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
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)