One of the most prestigious awards, Jio Filmfare Awards, will be held on Saturday, January 20. The complete nominations list was released on Thursday, which received a lot of flak for not nominating Rajkummar Rao's film Newton.
Interestingly, after receiving backlash, Filmfare has now released the Critics' award nominations list on Friday. Were the Filmfare organisers waiting for such a backlash? They could have easily released the critics' list on the same day.
It looks like their marketing strategy, isn't it?
So, fans who were furious as Newton was not there on the list, the movie has been nominated for Critics' award. Also, Kangana Ranaut has been nominated for Rangoon, which tanked at the box office. Filmfare really knows to keep everyone happy and balanced through their nominations.
If you look at both the nominations list, you will notice that almost everyone or their movies are nominated.
Meanwhile, here's the list of Critics' Award Nominations:
Critics' Award for Best Film
A Death In The Gunj - Konkona Sen Sharma
Lipstick Under My Burkha - Alankrita Srivastava
Mukti Bhawan - Shubhashish Bhutiani
Newton - Amit V Masurkar
Trapped - Vikramaditya Motwane
Critics' Award for Best Actor (Female)
Kangana Ranaut - Rangoon
Sridevi - Mom
Swara Bhaskar - Anaarkali Of Arah
Vidya Balan - Tumhari Sulu
Zaira Wasim - Secret Superstar
Critics' Award for Best Actor (Male)
Irrfan Khan - Hindi Medium
Rajkummar Rao - Newton
Rajkummar Rao - Trapped
Ranbir Kapoor - Jagga Jasoos
Vikrant Massey - A Death in the Gunj