The nominees for the various films were announced on February 16, 2009. The films Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Rock On!! led the nominations with a total of ten nominations each, followed by Jodhaa Akbar with nine nominations. Ghajini and Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na had seven nominations each. Note that the nominations are for the major awards only, as there were no list of nominees for the technical and other awards.
Note :In some cases, the number of nominations can be less than the number of awards won. This is explained by the fact that there are some awards which do not have any nominations. So, a film could have won an award which does not have any list of nominees. Also, Critics' Awards are not included in the number of awards won by the films.
South India actress Asin Thottumkal debuted in Bollywood with this film, and won the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. Incidentally, she had also starred as the female lead in the Tamil version of this film. Thus, she became the first actress to act in the same role in two films (remakes) of two different languages.