'Golmaal Again' wins 'Best Film' at Zee Cine awards and internet just lost it

It isn't new for Indian movie awards to be surrounded by controversies, related to personal-prejudices, nepotism, favoritism and simply poor-choices.

The not-so-transparent selection process of winners and nominees, puts a big questions mark on all these ceremonies - which are now largely seen - as an extravagant convocation of the who's who of B-town, simply getting together to pat each other's back.

If the already-declining state of faith that Indian movie lovers have, wasn't poor enough - a popular mainstream award show has gone ahead to recognize Rohit Shetty-directed cringe-comedy, 'Golmaal Again' as the 'best film of 2017.'

Although the Ajay Devgan starrer is one of the top-earners of 2017 - the decades-long criteria of picking winners based on commercial performances, rather than artistic achievements - seems to no longer go down well with most viewers.

The fact that the critically disapproved flick was picked over progressive cinematic choices like, 'Newton', Lipstick Under My Burkha', 'Bareily Ki Barfi', 'Rangoon' and other commercially-limited projects, people quickly unleashed their critique on the matter on various social media outlets.

Another shocker came with Varun Dhawan's win in the 'Best Actor' category for his role in 'Judwaa 2', despite lauded performances from Rajkumar Rao, Akshay Kumar, Irrfan Khan and Ayushman Khurana.

And as one would expect, the award show became a butt-off-jokes once again!

"Zee Cine Golmaal awards would be the apt name. Awards have become a joke now in our country," one Twitter user wrote.

"Ridiculous... Zee cine awards. Perhaps I could get an award if I was there," wrote another user.

What do you think?

Should Indian movie awards reform their nomination and winner-selection process?

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