Many of the expected films and people took away the key awards. While Barfi won best film - and got Ranbir Kapoor the 'best actor (male)' award - Vidya Balan took home the 'best actor (female)' award for Kahaani, the film that also won Sujoy Ghosh the best director prize.
This year, the winners lifted the black lady embellished with a golden plate to celebrate 100 years of Hindi cinema.
Other key winners were Gauri Shinde, who bagged the 'best debut director' award for English Vinglish, Ayushmann Khurrana who won the 'best debut (male)' for his film Vicky Donor and Ileana D'Cruz who won the 'best debut (female)' for Barfi.
Madhuri Dixit also presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Pamela Chopra, whose husband Yash Raj Chopra won it posthumously for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema as a director, producer and script writer.
Here are some of the best moments from the night.
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