Rajeev Masand has published a blind item in Open The Magazine about goof ups at an award ceremony.
Award ceremonies being rigged is old news. It is funny how awards are not based on performance in the movies, but whether the stars perform at the award ceremony! Award ceremonies held abroad are breeding grounds for hot gossip. A young A-lister who recently got married, was caught smooching a young actress in the lift on one such ceremony abroad. The A-lister was already in a relationship with another actress, who is now his wife. His wife too is rumored to have made full use of the privacy that these ceremonies offer before they got married(click here to read more).
We wish there was at least one award which was in the league of The Oscars or The Golden Globes. Wining either of these awards is considered to be quite a feat & boosts the career of the winner. Indian awards on the other hand are a joke.
As if one needed any more evidence to prove that Bollywood awards ceremonies are a complete sham, the stories get increasingly unbelievable. At the first of the major year-end awards events, the organisers were so focused on making sure that the top stars showed up that they reportedly forgot they had a responsibility to ensure that technicians and filmmakers were fairly represented too.
Turns out that they forgot to invite the producer of one of the year’s top films, and only realised their snafu moments before the team was to be honoured on stage. A quick call made to the producer to check why he couldn’t be spotted at the event revealed that he hadn’t been invited. We’re talking about arguably one of the top three Hindi films of the year, which took the first place on many critics’ best-of-2018 lists.
That’s not all. Two of the five gentlemen nominated for Best Actor were emceeing the event, and none of the organisers thought it might be appropriate not to have them on stage when that particular category was being announced. In a turn of events no one could’ve predicted—but one that the organisers should’ve been mindful of—the award was split between two actors, neither of whom happened to be an emcee. So when the two winners walked up to claim their trophy, four of the five nominees were on stage at the same time, making it awkward for the two who hadn’t won. Apparently, they made their displeasure known to the organisers after the event.
Awards: Star Screen Awards
Emcee: Ayushmann Khurana, Vicky Kaushal
Winners: Ranveer Singh, Rajkumarr Rao