Zee Cine Awards

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The Zee Cine Award (ZCA) is an awards ceremony for the Hindi film industry. [1] [2] [3] They were instituted in November 1997 to award "Excellence in cinema - the democratic way". [4]

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They were first held in Mumbai until 2004, when the ZCA went international and had their ceremony in Dubai, and in following years in London, Mauritius, Malaysia, and London again in 2008. It was not held in 2009 and 2010, but resumed in 2011, being held in Singapore in 2012 it was held at the CotaiArena in Macao. [5]

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The 2018 edition was held at MMRDA Grounds, Mumbai. [6]


Viewer's choice

Jury's choice

The Zee Cine Award Best Film is chosen by the Jury. The winners are announced in March. The winners are listed below:-

The Zee Cine Award Best Director is chosen via the public of India. The winners are announced in March.

The Zee Cine Critics' Choice Award for Best Actor is chosen by a jury organized by Zee Entertainment Enterprises.

Technical Awards

The Zee Cine Award Best Dialogue is a technical award.

The Zee Cine Award Best Story is a technical award.

The Zee Cine Award Best Screenplay is a technical award.

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