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POPULAR AWARDS

THE CHANNEL AWARDS:

1. Television News Channel of the year - The news channel of choice for a majority of viewers. It should have been at the cutting edge of news breaks and analysis which should have been quick, exclusive, unbiased, stylistic, authentic in its presentation of news by anchors and reporters, with a mix of news and current affairs programmes which serves as a complete package for the viewer.

2. Music Channel of the year - The music channel of choice of a majority of viewers. The channel should be innovative in its programme and music video presentation and scheduling, promos, have veejays who have developed a cult following and mass appeal, with excellent ground event activity, road shows, and bonds with its target group.

3. Entertainment Television Channel of the year - The channel which has achieved top of mind awareness or which has drastically and effectively changed its look, feel and packaging, or which has consistently built up/maintained viewership/TRP ratings courtesy its varied range of programmes throughout or for a large part of the year.


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THE PROGRAMMING AWARDS:


1. TV Sitcom/Comedy Show of the year - A comedy show which has tickled audiences, keeping them in good mirth, courtesy its humorous content or has tackled a new situational scenario and has maintained or increased its viewership throughout or for a large part of the year.

2. Best Continuing TV show of the year -
A TV programme which was launched before the year 2001 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.

3. Best Current Affairs Programme - A current affairs show which covered issues of contemporary interest in a relevant and interesting manner from all angles and stayed top of mind with audiences, is conducted well and has consistently increased its viewership due to its unique content or portrayal/depiction of events impartially.

4. Best Business Show of the year - A show that covered business developments continuously, consistently and in an unbiased manner with insights beyond the news. And it managed to simplify complicated business terminologies for the common man, thus helping him in taking better financial and investment decisions.

5. Best Music Show - The musical TV show/event which has high production values, has a well thought-out concept, outstanding music content, format, and execution, anchor/veejay or has built or created a taste in audiences for a new music genre, or has developed a new viewing pattern amongst viewers, due to its uniqueness and got maximum viewership. A show which can serve as a benchmark for the year in the music field.

6. Best Sports programme - The sports based TV show/programme which maintained viewer interest through its racy and sharp coverage of action on the field with inputs from the studio, or a studio based show involving participants and effectively using sports as a theme. It should have high production values, a well thought-out concept, format, and execution and which got maximum viewership among sports based events/programmes all throughout or for a large part of the year.

7. Best Thriller/Horror Show of the year: A television series, single or multiepisodic show in the fiction or non-fiction genre which covered issues of the supernatural or macabre in a manner which lended immense realism to it or covered new ground in this genre during the year.

8. Best non-fiction show of the year: Non-fiction programming is any program that depicts actual people and events with the primary intent to inform. For this category, entries will cover a television series or single episodic show in the category of documentary/quiz/game/reality show which scored high points with viewers thanks to its content.

9. Best Kid's show of the year: This award will be given for a series or a special program designed primarily for children (ages 2-16) in any format (live action, animation, puppetry). The program's primary target audience is the child but that does not mean that it will not be open to family viewing.

10. Best TV Show of the year - The TV show of TV shows for the year. A show which stood out from the rest of the pack becoming all the rage, a show that a majority of Indians tuned into and identified with. The show that became a part of the language of the TV viewer.

11. Best Promo of the year for a TV show - The promo for a TV show/serial which stood because of its content, the manner in which it was edited, the use of music and clips from the show it was trying to push and which worked as an effective magnet to draw viewers into the actual show itself.

12. Best Background Music for a TV Show - 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 bring the program into a unified whole by making or supervising the following: composing, transitions, themes or underscore, arranging original or pre-existing material for the given orchestra or band, rehearsing the performers and overseeing music that needs to be pre-recorded.


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THE PERSONALITY AWARDS:

1.TV Lyricist of the year- The individual (male or female) who has provided the lyrics for a title song/ song for a television show/series/event. The lyrics should have lent - along with the music composition - to the title song/song becoming hummable in most homes.

2. TV Scriptwriter of the year - An individual or a team which worked on a TV show's script. The script should be an exemplary piece of work, complete in all respects, which made the job of creating the TV show as easy as a pie. The TV scriptwriter whose script for a TV Show, with its twists and turns, and his unique treatment of the subject was a major reason for the success of the show.

3. TV Music director of the year -
The music director is the individual/team who wrote/composed the music for the title song and set the tone for a show/event/continuing show.In the Indian context, music directors often compose the music for the title song, leaving the background music for the show in another composer's hands. The individual who composes the music for the title song is eligible for this awards.

4. Best TV Picture Editor of the year: This award will be given to a credited team or credited individual for either single camera or multicamera show for excellence in the area of picture editing

5. Best Title singer for a TV Show -
The singer who rendered the most catchy, memorable title song for a TV show/continuing serial. The song should have become popular - as Hindi film songs do - with audiences and served as a signature, getting identified with the TV show itself, so much so that viewers actually wanted to listen to it in the background of their daily work. In simpler terms, the singer whose rendering of a particular title song from a TV show has been loved and sung by a majority of viewers.

6.TV Director of the year -
The individual whose work during the year stands out because of the treatment of subject/situations, who managed to get the best out of his actors, the cameraman, the music director, the editor and managed to create a TV show which became highly popular.

7.TV Actress of the year - An artiste whose portrayal of a role/s was so effective that she became identified with it, she became the character, the character became her. She should have displayed a range of emotions and histrionics which made the character extremely believable and real. She should have become an icon for viewers. She should be known more by her screen name than her real one ideally. The character should have become memorable and will be remembered for a long time to come as one of Indian Television's great TV characters and she should be on the primary reasons the show's popularity.

8. TV Actor of the year - An artiste whose portrayal of a role/s was so effective that he became identified with it, he became the character, the character became him. He should have displayed a range of emotions and histrionics which made the character extremely believable and real. He should have become an icon for viewers. He should be known more by his screen name than his real one ideally. The character should have become memorable and will be remembered for a long time to come as one of Indian Television's great TV characters and she should be on the primary reasons the show's popularity.

9. TV Personality of the year - A TV anchor / host / actor / presenter / professional who emerged as one of the outstanding TV performers during the year who overshadowed all his peers on the screen and should have consistently topped in terms of impact, visibility, acceptability. His presence in a show should have remarkably helped in improving the chances of its success.

10. Best TV Anchor of the year -
An individual who carried a show on his/her shoulders, made his/her guests comfortable, handled difficult situations with aplomb, ad libbed well, and who served as a good link between the various elements that go to make a show.

11. TV Actress in a comic role - An actress who displayed a fantastic sense of the comic, humour, timing, improvisation and whose essaying of a role had the audiences in splits courtesy her performance.

12. TV Actress in a negative role- An artiste who played a villainous character effectively, should have been loved/hated because she understood the nuances of villainy and brought out the best from within herself to become identified with the character.

13.TV Actor in a comic role - An actor who displayed a fantastic sense of the comic, humour, timing, improvisation and whose essaying of a role had the audiences in splits courtesy his performance.

14. TV Actor in a negative role - An artiste who played a villainous character effectively, should have been loved/hated because he understood the nuances of villainy and brought out the best from within himself to become identified with the character.

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD -

Contribution to Indian TV : A Businessman / Entrepreneur / Professional-: An individual who has helped changed the course of television in India, whose contribution to its evolution is invaluable and has left a substantial, indelible stamp on the Indian television industry.

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