (dolly kitty aur woh chamakte sitare)

Konkona Sen Sharma (dolly kitty aur woh chamakte sitare)

Sanya Malhotra (ludo)

Taapsee Pannu (thappad)

Tillotama Shome (sir)

Vidya Balan (shakuntala devi)