8th (Eighth) Filmfare Awards 1961
The 8th Filmfare Awards were held in Bombay (now Mumbai) in 1961.
The 8th Filmfare Awards (At a Glance)
|Number of Award Categories||16|
|Most Awards||(3 Each)|
Chaudhvin Ka Chand,
|Most Nominations||Mughal-E-Azam (10)|
|Previous Filmfare Awards||7th Filmfare Awards (1960)|
|Next Filmfare Awards||9th Filmfare Awards (1962)|
Here is the list of Nominees and Winners of various Award recipients of the 8th Filmfare Awards.
List of Nominees and Winners
+ Indicates winner
+ Indicates winner
|Award||Nominees and Winners||Film|
|Best Story||+Ruby Sen||Masoom (1960)|
|Saghir Usmani||Chaudhvin Ka Chand|
|Best Dialogue||+Kamal Amrohi||Mughal-E-Azam|
|Best Cinematographer||+R.D. Mathur||Mughal-E-Azam|
|Best Editing||+Moosa Mansoor||Kohinoor|
|Best Sound Recordist||+George D'Cruz||Parakh|
|Best Art Director (B&W)||+Biren Nag||Chaudhvin Ka Chand|
Highlights-8th Filmfare Awards 1961
- Film Mughal-E-Azam received ten (10) nominations.
- By receiving ten (10) nominations, Mughal-E-Azam became the Most Nominated Film in the 8th Filmfare Awards (1961).
- Mughal-E-Azam won three (3) Filmfare Awards. Here is the list of winners:
- Best Film
- Kamal Amrohi – Best Dialogue
- R. D. Mathur – Best Cinematographer
- Film Chaudhvin Ka Chand received six (6) nominations and won three of them. Here is the list of winners:
- Shakeel Badayuni – Best Lyricist
- Mohammed Rafi – Best Male Playback Singer
- Biren Nag – Best Art Direction (B&W)
- Film Parkh received five (5) nominations and won three awards too.
- Bimal Roy – Best Director
- Motilal – Best Actor in Supporting Role
- George D’Cruz – Best Sound Recordist
- By winning three (3) Awards each, film Mughal-E-Azam, Chaudhvin Ka Chand, and Parakh became the Most Awarded Films in the 8th Filmfare Awards (1961)
- Shankar-Jaikishan won the award for Best Music Director for Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai. It was a glaring upset for Naushad for his extraordinary music in Mughal-E-Azam.
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