The STAR Screen Awards will take place in Mumbai this weekend and the nominations list has been confirmed.

The 12th STAR Screen Awards will be shown on STAR Plus UK on Saturday 21st January at 22:00.

For the best director category, those who have made into the nominee list include Sanjay Leela Bansali, Prakash Jha and Ram Gopal Varma. The films which stand a chance to win the top honour include Sarkar, Black, Iqbal, Parineeta and Apaharan.

In the best actor (Male) category, Ajay Devgan, Amitab Bachchan, Shahid Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Shah Rukh Khan have got noticed for their performance. The best actor (Female) category talks about names such as Juhi Chawla, Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta and Konkana Sen Sharma.

The complete list of nominees:

Best Film Nominations:

1) Apaharan – Prakash Jha

2) Black – Anshuman Swami, Sanjay Leela Bhansali

3) Iqbal – Subhash Ghai (Mukta Arts)

4) Parineeta – Vidhu Vinod Chopra

5) Sarkar – Ram Gopal Varma, Parag Sanghvi

6) Yahaan – Gary S, Shoojit Sircar, Robby Grewal

Best Director :

1) Nagesh Kukunoor (Iqbal)

2) Prakash Jha (Apaharan)

3) Ram Gopal Varma (Sarkar)

4) Sanjay Leela Bansali (Black)

5) Sudhir Mishra (Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi)

Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Male):

1) Abhishek Bachchan (Sarkar)

2) Amitabh Bachchan (Bunty Aur Babli)

3) Kay Kay Menon (Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi)

4) Naseeruddin Shah (Iqbal)

5) Toby Stephens (Mangal Pandey – The Rising)

Best Actor in A Supporting Role (Female):

1) Lillete Dubey (My Brother Nikhil)

2) Shefali Shah (Waqt)

3) Shernaz Patel (Black)

4) Shweta Prasad (Iqbal)

5) Prateeksha Lonkar (Iqbal)

Best Actor In A Negative Role (Male / Female);

1) Ajay Devgan (Shikhar)

2) Kay Kay Menon (Sarkar)

3) Nana Patekar (Apaharan)

4) Pooja Batra (Taj Mahal – An Eternal Love Story)

5) Yashpal Sharma (Apaharan)

Best Actor In A Comic Role (Male / Female):

1) Abhishek Bachchan (Bunty Aur Babli)

2) Akshay Kumar (Garam Masala)

3) Anil Kapoor (No Entry)

4) Ishaa Koppikar (Kya Kool Hain Hum)

5) Rajpal Yadav (Main Meri Patni Aur Woh)

Best Background Music:

1) Amar Mohile (Sarkar)

2) AR Rahman (Bose – The Forgotten Hero)

3) AR Rahman (Mangal Pandey – The Rising)

4) Monty Sharma (Black)

5) Salim – Suleiman (Iqbal)

Best Music:

1) M M Kreem (Paheli)

2) Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (Bunty Aur Babli)

3) Shantanu Moitra (Parineeta)

4) Shantanu Moitra (Yahaan)

5) Vishal – Shekhar (Dus)

Best Playback Singer (Male):

1) Atif (Woh lamhe….Zeher)

2) K K and Shaan (Dus Bahane…Dus)

3) Sonu Nigam (Dheere jalna….Paheli)

4) Sukhwinder (Yeh Kisna hai….Kisna)

5) Udit Narayan (Hum Hain iss pal yahaan….Kisna)

Best Playback Singer (Female):

1) Alisha Chinoy (Kajra Re…. Bunty Aur Babli)

2) Kavita Krishnamoorthy (Main vaari jaoon….Mangal Pandey – The Rising)

3) Shreya Goshal (Piyu Bole….Parineeta)

4) Shubha Mudgal (Bawra Mann….Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi)

5) Sunidhi Chauhan ( Kaisi paheli…Parineeta)

Best Lyrics:

1) Gulzar (Dheere Jalna….Paheli)

2) Gulzar (Naam Ada Likhna….Yahaan)

3) Javed Akhtar (Hum Hain iss pal yahaan….Kisna)

4) Swanand Kirkire (Bawra Mann….Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi)

5) Swanand Kirkire (Piyu Bole….Parineeta)

Best Actor (Male):

1) Ajay Devgan (Apaharan)

2) Amitabh Bachchan (Black)

3) Saif Ali Khan (Parineeta)

4) Shah Rukh Khan (Paheli)

5) Shahid Kapur (Shikhar)

Best Actor (Female):

1) Juhi Chawla (My Brother Nikhil)

2) Konkona Sen – Sharma (Page 3)

3) Preity Zinta (Salaam Namaste)

4) Rani Mukherji (Black)

5) Sharmila Tagore (Viruddh)

Best Story:

1) Prakash Jha (Apaharan)

2) Nagesh Kukunoor (Iqbal)

3) Rajpal Yadav, Gunjan Joshi (Main Meri Patni Aur Woh)

4) Sabapati Mahesh (Yahaan)

5) Sudhir Mishra, Shiv Kumar Subramaniam, Ruchi Narain (Hazaaron

Khwaishein Aisi)

Best Screenplay:

1) Nagesh Kukunoor (Iqbal)

2) Piyush Mishra, Somnath De, Shoojit Sircar, and Sameer Kohli (Yahaan)

3) Prakash Jha, Shridhar Raghavan, Manoj Tyagi (Apaharan)

4) Sanjay Leela Bhansali, , Prakash Kapadia, Bhavani Iyer (Black)

5) Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Pradeep Sarkar (Parineeta)

Best Dialogue:

1) Gulrez Syed, Mohafiz Hyder, Rajeev Mirza (Taj Mahal – An Eternal Love Story)

2) Nagesh Kukunoor (Iqbal)

3) Prakash Jha (Apaharan)

4) Prakash Kapadia (Hindi) & Bhavani Iyer (English) (Black)

5) Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rekha Nigam (Parineeta)

Best Editing:

1) Catherine D’Hoir (Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi)

2) Bela Segal (Black)

3) Nipun Gupta, Amit Parmar (Sarkar)

4) Santosh Mandal (Apaharan)

5) Shekhar (Yahaan)

Best Sound:

1) Ajay Kumar PB (Yahaan)

2) Biswadeep Chatterjee (Parineeta)

3) Kunal Mehta, Parikshit Lalwani (Sarkar)

4) Resool Pookutty (Black)

5) Robert Taylor (Mangal Pandey – The Rising)

Best Cinematography:

1) Jakob Ihre (Yahaan)

2) N Natraja Subramaniam (Parineeta)

3) Ravi K Chandran (Black)

4) Ravi K Chandran (Parineeta)

5) Sudeep Chatterjee (Iqbal)

Best Special Efects:

1) Biju D (Naina)

2) Eagle Videofilms (Paheli)

3) Merzin Tavaria (Prime Focus) (Vaah! Life ho Toh Aisi)

4) Stargate Company, LA (Dus)

Best Art Direction:

1) Chandravadhan B More (Taj Mahal – An Eternal Love story)

2) Keshto Mondal, Tanushree Sarkar, Pradeep Sarkar (Parineeta)

3) Muneesh Sappel (Paheli)

4) Omung Kumar (Black)

5) Samir Chanda (Bose – The forgotten Hero)

Best Choreography:

1) Bosco – Ceasar (Dus Bahane…..Dus)

2) Farah Khan (Kaal Dhamaal….Kaal)

3) Farah Khan (Kangana Re….Paheli)

4) Saroj Khan (Vaari Vaari….Mangal Pandey – The Rising)

5) Vaibhavi Merchant (Kajra Re….Bunty Aur Babli)

Best Action:

1) Allan Amin (Dus)

2) Jai Singh Nijjar (Apaharan)

3) Seng (Thailand) (Ek Ajnabee)

4) Sham Kaushal (Taj Mahal- An Eternal Love Story)

5) Shoojit Sircar (Yahaan)

Most Promising Newcomer (Male):

1) Abhay Deol (Socha Na tha)

2) Karan Sharma (Dil Jo Bhi Kahey)

3) Kunal Khemmu (Kalyug)

4) Shiny Ahuja (Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi)

Most Promising Newcomer (Female):

1) Chitrangada Singh (Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi)

2) Minissha Lamba (Yahaan)

3) Sonya Jehan (Taj Mahal – An Eternal Love Story)

4) Vidhya Balan (Parineeta)

Best Debut Director:

1) Jahnu Barua (Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Maara)

2) Mohit Suri (Zeher)

3) Onir (My Brother Nikhil)

4) Pradeep Sarkar (Parineeta)

5) Shoojit Sircar (Yahaan)