Find the complete list of winners at the 66th National Film Awards here. Uri, Andhadhun, Mahanati, Padmaavat, Badhaai Ho do well.
Author: Tribe Desk |
August 9th 2019
The 66th National Film Awards were announced in New Delhi today by jury heads Rahul Rawail, AS Kanal and Utpal Bhorpujari, months later than usual protocol. With 419 films submitted in the feature film category and 256 submitted in the non-feature category, the jury had a task at hand.
Amongst awards announced under 75 categories, the tally with the biggest winners stands at - Nathicharami wins 5, Uri: The Surgical Strike wins 4, Andhadhun, Mahanati and Padmaavat win 3, and the non-fiction film The Secret Life of Frogs wins 3.
In the competition of films by language for fiction films, Hindi films win in 13 categories (counting the tie for Best Actor as 1 category), Kannada in 10, Marathi and Telugu both in 7, Malayalam in 4, and Gujarati and Bengali in 3 categories.
In what could possibly be a first, sound designer Bishwadeep Chatterjee has won in the Best Audiography Category in both fiction and non-fiction categories, with Best Sound Design for Uri: The Surgical Strike and Best Re-Recordist for Children of the Soil.
If you believe in luck, this may the year of Uri, Vicky Kaushal and Aditya Dhar. In order for a film to enter the race for National Film Awards, it is supposed to have received its certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) from January 1 of that year till December 31. Uri received its certification on 31 December 2018. This is the policy that may hold true for a few films in the winner's list. Find it below.
MAIN FICTION FILM AWARDS Best Feature Film: Hellaro, Abhishek Shah (Gujarati)
Best Hindi Film: Andhadhun, Sriram Raghavan (Hindi)
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Badhaai Ho, Amit Sharma (Hindi)
Best Film on Social Issues: Padman, R Balki (Hindi)
Nargis Dutt Award for Best Film on National Integration: Ondalla Eradalla, D Satya Prakash (Kannada)
Best Film on Environment Conservation: Paani, Adinath Kothare (Marathi)
Best Children’s Film: Sarkari Area Prathamika Shaale Kasaragodu, Rishab Shetty (Kannada)
8. Best Short Fiction Film: Kharvas, Aditya Suhas Jambhale (Marathi)
FICTION FILM ARTIST AWARDS Best Actor (Male): Ayushmann Khurrana, Andhadhun (Hindi) and Vicky Kaushal, Uri: The Surgical Strike (Hindi)
Best Actor (Female): Keerthy Suresh, Mahanati (Telugu)
Best Supporting Actor (Male): Swanand Kirkire, Chumbak (Marathi)
Best Supporting Actor (Female): Surekha Sikri, Badhaai Ho (Hindi)
Best Child Artist: PV Rohith for Ondalla Eradalla (Kannada), Sameep Singh for Harjeeta (Punjabi), Talha Arshad Reshi for Hamid (Urdu) and Shrinivas Pokale for Naal (Marathi).
Best Direction: Aditya Dhar, Uri: The Surgical Strike (Hindi)
Best Debut Film of a Director: Sudhakar Reddy Yakkanti, Naal (Marathi)
Best Original Screenplay: Rahul Ravindran, Chi La Sow (Telugu)
Best Adapted Screenplay: Sriram Raghavan, Arijit Biswas, Yogesh Chandekar, Hemanth M. Rao, Pooja Ladha Surti for Andhadhun (Hindi)
Best Dialogue: Churni Ganguly, Tarikh (Bengali)
Best Cinematography: MJ Radhakrishnan for Olu (Malayalam)
20. Best Editing: Nagendra K Ujjani, Nathicharami (Kannada)
Best Production Design: Banglan, Kammara Sambhavam (Malayalam)
Best Action Direction: Vikram More & Anbariv, KGF (Kannada)
Best Special Effects: Srushti Creative Studio for Awe (Telugu) and Unifi Media for KGF (Kannada)
Best Sound Design/ Audiography: Bishwadeep Chatterjee, Uri: The Surgical Strike (Hindi)
Best Location Sound Recordist: Gaurav Verma, Tendlya (Marathi)
Best Re-Recordist/ Final Mixed Track: Raja Krishnan M.R, Rangasthalam (Telugu)
Best Background Score: Shashwat Sachdev, Uri: The Surgical Strike (Hindi)
28. Best Music Direction: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Padmaavat (Hindi)
Best Male Playback Singer: Arijit Singh, Binte Dil from Padmaavat (Hindi)
Best Female Playback Singer: Bindhu Malini for Maayavi Manave, Nathicharami (Kannada)
Best Lyrics: Manjunatha S/ Mansore for Maayavi Manave, Nathicharami (Kannada)
Best Choreography: Kruti Mahesh Midya, Jyoti D Tommar for Ghoomar, Padmaavat (Hindi) Best Costume Design: Gaurang Shah, Indrakshi Pattanaik, Archana Rao, Mahanati (Telugu)