Indian Television Academy Awards 2011 had been held at the Yashraj Studios, in Mumbai. This year witnessed all-time high entries of one thousand and eight hundred in number. The set had been decorated to give an authentic palatial feel. The theme of this year’s ceremony had been set to be “Celebrations”. Along with famous television artists, the presence of Bollywood superstars earmarked the eleventh anniversary of this awards ceremony. Huge personalities, like Shri Dharmendra Deol, Shri
Amitabh Bachchan, Mr.
Farhan Akhtar, Shri Shatrughan Sinha, and much more, graced the main event with their presence. A total number of forty celebrities had taken part in the performances shown during the ceremony, making it a true celebration, as its theme had been designed.
A lot of new awards was introduced this year, including The Best Talk or Chat Show, which was given to
Aap Ki Kachehri Season 3, by Big Synergy Media Ltd. The Best Music & Film-based Show was subjected to Sa Re Ga Ma Pa li'L Champs, by Big Productions. The Best Lifestyle Show was awarded to Band Baja Bride, by Arati Singh. The Best Interstitial or Filler was given to Tedhi Medhi Baatein (MASTI 2). The Best TV Documentary was awarded to 30 Minutes, by Sampa's Diary CNN- IBN. The Best Historical or Mythological Serial was subjected to Chandragupt Maurya. The Best Television Event was given to Star Parivaar Awards Macau, by Cineyug Worldwide. The Best Reality Show was awarded to
Just Dance. The Best Child Artist was awarded to
Rushiraj Pawar, for Chandragupt Maurya.
The Best Anchor in Talk or Chat Show was given to
Koel Purie, for On the Couch with Koel. The Best Anchor Game or Quiz Show was subjected to Amitabh Bachchan, for
Kaun Banega Crorepati. The Best Director in Comedy was awarded to
Dharam Verma, for Laapataganj. The Best Actor in Comedy was given to
Cyrus Broacha, for The Week That Wasn't. The Best Actor in a Supporting Role was awarded to Anup Soni (Bhairon), for
Balika Vadhu. The Best Actress in a Supporting Role was subjected to Bhairavi Raichura (Rajni), for Sasuraal Genda Phool. The Best Children's Program was given to MAD, by Turner International (India) Pvt. Ltd. The Best Cookery Show was awarded to Secret Kitchen, by CNN-IBN. The Best Game or Quiz Showwas awarded to Kaun Banega Crorepati.
The Best Anchor in Music or Film-based show was given to Ayushman Khurana, for Just Dance. The Best Serial in Comedy was subjected to Laapataganj, by Garima Productions. The Best Actress in Comedy was awarded to
Kavita Kaushik (Chandramukhi), for FIR. The Best Actor in a Negative Role was given to Shiv Sybramaniyam (Mr. Virani), for
Mukti Bandhan. The Best Thriller or Horror Serial was awarded to Girls Day Out, by Miditech Pvt.Ltd. The Best Mini-Series was subjected to Save India's Coast (NDTV INDIA). The Best Travel-based Show was given to Ten Things to Do Before you Say Bye, by Shibani Sharma Khanna,NDTV Lifestyle Ltd. The Best Serial in Drama was awarded to Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, by Balaji Telefilm Ltd. The Best Actress in a Negative Role was awarded to Mona Ambegoankar (Roshni), for Maryaada Lekin Kab Tak.
The Best Actor in Drama was given to
Ram Kapoor, for Bade Achhe Lagte Hain. The Best Anchor in News or Current Affairs Show was subjected to
Rajdeep Sardesai, for Indian at 9 and Election Counting Day Coverage. The Best Actress in Drama was awarded to
Surekha Sikri (Kalyani), for Balika Vadhu, and
Sakshi Tanwar (Priya), for Bade Achhe Lagte Hain. The Best Director in Drama was given to Gautam, for Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, and Imtiyaz Punjabi, for Maryaada Lekin Kab Tak. The Best News or Current Affairs Show was subjected to HT Questions Journo Ethics, by TV Today Network.