Mumbai: Radio City & Mid-Day culminated the second edition of the Hitlist OTT Awards on 26th February 2021. The grand finale night virtually felicitated some of the most proficient entertainers from the OTT universe. The month-long activity that was launched mid-January this year, saw India’s favourite OTT content compete with one another to claim the winners’ crown. With an overwhelming response of over 3.20 lakhs votes, the first-ever OTT awards by a media conglomerate, was surely a hit. The winners were selected basis jury and public voting.
Rising as one of the fastest-growing industry, OTT platforms have been a source of entertainment to the Indian masses, especially during the pandemic-induced lockdown. To celebrate this platform and to honour content creators and artists in this space, Radio City and Mid-Day launched the second season of the Hitlist OTT Awards, post receiving an astounding response in Season 1. The activity commenced on 16th January with the voting lines opened for the public to vote for their favourite artists, web series and movies across 14 categories.
The gala event witnessed Scam 1992 winning most of the awards across categories like Best series (overall and drama), Best Ensemble cast, Best Actor and Actress for Pratik Gandhi and Shreya Dhanwanthary’s performances. Mismatched won the award for Best Series in the romance genre. Kunal Kemmu was awarded as the Best actor for Lootcase (Disney+Hotstar) and Janhvi Kapoor was awarded as the Best Actor Female for Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil girl (Netflix). Amazon Prime Video was awarded as the Best Web Platform owing to its superlative user experience.
Varsha Ojha, Head, Marketing and Digital, Mid-day & Radio City said, “After the success of the first season, we worked relentlessly towards making Hitlist OTT Awards bigger and better in its second season. Garnering 3.20lakh votes, an 82 % increase from season 1 is a testament to our hard work and showcases the success of the property which has not only been appreciated by the industry but public at large.We surely are on our way to making this property a legacy. As we culminate this season, I would like to thank each and every person for their contribution in making this platform a big success. Heartiest congratulations to all the winners! We can’t wait to be back with another rocking season 3.”
Mayank Shekhar, Entertainment Editor, Mid-day said, “I am thankful to the audience for giving us a fantastic response for the second season of Hitlist OTT Awards. Kudos to the Mid-day and the Radio City team for putting this together and making it a hit. Being a part of the jury was indeed a fulfilling experience. Congratulations to all the winners Happy Binging to all of you!”
Pratik Gandhi, lead actor of Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, said, “It has been a wonderful year for content and I am glad that I could contribute my share in this pie. I have been receiving so many responses across the nation for Scam 1992 that it makes me happy as a performer. Through my craft, I wish to stay connected to my audience. I would like to thank the Hitlist OTT Awards team for recognising Scam 1992 as one of the top entertaining series of 2020. The series has won five awards, and this wouldn’t have been possible without the love and support of our fans. We promise to keep our viewers entertained with powerful and entertaining content in the coming days. I would also like to thank Radio City and Mid-Day for celebrating our work and giving us the platform to connect with our viewers.”