The 55th Filmfare Awards were held on February 27, 2010 at the Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai. The awards given for 30 categories, out of which there were 3 special awards, 3 critics awards and 24 main awards for Hindi films released in 2009. There were 60 nominations for the top 10 categories, which were based on votes via web and newspaper forms. The award ceremony was hosted by Shahrukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan.
The night belonged to the 3 Idiots as 3 Idiots the biggest movie of 2009 swept most of the popular choice awards at the 55th Idea Filmfare awards, including awards for Vidhu Vinod Chopra for best film and Rajkumar Hirani for best director.
Nandita Das's directorial debut 'Firaaq' won her the Critics Best Film Award. The acclaimed Paa won Amitabh Bachchan the award for The Best Actor In A Leading Role - Male, and Vidya Balan the award for The Best Actor In A Leading Role - Female.
Another movie winning big was Dev D with Mahie Gill winning the Critics Best Actress Award and Kalki Koechlin winning the Critics Best Actor in a Supporting Role Female.