Zee Telefilms Limited was the first broadcaster to foresee the importance of a Bollywood award show in the Indian Cinema industry. It is the largest Media and Entertainment Company in India. Zee Telefilms was renamed as Zee Entertainment Enterprises in 2006. The Zee Cine Awards was born in the year 1998. All the events of ZCA are initiated by Zee Telefilms Limited. The awards are presented under various categories, namely; Viewer’s Choice, Jury’s Choice, Technical Awards and Other Awards. Viewer’s Choice awards are presented to the winners chosen via the viewers of India. These awards are further classified into following the categories;
Best Film Award
The viewers from various countries elect the winner for this category. The winners are elected on the basis of the artist’s performance in the previous year. Generally, the winners are declared in the month of March. The inaugural award was presented to Yash Chopra for the film “Dil To Pagal Hai”.
Best Director Award
The winners for ‘Best Director’ award are chosen by the viewers from more than 120 countries across the globe. The winners are declared in the month of March. They are elected on the basis of the artist’s performance in the previous year. The inaugural award was present to J.P. Dutta for the film “Border”.
Best Actor (Male) Award
Best Actor (Female) Award
The winners for ‘Best Actor- Female’ award are elected by the viewers. of. The winners are announced for the outstanding performance of artists in the previous year. The inaugural award was presented to Madhuri Dixit for the film “Dil To Pagal Hai”.
Best Track Of The Year Award
This category was introduced in the year 2004 and is considered as an esteemed award for a particular film to win. The ‘Zee Cine Award Best Track of the Year’ is voted by the viewers. The inaugural award was presented to the track Kal Ho Naa Ho from the film “Kal Ho Naa Ho”.