64th National Film Awards : Akshay Kumar wins the best Actor Award and Sonam Kapoor’s “Neerja” the Best Hindi Film

Friday saw the announcement of the 64th National Film Awards for the movies released in 2016. The two big names from Bollywood to win this year were Sonam Kapoor for Neerja (Best Actress Special Jury Award) and Akshay Kumar for Rustom (Best Actor). The Jury for the awards was headed by famous director Priyadarshan.Surabhi Lakshmi won the Best Actress award for the Malayalam film Minnaminungu portraying a mother living in deplorable conditions.

Nagesh Kukunoor’s Dhanak won the Best Children’s Film, while Priyanka Chopra produced and Ashutosh Gowariker starrer Marathi film Ventilator took home three National Awards for editing, sound mixing and direction (Rajesh Mapuskar won Best Director).

The South Superstar Mohanlal was also awarded with a Special Jury Award. Dangal had Zaira Wasim take home the National Award for Best Supporting Actress. On the other hand Sonam Kapoor starrer and Ram Madhvani directed Neerja also fetched the award for Best Film in Hindi. Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu starrer Shoojit Sircar’s Pink won Best Film on Social Issues.

Here is a complete list of the Winners:

Akshay Kumar
Best Actor (Rustom)

Surabhi Lakshmi
Best Actress (Minnaminungu the FireFly)

Best Feature Film in Marathi

Best Feature Film in Bengali

Best Feature Film

Manoj Joshi
Best Supporting Actor (Dashakriya)

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Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) (Dark wind)

Nila Madhab Panda
Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) (Dark wind)

Sonam Kapoor
Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) (Neerja)

Adil Hussain
Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) (Mukti Bhawan)

Shubhashish Bhutiani
Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) (Mukti Bhawan)

Red Carper Moving Pictures
Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) (Mukti Bhawan)

Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) (Pulimurugan, Janatha Garage, Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol)

Sundara Iyer
Best Male Playback Singer (Joker)

Best Child Artist (Railway Children)

Best Feature Film in Hindi

Iman Chakraborty
Best Female Playback Singer (Praktan)

Best Feature Film in Tamil

Bapu Padmanabha/Bapu Flute
Best Music Direction (Allama)

Sathamanam Bhavati
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment

Best Feature Film in Kannada

Rajesh Mapuskar
Best Direction (Ventilator)

Pelli Choopulu
Best Feature Film in Telugu

Anupam Roy
Best Lyrics (Praktan)

Best Lyrics (Dharma Durai)

Best Cinematography (Tirru)

Maheshinte Prathikaaram
Best Feature Film in Malayalam

Zaira Wasim
Best Supporting Actress (Dangal)

Best First Film of a Director

Best Costume Design (Sachin Lovalekar)

Dikchow Banat Palaax
Best Feature Film on National Integration

Best Film on Other Social Issues

Mahayoddha Rama
Best Animated Film

Best Editing (Rameshwar S. Bhagat)

Best Production Design

Best Children’s Film

Lady Of The Lake
Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation

Kaadu Pookkunna Neram
Best Audiography

Best Audiography (Alok De)

Janatha Garage
Best Choreography (Raju Sundaram)

Best Special Effects (Paul Naveen)

Pelli Choopulu
Best Screenplay (Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam)

Maheshinte Prathikaaram
Best Screenplay (Syam Pushkaran)

Best Screenplay (Sanjay Krishnaji Patel)

NK Ramakrishna
Best Make-up Artist (Allama)

Wrong Side Raju
Best Feature Film in Gujarati

Jaicheng Jai Dohutia
Best Feature Film in Moron (Haanduk)

Mayamara Production
Best Feature Film in Moron (Haanduk)

Peter Hein
Stunt Choreographer (Pulimurugan)

Best Feature Film in Tulu · Chethan Mundari, Aastha Production

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