The awards, conceptualised by Reliance Broadcast Network's intellectual property division, BIG Live, will be the first award function of the season to honour talent in films, television, music, dance and sports, on the same stage.
With performances by Priyanka Chopra, Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez, the event will take place in Mumbai Sunday, and will be aired on Star Plus on New Year's Eve.
"The Big Star Entertainment Awards will showcase a spectacle that comprises stunning performances by the biggest stars from Indian entertainers. The nominees for the awards represent the best work of the year," Tarun Katial, CEO-Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd, said in a press statement.
This year, a new award category has been introduced -- the most entertaining actor, male and female, in a social role.
Male nominees for the category include Amitabh Bachchan (Aarakshan), Atif Aslam (Bol), Manoj Bajpayee (Aarakshan), Pankaj Kapoor (Challe Musaddi...Office Office) and Rahul Bose (I Am). Among the female nominees are -- Kalki Koechlin (The Girl in Yellow Boots), Mahir Khan (Bol), Nandita Das (I Am), Rani Mukerji (No One Killed Jessica) and Vidya Balan (No One Killed Jessica).
The movies nominated for most entertaining film of the year award, include Bodyguard, Rockstar, RA.One, Singham, The Dirty Picture and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
Other categories in which awards will be given are entertaining singer (male and female), entertaining song, entertaining director (film), entertaining dancer (film and television), entertaining sportsperson (male and female), entertaining TV series (fiction and non-fiction), entertaining TV actor (fiction - male, female), entertaining theatre performance and entertaining child artist.