‘AndhaDhun’ was adjudged the Best Hindi Film at the announcement of the National Awards held in New Delhi on Friday. The film, starring Ayushmann Khurrana and directed by Sriram Raghavan, is a suspense thriller that was among the most critically acclaimed films of last year. Ayushmann also won the Best Actor for the movie. He shared the award with Vicky Kaushal for 'Uri: The Surgical Strike.'
There was more in store for Ayushmann as 'Badhaai Ho' won The Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment award.
Keerthy Suresh won the Best Actress Award for 'Mahanati'.The movie also won the Best Telugu film Award.
Surekha Sikri for 'Badhaai Ho' was honoured with Best Supporting Actor-Female while Swanand Kirkire won the Best Supporting Actor-Male for Marathi film 'Chumbak.'
Gujarati film 'Hellaro' won the Award for the Best Feature Film.
'Uri: The Surgical Strike's Aditya Dhar won the Best Director Award. The Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film/Director went to Sudhakar Reddy Yakkanti's Marathi film 'Naal.'
Akshay Kumar's 'Padman' was adjudged the Best Film on Social Issues.
Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration was given to Kannada film 'Ondalla Eradalla.'
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’ won the Best Choreography Award for 'Ghoomar' and SLB won for Best Music Director too. Arijit Singh won the Best Male Playback Singer for 'Padmaavat' song 'Binte Dil' as well. The Best Female Playback Singer winner was Bindhumalini for Kannada movie 'Nathicharami' song 'Maayavi Manave.'
Kannada hit ‘KGF’ starring Yash was among the winners, bagging the Best Action Award and Best Special Effects.
‘Sudani from Nigeria’ was declared the Best Malayalam film. ‘ ‘Baaram’ won the award for the Best Tamil Film.
Best Actor: Ayushmann Khurrana-AndhaDhun and Vicky Kaushal-Uri: The Surgical Strike
Best Actress: Keerthy Suresh-Mahanati (Telugu)
Best Supporting Actress: Surekha Sikri-Badhaai Ho
Best Supporting Actor: Swanand Kirkire-Chumbak
Best Child Actor: PV Rohit-Ondalla Eradalla (Kannada), Sameep Singh-Harjeeta (Punjabi), Talha Arshad Reshi- Hamid(Urdu) and Shrinivas Pokale Naal(Marathi)
Special Mention: Sruthi Hariharan, Chandrachud Rai, Josy Joseph, Savitri
Best Feature Film: Hellaro (Gujarati)
Best Hindi Film: AndhaDhun
Best Tamil Film: Baaram
Best Telugu Film: Mahanati
Best Malayalam Film: Sudani from Nigeria
Best Kannada Film: Nathicharami
Best Bengali Film: Ek Je Chhilo Raja
Best Punjabi Film: Harjeeta
Best Gujarati Film: Reva
Best Rajasthani Film: Turtle
Best Urdu Film: Hamid
Best Konkani Film: Amori
Best Assamese Film: Bulbul Can Sing
Best Pangchenpa Film: In The Land Of Poisonous Women
Best Sherdukpan Film: Mishing
Best Garo Film: Anna
Best Film on National Integration: Ondanya Eradalu
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Badhaai Ho
Best Film on Social Issues: Pad Man
Best Director: Aditya Dhar-Uri: The Surgical Strike
Best Debut Film/Director: Sudhakar Reddy Yakkanti- Naal (Marathi)
Best Music Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali-Padmaavat
Best Male Playback Singer: Arijit Singh-Binte Dil-Padmaavat
Best Female Playback Singer: Bindhumalini- Maayavi Manave -Nathicharami
Best Lyrics: Manjutha-Nathicharami (Kannada)
Best choreography: Padmaavat, Ghoomar
Best special effects: Awe, KGF
Best background music award: Uri: The Surgical Strike
Best Makeup Artist: Ranjith-Awe
Best costume designer: Rajshree Patnaik, Varun Shah and Archana Rao-Mahanati
Best Action: KGF
Best Production Design: Kammara Sambhavam
Best Editing: Nathicharami
Best Location Sound: Tendlya
Best Sound Design: Uri
Best Mixed Track: Rangasthalam
Best Original Screenplay: Chi Arjun La Sow
Best Adapted Screenplay: AndhaDhun
Best Dialogue: Tarikh
Best Cinematography: Ulu
Best Children’s Film: Sarkari. Hi. Pra. Shale Kasaragodu, Koduge
Best Film on Environment Conservation: Paani
Jury Awards: Kedara (Bengali), Helaru
Special Mention Award: Mahaan Hutatma (director Sagar Puranik)
Best Narration: Madhubani: The Station Of Colour
Best Music : Kedar Divekar-Jyoti
Best Editing: Hemanti Sarkar-Son Rise
Best Audiography: Biswadeep Chatterjee-Children Of Soil
Best Location and Sound :Ajay Bedi-The Secret Life of Frogs
Best Cinematography: Ajay Bedi and Vijay Bedi-The Secret Life of Frogs
Best Director: Gautam Vaze-Aai Shapat
Best Film on Family Values: Chalo Jeetey Hai
Best Short Film: Kasab
Social Justice: Why Me, Ekan
Best Investigation Film: Amoli
Best Sports Film: Swimming Through The Darkness
Best Educational Film: Sarlabh Viral
Best Film on Social Issue: Taala Te Kunjee
Best Environmental Film: The World's Most Famous Tiger
Best Promotional Film: Rediscovering Jalam
Best Film on Science and Technology: GD Naidu: The Edison of India
Best Arts and Cultural Film: Bunkar: the Last Of The Varanasi Weavers
Best Debut Film of a Director: Feluda: 50 Years Ray's Detective
Best Non-Feature Film: Son Rise, The Secret Life of Frogs
Most film-friendly state: Uttarakhand
Best book on cinema: Malayalam Book Mano Prarthana Pulley; In A Cult Of Their Own gets Special Mention
Best Film Critic: Blase Johnny (Malayalam), Ananth Vijay (Hindi)
The announcements to the 66th edition of the National Awards was made by Jury head Rahul Rawail, Non feature film jury head AS Kanal, Jury head for the best writing Utpal Bhojpuari at the Shastri Bhawan.
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