THE INDIAN TELEVISION ACADEMY AWARDS, 2006
The Hero Honda Television Academy Awards, 2006
Location: Bhavan's Cultural Ground No. 3 Andheri (W), Mumbai
It was a night like no other night, when the Stars sizzled and burst out on a humongous set that recreated the fantasia of Egyptian magic on it. People were agape at the fantastically lit structure before them and marvelled at the Egyptian motifs.
Says The ITA President, Anu Ranjan, ‘Indeed, we are proud of the fact that the HHITA Awards have become an Annual Festival of joy for the Industry and the response of the entire TV-fraternity is electric, as can be seen with this tremendous presence and participation of the who’s who of Television in here.’
Shashi Ranjan, Convenor, The ITA further elaborates, ‘Creating an Award is one thing, bonding it with the fraternity for whom it has been created, is another. This is where the ITA has scored with flying colours. Today, the HHITA Awards are well and truly of Television, for Television, by Television…!’
In sum, Television, on that evening, got some more sheen to itself by this scintillating Event of high-octane pageantry.
The ITA Scroll of Honour (Media): Mr. Vineet Jain
GR8! Face of Year the Male: Hussain Kuwajerwala
GR8! Face of the Year Female: Mandira Bedi
General Jury Awards:
Best Life Style Show - NDTV - SPECTACULAR SPAS OF THE WORLD
Best Cookery Show - Khana Khazana
Best Television Event - MTV Immies 2005
Best Interstitials/Fillers - Lolaway Products - Channel [V]
Best Mini Series - Great Indian Laughter Challenge Dwitiya -Endemol India Pvt. Ltd.
Best Religion -based Show - Yatra - Deepti Bhatnagar Productions Pvt. Ltd.
Best TV Documentary - Rasika Tyagi - Missing in Action
Best Telefilm - Aur Ek Kahani 'Kaun Jeeta Kaun Haara' - Manju Singh & Gautam Singh
Best Travel-based Show - Musafir Hoon Yaaron - Deepti Bhatnagar Productions Pvt. Ltd.
Best Music & Film Based Show - Nach Baliye - SOL
Best Anchor Music/Films based Show - Sangeeta Ghosh & Shabir Ahluwalia - Nach Baliye
Best News/Current Affairs Show - Poll Khol - Bag Films Ltd.
Best Anchor News/Current Affairs - Sreenivasan Jain - Witness
Best Talk/Chat Show - Muqabla - NDTV
Best Anchor Talk/Chat Show - Lola Kutty (Lola T[V]) & Barkha Dutt (We the People)
Best Game show/Quiz show - Kaun Banega Crorepati -2 - Synergy Communications Pvt. Ltd.
Best Anchor Game Quiz Show - Amitabh Bachchan - Kaun Banega Crorepati -2
Best Reality Show - Shabaash India - Abhilash Bhattacharya & Zee Telefilms Ltd.
Best Thriller/Horror Serial - Akela - Fire Works Production
Best Historical/Mythological Show - Prithviraj Chauhan - Sagar Entertainment Ltd.
Best Director – Comedy - Rajiv Mehra - Naya Office Office
Best Serial – Comedy - Naya Office Office - Eagle Films Pvt. Ltd.
Best Director – Drama - Sumitra Bhave & Sunil Sukhtankar - Aur Ek Kahani 'Kaun Jeeta Kaun Hara'
Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Vaishalee Thakkar - Baa Bahu Aur Baby
Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Ali Asgar - Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii
Best Actress – Comedy - Divya Dutta - Shanno Ki Shaadi
Best Actor in a Comic Role - Deven Bhojani - Baa Bahu Aur Baby
Best Actress in a Negative Role - Achint Kaur - Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii
Best Actor in a Negative Role - Aman Verma - Virasat
Best Actress – Drama - Shweta Prasad - Aur Ek Kahani 'Prempatra'
Best Actor- Drama - Ram Kapoor - Kasamh Se
Best Serial – Drama - Kasamh Se - Zee Telefilms Ltd
Jury Technical Awards:
Best Make-Up - Hari Dhondu Nawar - Prithviraj Chauhan
Best Costumes - Tara Deasai, Nisha Sagar, Neerusha - Prithviraj Chauhan
Best Art Director - Omung Kumar Bhandula (Prithviraj Chauhan) & Sumitra Bhave (Aur Ek Kahani 'Kaun Jeeta Kaun Hara'
Best Audiography - Ashmat Mulla - Aur Ek Kahani ' Kaun Jeeta Kaun Hara'
Best Singer - Kailash Kher - Shabaash India
Best Title Music/Song Track - Pritam (Kavyanjali) & Lalit Sen (Saat Phere...Saloni Ka Safar)
Best Editing - Koteswara Rao - The Last Goodbye-Missing in Action
Best Visual Effects - Fire Works Production - Akela
Best Videography - Dhananjay Kulkarni- Aur Ek Kahani 'Kaun Jeeta Kaun Hara'
Best Teleplay - Anil Nagpal - Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Best Dialogues - Ashwni Dhir - Naya Office Office
Best Lyricist - Nawab Arzoo - Kumkum -Pyara Sa Bandhan
Best Actor - Rohit Roy - Virasat
Best Actress - Rajshree Thakur - Saat Phere...Saloni Ka Safar
Best Serial - Saat Phere...Saloni Ka Safar
Best Entertainment Channel - Star Plus
Best TV Host - Rajdeep Sardesai
Best News Channel Hindi - Aaj Tak
Best News Channel English - CNN-IBN
Best Music Channel - MTV
Best Hindi Movie Channel - Zee Cinema
Best Children's Channel - Disney
Best Sports Channel - ESPN