The prestigious 66th National Film Awards held in Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan today. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu distributes the awards to the winners.
Ayushmann Khurrana & Vicky Kaushal jointly won the Best Actor Award for their performances in much-acclaimed films ‘AndhaDhun’ and ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ respectively.
Akshay Kumar accepted the National Award for the Best Film on social issues for his movie ‘Padman’. While, Sanjay Leela Bhansali received the Best Music Direction award for “Padmaavat.
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National Film Awards 2019
Actress Surekha Sikri received her prize in a wheelchair.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan too was expected to attend the ceremony. However, the veteran actor yesterday (22nd December) took to his social media account and shared that he’ll not be able to attend the ceremony as he’s suffering from fever and needs rest.
Here’s the list of winners of this year’s National Film Awards:
Best Feature Film – Hellaro (Gujarati)
Best Director – Aditya Dhar for Uri (Hindi)
Indira Gandhi Award For Best Debut Film Of A Director – Sudhakar Reddy Yakanti for Naal (Marathi)
Best Actress – Keerthy Suresh for Mahanati (Telugu)
Best Actor – Ayushmann Khurrana (AndhaDhun) and Vicky Kaushal (Uri)
Supporting Actress – Surekha Sikri for Badhaai Ho (Hindi)
Supporting Actor – Swanand Kirkire for Chumbak (Marathi)
Best Child Artiste – P V Rohith (Ondalla Eradalla), Sameep Singh (Harjeeta), Talha Arshad Resi (Hamid), Shrinivas Pokale (Naal)
Best Children’s Film – Sarkari Area Prathamika Shaale Kasaragod
Nargis Dutt Award For Best Film On National Integration – Ondalla Eradalla (Kannada)
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment – Badhaai Ho (Hindi)
Best Film On Environmental Conservation – Paani (Marathi)
Best Film on Social Issues – PadMan (Hindi)
Special Mention – Sruthi Hariharan (Nathicharami), Chandrachud Rai, Joju George (Joseph), Savithri Sreedharan (Sudani From Nigeria)
Best Rajasthani Film – Turtle
Best Marathi Film – Bhonga
Best Tamil Film – Baaram
Best Hindi Film – AndhaDhun
Best Urdu Film – Hamid
Best Bengali Film – Ek Je Chhilo Raja
Best Malayalam Film – Sudani From Nigeria
Best Telugu Film – Mahanati