67th National Film Awards: The 67th National Film Awards are being announced in New Delhi on Monday. Kangana Ranaut, Manoj Bajpayee and Dhanush win top acting honours. The ceremony will bestow honours on films and artistes for the year 2019.
The awards were initially going to be held in May last year but were delayed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. The awards are given out by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation that comes under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
The awards are presented by the President of India traditionally. However, for the 66th National Film Awards, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu did the honours, while the President Ram Nath Kovind hosted the high tea for the winners.
That year, Gujarati period drama Hellaro was declared the Best Picture while popular actors Vicky Kaushal and Ayushmann Khurrana clinched the trophy in the Best Actor (Male) category and Keerthy Suresh took the trophy for Best Actor (Female) category.
67th National Film Awards complete list
Sikkim has been announced as the Most Film-friendly State of 2019.
Non-feature Films Category
Best Film on Family Values: Oru Paathiraa Swapnam Pole
Best Short Fiction Film: Custody
Special Jury Award: Small scale Societies
Best Animation Film: Radha
Best Investigation Film: Jakkal
Best Exploration Film: Wild Karnataka
Best Educational Film: Apples and Oranges
Best Film on Social Issue: Holy Rights and Ladli
Best Environmental Film: The Stork Saviours
Best Promotional Film: The Shower
Best Arts and Cultural Film: Shrikshetra Ru-Sahijita
Best Biographical Film : Elephants Do Remember
Best Debut non-feature film of a Director: Khisa
Best Non-Feature Film: An Engineered Dream
Best Narration: Wild Karnataka (David attenbrogh)
Best Audiography: Radha (Musical)
Best Editing: Shut Up Sona
Charan-Arva The Essence of Being a Nomad
Best on Location Sound Recordist: Rahas, Saptarishi Sarkar
Best Cinematography: Sonsi, Savita Singh
Best Direction: Knock Knock Knock Sudhansu Saria
Best Film Critic: Sohini Chattopadhyay
Most Film-friendly State: Sikkim
Best Book on Cinema: A Gandhian Affair: India’ Curious Portrayal of Love in cinema by Sanjay Suri
Special mention: Cinema Pahnara Manus by Ashok Rane and Jagathika Cinema Vikasa Prerane Prabhava by PR Ramadasa Naidu