Mumbai: Actress Deepika Padukone, who has lifted several awards last year for her performances in “Chennai Express” and “”Goliyon Ki Raasleela – Ram Leela”, says that awards are important as it is sign of appreciation and hardwork. “Awards matter to me. I would have been very disappointed if was not given any award last year. No matter what we say but at the end of the day, the person who goes there and wins the award feels good about it,” the 28-year-old told IANS. “It’s a sign of appreciation and hard work. If you are winning one then you are doing a good job,” she added The actress, who made her Bollywood debut in 2007 with “Om Shanti Om”, also feels that her 2012 released film “Cocktail” was the turning point of her career. “Some of my films didn’t work so I went through that rough phase and I think I made use of that time and realized my mistakes. In stead of being bogged down, I made use of it. ‘Cocktail’ was the turning point in my career,” said Deepika who is currently seen in Shah Rukh Khan starrer “Happy New Year”.