Sridevi's performance snubbed during award season - fair/unfair?

Sridevi's performance snubbed during award season - fair/unfair? 0
Sridevi's performance snubbed during award season - fair/unfair? 0

It's possibly the biggest comeback in recent years. One of the Queens of Indian Cinema, Sridevi made her way to the Bollywood silver screen after 14 years, and Tamil Cinema after 26 years. And it was good.

Some of the reviews for her performance in Gauri Shinde's directorial debut English Vinglish included 'Sri's performance is a masterclass for actors...' (Times of India), 'If you're a Sridevi fan, you can't miss it. If you aren't, you still can't miss it' (DNA), 'Sri excels in fleshing out her character' (Rediff), 'Sridevi makes the contemporary actresses, even the coolest ones look like jokes...' (IANS), 'Sridevi delivers a performance that is nothing short of perfect' (CNN-IBN), 'Sridevi doesn't miss a beat. Her performance is a triumph' (Hindustan Times). A few more described it as 'Sridevi brings acting back in English Vinglish' (FirstPost). 'makes the best comeback in Bollywood history and delivers a landmark performance' (ETC) and many others like this.

Additionally, the film won laurels in many film festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival where Sri's performance got a standing ovation. She was even called the 'Meryl Streep of India.'

And yet, the actress has been grossly snubbed during awards season.

The award shows where she lost out include:

1. CNN-IBN Indian of the Year (Entertainment) - lost to Irrfan Khan for Paan Singh Tomar and Life of Pi, The Amazing Spider-man

2. BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor - lost to Priyanka Chopra for Barfi! and BIG Star Best Actor/Actress in a Social Film - lost to Paresh Rawal for OMG: Oh My God

3. Filmfare Award for Best Actress - lost to Vidya Balan for Kahaani [Critics Award was given to Richa Chadda for Gangs of Wasseypur]

4. Zee Cine Award for Best Actress - lost to Priyanka Chopra for Barfi! [Critics Award was given to Vidya Balan for Kahaani]

5. Colors Screen Award for Best Actress - lost to Vidya Balan for Kahaani

Additionally, she has been nominated in two categories at the Stardust Awards. And we are yet to see from other biggies like IIFA and Apsara.

So far, she has secured Hello Magazine Hall of Fame Outstanding Performance of the Year Award.

With a realistic and mesmerising performance like this, this is a great injustice to her work. Sridevi has been extremely gracious attending most of the awards and applauding the winners, but we think she deserves more.

Do you think it's fair or unfair?


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Anonymous's picture

i dont know why awards always ignore masterclass performances of sridevi.
not only for english vinglish she diserve award for more movies like
JUDAII,
SADMA.
CHANDANI ( )
ARMY
. ROOP KI RANI CHORO KA RAJAA
. LADLAA
GUMRAAH
KHUDAH GWAH

they even do not nominate her if her performane is highly overpower etc etc...
I dont know why Awards favourate lady are Vidhya, Madhuri ( most over rated)

  • 1 year ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Priyanka's performance in Barfi deserves applause, but its right sridevi was greatly ignored. What a wonderful performance she gave in english vinglish struggling and modulating her english diction. Great expressions and great job which needed a lot of homework, commitment and owning the role...she definitely deserves more than vidyabalan for kahaani. vidyabalan was definitely overrated for her performance and honestly sridevi deserves the award becasue she carried the entire movie on her shoulder.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Priyanka's performance in Barfi deserves applause, but its right sridevi was greatly ignores. What a wonderful performance she gave in english vinglish struggling and modulating her english diction. Great expressions and great job needed a lot of homework and owning the role...she definitely deserves more than vidyabalan for kahaani. vidyabalan was definitely overrated for her performance this year with most of the juries and sridevi was undermined

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    It's a tremendous insult to Sridevi by the juries of Zee and Filmfare. In my humble opinion , Sridevi came out with a masterclass in acting in English Vinglish . With the results out , it is now proven that these awards have lost all the credibility .

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    She did not win because Zee and Filmfare played foul. Everyone knows the mess that happened at the end of Zee Cine ceremony. All the websites had been given a full list of winners beforehand. They flashed the winners towards the end of the ceremony and were showing Sridevi as the winner of the Critics award. However Vidya's name was announced on stage thus exposing that the winner had been changed at the last minute. Even PV had to publish a second 'updated' list of the winners. As for Filmfare, how can they award the critics trophy to Richa Chadda over Sridevi or even PC? Foul, foul!!!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    The only award that matters is the Filmfare and it has already become the most shitty and fake of the lot. The only award that Sridevi's pure performance deserves is the National Award.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    She may not win awards but there's no denying the fact that she has already created HISTORY by becoming the ONLY actress in Hindi Films to make a triumphant comeback. Nobody can take that away from her. She achieved what no other comeback actress could. Kudos Sridevi!!!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    i was so thrillled that my fav actress would win the best actress in filmfare.but i was quite surprised and shocked when she lost to vidya balan.this prooves that these awards have no credibility.she is a winner in the eyes of the audience,no matter what.everybody loved her performance in EV.so she is the winner.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    It's fair! Vidya performance was so strong in Kahani. If she did not win, it should goes to Priyanka for Barfi. Sridevi is great but I don't think her role in English Vinglish as strong as Priyanka or Vidya. What she was doing in English Vinglish was something like she was done in the past. As always Sri mesmerized everyone with her performance in English Vinglish but when compared her role to Priyanka in Barfi and Vidya in Kahani, Sri would be in 3rd line to win the Best Actress Award. Even though English Vinglish is a big hit but that doesn't mean she should win for it.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    I agree with other poster, priyanka gave a good performance but her role was 30 minutes presence so she doesn't qualify for the main award, she was good but sridevi did that 30 years ago and in a bigger central role. Vidya is highly overpraised, for her average performance, it was a suspense thriller with suspense as the main element, I can't recall a scene that she had act or award worthy, not in level of urmila in bhoot which was thriller as well as character driven. Coming to EV, Sri's performance in the film was character driven, it wasa film with message and everyday struggle, Just watch the scene in the cafe how she reacts to be treated, that scene alone is equal to all the scenes footage of the winners mentioned, or the climax speech reminds one of colin firth's scene speech in the king speech, her whole body was acting. She lost it because of politics and nothing else.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    If Sridevi do not deserve to be awarded. Then there is not a single person who deserve an award in 2012. Award functions should be stopped

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Missing one, but she has missed all the awards when she deserves them all, its clear that these awards are biased.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    It’s the biggest shock to discover how Sridevi has been ignored in all the award functions. It seems deliberate. She gave flawless performance in English Vinglish and deserved the best actress award this year. By not giving any award to her, the award functions have lost their credibility. Shame on all the jury members! All oft hem are corrupt.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    SRIDEVI conguered all Online Polls this year, She was No.1 everywhere.They may not give her awards but the Public knows Sridevi was the Best of 2012.
    Sridevi’s performance was effortless,brilliant and flawless unlike other actresses…

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    I guess age discrimination played its blatant role and ensured Sridevi gets snubbed in all these (fake ?) awards. I cannot justify this injustice any other way. Like a reader here has very rightfully opined -"One Cafe scene in EV is equal to all the actings of Vidya in Kahaani ". I agree !!!!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    I didn't see yet "English Vinglish" but I just think that Vidya is overpraised... I was very delighted and surprised with Deepika's performance in "Cocktail".

  • 2 years ago
  • Halimali Halim's picture

    TOTALLY UNFAIR AND BIASED

    Though it is a bummer Sridevi did not win these award, but one side of me is happy because THIS WILL BE THE BIGGEST PROOF EVER that ALL these awards are nothing but FAKE and PAID for. I'm not saying this because I'm a Sridevi fan, No. This is my opinion about these awards even if Sri was the winner in all of them.
    The Awarding system in India started going down since the 1980s. and Then when the 1990s came we have specific names known by all public who BUY awards. They are very well known. In 2000s the SHAME has totally gone that one buys an award, brags about buying it and make a party that he bought it.

    You cannot claim you have an award system and miss a performance like Sri's. As to others here who claim that Vidya, Priyanka or others were as strong. I say NO. They were not award worthy compared to Sridevi.

    If you are giving an award for best actress you should keep in mind the following: 1- Good performance, 2- Screen Footage, 3- What messages did the role delivered and if we look into each:

    - Vidya Balan:
    Yes she had the screen footage as it was her film, Some think it was a good performance (Though I totally disagree I think it was below than average and not worthy for a nomination itself).
    But what her role lack severely is the message!!! What Message did Vidya's role or even movie deliver?? to take the revenge with your own hands or to fake a pregnancy or what?
    Here Vidya should be excluded from the win.

    - Priyanka Chopra:
    She gave a good performance, some might interpret that her role had a slight hidden message about love and friendship blah blah. But what clearly she lacks is Screen Footage!! The other girl in Barfi had more screen footage than her and that girl is nominated in supporting cast. So clearly Priyanka is nominated in the wrong category.
    Here Priyanka should be excluded from the win in Best actress category

    - Sridevi:
    Sri had the full screen footage. hardly these is any scene without her in English Vinglish. Performance wise: Natural, powerful, genuine and warm. Messages? Tons of them, be it the movie or her role. It was all about how a human being gains his respect and dignity. I have not seen a movie that taps that much about relationships and our lives.
    - Sri fulfilling all the requirements for winning the best actress award.

    But there is one thing that Sridevi does not fulfill to win the Indian awards and that is "PAYING". That is one criteria that only Indian awards have and it cancels all the other criterias. Pay for the award and you get it. No questions asked.

    Finally congratulations for all the winners of trophies of disgrace. I'm sure whenever they will look at these paid awards on their shelves they will remember the price they paid it for.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Quite disappointed that sridevi did not win any award.she deserved it the most.wonder how they ignored her?now the awards r not of any consequence.very unfair of the jury.

  • 2 years ago
  • PreetiBabes's picture

    Very disappointed Sridevi did not win any award for her BRILLIANT performance in English Vinglish. Not that these awards have any credibility but seriously it was Sridevi Sridevi Sridevi!!

    Meryl Streep won 3 Oscars in her whole entire career and with all the great roles she did, while someone like Vidya Balan wins 6 Filmfare awards in 4 or 5 years.... This just shows how terrible Indian Awards are!!!

    The point is, this is not the first time that happens to Sridevi or any deserving winner but it will continue to happen until the stars themselves stop it and boycott going to such corrupted functions. As an observer what irritates me more is not Sridevi's lost award, but the whole idea of these corrupt functions being held in the first place.

    The lady with all that injustice has maintained that dignified silent in full grace. Sridevi you are the Performer of the year, HANDS DOWN!!

  • 2 years ago
  • PercyNariman's picture

    TOTALLY UNFAIR!

    Vidya Balan's performance was not Award worthy- NO! Sridevi played a simple middle class wife but it was a very complex role. One Cafe scene in EV is equal to all the actings of Vidya in Kahaan- - YES I'AM SERIOUS, NO EXAGGERATION!!

    If Sridevi had won a Filmfare Award, she would have smashed Nutan's record of Oldest Winner. But they made sure that didn't happen. She was royally ignored by these corrupt Award Shows. Government must seriously sue all Indian Film Awards for consistently neglecting true talent & selling awards. Sridevi should follow Aamir Khan, Salman Khan & Ajay Devgn's footsteps & stop attending these fake Bollywood awards.

    They may not have given her awards but they can't change the fact that she is the only Bollywood actress to make a triumphant comeback.

  • 2 years ago
  • Hella's picture

    I don't think Sridevi's performance was better than Priyanka's in Burfi. Please, I am not a fan of Priyanka, just stating as it is. As to Vidya's in Kahani, it is more comparable.
    English Vinglish was a very good film, but it was a simple film and no histrionics was really necessary. That type of natural acting has been done by many actresses including Jaya, Tabu, Shabana etcetera. I agree Sridevi did a fab job of her role, but she has done far more complicated roles in her career. I agree she needed to be mentioned for a special award or some such thing. I would have been angered if say they had given it to Kareena or Katrina or even to Priyanka for one of their glam roles in a box office hit movie.

  • 2 years ago
  • bollyglam's picture

    Totally unfair. These awards have become such nonsense. Give the awards to young actresses so that the award shows remain popular. We should boycott these awards. Sridevi should have won all these awards. We should start a petition to get Sridevi reconsidered for these awards. Please Vidya was average not worthy of the best actress award.

    Its a shame for the industry to ignore Sridevis performance.

  • 2 years ago
  • Siwita's picture

    This is TOTALLY UNFAIR. Sridevi DESERVES to win the best actress award...These awards are so BIASED, they lose their credibility more and more...English Vinglish is special because of Sridevi's outstanding performance. Nobody could have done the role of Shashi as brilliantly as Sridevi!!

  • 2 years ago
  • rasikpunekar's picture

    TOTALLY UNFAIR. SRIDEVI DESERVED THE AWARD FOR HER TOWERiNG PERFORMANCE IN EV. SHE IS APTLY CALLED AS MERYL STREEP OF INDIA.

  • 2 years ago
  • rasikpunekar's picture

    I feel really sad that this time too such a brilliant performance by Sridevi was snubbed at these award functions. Filmfare did it again. They lost the opportunity to regain their lost credibility. They ignored her superb perfotmances in Sadma,Gumraah,Khuda Gawah,Judai and now EV. ( For the release year of Nagina and Mr India award functions was not held) Is this brcause she is south indian. Even Rekha, another south Indian actress who gave innumerable brilliant performances in her career spanning almost 4 decades got this award only twice. And how this Vidya can get it 4 times. Because she married to Siddarth Roy Kapoor? Vidya really shame on you. And shame on you filmfare, Juries (Injuries), Jitesh . Really it is Fiilmfake award.

  • 2 years ago
  • rasikpunekar's picture

    I feel really sad that this time too such a brilliant performance by Sridevi was snubbed at these award functions. Filmfare did it again. They lost the opportunity to regain their lost credibility. They ignored her superb perfotmances in Sadma,Gumraah,Khuda Gawah,Judai and now EV. ( For the release year of Nagina and Mr India award functions was not held) Is this brcause she is south indian. Even Rekha, another south Indian actress who gave innumerable brilliant performances in her career spanning almost 4 decades got this award only twice. And how this Vidya can get it 4 times. Because she married to Siddarth Roy Kapoor? Vidya really shame on you. And shame on you filmfare, Juries (Injuries), Jitesh . Really it is Filmfake award.

  • 2 years ago
  • sagar123's picture

    Totally 'unfair' awards, even national level - She has been ignored while Madhuri was awarded every performance.
    She needs more awards henceforth, even if Filmfare and others announce now for her going back.

  • 2 years ago
  • HarmonicMinor's picture

    I absolutely loved EV and Sridevi's performance in it, but the point is we had many memorable performances this year, that it was hard to choose from.. Vidya's performance in Kahaani was a step ahead IMO as it was a more complex character and she did full justice to it.. Similarly, PC's also is an award-worthy performance.. But I would not agree with some of you being a little harsh on the winners here, because they DESERVED the awards! I haven't watched GOW but have heard from so many folks that Richa Chaddha was amazing in it..
    Agreed that Sridevi should've been given an award, but I really don't think she was snubbed..

  • 2 years ago
  • The Quidnunc's picture

    Sri was good. i loved her performance in EV but there is no denying the fact that Vidya was also super good in Kahani.

  • 2 years ago
  • Leena Goenka's picture

    Here are few Online Poll Results which SRIDEVI won with huge margins and Vidya Balan is not to be seen at all :
    www.bollywoodlife.com
    www.koimoi.com
    www.bollyspice.com
    www.boxofficecapsule.com
    www.hindifilmnews.com/poll-25
    www.hindifilmnews.com/poll-27

    WHO DECIDES THE BEST ACTRESS POPULAR AWARD THEN?? HOW COME SRIDEVI DIDNT'T WIN A SINGLE AWARD? WHY THIS INJUSTICE TO HER WHEN VIEWERS HAVE CLEARLY GIVEN THEIR VIEWS ABOUT THE WINNER?

  • 2 years ago
  • Pooja Sood's picture

    I won't go on and on but will just say 'YES, SRIDEVI'S PERFORMANCE WAS SNUBBED' She deserved the Best Actress Award more than anybody else.

  • 2 years ago
  • Voiceswriter's picture

    I don't think she was snubbed, there were just too many awesome performances to choose from. It happens nearly every year.

  • 2 years ago
  • sapna's picture

    No because it was oke performance, at least I heard. Why give her an award then. The movie wasn't that great either I heard. Don't get these actresses who take long breakes. Whole young generation have forgotten who she is. So they don't care anymore about her. Same with filmindustry.

  • 2 years ago
  • Fiza_Khan's picture

    In my opinion they should have given her a special award for her good come back and completing so many years in BW. I would NOT say that she deserved the "Best Actress" award ALONE, the character was not as risky and tough like PC's role in Barfi...but Sridevi's acting was also "perfect." It would be unfair if they gave it to Sridevi just because she is "THE" Amazing Sridevi. Maybe, they could have awarded "2" people for best actresses ---- Both Sridevi and PC!

    Richa Chadda definitely did not deserve that award over Sridevi. Also, I have always liked Vidya Balan, but she definitely did not deserve the "best" actress award this year...she was good but not the best. Irrfan Khan's acting in Paan Singh Tomar was great :D

    English Vinglish was not a great movie...but Sridevi was the ONLY reason why this movie got so much recognition. She was the best part of this money....or perhaps, the ONLY good part of this movie in my opinion.

  • 2 years ago
  • Fiza_Khan's picture

    In my opinion they should have given her a special award for her good come back and completing so many years in BW. I would NOT say that she deserved the "Best Actress" award ALONE, the character was not as risky and tough like PC's role in Barfi (though, I am sure if she was given the chance..she would have BLASTED all the actresses)...but Sridevi's acting was also "perfect." It would have been unfair if they gave it to Sridevi only, just because she is "THE" Amazing Sridevi. Maybe, they could have awared it to "2" people, both Sridevi and PC!

    Richa Chadda definitely did not deserve that award over Sridevi. Also, I have always liked Vidya Balan, but she definitely did not deserve the "best" actress award this year...she was good but not the best. Irrfan Khan's acting in Paan Singh Tomar was great :D

  • 2 years ago
  • Pooja Tiwari's picture

    Very Sad................Sridevi won accolades for her performance in English Vinglish. She received a standing ovation at the Toronto Film Festival for her brilliant performance. But here in India, not even a single Award, sure Injustice....
    Sridevi has proven that she is still one of the most talented women in the industry, more so than the other actresses who were awarded in these Fake Award Shows....

  • 2 years ago
  • marypoppins's picture

    totally unfair....I love sridevi and her performance was just perfect.

  • 2 years ago
  • Vinod Agrawal's picture

    TOTALLY UNFAIR
    None of the Indian Awards have given Best Actress Award to Sridevi for her brilliant performance in English Vinglish!!

    It is really surprising that Vidya Balan won four Screen Awards in a row! are we kidding??? Vidya Balan gave a good performance in Kahaani, but she has been consistently giving such similar performances, so she deserves an award only when she outperforms herself.

    Meryl Streep is the finest Hollywood actress, but she won Oscar only thrice out of her 17 nominations. Indian Awards should learn a thing or two from Golden Globe & Oscars, there are slips, but nothing like our Indian Awards!

  • 2 years ago
  • honeybee's picture

    SHORT AND CLEAR FROM MY VIEW .... "UNFAIR"

  • 2 years ago
  • abhas's picture

    Obliviously unfair..from now one all the awards should be renamed as UTV awards..coz UTV is sponsoring almost all the awards ceremony and their would be BAHU now full BAHU VIDYA BALAN is constantly winning all the awards for last 4 years.And yes, rival actress fans must be so happy and they will say Sridevi doesn't deserve any awards,role was not good etc etc!..But truth is SHE TRULY DESERVES AN AWARD THIS YEAR FOR HER OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE!

  • 2 years ago
  • DeepaBhatia4's picture

    UNFAIR!
    I was under the impression that this year Filmfare would win its lost credibility back as we had such brilliant releases BUT No, they did it yet again.....Huge disappointment!!

    I like Vidya Balan and Priyanka, two good performers, but they where no where near Sridevi's effortless, realistic and brilliant performance in Gauri Shinde's English Vinglish.

    The actress ( Sridevi ) shows us that Talent knows no age limit and cold teach Bollywood young heroines (Priyanka, Kareena, Katrina, Deepika, Vidya) thing or two when it comes to Acting....

    Sridevi has been winning 90% of all Online Polls and next was Priyanka and Kareena.......but but Vidya Balan was no where near Sridevi or others..........WHO HAS VOTED FOR VIDYA BALAN, is my question??? WHY BOLLYWOOD WHY, Why this injustice to Sridevi, Why is Sridevi sidelined, Why is Sridevi humiliated, Why is this Legend not given her dues........???

    Despite all these, Sridevi was gracious enough to attend most of the Award Shows and applaud for the winners.

    I ADORE THIS LADY MORE AND MORE NOW............A SPECIAL SALUTE TO HER FROM VIEWERS ALL ACROSS THE WORLD. YOU HAVE WON......SRI, YES YOU HAVE WON OUR HEARTS!! FOR US, YOU ARE THE WINNER OF 2012, HANDS DOWN.

  • 2 years ago
  • filmbuff's picture

    This is why users of fashion blogs don't get to judge acting awards. Thankfully so.

    Sridevi not winning any awards would have been a travesty is any of the people who won them didn't deserve them. You fashion bloggers and gossip fans, admirers and worshippers of the size zero variety of cookie-cutter dolls would never understand nuance in acting. Kahaani was, by far, Vidya's best role and performance till date. Those of you quoting Sridevi's reviews should try and look up what people said about Vidya in Kahaani at the beginning of the year. Public memory is, after all, short and biased.

    Sridevi was wonderful. So was Vidya. So was PC. So was Parineeti. Instead of celebrating the fact that there were enough praiseworthy female roles this year, you crib about why one of them wasn't awarded anything. Acting awards are subjective, as all awards are. Get over it.

    And if any of you knew anything about films and acting, you'll realize that the best acting by a female actor this year was by Richa Chadda in Gangs of Wasseypur. Acting in a mostly male ensemble and stealing it, playing mother to guys older than her, finding the perfect balance between comedy and pathos and absolutely nailing such a well-written role that ages over 40 years within the film. When will we see articles that Richa was robbed of all the awards and the critics award was the only consolation she got? Oh, that's right. She's not 'star' enough for you lot. The way you dismiss any actor who isn't mainstream is disgusting. Why do you lot pretend to know anything about acting? Stick to fashion and star gossip.

    P.S. If you knew anything about film festivals, you'd know that EVERY film gets a standing ovation unless it's mind-obliteratingly terrible. A mediocre, predictable film like English Vinglish would still be treated with respect and given an ovation because people in FFs love films.

  • 2 years ago
  • Divya Kandpal's picture

    Very bad, Very Very bad, disappointing and hurt with the crap results......Vidya Balan over Sridevi, are you kidding me!!
    Vidya Balan, I had huge liking for you, but no more, you are a big time looser, how could you BUY AN AWARD ?? so that's the advantage of marrying one Roy Kapoor, Is it? You may have won and Award this year but you have lost the RESPECT viewers have for you......Now sit and decide, are you in Profit or Loss ??
    Not exaggerating, but I strongly feel :
    Priyanka's performance + Vidya Balan's performance + Kareena's performance = SRIDEVI's in English Vinglish.

  • 2 years ago
  • filmbuff's picture

    This is why users of fashion blogs don't get to judge acting awards. Thankfully so.

    Sridevi not winning any awards would have been a travesty is any of the people who won them didn't deserve them. You fashion bloggers and gossip fans, admirers and worshippers of the size zero variety of cookie-cutter dolls would never understand nuance in acting. Kahaani was, by far, Vidya's best role and performance till date. Those of you quoting Sridevi's reviews should try and look up what people said about Vidya in Kahaani at the beginning of the year. Public memory is, after all, short and biased.

    Sridevi was wonderful. So was Vidya. So was PC. So was Parineeti. Instead of celebrating the fact that there were enough praiseworthy female roles this year, you crib about why one of them wasn't awarded anything. Acting awards are subjective, as all awards are. Get over it.

    And if any of you knew anything about films and acting, you'll realize that the best acting by a female actor this year was by Richa Chadda in Gangs of Wasseypur. Acting in a mostly male ensemble and stealing it, playing mother to guys older than her, finding the perfect balance between comedy and pathos and absolutely nailing such a well-written role that ages over 40 years within the film. When will we see articles that Richa was robbed of all the awards and the critics award was the only consolation she got? Oh, that's right. She's not 'star' enough for you lot. The way you dismiss any actor who isn't mainstream is disgusting. Why do you lot pretend to know anything about acting? Stick to fashion and star gossip.

  • 2 years ago
  • Kitty's picture

    So maybe they should have awarded Sridevi a "Special" award in recognition of her contribution to films. Maybe they should open up a new category "Best Comeback", since we seem to have more and more comebacks every year. But I'm sure that Sridevi did not deserve the "Best Actress" award. Her character in EV lacked the depth that we saw in the characters played by Vidya and PC. And that's why Vidya and PC are ruling the awards functions this year. Sure it's nice to see Sridevi back on screen again but she wasn't the best of the year, not even close IMO.

  • 2 years ago
  • lololaughing's picture

    I am huge fan of vidya balan but this year I was a bit pissed off that they gave her the award, yes, she did carry the film on her shoulders and yes she is extremely talented but, sridevi is the queen of acting and Bollywood (if you think I'm exaggerating, just watch her films) or they could have given her a special award (like they were gonna give aish but didn't (thank god) or the one they gave to madhuri) to make up for all the snubs earlier but no they didn't
    i thought maybe filmfare could gain some of its credibility back this year with the good films that have been made but no they sold out yet again,
    anushka sharma for best supporting actress????? (rani was a million times better or even if they gave that richa chadda, i would have been happy)
    richa chadda for best actress (critics) ??? (if she's nominated for supporting, how can she get this, PC should have gotten this one)
    barfi for best film ??? (the whole movie was copied, yes it was a good movie but, it's not original)
    ayushmann for best singer ???? (he's a good singer but compared to sonu nigam for abhi mujh mein kahin, he lacks that soul)
    bosco-caeser for aunty ji ??? (they weren't even properly dancing, why are they nominated)

    the only thing that made me happy was ranbir winning best actor, irrfan khan finally getting recognized and awarded for his talent, sorry for the long comment, probably the longest I've written
    P.S.: stop with the word verification, it's annoying, I've stopped posting comments b/c of it

  • 2 years ago
  • deep_purple's picture

    Filmfare awards were always very biased. They have their favorites: Madhuri, Kajol, Kareena , Vidya whom they always give awards. If these ladies just stand for 5-10 minutes in a movie, they will get an award, while Filmfare always ignore deserving candidates.
    Shame on you Filmfare
    Seriosuly : Madhuri for HAHK. Was that acting? just smiling and dancing to 12 songs in that movie. I felt i am watching a shaadi ka video. They ignored Manisha for Khamoshi, Urmila for Pinjar, Ek Hasina Thi, Naina , Ayesha Taki for Dor and always create special category awards to honor their favorite chamchas. Kajol for MNIK,; she was unbearable, KKKG (that wasn't award worthy either) Vidya did not deserve for Paa, or Ishquia, her acting was just okay in them, and for Bebo they created special category award to honor her for chameli. Also, 2 years ago when Madhuri came back, they just honored her for nothing (completing 25 years in the industry). They could have given Sri the recognition she deserves.

    I would say it was a tough choice between Sri, Priyanka and Vidya this year (also Bipasha was superb in Raaz-3 ) and didn't even get nominated. Kahani was a great movie, but Vidya Balan was not the hero of it, the hero was the script. I don't deny she played her part well, but Sree's character Shahi had more depth to it. Other actress could also give a performance like Kahani, but playing Shahi or Jhilmil isn't everyone cup of tea. Priyanka should have won best actress and Sreedevi best actress critics at least.

    It is really shameful indeed for all of them for ignoring her

  • 2 years ago
  • unthinkable's picture

    VIDYA DID NOT DESERVE AWARDS THIS YR ACCORDING TO ME! ... Plain and simple!
    yes she is one of the finest actresses we have i agree but that doesnt mean every performance of yours is better than any other in a year ... hands down last yr nobody could touch her performance in Dirty picture ... i cant imagine anyone doing the role she did with AS MUCH CONVICTION as she did!....

    BUT THIS YEAR .... the role she did i can see PC doing,,,, I can see SRI doing ... Yes the movie was awsome and im not saying her role wasnt recognition worthy but to be Jhilmil in Barfi ... i cant picture vidya being that ... U could tell PC did her homework on that ... Have not seen Inglish Vinglish but heard the storyline and I know sri carried it with conviction ...

    I really want Bwood ... Atleast one award show in BWOOD to NOT be a sell out! ... Please! Every year, all actors, should have an opportunity to SNAG an award in every category. Not because of their last name or 5 mins of fame but actual talent !... All these award r for me about is dance performances or Hype value. So and so clashed, Someones mommy is dancing with somones poppy etc etc ....

  • 2 years ago
  • BlueHenna's picture

    You can't ignore such a huge comeback, I don't think winning or no winning has anything to do with it, the point I think should be, that it should have been mentioned, and at least a 5 mintue segment of her movies going right into English Vinglish with a 2 minute solo finish!
    It would have been fitting to her stature and star power.

  • 2 years ago
  • iheartbollywood's picture

    Politics of Filmfare! Even more ridiculous was Anushka getting best supporting actress, she was good in JTHJ but the others in the category were better....Also Talaash being snubbed, it arguably had the best first half of the year!!!

  • 2 years ago
  • karankapoor's picture

    I couldnt agree more! EXtremely disspointed in this years awards specially FilmFare who are usually very good!
    SRIDEVI was soo briliiant and the film was so successfull!!

  • 2 years ago
  • Trendz2013's picture

    GREATLY UNFAIR BUT NOTHING NEW........

    Its not the first time awards are being baised.!
    She already is 2 awards short for Nagina and Mr India as those year the award ceremnoy was not held
    Then later both her great performance was on the same year chalbaaz and chandni

    later the undersevering Madhuri got for DTPH Instead of Sridevi for Judaii
    Madhuri was good( karishma was far better tough in that movie) but not beter any day than Sridevi in Judaii.

    And now EV.
    Flimfare and all other awards have already lost credibility in my eyes but after this i think i would not even like to watch any award function! Cant digest underserving winning awards.....

    Its Sri's dignity and great nature that she still attends them and dont crib about not being given to her.

    She never had and will never have any replacement ever!

    Your fans are always with you Sri.. You keep rocking...

    Dogs always bark when and elephant walks but the elephant does not care for the dogs... you keep doing so :-)

  • 2 years ago
  • bollywood lover's picture

    Yes! She deserved to win. Am not even a big Sridevi fan but wanted her to win. But what to expect from hopeless Bollywood awards.

    Agree with @lovePConly. Surely they could have awarded her something. Didn't Madhuri Dixit get some award for completing 25 years in Bollywood & not to forget the lame awards Katrina gets in those "international" category.

  • 2 years ago
  • an_user's picture

    I cant decide as all the performances last yr weer amazing! everybody acted so well..

  • 2 years ago
  • Hansulish's picture

    Bollywood Awards are always biased.. the most deserving actress to win best actress award was Sridevi..her performance was flawless n beyond perfection..even critics said her performance is beyond reviews...i'm so dissapointed on indian awards

  • 2 years ago
  • bebo_pclover20's picture

    Definitely unfair. Sridevi gave the best performance this year out of all the actresses. I don't know how anyone can deny that. Her portrayal of Shashi was phenomenal and the fine nuances in Sri's performance were just a treat to watch. I don't believe the role was simple like I have heard other people say - it required maturity and subtlety which Sridevi brought to her performance. It's a downright pity that she was overlooked at the awards' ceremonies because her performance was probably the most inspiring this year. But I guess that's awards' politics for you! (I wouldn't keep my fingers crossed for an IIFA or National Award.)

  • 2 years ago
  • Joe Perry's picture

    I think it's just that this year , all the female contenders have been excellent. But I do have a big grouse on her behalf ....even the Indian Govt has ignored her . I mean , they give awards to Akshay Kumar , Saif , Aishwariya , Madhuri & all . But they keep side lining her contribution to Indian cinema. Sridevi started out as a child artist & ruled South Indian movies . Same with Bollywood. Sridevi worked with so many father & son actors . What more do they want of her? Seriously ,has any of the above mentioned lot been better than this lady?

  • 2 years ago
  • Filmfan's picture

    Sridevi was flawless- best performance of the year. PC and Vidya were definitely good, but Sridevi was the most natural, with every detail of her performance perfected. I hope she wins the national award, she deserves it. I'm very disappointed with Filmfare- she should have won.

  • 2 years ago
  • BWPZ156's picture

    I actually dont agree with the fact that she was snubbed because her performance was great dont get me wrong but I personally think there are more deserving actors on the list. I dont think its fair to give her an award just because she has made a comeback and because she was the queen of bollywood in her era. What i do think is unfair is Sridevi being nominated amongst the talentless acting of Kareena Kapoor in Heroine and Deepika Padukone in Coctail.

  • 2 years ago
  • Kitty's picture

    Honestly the Toronto Film Fest story is an exaggeration. Every person in that theatre must have been a SriDevi fan to begin with, of course they'll give it a standing ovation, especially since she was in attendance at the screening. They were applauding the fact that she was physically there, and the fact that she chose to first screen the film in their presence. The film itself didn't win anything at TIFF and the reviews out of Toronto were just OK but not great. SriDevi was good in her role, but I wouldn't say she was snubbed, I would say that other performances of actresses like PC and Vidya were more deserving of awards.

  • 2 years ago
  • kohinoor's picture

    She was the most deserving in my opinion to win the best actress award
    She gave a great performance in English Vinglish

  • 2 years ago
  • mystic river's picture

    Totally unfair. I expect Ranbir and Srideve/priyanka for Best actor & actress. And Ranbir- kareena/ sridevi for critics choice best actor. Richa was shocking.

  • 2 years ago
  • babepinksta's picture

    UNFAIR obviously... she highly deserves every bit of an award... i hope and pray she gets in IIFA.. GO SRI!

  • 2 years ago
  • Miah-freak's picture

    Great post ..yes ofcourse its unfair..sri devi deserved a award for hr comrback as it was one of the greatest performances in hindi cinema..atleast she deserved the critic awrard n yes she is so gracious that she is applauding the winners even gave best critic award to richa..completely injustice..i hope she gets iifa..

  • 2 years ago
  • Blossom-baby's picture

    Unfair...except filmfare and Iifa i don't take take these awards seriously, Vidya was good but Sridevi was outstanding in English Vinglish.I hope she gets recognition for her acting at Iifa.

  • 2 years ago
  • onlyrani's picture

    unfair.
    she should win an award at least.it was her come back.yes,madhuri's comeback didn't deserve an award but sridevi was fab in EV.
    she was as good as vidya and pc.
    but they ignored pc too so i think something is wrong with awards these days.
    disappointed:(

  • 2 years ago
  • Samia khan's picture

    I like vidiya more than sridevi. But this time I pick sridevi. She was far better than vidya, pc, risha. At least she should given critics award. Very very unfair.

  • 2 years ago
  • sharon_diva's picture

    Unfair.. ANil kapoor said in KBC about acting, It is easy to play complex roles with different shades, but it is tough to play simple role...
    According to me Sridevi's character was one simpl character , equally tough to play..she deserved the award !!

  • 2 years ago
  • lovePConly's picture

    I agree somewhere she too deserves award along with vidya and priyanka.
    When these stupid award shows can bring any stupid category to give award to katrina or anyone else, they could have created any award or honour to facilitate her work just like hello awards did. May be special performance of the year, outstanding performance of the year or best comeback would be perfect. Lol!

  • 2 years ago
  • daanishzaki's picture

    Really shocked and sad that Sridevi hasn't won..in fact event he supporting cast havn't even been nominated.

    English Vinglish was one of those films that don't get made all too often. It was super entertaining with amazing acting... Even Katrina won an award at Zee... Everyone had predicted great things for Sridevi at the awards.. Was shocked that screen didn't give her anything..these awards are famed for inventing categories for The Bachans and SRK..when they feel they can't give them an award but feel they have to...So very disappointed that Screen and Filmfare ignored her...Hope she at aleast wins the National Award

  • 2 years ago
  • TheRajanNaidu's picture

    Well written... thanks admin for voicing this concern on your site... All Sridevi fans are damn upset about this ignorance and have been tweeting to Zee, Screen and Filmfare but in vain. None of these so called reputed award institutions have an answer to this question... Infact the Filmfare guy has blocked most of Sridevi fans and fanclubs who have raised their concern about this injustice..

    Though Sridevi is beyond all such awards but say after 50 yrs the new generation will check as to how many awards she has got to her credit... It is so disappointing to all of us that we have lost interest in Indian awards... actresses who have come later than Sridevi are being awarded by filmfare for their contribution in Indian cinema... are they blind to have not seen Sridevi's contribution to the Indian cinema??? Disgusting...

    All these awards are been brought by people either as a wedding gift to a newly married actress or in barter of favors (?) being done at such award shows... Its a very shocking thing but people have now got an attitude of "CHALTA HAI" and letgo such things... Its the loss of award institution to have lost the opportunity of honoring this Queen of Indian Cinema... Guess in coming years the awards will be restricted only within a certain section of actors who believes in "GIVE & TAKE"

  • 2 years ago
  • CookieRaider's picture

    Thank you for this lovely post. I think its absolutely unfair that her performance is being snubbed. And I don't understand what's up with all these award shows and their fixation with Vidya Balan? Her performance wasn't even nearly as good as Sridevi's or Priyanka's. Who thought that the most famous and looked-up-upon award show like Filmfare would ignore a mammoth performance like Sridevi's and award Vidya instead? Don't get me wrong, Vidya is a marvellous talent. Its just that the true blue hero of Kahaani was its script. But the hero of English Vinglish was Sridevi. Its a shame that none of the prestigious award functions have given Sridevi her due!

  • 2 years ago
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