The names of the winners of 64th National Awards were announced on Friday at the National Media Centre in New Delhi. More than 300 films vied for the prestigious awards this year. The process to choose the best films from Indian cinema began on March 16 and the winners were announced today.
Here’s the complete list:
Best Hindi Movie: Neerja
Best Actor: Akshay Kumar for Rustom
Best Actress award: Surabhi for Minnaminungu
Best Supporting Actress: Zaira Wasim for Dangal
Best Feature film: Marathi film ‘Kaasav’
Best Director: Rajesh Mapuska for Marathi film ‘Ventilator’
Best Female Playback Singer: Emaan Chakraborty for Tumi Jaake Bhalobasho from film Praktan
Best Editing: Marathi film Ventilator
Best Writing award: G Dhananjay
While Uttar Pradesh is selected as the ‘Most Film Friendly State,’ special mention award was bestowed to Jharkand.
Special Mention to Sonam Kapoor’s Neerja
Best Tamil movie: Joker
Best Malayalam Movie: Maheshinte Prathikaaram
Best Kannada Film: Reservation.
Best Special Effect Award: Shivaay
Jury Award: Mohanlal
Best Lyrics: Dharma Durai, Endha Pakkam.
Best Cinematography: 24 The movie
Best Singer (Male): Joker
Best Child Artist: Kunju Devam, Ardish Praveen and Shaj Pathak
Best Action Director: Puli Murugan
Best film on social issues: Pink
Award for Best children film goes to Dhanak
Special Mention Award: The Eyes of Darkness
Best Environmental film including agriculture conferred to ‘The Tiger who crossed the line’
Indira Gandhi Award for debut director is Khalifa (Bengali)
Best action director and stunt choreographer is Peter Haines for Pulimurugan
Best book on cinema: Lata Surgatha, a book that narrates the story of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar.