<i>Andhadhun</i> won the award for the best Hindi film Credit: Representational image

Guwahati: After a long wait, the 66th National Film Awards were announced at Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi on Friday.

Sriram Raghavan’s thriller Andhadhun was named the best Hindi film, with actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Vicky Kaushal sharing the best actor award for Andhadhun and Uri: The Surgical Strike. Keerthy Suresh won the best actress award for her performance in Mahanati. Gujarati film Helaru has won the best film award.

Early in the day, the jury members submitted their reports to information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar with their final recommendations in different categories.

Normally, the recipients of the National Film Awards are announced in April and the presentation takes place on May 3 every year, it was delayed this time owing to the Lok Sabha polls.

Jury head Rahul Rawail, non-feature film jury head AS Kanal, jury head for the best writing Utpal Bhojpuari were present at the National Film Awards 2019.

Some of the winners of the awards are:

Best Hindi Film: Andhadhun

Best Action: KGF

Best Choreography: Jyoti D Tommar for Padmaavat song Ghoomar

Sanjay Leela Bhansali won the best music director for Padmaavat

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Best Music Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Padmaavat

Best Sound Designer: Uri: The Surgical Strike

Best Adapted Screenplay: Andhadhun

Best Male Playback Singer: Arijit Singh for Padmaavat song Binte Dil

Best Female Playback Singer: Bindu Malini for Nathicharami song Maayavi Manave

Best Lyrics: Nathicharami

Best Supporting Actress: Surekha Sikri for Badhaai Ho

Best Supporting Actor: Swanand Kirkire for Chumbak

Best Film on Social Issues: Padman

Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Badhaai Ho

Best Actor: Ayushmann Khurrana for Andhadhun and Vicky Kaushal for Uri

Best Actress: Keerthy Suresh for Mahanati

Best Director: Aditya Dhar for Uri: The Surgical Strike

Best Feature Film: Hellaro (Gujarati)

Best Original Screenplay: Chi Arjun La Sow (Telugu)

Best Dialogue: Tarikh (Bengali)

Best Cinematography: MJ Radhakrishnan for Olu (Malayalam)

Special Mention Awards: Sruthi Hariharan, Chandrachoor Rai, Jojo George and Savithri

Best Costume Design: Mahanati

Best Production Design: Kammara Sambhavam

Best Editing: Nathicharami (Kannada)

Best Special Effects: Awe and KGF

Best Makeup artist: Awe (Telugu)

Most Film Friendly State: Uttarakhand

Best Film Critic: Blais Johny (Malayalam) and Anant Vijay (Hindi)

Best supporting actress was won by Surekha Sikri for Badhaai Ho

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