The 66th edition of the National Film Awards, considered to be one of the most prestigious award ceremonies in India, were announced today.
The award ceremony was scheduled for April but the Information and Broadcasting Ministry said that it’d announced after the Lok Sabha elections.
The awards were announced by filmmaker Rahul Rawai and other jury members at the Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi.
Here are the list of winners:
Best Hindi Film: Sriram Raghavan’s Andhadhun
Best Director: Aditya Dhar, Uri
Best Actor: Ayushmann Khuranna for Andhadhun and Vicky Kaushal for Uri
Best Actress: Keerthy Suresh for Mahanati (Telugu, Tamil)
Best Debut Director: Sudhakar Reddy Yakkanti of Naal (Marathi)
Best Popular Film (providing wholesome entertainment): Badhai Ho
Best Music Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Padmaavat
Best Singer: Arijit Singh, Bin Te Dil, Padmaavat
Best Singer (Female): Bindhumalinif for Nathicharami song “Maayavi Manave”
Best Supporting Actress: Surekha Sikri, Badhai Ho
Best Supporting Actor: Swananda Kirkire, Chumbak (Marathi)
Best Choreography: Kruti Mahesh Midya and Jyoti D Tommar for Padmaavat song “Ghoomar”
Best Dialogue: Tarikh (Bengali)
Best Adapted Screenplay Andhadhun.
Best Original Screenplay Chi La Sow.
Best Special Effects Telugu film ‘Awe’ and Kannada film ‘KGF’
Best Production Design: Malayalam film Kammara Sambhavam.
Best Costume Designer: Telugu film Mahanati
Best Make-up Artist: Ranjith for the film AWE
Best Film on Social Issues: R Balki’s Padman
Best Background Score: Uri
Best Assamese Film: Bulbul Can Sing
Best Punjabi Film: Harjeeta
Best Rajasthani Film: Turtle
Best Gujarati Film: Reva
Best Tamil Film: Baaram
Best Malayalam Film: Sudani From Nigeria
Best Telugu Film: Mahanati
Best Urdu Film: Hamid
Best Marathi Film: Bhonga
Most Film Friendly State: Uttarakhand