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Disney+ Hotstar bags 20 nominations at Filmfare OTT awards

Four Hotstar Specials are in the race to win the prestigious awards.

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Mumbai: Disney+ Hotstar has bagged 20 nominations across 12 categories at the Filmfare OTT awards this year. Four Hotstar Specials’ are in the race to win the award including "Grahan" which has received 10 nominations, followed by "Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors" with six, "OK Computer" with three and "City of Dreams 2" with one nomination.  

This year’s Filmfare OTT awards include several Hotstar Specials’ talent nominated across categories, including Anshumaan Pushkar (Grahan), Pankaj Tripathi (Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors) and Atul Kulkarni (City of Dreams 2) for best actor, series (male), drama as well as Vijay Varma (OK Computer) for best actor, series (male), comedy. Kirti Kulhari and Zoya Hussain bagged the nomination in the category of best actor, series (female), drama and Anupriya Goenka for best supporting actor, series (female), drama for their performances in "Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors" and "Grahan" respectively.

"Grahan" has nominations for best series, best director, along with additional nominations for best music, best production design, best cinematography, best editing and best costume. "Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors" has been nominated for best series, best director and best adapted screenplay. Additionally, "OK Computer" has bagged a well-deserved nomination for best VFX (series) - imagery.

“At Disney+ Hotstar, it has been our endeavour to bring to audiences stories that are unconventional and an entertainment experience that is unparalleled,” said Disney+ Hotstar and HSM entertainment network president and head of content Gaurav Banerjee. “We are thrilled with the several nominations for Grahan, Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors, OK Computer as well as City of Dreams 2, at the coveted Filmfare OTT awards. I would like to congratulate the amazing creative teams behind the shows. It further encourages us to consistently rise above convention and bring to our viewers compelling content and the best of entertainment!”

“Grahan was a unique project that saw multiple talented performers and creators come together,” said actor Anshumaan Pushkar. “I am excited to have been a part of a series that has received multiple nominations in top categories at the awards’ platform. The nomination for best actor in the drama category is particularly special as it motivates me, an upcoming talent, to push harder and explore challenging avenues.”

“It fills me with immense joy that Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors has received multiple nominations at the prestigious Filmfare OTT Awards,” said Pankaj Tripathi. “It is a true recognition of the time and effort devoted by its talented team at Applause Entertainment to bring Madhav Mishra's story on screen. To have been nominated for best actor is an added joy for me. The fact that I also get to share this joy with my colleague Kirti Kulhari is a bonus. I hope it motivates our team further to keep working on such phenomenal stories.”

“An award nomination is a token of appreciation you receive for all the hard work you pour into your work,” said Vijay Varma. “Getting it for the category of Best Actor in Comedy is a new stepping stone for me. OK Computer is a project very close to my heart. I got to work with an immensely talented cast and crew. Its recognition at the Filmfare OTT Awards fills my heart with immense pride and joy. It widened my horizons as an actor.”

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