Hyderabad : Zee Telugu is known to be at the forefront of acknowledging and celebrating the Tollywood industry for its immense talent and accomplishments. Recognizing the transformation in the industry, the channel hosts some of the most successful award ceremonies such as, Apsara Awards, Kutumbam Awards, Comedy Awards, to name a few.
Commemorating the new year, Zee Telugu is proud to have hosted the first-ever Zee Cine Awards Telugu 2018, excusive to the Tollywood fraternity, at Kotla Vijaya Bhaskar Stadium, Hyderabad. The show will be aired soon only on Zee Telugu and Zee Telugu HD.
Tollywood’s first award ceremony of the year and a first of its kind initiative by Zee Telugu, Zee Cine Awards Telugu 2018 paid tribute and celebrated the best talent that have contributed to the blockbuster hits of the year 2018. Ali, Pradeep, Sreemukhi, and Shyamala hosted the glorious evening that witnessed 3 outstanding winner categories. Jury Awards, elected by an esteemed panel of jury members; Favorite Awards, chosen by popular vote by the public via Facebook votes, SMS votes, over 3 weeks; and Special Awards category for those who have contributed to the Telugu film fraternity.
A star-studded ceremony that brought together the biggest names and brightest stars of the Telugu film industry, to recognize the best of Tollywood the year 2018. The sensational red carpet witnessed the presence of remarkable film personalities like Nandamuri Balakrishna and Allu Aravind. Zee Cine Awards Telugu 2018 stage witnessed some mind-blowing performances from film and television personalities, Mehreen Peerzada, Rashmika Mandanna, Kiara Advani, Ritika Singh, and Bellamkonda Srinivas. Zee Kutumbam performed a special act as a tribute to NTR to honourNandamuri Balakrishna’s presence, and Sundaram Master’s dance with Devisri Prasad along with the Rangasthalam crew received great cheer!
Some of the key categories from Zee Cine Awards 2018 are as follows:
|BEST FILM||VYJAYANTHI MOVIES||MAHANATI|
|BEST DIRECTOR||NAG ASHWIN||MAHANATI|
|BEST ACTOR IN LEADING ROLE – MALE||RAM CHARAN||RANGASTHALAM|
|BEST ACTOR IN LEADING ROLE – FEMALE||KEERTHI SURESH||MAHANATI|
|BEST ACTOR IN SUPPORTING ROLE – MALE||DR RAJENDRA PRASAD||MAHANATI|
|BEST ACTOR IN SUPPORTING ROLE – FEMALE||ANASUYA BHARADWAJ||RANGASTHALAM|
|BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR||DEVISRI PRASAD||RANGASTHALAM|
|BEST LYRICS||CHANDRABOSE – ENTA SAKKAGUNNAVE||RANGASTHALAM|
|BEST PLAYBACK SINGER – MALE||ANURAG KULKARNI||Mahanati Title Song &Pilla Ra from RX100|
|BEST PLAYBACK SINGER – FEMALE||MANASI MM – RANGAMMA MANGAMMA||RANGASTHALAM|
|BEST FIND OF THE YEAR – FEMALE||KIARA ADVANI||BHARAT ANE NENU|
|BEST FIND OF THE YEAR – MALE||KARTHIKEYA||RX 100|
|BEST DEBUT – FEMALE||ADITI RAO HYDARI||SAMMOHANAM|
|FAVORITE ACTOR||VIJAY DEVERAKONDA||GEETHA GOVINDAM|
|FAVORITE ACTRESS||RASHMIKA MANDANNA||GEETHA GOVINDAM|
|AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN INDIAN CINEMA||SUNDARAM MASTER|
|BEST CRITIC MOVIE||VENKATESH MAHA/PARUCHURI VIJAYA PRAVEENA||C/O KANCHARAPALEM|
|SENSATIONAL HIT OF THE YEAR||GEETA ARTS||GEETA GOVINDAM|
|ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR – FEMALE||RAASHI KHANNA||THOLI PREMA|
|ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR – MALE||SUDHEER BABU||SAMMOHANAM & NANNU DOCHUKUNDUVATE|