The star studded Screen Awards were instituted in 1994 by Mr. Viveck Goenka (the chairman of The Express Group). The screen awards are the only Indian film awards which have involved the Executive Director and the Governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The winners are nominated and selected by a panel of esteemed professionals from the same industry. The awards are presented to the winners from the film fraternity for their excellent performance in the industry. The star screen special awards are presented under the following categories.