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From Divya Dutta to Alia Bhatt, Celebs Hail REEL as 'One of the Crisp Awards Functions'

Here's how winners and nominees reacted to the second edition of News18 REEL Movie Awards, which was held in Mumbai on Tuesday.


Updated:March 27, 2019, 12:35 PM IST
From Divya Dutta to Alia Bhatt, Celebs Hail REEL as 'One of the Crisp Awards Functions'
Here's how winners and nominees reacted to the second edition of News18 REEL Movie Awards, which was held in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Divya Dutta was the first of many celebrities to express their excitement over News18 REEL Movie Awards, wherein she was nominated in the Best Supporting Actor (Female) category for her work in Blackmail and also received an award on behalf of veteran lyricist and poet Gulzar for Best Lyrics.

Calling REEL Awards "one of the finest ceremonies," Dutta, in a series of tweets, shared, "REEL Movie Awards 2019 was crisp, fun and full of warmth! Enjoyed each moment! Congrats CNNnews18 and Rajeev Masand! Not a single dull moment! And everyone came out smiling! Cheers and to many more!" (sic)

Posting a picture of herself receiving the golden statue on behalf of Gulzar for Dilbaro, Dutta tweeted, "I probably wouldn’t have been as happy to pick my own award. It was an honor to be asked to pick up the award on behalf of @GulzarPoetry! This was precious!"

She also gave a shoutout to REEL's jury, consisted of Dia Miza, Rahul Dholakia and Deepa Bhatia, for doing a "superb" job.

"Special mention to the awesome jury! Wanted to whistle at every award announcement! It was tough but you guys did a super job Dia Mirza, Rahul Dholakia and Deepa Bhatia." (sic)

Boman Irani, who presented the Best Actress award to Alia Bhatt for Raazi, shared a heartwarming post for her on social media, along with their picture from the ceremony.

"What a humble acceptance speech for an outstanding performance, dearest Alia. Couldn’t be prouder to hand over the Best Actor Female Award for Raazi to you! The sweetest too," Irani wrote.

In response to his post, Bhatt, who looked stunning in her red Sabyasachi attire at the ceremony, posted a string of heart emojis.

While accepting her award at the ceremony, Bhatt also said that "This has been really entertaining, quick, crisp award function and I feel everybody should be here every year. It's been very joyful."

Gajraj Rao thanked the jury for acknowledging his work and choosing him as the Best Actor for Badhaai Ho. Sharing a picture of himself along with Bhatt, Rao tweeted, "It was an amazing acceptance speech by @aliaa08 today at the #reelawards2019 after winning best actress trophy for #Raazi ... Thank you jury for selecting me for the best actor award ... @cnnnews18 #badhaaiho @ChromePictures @iAmitRSharma @JungleePictures @Sen_Aleya." (sic)

"Feels great to receive Best Playback Singer (Female) Award for Dilbaro," tweeted Harshdeep Kaur who also thanked News18 for the honour.

Ayushmann Khurrana, who couldn't attend the ceremony, extended his gratitude to News18 and his fans as he was named the Breakout Actor of the Year at the ceremony. It's an award to an actor or actress who has left a lasting impression in more than one film in the same year.

Taking to Instagram, Mirza said being on the jury for REEL Movie Awards 2019 was "an honour for me." She continued, "A rich experience of watching beautiful films that deeply stirred and entertained us last year. It was tough to pick winners. For me all the nominees were winners in their own right. Loved that the night was only about the nominees and winners."

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