The event will be telecast on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 7 PM on Z ETC
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | December 27, 2012
Back in its third year, ETC Bollywood Business Awards has announced categories and nominations for 2012. Z ETC Bollywood Awards are a first of its kind awards with categories like Best Film Marketing, Distribution and Promotion, Best Cinema Chain of the Year, Highest Single Day Collection, Most Profitable Actor and Director, to name some. Also keeping in mind the changing trends of the industry, new categories such as Most Profitable Debut Male/Female, Best Music Company of the Year and Most Successful Music Director, etc., have been included this year. The function will be telecast on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 7 PM on Z ETC.
The nominations for the top grosser include Ek Tha Tiger, Rowdy Rathore, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Agneepath, Barfi, Dabangg 2. In the running for the Most Profitable Actor (Male) are Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Hrithik Roshan and Ranbir Kapoor, while Katrina Kaif, Sonakshi Sinha, Asin, Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor have been nominated for the Most Profitable Actor (Female) title.
It is a very close call for the Most Profitable Debut (Male) category as Ayushmann Khurrana, Arjun Kapoor, Siddharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan and Prithviraj are nominated. Diana Penty, Alia Bhatt, Ileana D'cruz, Yami Gautam and Esha Gupta compete with each other in the Most Profitable Debut (Female) category.
The competition in the top grossing director category is between Kabir Khan for Ek Tha Tiger, Prabhudheva for Rowdy Rathore, Lt. Yash Chopra for Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Anurag Basu for Barfi!, Arbaaz Khan for Dabangg 2 and Karan Malhotra for Agneepath.
ETC Bollywood Business Awards also bring categories which are usually not a part of any awards in the industry including Box Office Surprise of the Year, the nominations for which are Kahaani, Vicky Donor, English Vinglish, 1920 Evil Returns and Oh My God!
Another example of innovative awards is the Most Profitable Banner award for which Eros International, UTV Motion Pictures, Yash Raj Films, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Fox Star Studios and Dharma Productions are in the race.