The 3rd Chevrolet Global Indian Music Academy (GiMA) Awards yesterday announced its nominees in the film music category for its 3rd edition. An initiative by Wizcraft International Entertainment, GiMA is a pioneering effort to recognize Indian music, transcending genres in the country giving the music industry a unified platform to celebrate its talent.
GiMA is the only music awards platform with a voting process based on peer-to-peer recognition. Nominees are selected by a Jury panel of over 30 eminent members from the music & film industry and later presented to the GiMA Academy for the final voting. The Academy’s votes are tabulated by KPMG, the process auditors for GiMA who determine the winners. To ensure a fair and unbiased evaluation, the Academy follows a thorough and meticulous voting process.
While the country’s best talent comprises of the jury, as per a mandate by KPMG, all jurors do not adjudicate on categories/genres in which they are in contention. The illustrious jury members for the film music category include Jatin Pandit, Javed Akhtar, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Kunal Kohli, Nagesh Kukunoor, Prasoon Joshi, Rajiv Kenkre, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Rajesh Roshan, Ramesh Sippy, Resul Pookutty, Shamir Tandon and Udit Narayan. The Academy comprises over 300 members from the music and film industry encompassing industry stalwarts, music directors, producers, lyricists, singers, technicians, composers and leaders in the music business.
Renowned lyricist and GiMA Advisory Board Member, Prasoon Joshi, added, “I am glad to be associated with the much-awaited GiMA Awards and the celebrations this year. GiMA is a pioneering effort to integrate and consolidate the Indian Music Industry onto one common platform and we are all looking forward to yet another landmark celebration. It is a very important moment for the fraternity and with the impressive talent in the country, it’s important to honor these gifted individuals and I absolutely commend GiMA for being exactly the right avenue to do that.”
2012 saw a great year with a lot of successful films featuring great soundtracks. Amongst the major films released in the previous year, those leading the nominations in the film category are Rockstar with a total of 11 nominations followed closely by Ra.One and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara with a total of 8 nominations each, while Agneepath has received 5 nominations. Other notable films that have been nominated for various award categories are Delhi Belly, Don 2 and Desi Boyz.
A.R. Rahman has been nominated for a total of 7 awards for his exceptional work in the Ranbir Kapoor starrer Rockstar. These include Best Music Arranger and Programmer, Best Background Score, 2 nominations for Best Playback Singer Male along with Javed Ali and Mohit Chauhan, Best Music Director, Best Film Song and Best Film Album.
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have a total of 6 nominations for their movies Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara and Don 2, followed by Vishal Shekhar with 5 nominations for their work in Ra.One, The Dirty Picture and Kahaani.
Javed Akhtar has 2 nominations as the Best Lyricist for Senorita and Khaabon ke Parinday from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Shreya Ghoshal has also garnered 3 nominations in the Best Playback Singer category for movies like Agneepath, Shor in the City and The Dirty Picture. Newcomer Ayushmann Khurrana has been nominated in 2 categories for Best Debut Composer and Best Lyricist & Singer for the very soulful Paani Da from his blockbuster hit Vicky Donor.
Newcomer Kamal Khan has also been nominated in the Best Debut category for the song Ishq Sufiana which gained massive popularity on the radio. International artiste Akon and our very own Mika have also been nominated in the Best Playback Singer category for Chammak Challo and Subah Hone Na De.
Lastly, GiMA’s most celebrated award Best Film Album includes blockbuster films whose music has gained immense popularity - Delhi Belly, Ra.One, Rockstar, The Dirty Picture and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.