OTTplay hosts inaugural edition of OTTplay Awards

OTTplay,India’s newest OTT aggregator and one-of-its-kind personalized recommendation platform hosted the inaugural edition of OTTplay Awards in Mumbai. The awards aim to celebrate and recognize some of the most compelling films and shows as well as identify artistic excellence from India’s OTT ecosystem.

OTTplay Awards are India’s first-ever multilingual OTT awards that aim to highlight and reward extraordinary stories and storytellers across the country, irrespective of the region, language, and genre. Following the philosophy of  ‘One Nation, One OTT Awards’, this unique initiative by OTTplay platform brought together some of the most iconic stars and filmmakers from the world’s fastest-growing OTT industry under one roof at JW Marriott in Mumbai.

Talking about the inaugural edition of the OTTplay Awards, Mr.Avinash Mudaliar, Co-Founder and CEO, OTTplay said, “As we host the inaugural edition of OTTplay Awards, we aim to recognize the talent, stories and content generated by India’s OTT platforms in the past 1 year, keeping audiences entertained during the most unprecedented times faced by humanity. The phenomenal rise of India’s OTT ecosystem as a mainstream content delivery and consumption platform has truly been a testament to the love and support it has garnered from audiences across the country. Going forward, we are confident that the medium will continue to generate and offer ground-breaking content for audiences globally. On this occasion, we would like to congratulate all the winners, while also extending a vote of thanks to everyone who have been part of this celebration.”

The extravagant celebrations were graced by a broad spectrum of iconic performers as well as storytellers from India’s entertainment industry. Some of the notable attendees at the OTTplay Awards included Karan Johar, Kartik Aryan, TapseePannu, VidyaBalan, Pankaj Tripathi, RaveenaTandon, SonaliBendre. The prolific guest list also included Priyadarshi, Mahesh Narayan, Anirban Bhattacharya and Parambrata Chatterjee.

OTTplay Awards were selected by an esteemed jury comprising of key figures from the film fraternity and also esteemed veteran journalists. The jury included filmmakers Aanand L Rai and Ashwini Iyer Tiwari and actors Divya Dutta and Adil Hussain.

A look at the all the winners from the big night:




Best Web Original Film - Popular

Jai Bhim, Shershaah

Best Web Original Film - Jury


Best Web Series - Popular

The Family Man

Best Web Series - Jury


OTTplay Readers' Choice Award: Best Series


Best Director (Film)

ShoojitSircar (SardarUdham)

Best Director (Series)

Ram Madhavani, Vinod Rawat, Kapil Sharma (Arya 2)

Filmmaker of the Decade

Pa. Ranjith

Best Actor Male - Popular (Film)

Kartik Aaryan (Dhamaka)

Best Actor Female - Popular (Film)

TaapseePannu (HaseenDilruba)

Best Actor Male - Jury (Film)

Arya (SarpattaParambai), Farhan Akhtar (Toofan)

Best Actor Female - Jury (Film)

VidyaBalan (Jalsa)

Best Actor Male - Popular (Series)

Tahir Raj Bhasin (YehKaaliKaaliAnkhein)

Best Actor Female - Popular (Series)

RaveenaTandon (Aranyak)

Best Actor - Jury (Series)

Manoj Bajpayee (The Family Man)

Best Supporting Actor Male (Film)

Satish Kaushik (Thar)

Best Supporting Actor Female (Film)

Neha Dhupia (A Thursday)

Best Supporting Actor Male (Series)

Parambrata Chatterjee (Aranyak)

Best Supporting Actor Female (Series)

Konkona Sen Sharma (Mumbai Diaries 26/11)

Best Actor in a Comic Role (Film)

Deepak Dobriyal (Good Luck Jerry)

Best Actor in a Negative Role (Film)

HarshvardhanRane (HaseenDilruba)

Best Actor in a Comic Role (Series)

Jameel Khan (Gullak 3)

Best Actor in a Negative Role (Series)

Kishore (She 2)

Best Debut Male (Film)

Abhimanyu Dassani (MeenakshiSundareshwar)

Best Debut Female (Film)

Nimrat Kaur (Dasvi)

Best Debut Male (Series)

Kunal Kapoor (Empire)

Best Story (Film)

Mahesh Narayanan (Malik)

Best Dialogues (Film)

Kanika Dhillon (HaseenDilruba)

Best Story (Series)

CharuDatta (Aranyak)

Best Screenplay (Series)

Pushkar, Gayathri (Suzhal)

Best Dialogues (Series)

Anirban (Mandaar)

Excellence in Reality Fiction

Masaba Gupta (MasabaMasaba)

Best Onscreen Couple on OTT

Dhruv Sehgal, Mithila Palkar (Little Things)

Emerging OTT Star Male

Priyadarshi (Unheard & Loser 2 )

Emerging OTT Star Female

DusharaVijayan (SarpattaParambarai) and AishwaryaLekshmi (Kaanekkaane)

Breakthrough Performance of the Year Male

Guru Somasundaram (MinnalMurali)

Breakthrough Performance of the Year Female

Sara Ali Khan (Atrangi Re)

OTT Performer of the Year

Rajendra Prasad (Senapati)

Best Chat Show Host on OTT

Karan Johar

Pioneering Contributions to New Wave Cinema

Raj B Shetty and Rishab Shetty



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