MUMBAI: The wait is finally over! After rigorous rounds of screening almost a thousand entries from various TV production houses and TV channels by special juries comprising laudable names from the television and advertising fraternity, the nominees for the Popular, Technical & Promo categories for the Indian Telly Awards 2003 are finally out.
The entries for the three categories of the awards - The Technical and Promo Awards, The Trade Awards and The Popular Awards - were adjudged by the likes of Prasoon Joshi, Lekh Tandon, Arun Arora, Rakesh Sharma, Shailaja Bajpai, AG Krishnamurthy, Vanita Kohli-Khandekar, Sabira Merchant, Rathikant Basu, Kiran Juneja, Kanwaljeet, Ravi Kiran and Ravi Rai.
The nominees tot up almost close to 300.
The Indian Tellies, instituted by Anil Wanvari the founder of indiantelevision.com, seek to reward excellence in Indian television.
Says Wanvari: "It has been a wonderful experience getting to this stage. The Indian Telly Awards and indiantelevision.com give a round of applause to all those who have made it to the nominations round. We also extend thanks to the industry for the fantastic response it gave in terms of entries, our juries for helping us sift through the entries and getting to the nominations, and to the team working on the awards. Now it's on to the polling for certain categories to zoom in to the final winners."
He adds: "Our efforts are to constantly upgrade the awards keeping the industry's needs in mind. Our sights are unwaveringly set on living up to The Indian Telly Awards credo: celebrate excellence, the best in television today."
With the awards just around the corner (less than a month away), the excitement and buoyancy in the industry is gradually building up. All one can do is wait and watch. And stay tuned in.
To get a look into who has been nominated or not click on the link below:
The Chosen Ones: The nominees of the Indian Telly Awards 2003