Nominees: Dibakar Banerjee for Shanghai, Tigmanshu Dhulia for Paan Singh Tomar, Sujoy Ghosh for Kahaani, Shoojit Sircar for Vicky Donor, Anurag Kashyap for Gangs of Wasseypur, Kabir Khan for Ek Tha Tiger, Reema Kagti for Talaash, Anurag Basu for Barfi!, Gauri Shinde for English Vinglish
Winner: All of the above!
For making films as critically acclaimed as they were commercially successful. A rare feat!
This year, the filmmakers outdid themselves. We raise a toast to all our winners.