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Critics’ Choice Awards 2022: List of nominated short films and series unveiled

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Motion Content Group, GroupM’s content investment, production and distribution business in collaboration with Film Critics’ Guild and Vistas Media Capital, announces its most awaited list of nominees across series and short films for the 4th edition of Critics’ Choice Awards 2022 (CCA).

The Film Critics’ Guild is a pan India body of critics across languages and formats. This year the Critics’ Choice Awards will recognize content and performances in short films, web series and feature films, produced and distributed across Indian languages. The shortlist for short films and web series are announced today. Categories for short films include best director, writing, actor, actress, cinematography and film. While categories for series include best actor, actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, series and writing.

Anupama Chopra, chairperson of Film Critics’ Guild said, “We are thrilled to announce the nominees for the fourth edition of the Critics’ Choice Awards 2022. It’s been a privilege and pleasure to evaluate the amazing content that web series and short films have to offer.”

Prasanth Kumar, CEO of GroupM South Asia said, “Year on year, we are amazed at the passionate and incredible creative talent that has emerged in India. Despite covid disrupting and creating havoc, the sheer diversity of content and talent that emerged this year and broke into the shortlist, is testimony to the powerhouse of content that is getting churned out. We are very excited to share the shortlist and would cheer for each of them.”

This year, Critics’ Choice Awards 2022 has received an overwhelming response from short films and web series makers across the country to register a record number of entries of the short films produced in 2021.

Abhayanand Singh, group CEO and co-founder of Vistas Media Capital said, “With theaters remaining shut in the lockdown, people remaining confined to homes, the need for entertainment increased dramatically which in turn accelerated the need and growth of quality content. This makes the role of film makers even more critical in the value chain and CCA recognizes their efforts to constantly innovate and keep audiences hooked through the year. We are thrilled to be a part of the 4th consecutive edition of some great films traversing genres and themes with mass outreach across languages and boundaries.”

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Here’s the list of nominations of features under the following categories released in 2021:

Best Series:

• ‘Aarya Season 2’

• ‘Gullak Season 2’

• ‘Mumbai Diaries 26/11’

• ‘Tabbar’

• ‘The Family Man Season 2’

Best Actor

• Pankaj Tripathi for ‘Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors’.

• Jameel Khan for ‘Gullak Season 2’.

• Gajraj Rao for ‘Ray’.

• Pavan Malhotra for ‘Tabbar’.

• Manoj Bajpayee for ‘The Family Man Season 2’.

Best Actress

• Sushmita Sen for ‘Aarya Season 2’.

• Amruta Subhash for ‘Bombay Begums’.

• Shahana Goswami for ‘Bombay Begums’.

• Supriya Pathak Kapur for ‘Tabbar’.

• Samantha Prabhu for ‘The Family Man Season 2’.

Best Supporting Actor

• Amit Sial for ‘Maharani’.

• Gagan Arora for ‘Tabbar’.

• Paramvir Cheema for ‘Tabbar’.

• Sharib Hashmi for ‘The Family Man Season 2’.

• Uday Mahesh for ‘Uday Mahesh’.

Best Supporting Actress

• Sunita Rajwar for ‘Gullak Season 2’.

• Konkona Sen Sharma for ‘Mumbai Diaries 26/11’.

• Nupur Nagpal for ‘Tabbar’.

• Devadarshini for The Family Man Season 2′.

• Priyamani for ‘The Family Man Season 2’.

Best Writing

• Apurva Asrani for ‘Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors’.

• Puneet Batra, Saurabh Khanna for ‘Kota Factory Season 2’.

• Harman Wadala, Sandeep Jain for ‘Tabbar’.

• Raj & D.K, Suman Kumar, Suparn Varma for ‘The Family Man Season 2’.

• Prashant Nair for ‘Tryst With Destiny’.

Best Short Films

• ‘Bittu’.

• ‘Cycle’.

• ‘Antarvasna’.

• ‘My Mother’s Girlfriend’.

• ‘Shimmy’.

Best Director

• Karishma Dev Dubey for ‘Bittu’.

• Devashish Makhija for ‘Cheepatakadumpa’.

• Devashish Makhija for ‘Cycle’.

• Abhinav Singh for ‘Antarvasna’.

• Ambiecka Pandit for ‘Under The Waters’.

Best Actor

• Anthony Arul Prakash for ‘A Father’s Gift’.

• Lochan Barsagade for ‘Krishna Chaaya’.

• Uday Chandra for ‘Mintgumri’.

• Raj Arjun for ‘Pilibhit’.

• Pratik Gandhi for ‘Shimmy’.

Best Actress

• Rani Kumari for ‘Bittu’.

• Ipshita Chakraborty Singh for ‘Cheepatakadumpa’.

• Bhumisuta Das for ‘Cycle’.

• Shivani Tanksale for ‘Antarvasna’.

• Sushama Deshpande for ‘My Mother’s Girlfriend’.

Best Writing

• Karishma Dev Dubey for ‘Bittu’.

• Devashish Makhija, Ipshita Chakraborty Singh, Bhumika Dubey for ‘Cheepatakadumpa’.

• Devashish Makhija for ‘Cycle’.

• Abhinav Singh for ‘Antarvasna’.

• Disha Noyonika Rindani, Jai Mehta for ‘Shimmy’.

Best Cinematography

• Rohin Raveendran Nair for ‘Cheepatakadumpa’.

• Vivekanand Daakhore, Bhumika Dubey, Jacky Bhavsar for ‘Cycle’.

• Ahan Shetty for ‘Jael’s Tale’.

• Tuhin for ‘Opang’.

• Nusrat F Jafri for ‘Pilibhit’.

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