Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Art Director
R.D. Burman Award
FILMFARES AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN CINEMA
The Filmfares, as we know of today were actually called 'Clares' after Clares Mendonca,
The Times of India film critic who died the year of the first awards in 1954.
However, unlike the Oscars, which the Academy Awards are called worldwide,
the name 'Clares' didn't stick.
The stattuette was designed by N.G. Phansare under the supervision of
Walter Langhammer, who was the art director of The Times of India at the time.
Her arms upraised in a dance number, her hands touching, the bronze lady stattuette
went silver only once when it was the 25th year of the awards. She stands 46.5 cms. and
weighs a hefty 5 kgs.
The Filmfares now have more than 30 categories and one wonders who would have won it and
when. Presenting a complete checklist of The Filmfare Award winners down the years.