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The Hall of Fame auditorium of Bangabandhu International Conference Centre buzzed with showbiz celebrities as the 21st edition of Meril Prothom Alo Award saw its grand finale on Friday evening.

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This year’s lifetime achievement award went to veteran actor Aly Zaker.

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Renowned Rabindra Sangeet singer Rezwana Choudhury Bannya along with Anjan Chowdhury, managing director of Square Toiletries, was on the stage to honour Aly Zaker with the award.

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After winning the award, Aly Zaker said, "Any award inspires to move forward towards a greater life. I'll try to defend the honour of this award until the last moment of my life."  

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The award giving ceremony was full of fun, fanfare and festivity for the audience.

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Following is the list of the winners.

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Lifetime Achievement Award:  Aly Zaker

Viewers' Choice Awards

Best Singer (Male): Imran for ‘Ohe Shyam’

Best Singer (Female): Kona for ‘Ohe Shyam’

Best Newcomer: Shabnam Faria for ‘Debi’

Best Actor (TV): Afran Nisho for ‘Buker Ba Pashe’

Best Actress (TV): Mehazabien Chowdhury for ‘Buker Ba Pashe’

Best Actor (Film): Siam Ahmed for ‘Poramon-2’

Best Actress (Film): Puja Cherry for ‘Poramon-2’

Critic Choice Awards

Best Film: ‘Komola Rocket’

Best Director (Film): Gias Uddin Selim for ‘Swapnajaal’

Best Actor (Film): Chanchal Chowdhury for ‘Debi’

Best Actress (Film): Jaya Ahsan for ‘Debi’

Special Critic Award: Pori Moni ‘Swapnajaal’

Best Director (TV): Mahmudul Hasan Adnan and Nazmul Nabin for 'Modern Times'

Best Screenplay (TV): Redoan Rony for ‘Pata Jhorar Din’

Best Actor (TV): Syed Hasan Imam for ‘Pata Jhorar Din’

Best Actress (TV): Ishita for ‘Pata Jhorar Din’

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