The recently concluded 90th Academy Awards might have disappointed it’s producers with reports of lowest viewership for the awards emerging right after the conclusion of the event. However Indian government has reportedly shown discontent over the non performance of India at the Oscars, year after year, despite masterpieces like Jab Harry Met Sejal, Tubelight and Firangi made in India.
One of the officials from I&B Ministry who wished to be unnamed, owing to fear of his salary being withhold by his Minister, told,
“It is acceptable and understandable that movies like Newton, Trapped and Mukti Bhawan have been disastrous and bring shame for Indian cinema. However we are shocked when we came to know that Jab Harry Met Sejal failed to pass the first round.”
The I&B Ministry has reportedly taken a strong note of the issue. Owing to failure of Indian movies at the Oscars, the ministry, on Monday announced that the Government of India shall start it’s own awards and aim to set it as a benchmark for other countries. In a official press release on Monday, the ministry stated that, “The I&B Ministry is pleased to announce that India is all set to stage Oscar-level award functions. The event shall be held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in April 2018. The sudden planning of the awards did not give time to invite submissions from filmmakers this year. Owing to such situations, it is hereby decided that the Ministry itself shall award the politicians directly without any nominations. The award is done on the basis of commendable acts done by the politicians in the year 2017.”
The list of awards released by the ministry are as follows :
Best Picture : Hardik Patel CD Release
Best Director : Amit Shah for UP 2017 Election wins
Best Actor : Kapil Mishra for fainting at press conference.
Best Actress : Mayawati for Blaming EVMs for her UP Loss.
Best Supporting Actor : Shiv Sena for acting as opposition while being the government in Maharashtra.
Best Supporting Actress : Smriti Irani for not supporting I&B staff by stopping their salaries.
Best Original Screenplay : Amit Shah for writing victories for Goa & Manipur BJP
Best Adapted Screenplay : Arvind Kejriwal for adapting EVM theories from Mayawati.
Best Live Action Short Film : Unidentified men for demolishing of the Lenin statue in Tripura.
Best Suspense Thriller : Ahmed Patel for winning Gujarat RS seat at 1am.
Best Original Score : BJP+ for scoring 325 seats in UP elections
Best Original Song : Devendra & Amruta Fadnavis for unmatched talent in Save Mumbai River Campaign songs & Babul Supriyo for singing at all government meetings, events and functions.
Best Costume design : Arvind Kejriwal for wearing an orchid on his head during his Goa campaigning & Rahul Gandhi was his torn kurta during his UP campaigning.
Best Production Design : AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj for designing hack-able EVMs.
Best Film Editing : Nitish Kumar for editing RJD out of his film and adding BJP to it & Narendra Modi – Yogi Adityanath for editing Arvind Kejriwal from inauguration of Delhi Metro – Magenta Line.
Honorary Awards : Arvind Kejriwal for maintaining low profile life specially on his twitter handle since 2017.
Narendra Modi for winning every single election.
Rahul Gandhi for his ‘moral victory’
Lifetime achievement award : Lal Krishna Advani for obvious reasons.
The awards are to be held on 22nd April this year. High profile attendance is expected at the event. It is learnt that Arvind Kejriwal has decided to skip the event claiming the awards have been rigged. Also AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj is expected to showcase the alleged rigging of awards, in Delhi Assembly in the budget session later this month.