Shahrukh Khan won the favourite actor award at the 18th Lions Gold Awards ceremony here, while Priyanka Chopra was named the favourite actress.
However, neither the superstar nor Priyanka were present to collect their awards at the ceremony held here Wednesday.
However, Rani Mukerji, who won an award for her role in “No One Killed Jessica”, walked the red carpet at the event and came on stage to collect her trophy.
Interestingly, in the music department, the Lions Awards, which recognises and felicitates outstanding contributions of stars from the showbiz and other fields, honoured both singer Sonu Niigaam and his four-year-old son Neevan.
While Sonu won the favourite evergreen singer award, his son was declared the favourite child singer for his version of “Kolaveri Di”.
“It’s a great feeling. It’s Nevaan’s first award,” said an elated sonu.
The evening saw the presence of known stars like R. Madhavan, Bappi Lahri, Milan Luthria and Rohit Shetty, among others.
The Winners list —
Lions favourite actor in a leading role male – Shahrukh Khan
Lions favourite charming actor – Sunny Deol
Lions favourite actor in a leading role female – Priyanka Chopra (“Don 2″)
Lions favourite popular director – Milan Luthria for “The Dirty Picture”
Lions favourite actor in negative role – Prakash Raj for “Singham”
Lions favourite doyen of the film industry- Shatrughan Sinha
Lions favourite evergreen singer – Sonu Niigaam
Lions favourite child singer – Neevan
Lions favourite choreographer – Pony Prakash Raj for “Oo la la” song
Lions favourite choreographer (Critics) – Ganesh Hegde for “Chammak challo”
Lions favourite lyricist – Shabbir Ahmed for “Bodyguard”
Lions favourite music director – Himesh Reshammiya for “Bodyguard”
Lions favourite special effects (Prime Focus) – for Naresh Malhotra for “RA.One”
Lions favourite playback singer male – Bappi Lahiri for “Oo La La”
Lions favourite debutant actor male – Chirag Paswan for “Mile Na Mile Hum”
Lions favourite actor in a supporting role (Critics) female – Divya Dutta for “Stanley Ka Dabba”
Lions favourite lifetime achievement award – Aruna Irani
Lions favourite enterprising producer of the year- Premal Goragandhi
Lions favourite debutant director – Rohit Dhawan for “Desi Boyz”
Lions favourite upcoming production house – Sunil Pathare (Maxwell Entertainment Pvt Ltd.)
Lions favourite dynamic director of the year – Rohit Shetty for “Singham”
Lions favourite director of the decade – Rakesh Roshan
Lions favourite style icon – Hrithik Roshan