These awards are given for specific skills which help enhance – or set new standards of technical quality of a TV programme, be it in the area of cinematography, editing, costume or what have you. An individual or team from a production house/post production house which has excelled in this specific aspect during the specific period can be nominated.
TC 01 - Special/Visual Effects for Television
TC 02 - Art Direction (Fiction)
TC 03 - Art Direction (Non-Fiction)
TC 04 - Videography (Best TV Cameraman - Fiction)
TC 05 - Videography (Best TV Cameraman - Non - Fiction)
TC 06 - Costumes for a TV Programme
TC 07 - Make Up Artist
TC 08 - Stylist
TC 09 - TV Show Packaging (Fiction)
TC 10 - TV Show Packaging (Non-Fiction)
TC 11 - TV Channel Packaging (Including Channel Ids & Generic Promos)
TC 12 - Editor (Fiction)
TC 13 - Editor (Non-Fiction)
TC 14 - Background Music (Fiction)
TC 15 - Director (Soap & Drama)
TC 16 - Director (Sitcom)
TC 17 - Director (Thriller)
TC 18 - Director (Non- Fiction)
TC 19 - Screenplay Writer (Drama Series & Soap)
TC 20 - Dialogue Writer (Drama Series & Soap)
TC 21 - Screenplay Writer (Sitcom/Comedy)
TC 22 - Dialogue Writer (Sitcom/Comedy)
TC 23 - Story Writer
TC 24 - Scriptwriter (Non Fiction)
TC 25 - Choreographer
TC 26 - Sound Recording (Fiction)
TC 27 - Sound Design (Fiction)
TC 28 - Sound Mix (Fiction)
TC 29 - Sound for Non-Fiction Show
These awards recognize excellent performances by MSO's and TV production houses during the specific period. A detailed note should specify the achievements of the nominee during the year.
TR 01 - Cable Operator / MSO (Multi Systems Operator)
TR 02 - TV Production House
Programming awards will be presented to television software producers and channel executives for programmes of various genres.
PR 01 - Edutainment / Science / Knowledge Based Show
PR 02 - Entertainment News Show
PR 03 - Public Service Programme
PR 04 - Lifestyle & Fashion Show
PR 05 - Talk Show
PR 06 - Cookery show
PR 07 - Sports Show
PR 08 - Travel Show
PR 09 - Health & Fitness Show
PR 10 - Spiritual Show
These awards recognize excellent performance and content for the digital space
DI 01 - Best Digital Series Fiction
DI 02 - Best Digital Series - Non Fiction
DI 03 - Best Digital Talk Show
DI 04 - Digital Breakthrough Performance of the Year
DI 05 - Best Digital Comedy Performance of the Year
DI 06 - Fastest Growing OTT
DI 07 - Best Digital Production House
The popular awards cover programming and artiste awards and will be presented to an individual (male or female)/channel/production house for his/her/their excellent performance in a TV serial/programme/show.
PO 01 - Child Artiste (Female)
PO 02 - Child Artiste (Male)
PO 03 - Anchor/s
PO 04 - Talk Show Host
PO 05 - TV Chef
PO 06 - Actress in a Comic Role
PO 07 - Actor in a Comic Role
PO 08 - Actress in a Supporting Role (Drama)
PO 09 - Actor in a Supporting Role (Drama)
PO 10 - Actress in a Supporting Role (Comedy)
PO 11 - Actor in a Supporting Role (Comedy)
PO 12 - Television Personality
PO 13 - Actress in a Negative Role
PO 14 - Actor in a Negative Role
PO 15 - Fresh New Face (Female)
PO 16 - Fresh New Face (Male)
PO 17 - Actress in a Lead Role
PO 18 - Actor in a Lead Role
PO 19 - Ensemble
PO 20 - Programme with a Social Message
PO 21 - Daily Serial
PO 22 - Weekender Show
PO 23 - Continuing TV Programme
PO 24 - Drama Series
PO 25 - Thriller Programme
PO26 - Horror Programme
PO 27 - Kid's Programme
PO 28 - Sitcom/Comedy Programme (Fiction)
PO 29 - Comedy Show (Non-Fiction)
PO 30 - Reality Show
PO 31 - Game Show
PO 32 - Dance Talent Show
PO 33 - Singing Talent Show
PO 34 - Mythological Series
PO 35 - Historical Series
PO 36 - Judge on a TV Show
PO 37 - Youth Show - Fiction
PO 38 - Youth Show – Non Fiction
PO 39 - Televised Awards Show
PO 40 - Televised Entertainment Show
The child artiste who stood out because of his/her exceptional acting skills, spontaneity and performance, and became extremely popular with the viewers.
An individual or team of anchors who carried a show on his/her/their shoulders, made his/her/their guests comfortable, handled difficult situations with aplomb, ad libbed well and who served as a good link between the various elements that make a show.
A host who uncovered and unraveled the subject/s and/ or personalities featured in the talk show while keeping the audience hooked and entertained.
A chef, who with his engaging style and effortless personality, has become a household name.
An actress/actor who displayed a fantastic sense of the comic, humour, timing, spontaneity, improvisation and whose essaying of a role had the audiences in splits courtesy her/his performance.
An artiste whose portrayal of a role/s – which is not the lead - was so effective that she/he became identified with it, she/he became the character, the character became her/him. She/he should have displayed a range of emotions and histrionics that made the character extremely believable and real. She/he should be known more by her/his screen name than her/his real one ideally. The character should have become memorable.
An artiste whose portrayal of a role/s – which is not the lead - was so effective that she/he became identified with it, she/he became the character, the character became her/him. She/he should have displayed a fantastic sense of the comic, humour, timing, spontaneity, improvisation and whose essaying of a role had the audiences in splits courtesy her/his performance. She/he should be known more by her/his screen name than her/his real one ideally. The character should have become memorable.
A TV anchor / host / actor / presenter / professional who emerged as one of the outstanding TV performers during the year who overshadowed all his/her peers on screen and should have consistently topped in terms of impact, visibility, and acceptability.
An artiste who played a villainous/negative character effectively, should have been loved/hated because she/he understood the nuances of villainy and brought out the best from within herself/himself to become identified with the character.
The most talked about and talented debutante of the year. She/He should have created a BIG impact with her/his performance and developed a commendable fan following. She/He should have appeared for the FIRST time on television in the given period in a major role.
An artiste whose essaying of a role/s was so effective that she/he became identified with it. She/He became the character; the character became her/him. She/He should have displayed a range of emotions and histrionics which made the character extremely believable and real. She/He should have become an icon for viewers. She/He should be known more by her/his screen name than her/his real one ideally. The character she/he played should have become memorable and should have the potential to be remembered for a long time as one of Indian TV's great characters and she/he should be one of the primary reasons for the show's popularity.
The Best Ensemble (complete cast of a programme) Award will go to the TV Show (Fiction) which has the maximum number of welldefined, popular characters on television sharing tremendous chemistry with each other on screen.
A fictional programme which in an interesting manner delivered relevant social messages to viewers.
A daily show, which because of its strong storyline, narrative and popular characters became the rage and became a daily habit for a majority of viewers.
A show aired over the weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), EVERY week, which because of its strong storyline, narrative and popular characters became the rage and became a habit for a majority of viewers. Special or maha episodes of daily shows are not included.
A TV programme which launched on or before 31 August 2009 and which continued to appeal to audiences throughout or for a large part of the year. The storyline/content should have held the show together.
A television series, single or multi episodic show in the fiction genre which is full of drama and emotions; a well presented show with a powerful storyline which keeps the audiences glued to their TV sets over a period of time
A television series, single or multi episodic show in the fiction genre that covered issues of crime, murder or mystery in a manner that lent immense realism to it. The show must have covered new ground in this genre during the year.
A television series, single or multi episodic show in the fiction genre that covered issues of mystery, the supernatural or macabre in a manner that lent immense realism to it. The show must have covered new ground in this genre during the year.
This award will be given for a series or special program created and designed primarily for children between the ages of 4-16 years in any content format, be it live action, animation, or puppetry. The program's primary target audience must be children but that does not mean that it excludes family viewing.
A fictionalised comedy series/show that has tickled audiences, keeping them in good mirth, courtesy its humorous content and has maintained or increased its viewership throughout or for a large part of the year.
A non-fiction comedy series/show that has tickled audiences, keeping them in good mirth, courtesy its humorous content and has maintained or increased its viewership throughout or for a large part of the year.
The Best Reality television show is one that was unscripted, documented actual events over fiction, that featured ordinary people and professional actors. All through the show the viewers get an insight into the hardships and fortunes of the contestants.The show should have had high production values, a consistent format as well as smooth execution.
The game show of the year that stood out in its genre because of its concept, format, production values, interactivity with viewers and constant innovation.
A dance based TV show/event that has through its high production values, concept, content, format and execution been able to develop / explore dancing talent of either celebrities or general public and got maximum viewership
A TV show/event that has been able to explore the ability / talent of either celebrities or a common man to sing and have helped them to make a career in the world of playback singing. Production values, concept, content, format and execution of the show is also an important aspect which shall be considered
A show that tells a traditional story, typically involving supernatural beings, forces or creatures which captures and/or embodies and provides an explanation for something such as the early history of a society, a religious belief or ritual, a natural phenomenon, etc.
A drama series that is based upon events and famous figures in history.
An individual whose personality, understanding and flair made an impeccable impact on the success of the show. He / She should have displayed unique traits or characteristics which made him outstanding and popular with the audience. The particular judge should have raised the standards of content/ performances on the show. The judge could have been part of any talent show in the valid time period.
A television show that has made a formidable name for itself in the genre of youth entertainment. The program should have been an entertaining and well followed popular show that has become a rage with the youth. This show should have been designed primarily for youth audience.
A reality/ talent hunt/ adventure/ game show that managed to captivate viewers from an audience that is ever changing and has a short attention span. A show that is distinguished by its uniqueness, wackiness and its relevance to youth audience.
An Awards show/pageant/ competition. The programs will be judged on uniqueness of concept, grandeur, quality of production, scripting, casting and hosts.
A one-off entertainment show. This includes special programming and season finales of non fiction programmes. The programmes will be judged on their relevancy to the theme, quality of production, creative, scripting, grandeur, casting and hosts.
The Multi System Operator which has consistently provided optimum service all through the year and even provided value added services to either other cable operators or subscribers. Size is of no consequence but the cable operator should be serving a sizeable subscriber base to be labeled an MSO.
The production house of the year is a company that has set new standards of management and excellence in terms of number of hours produced, its dealings with artistes, suppliers & customers, the number of genres, the channels it is working with and consistency in producing good, successful shows.
The individual or team from a production house/post production house that has created the most outstanding, innovative visual/special effects for a television show/serial and in the process set new standards. The use of technology in a cost-effective manner to enhance the visual appeal and originality will be given weightage.
The individual/company who/which has been behind the look and feel of a television show. He/she should have excelled in creating the right and authentic ambience for the show with the use of locations, sets, props, lighting, furniture, etc.
The individual/company who/which has been behind the look and feel of a television show/genre. He/she / the company should have excelled in creating the right and authentic ambience for the show with the use of locations, sets, props, lighting and furniture.
The professional who made his camera talk and describe the fiction show as written by the writer or desired by the director, bringing out in detail the emotion, action or enhancing the look of the sets and thus the scenes; in effect making for eye-riveting fare. Innovation in the use of his tool - the camera - will be considered an asset.
The professional who made his camera / multi camera set up talk and describe the non fiction show as written by the writer or desired by the director, bringing out in detail the emotion, action or enhancing the look of the sets and thus the scenes; in effect making for eyeriveting fare. Innovation in the use of his tool - the camera - will be considered an asset.
The individual/company which has provided the most appropriate or original or trendsetting costumes/clothes for any television show/serial to give the show an authentic or outstanding look.
An artistic talented individual /team who is responsible for make up of actors in a television show/serial to make them look as per the character they portray on screen while emoting. In some cases the make-up artist has also the additional responsibilities of looking at the hair styling of actors.
Awarded to a person responsible for the styling of a television show / serial; a person responsible for the look of each and every individual appearing on screen during the show which makes the entire show look presentable.
TV show packaging would include quality titling, opening, break bumpers, sequencing, music, closing credits, besides the overall look and feel.
Same as TC-9, except it is for a non-fiction show.
The award will go to a channel that stands out on account of its classy look, courtesy its packaging, channel IDs, the jingle, V/Os, generic channel promos and the overall look and feel of the channel.
This award will be given to a team or individual. All fictional programmes whether single or multi episodic qualify for this award.
This award will be given to a team or individual. All non fictional programmes including game shows, reality shows etc. whether single or multi episodic qualify for this award.
This award will be given for background music for a single episode of a regular series or for a special, whether it be variety, music or cultural programming. Only the music composer/director is eligible and best background music score excludes the award for music for the best title song. It is the responsibility of the music director who does the background music to unify the programme by making or supervising the following: composing, transitions, themes, arranging original or pre-existing material for the given orchestra or band or electronically, rehearsing the performers and overseeing music that needs to be pre-recorded.
The individual whose work for a soap / drama series stands out because of the treatment of subject/situations, who managed to get the best out of his/her actors, the cameraman, the music director, the editor and managed to create a TV show that became highly popular.
Same as TC15, except the genre is sitcom.
Same as TC15, except the genre is thriller.
Same as TC15, except the genre is non-fiction.
The screenplay writer whose powerful screenplay compliments the story and helps the director & dialogue writer create a gripping and popular drama series / soap.
The dialogue writer whose use of dialogue gave more authenticity to characters, apart from raising the drama levels in the soap.
The screenplay writer whose dynamic screenplay enhances the story and helps the director & dialogue writer create a hilarious and popular comedy/ sitcom fiction series.
The dialogue writer whose use of dialogue enhanced a script for a sitcom/ comedy fiction series with enough situations, punch lines and humour to make viewers chuckle consistently.
Awarded to an individual or a team for conceiving an original/adapted engaging story which goes to make for a very successful TV series.
Awarded to an individual or a team that is responsible for writing the narrative and dialogue of a non fiction television programme. (For eg. in a reality show the scriptwriter is responsible for whatever the anchors/ hosts and/ or characters speak throughout the show)
Someone who has helped the performers who can either be a celebrity or a common man, give a dance performance either solo or in a group in any television show by creating different styles of dance and making them rehearse for the same. The choreographer is a person responsible for the success of any performer giving a dance performance in a show.
This award will be given for Sound Recording for a single episode of a regular series or for overall series of episodes. The recording engineer on-location/set is eligible for this category. It is the responsibility of the recording engineer on-location or on set to capture the best possible audio for the episode/programme by making or supervising the following: Micing techniques, choice of proper mics, distortion free recording, noise free recordings, proper segregation of tracks, recording incidental sounds, room tones and ambience sounds separately as required.
This award will be given for Sound Design for a single episode of a regular series or for overall series of episodes. The sound designer/sound editor who is responsible for the overall design of soundtracks is eligible for this category. It is the responsibility of the sound designer to unify the programme by making or supervising the following: sound cleaning of original location recording, sound editing, foley recording, striking a balance between use of music, Fx sounds, design sound elements etc. to enhance the impact of the onscreen visuals.
This award will be given for Sound Mix for a single episode of a regular series or for overall series of episodes. The sound mixing engineer (re-recordist) is eligible for this category. It is the responsibility of the sound mixing engineer to bring together individual sound elements together and create a well balanced final soundtrack for the programme by making or supervising the following: dialogue clarity, mood or sentiment of the scene, striking the right balance between the music, non-musical effects, foley and ambience sounds along with dialogues to bring out the story in a way that engages the audience completely.
This award will be given for the Best Sound for a Non-Fictional Show for a single episode of a regular series or for overall series of episodes. The sound engineers responsible for the best overall good sounding programme are eligible for this category. It is the responsibility of the sound engineer/s on set and the sound mixing engineer in post to create the most impactful audio experience by making or supervising the following: clear pickup of sound of main talents, anchors, judges and audience, musical instruments played live by musicians and creating clean and well balanced mix live on location which is further enhanced by the sound post engineer to create a smooth and rich overall aural experience..
The premise of the show should be imparting education/knowledge. The show that does this in an innovative, interesting and entertaining manner will be eligible for this award.
The show that dealt with news and reports on the world of entertainment / films / celebrities / parties and gave updates on the entertainment world in a manner that kept the viewers hooked.
A programme that focused on communicating a public interest message.
A show that covers trends in fashion and lifestyle effectively, giving us insights into the world of the glamourous. It should have stood out for its concept and format, production values and constant innovation, as well as refreshing presentations and strong editorial content. Good anchoring, fast-paced edits, camerawork, good subjects and a well-rounded approach to the topic will give the show an added advantage.
The talk show on an entertainment channel that relied on chatter to bring out various nuances of an individual's – be it a common man or a celebrity or a professional - personality. The show could act like a forum, which could delve into the personal lives of personalities besides discussing their role in society. It could have the audience as an integral part of the show or it could also be an individual talk show where the host questions the concerned individual/s as well as highlights the public reactions towards the actions and performance/s of individual/s.
A television programme that presents the preparation of food covering one or more dishes over the course of the show showing all intermediate stages of cooking. The show should be at least partly educational, as the host teaches the viewing audience how to prepare different meals with each episode.
A show that provides comprehensive sports coverage of any sport/s and gives its viewers all the relevant details about the sport/s or the sports person/s covered. It should also give insights into developments and should keep audiences glued throughout the show.
A show that highlights various holiday destinations all over the world and gives viewers all possible information about that particular destination.
A television programme that educates the audiences on how to take care of their health and stay fit, either by teaching them various forms of exercise or just by educating them about various diets and other health related issues.