6th (Sixth) Filmfare Awards 1959
The 6th Filmfare Awards were held in Bombay (now Mumbai) on 10 May 1959. J.C. Jain hosted the award ceremony.
The 6th Filmfare Awards (At a Glance)
|Date||10 May 1959|
|Number of Award Categories||16|
|Most Awards||Madhumati (9)|
|Most Nominations||Madhumati (12)|
|Previous Filmfare Awards||5th Filmfare Awards (1958)|
|Next Filmfare Awards||7th FIlmfare Awards (1960)|
List of Nominees and Winners
+ Indicates winner
|Award Category||Name of Nominee / Winner||Film||Song|
|Best Film||+Madhumati (1958)|
|Best Director||+Bimal Roy||Madhumati (1958)|
|B.R. Chopra||Sadhna (1958)|
|Mahesh Kaul||Talaaq (1958)|
|Best Actor||+Dev Anand||Kala Pani (1958)|
|Dilip Kumar||Madhumati (1958)|
|Raj Kapoor||Phir Subah Hogi|
|Best Actress||+Vyjayanthimala||Sadhna (1958)|
|Meena Kumari||Sahara (1958)|
|Best Actor in Supporting Role||+Johnny Walker||Madhumati (1958)|
|Rehman||Phir Subah Hogi|
|Best Actress in Supporting Role||+Nalini Jaywant||Kala Pani (1958)|
|Leela Chitnis||Sadhna (1958)|
|Lalita Pawar||Parvarish (1958)|
|Best Music Director||+Salil Chowdhury||Madhumati (1958)|
|Best Lyricist||+Shailendra||Yahudi||Ye Mera Deewanapan Hai|
|Shailendra||Yahudi||Meri Jaan Meri Jaan|
|Sahir Ludhiyanvi||Sadhna (1958)||Aurat Ne Janam Diya Maron Ko|
|Best Male Playback Singer||Award won by Female Singer|
|Best Female Playback Singer||+Lata Mangeshkar||Madhumati (1958)||Aaja Re Pardesi|
+ Indicates winner
|Award||Nominees and Winners||Film|
|Best Story||+Mukram Sharma||Sadhna (1958)|
|Ritwik Ghatak||Madhumati (1958)|
|Best Dialogue||+Rajinder Singh Bedi||Madhumati (1958)|
|Best Cinematographer (B&W)||+Dilip Gupta||Madhumati (1958)|
|Best Editing||+Hrishikesh Mukherjee||Madhumati|
|Best Sound Recordist||+Ishaan Ghosh||Chandan|
|Best Art Director (B&W)||+Sudhendu Roy||Madhumati (1958)|
Highlights-6th Filmfare Awards 1959
- Madhumati received twelve (12) nominations and won nine (9) out of them and created a new record at that time.
- Madhumati broke the record of Mother India that won five (5) Awards in the 5th Filmfare Awards (1958).
- Film Sadhna received Six 6 nomination but could win only two of them.
- Film Kala Pani received two (2) nominations and won both of them.
- Film Talaaq received three (3) nominations but could not win any of them.
- J.C. Jain hosted the 6th Filmfare Award.
- Vyjayanthimala became the first actress to receive two nominations in the category of Best Actress in the same year.
- The Filmfare Best Dialogue Award was introduced in 6th Filmfare Award. Rajinder Singh Bedi became the first one to receive the award for Madhumati
- Dev Anand won his first Filmfare Award for Kala Pani. He produced the film under his own Banner Navketan Films.
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