It took place on the 27th of February, 2010 from 9PM IST onwards at Yash Raj Studios, Mumbai.
3 Idiots have won most of the popular choice awards, followed by Firaaq, Dev D and Paa at the 55th Idea Filmfare awards.
Amitabh Bachchan got the Best Actor in Leading Role (Male) Award for the movie Paa, as he was not present, Vidya Balan received the award. Best Actor in Leading Role (Female) award went to Vidya Balan for Paa.
Following is the list of the winners of the 2010 Filmfare Awards.
- Best Action: Vijayan Master (Wanted)
- Best Production Design & Art Direction: Helen Jones, Sukanta Panigrahi (Dev.D)
- Best Background Score: Amit Trivedi (Dev.D)
- Best Cinematography: Rajeev Ravi (Dev.D)
- Best Visual Effects: Govardhan Vigharan, Vinay Singh Chuphal (Kaminey)
- Best Choreography: Bosco-Caesar, (Chor Bazaari, Love Aaj Kal)
- Best Sound: Manas Choudhary (Firaaq)
- Best Editing: Sreekar Prasad (Firaaq)
- Best Costume Design: Vaishali Menon (Firaaq)
- Best Lyrics: Irshad Kamil (Ajj din, Love Aaj Kal)
- RD Burman Award: Amit Trivedi
- Best Playback Singer (Female): Kavita Seth (Iktara, Wake Up Sid) & Rekha Bhardwaj (Genda phool, Delhi-6)
- Best Playback Singer (Male) : Mohit Chauhan (Masakali, Delhi-6)
- Best Music: AR Rahman (Delhi-6)
- Best Story: Abhijat Joshi & Rajkumar Hirani (3 Idiots)
- Best Screenplay: Abhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani & Vidhu Vinod Chopra (3 Idiots)
- Best Dialogue: Abhijat Joshi & Rajkumar Hirani (3 Idiots)
- Best Debut (Female): Zoya Akhtar (Luck By Chance)
- Best Debut (Male): Ayan Mukerji (Wake Up Sid)
- Best Supporting Actor (Female): Kalki Koechlin (Dev.D)
- Best Supporting Actor (Male): Boman Irani (3 Idiots)
- Lifetime Achievement Awards: Khayyam & Shashi Kapoor
- Best Film (Critics): Firaaq
- Best Actor Female (Critics): Mahie Gill (Dev.D)
- Best Actor Male (Critics): Ranbir Kapoor (consistently outstanding performances for Wake Up Sid, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani & Rocket Singh: Salesman Of The Year)
- Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female): Vidya Balan (Paa)
- Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male): Amitabh Bachchan (Paa)
- Best Director: Rajkumar Hirani (3 Idiots)
- Best Film: 3 Idiots