The 62nd National Film Awards were announced today. This coveted awards celebrated the best contributions of cinema in the year. Chaitanya Tamhane’s multi-lingual debut feature Court, which released in Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, English won the Best Feature film award. Among the other big honours, Best Actress Award was won by Kangana Ranaut for Queen while South sensation Vijay won the Best Actor honor for Nan Avanalla Avalu his Kannada film. Priyanka Chopra’s Mary Kom was given the best popular film providing wholesome entertainment. Also Shahid Kapoor’s Haider swept four awards for Best Costume Designer, Best Music Direction, Best Choreography and Best Male Playback Singer.

Kangana Ranaut and Vijay
Kangana Ranaut and Vijay

Check out the complete list of winners here:


Best Feature Film: Court (Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, English)
Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film Of A Director: Asha Jaor Majhe (Bengali)
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesom Entertainment: Mary Kom (Hindi)
Best Film On Envrionment Conservation: Ottaal (Malayalam)
Best Direction: Chtotushkone (Bengali)/Srijith Mukherjee
Best Actor: Vijay/ Nan Avanalla Avalu (Kannada)
Best Actress: Kangana Ranaut/ Queen (Hindi)
Best Supporting Actor: Bobby Simha/ Jigarthanda (Tamil)
Best Supporting Actress: Baljinder Kaur/ Pagdi The Honour (Haryanvi)
Best Male Playback Singer: Sukhvinder Singh/ Haider (Hindi)
Best Female Playback Singer: Uttara Unnikrishnan/ Saivam (Tamil)
Best Costume Designer: Dolly Ahluvalia/ Haider (Hindi)
Best Music Direction: Vishal Bharadwaj/ Haider (Hindi)
Best Background Score: Gopi Sundar/ 1983 (Hindi)
Best Choreography: Haider (Hindi)

Mary Kom and Haider movie posters
Mary Kom and Haider movie posters

Best Assamese Film : Othello
Best Bengali Film: Nirbashito
Best Hindi Film: Queen
Best Kannada Film: Harivu
Best Malayalam Film: Ain
Best Marathi Film: Killa
Best Odiya Film: Aadim Vichar
Best Punjabi Film: Punjab 1984
Best Tamil Film: Kuttram Kadithal
Best Telugu Film: Chandamama Kathalu
Best Rabha Film: Orong
Best Haryanvi Film: Pagdi The Honour

Special Mentions
Feature Films: Ain (Malayalam), Nachom IA Kumpasar (Konkani), Killa (Marathi), Bhoothnath Returns (Hindi)
Best Educational Films: Komal, Behind The Glass Wall
Best Exploration/ Adventure Films: Life Force-India’s Western Ghats
Best Investigative Film: Phum Shang
Best Animation Film: Sound Of Joy
Best Short Fiction Film: Mitraa
Best Film Critic: Tanul Thakur
Best Writing On Cinema: Silent Cinema (1895-1930) by Pasupuleti Purnachandra Rao
Best Writing On Cinema (Special Mention): Pride Of Tamil Cinema by G. Dhananjayan

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