THE INDIAN TELEVISION ACADEMY AWARDS, 2007
THE IDEA-ITA 7th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS, 2007
Location : Bhavan's Culture Ground - Andheri (W) Mumbai
The Twin Torpedoes…
Two nights… two celebrations… two torpedoes…!
This year what happened at ITA Awards was a truly, truly never-before occurrence – at least in the realms of Television. The Academy created a unique occasion of salutation for those who have made a difference in the genre.
Nite of Honours…!
Picking up the bestests of the bests, it preceded its annual Award ceremony with a specially structured, momentously mounted and hugely haloed… Nite of Honours…!
There he was! Taking majestic strides, Amitabh Bachchan was escorted by Shashi Ranjan to his seat. The two somehow tore through the mad melee of the media and finally, Big B could get to settle in his chair.
Instantly, on the stage, there started a medley of dances from his legendary repertoire by a bunch of kids led by the irrepressible Swini Khara and Raj Pandit. The number over, Swini went into a banter with Smriti Irani asking the latter to hold her horses as first and foremost, she was going to call her Ghaasphoos on the stage, before anyone or anything else while the latter was just preparing to call upon Big B to come over the stage.
Cutely, Ghasphoos turned out to be none other than Big B and Swini came down to his seat to escort him onto the stage. He was accorded The ITA Laurel for Ultimate Eminence and the memento was given by the Union Minister Kamal Nath, accompanied by The ITA Prez Anu Ranjan. The Shahanshah of all hearts was picture-perfect in grace & humility as he accepted the honour, thanking the ITA so very effusively. Indeed, they don’t make them like that anymore…!
That over, the string of Honours started now! One after one, stalwarts walked towards the stage to be knighted with the ITA honours. From Aroon Purie, to Ronnie Screwvala, to Sanjay Khan, to Prem Sagar, to Dheeraj Kumar, to Kushboo Sundar (the South Indian Icon), to Sahara Shri – all were accorded. You can’t get more momentous than that… Not in Television – no way…!
In sum, it was a night that had everything in it – star-power, rocking entertainment and of course, to cap it all – Amitabh Bachchan…! But if you thought the night was the ultimate – think again! There still was another ace up The ITA sleeve…
The Awards’ Nite!
Following the historic Nite of Honours and amidst the presence of the all & sundry of the TV-fraternity, the Awards Nite, too, was a spectacle of rare sizzle. While trophies after trophies were presented by the upper-crust of the medium to the winners of the both the Jury & the Popular categories of the awards, the pundal resounded again and again with deafening taaliyan & seetiyan.
The moment was electric! And lightning was the impact of the Twin Nites that has left an indelible impress upon those attending, to this day. Later, the Television capsule of the entire event was telecast by Star Plus to unheard of TRP’s (a measure for popularity on Television) for an event on the tube.
THE ITA LAUREL FOR 'ULTIMATE EMINENCE' - SHRI AMITABH BACHCHAN
THE ITA TV-ICON, 2007 - SHRI AROON PURIE
THE ITA TV-ICON, 2007 - SAHARASRI SUBRATA ROY
THE ITA ACHIEVER LAUREL, 2007 - SHRI RONNIE SCREWVALA
THE GR8! PRIDE OF ENTERTAINMENT (SOUTHERN TV) - SMT. KUSHBOO SUNDAR
THE ITA SCROLL OF HONOUR - SHRI PREM SAGAR
THE ITA SCROLL OF HONOUR - SHRI DHEERAJ KUMAR
THE ITA SCROLL OF HONOUR - SHRI SANJAY KHAN
General Jury Awards:
BEST SERIAL- DRAMA - BAA BAHOO AUR BABY
BEST SERIAL- COMEDY - NAYA OFFICE OFFICE
BEST ACTOR – DRAMA - DARSHAN DAVE (GHAR EK SAPNA)
BEST ACTOR – COMEDY - PANKAJ KAPUR (NAYA OFFICE OFFICE)
BEST ACTOR - IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - PARESH GANATRA (BAA BAHOO AUR BABY)
BEST ACTOR - IN A NEGATIVE ROLE - RAJESH KHATTAR (KUMKUM - Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan)
BEST ACTRESS – DRAMA - SARITA JOSHI (BAA BAHOO AUR BABY)
BEST ACTRESS – COMEDY - SUCHEETA TRIVEDI (BAA BAHOO AUR BABY)
BEST ACTRESS IN SUPPORTING ROLE - ACHINT KAUR (VIRRUDH)
BEST ACTRESS IN A NEGATIVE ROLE - ASHWINI KALSEKAR (KASAMH SE)
BEST ANCHOR - TALK/CHAT SHOW - KARAN JOHAR (KOFFEE WITH KARAN)
BEST ANCHOR - NEWS/CURRENT AFFAIRS SHOW - CYRUS BROACHA (THE WEEK THAT WASN'T)
BEST ACNHOR - MUSIC/FILM BASED SHOW - JAVED JAFFREY & NAVED JAFRI (BOOGIE WOOGIE)
BEST ANCHOR GAME/QUIZ SHOW - ARSHAD WARSI (BIGG BOSS)
BEST TALK/CHAT SHOW - KOFFEE WITH KARAN
BEST NEWS CURRENT/AFFAIRS SHOW - NITHARI SPECIAL (NDTV)
BEST MUSIC/FILM BASED SHOW - HERO HONDA SA RE GA MA PA CHALLENGE, 2007
BEST GAME/QUIZ SHOW - CLOSE-UP MUSIC, MASTI AUR DHOOM
BEST DIRECTOR – DRAMA - SANTRAM VERMA (VIRRUDH)
BEST DIRECTOR – COMEDY - RAJIV MEHRA (NAYA OFFICE OFFICE)
BEST HISTORICAL/MYTHILOGICAL SERIAL - DHARTI KA VEER YODHA PRITHVIRAJ CHAUHAN
BEST THRILLER/HORROR SERIAL - SSSSHHH… PHIR KOI HAI - SAAYA
BEST REALITY SHOW - BIGG BOSS
BEST CHILD ARTISTE - SWINI KHARA (BAA BAHOO AUR BABY)
BEST CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME - M. A. D.
BEST COOKERY SHOW - KHANA KHAZANA
Jury Technical Awards:
BEST ART DIRECTION - NITIN DESAI - (BIGG BOSS)
BEST COSTUMES - SHEELA SAGAR & NIKHAT MARIYAM NEERUSHAA (DHARTI KA VEER YODHA
BEST DIALOGUES - KAMLESH PANDAY (VIRRUDH)
BEST EDITING - NDTV (SPL REPORT - TRAIN TO TIBET)
BEST INTERSTITIAL/FILLER - THE WALT DISNEY COMP (INDIA) PVT LTD- DISNEY CHANNEL (BHOOT DIWALI)
BEST LIFESTYLE SHOW - CNN IBN (TEAM LIVING IT UP)
BEST LYRICIST - MAYA GOVIND (MAAYKA)
BEST MAKE-UP - HARI DHONDU NAWAR & SURYAKANT SAWANT (DHARTI KA VEER YODHA)
BEST MINI-SERIES - NDTV (INDEPENDENCE DAY SERIES)
BEST SINGER - SONU NIGAM (DILL MILL GAYYE)
BEST TELEFILM - PYAR KI SHURUAAT (ZEE CINEMA)
BEST TELEPLAY - AATISH KAPADIA (BAA BAHOO AUR BABY)
BEST TELEVISION EVENT - WIZCRAFT (IIFA)
BEST TITLE MUSIC/SONG TRACK - MICKEY NARULA (MAAYAKA)
BEST TRAVEL - BASED SHOW - CNN-IBN (WHAT'S COOL ON HOLIDAY (MALAYSIA))
BEST TV DOCUMENTARY - ZEE NEWS LTD. (WOH 60 DIN)
BEST VIDEOGRAPHY - DHANANJAY KULKARNI (AUR EK KAHANI (MERI PEHLI CHHATRA))
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS - JYOTI SAGAR (ANTARIKSH)
IDEA CHAMPION POPULAR SHOW OF THE YEAR - BANOO MAIN TERI DULHANN
BEST ACTOR - RAJAT TOKAS (DHARTI KA VEER YODHA 'PRITHVIRAJ CHAUHAN)
BEST ACTRESS - DIVYANKA TRIPATHI (BANOO MAIN TERI DULHANN)
BEST ANCHOR - MALE - RAJDEEP SARDESAI
BEST ANCHOR -FE MALE - BARKHA DUTT
IDEA GLAMOUR FACE OF THE YEAR – MALE - ADITYA NARAYAN
IDEA GLAMOUR FACE OF THE YEAR - FEMALE - PRIYANKA BASSI
BEST ENTERTAINMENT CHANNEL - STAR PLUS
BEST HINDI NEWS CHANNEL - AAJ TAK
BEST ENGLISH NEWS CHANNEL - CNN-IBN
BEST BUSINESS NEWS CHANNEL - CNBC TV18
BEST HINDI MOVIE CHANNEL - ZEE CINEMA
BEST MUSIC CHANNEL - MTV
BEST CHILDREN'S CHANNEL - DISNEY CHANNEL