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Headline: Big Event of the Small Screen
Year : 2001
Location : Renaissance Hotel Powai - Mumbai
The Event
It was a never before night. It was a Night that was Star - Spangled… a Night that Scintillated, Sparkled and Shimmered… a Night that was the Dawn of Television with an identity of its own. It gave the Small Screen an individuality that was hitherto unknown.
This Big Night of the Small Screen was the Hero Honda- ITA Awards\' Gala, where the Television Industry received its first ever Honours and recognition. These Honours were totally TV- Centric and to bless the event was present, the Honourable Minister for I & B, Smt. Sushma SwarajBesides her, there were the entire who is who of Television and to be one with them in their most shining hour, were the members of the Film Fraternity.The evening was set out by the Symphonious Strains of awesome Music, to which the Russian Ballet Dancers did a movement with great flourish for the unveiling of the Trophy.Then, the very dapper and suave Kabir Bedi took to the podium and spoke about the significance of the Academy and the Awards with exquisite eloquence. He also introduced the distinguished Jury through an Audio/ Visual.
Best Teleplay
Justujoo - Chaula Shah/Ashok Patole/Ishaan Trivedi
Best Dialogues
Office Office - Ashwini Dheer
Best Show Packaging
Reality Bites in Pakistan - NDTV
Best Title Music
Milan - Khayyam/Naqsh Lyallpuri
Best Serial (Drama)
Justujoo - Sangeeta Sinha/Saurav Aggrawal
Best Serial (Comedy)
Ji Mantriji - Smeeta Chakarbarti
Best Game Quiz Show
Kuan Banega - Crorepati Siddharth Basu
Best Mythological/Historical Serial
Warrior,The Great-Chhatrapati Shivrai - Vinay Apte
Best Actor (Drama)
Saans - Kanwaljeet
Best Actress (Drama)
Justujoo - Pallavi Joshi
Best Actor (Comedy)
Ji Mantijri - Farooque Sheikh
Best Actress (Comedy)
Aasman Se Tapki - Archana Puran Singh
Best Anchor(Game/Quiz Show)
Kaun Banega Crorepati - Amitabh Bachchan
Best Anchor(Music/Films Show)
Movers And Shakers - Shekhar Suman
Best Anchor(News/Current Affairs)
Janta Ki Adalat - Rajat Sharma
Best Anchor(Sports Show)
Sports Tonight - Sonali Chander
Best Cookery Show
Khana Khazana - Sanjeev / Alyona Kapoor
Best Childrens Programme
Bournvita Quiz Contest - Rila O'Brien/ R.P. Chatterjee
Best Mini Series
Thriller at 10 - Fareb - Deepak Tijori
Best Director(Drama)
Justujoo - Ajai Sinha
Best Director(Comedy)
Office Office - Rajeev Mehra
Best Talk/Chat Show
We The People - Rachna Prasad
Best Music & Film Based Show
Biographies - Ek Kalakar Ki Kahani - Moving Pictures
Best Interstitials/Fillers
Global Refugee - Sahara
Jury Technical Awards
Best Live Coverage for Sports
Four Square Challenge & Rafter Cross - Trans World International
Best Art Direction
The Great Warrior - Chhatrapati Shivrai - Nitin Desai
Best Visual Effects Cinevista Communications Ltd.
SSSHHHH... Koi Hai - Vidhyut (Electricity) - Cinevista Communications Ltd.s
Best Costumes
The Great Warrior - Chhatrapati Shivrai - Pradeep Muley
Best Make Up
The Great Warrior - Chhatrapati Shivrai - Ashok Pangam
Best Audiography
Ma Shakti - Suhas Kulkarni / Ramesh Rathod
Best Editing
IT India Tomorrow - NDTV
Best Cinematography / Videography
Ankahee - Sudeep Chatterjee
Popular Awards
Best Actor
Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi - Amar Upadhyay
Best Actress
Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi - Smiriti Malhotra Irani
Best Actor / Actress in a Comic Role
Office Office - Pankaj Kapoor
Best News Channel
Aaj Tak
Best Music Channel
Best Sports Channel
Star Sports
Best Anchor - Based Show
Kaun Banega Crorepati - Siddharth Basu
Best Sports Presenter/ Commentator
Harsha Bhogle
Best Host / Hostess
Kaun Banega Crorepati - Amithabh Bachchan
Best Serial
Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi - Shobha Kapoor/ Ekta Kapoor
Best Star Cast
Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi - Shobha Kapoor/ Ekta Kapoor
Best Entertainment Channel
Star Plus
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