60th National Film Awards were announced yesterday and while these are not as glamorous and lets say the Filmfare awards, Stardust  or other private awards, they come as huge recognition and respect. It is generally accepted that private awards are driven by commercialization and only concentrates on Bollywood (Hindi Film Industry), while National Awards truly reflect what is best across the country without bias in their respective category.

Ask any actor, actress or Film personality, which awards do they cherish most and more often than not, they will tell you about “National Awards”.

The best movie adjudged for 60th National Film Awards was Paan Singh Tomar (Hindi) produced by UTV Software communications Ltd. and directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia.

The Best actor award went to Irrfaan Khan for Paan Singh Tomar and Vikram Gokhale for Anumati (Marathi), while the best actress was picked up by Usha Jadhav for Marathi movie Dhag.

Marathi language films, actors and actresses notched most awards compared to any other language (except Hindi).

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List of Awards in Various Categories

  1. Best feature film: Paan Singh Tomar (Hindi)
  2. Indira Gandhi award for best debut film of a director: Chittagong (Hindi)
  3. Best popular film providing wholesome entertainment: Vicky Donor (Hindi)
  4. Nargis Dutt award for best feature film on national integration: Thanichallanjan (malayalam)
  5. Best film on social issues: Spirit (malayalam)
  6. Best film on environment conservation/preservation: Black Forest (malayalam)
  7. Best children’s film: Dekh Indian Circus (Hindi)
  8. Best animation film: Delhi Safari (Hindi)
  9. Best direction: Dhag (Marathi)
  10. Best actor: Irrfaan Khan for Paan Singh Tomar (Hindi) and Vikram Gokhale for anumati (Marathi)
  11. Best actress: Usha Jadhav for Dhag (Marathi)
  12. Best supporting actor: Annu Kapoor for Vicky Donor (Hindi)
  13. Best supporting actress: Dolly Ahluwalia for Vicky Donor and Kalpana for Thanichallanjan (malayalam)
  14. Best child artist: Virendra Pratap for Dekh Indian Circus (Hindi) and Minon for 101 Chodiyangal (malayalam)
  15. Best male playback singer: Shankar Mahadevan for chittagong (Hindi)
  16. Best female playback singer: Aarti Anklekar Tikekar for Samhita (Marathi)
  17. Best cinematography: Sudheer Palsane for KO
  18. Best screenplay: Sujoy Ghosh for kahaani (screenplay writer – original) (Hindi) bhavesh mandalia and umesh shukla for omg oh my god (screenplay writer – adapted) (Hindi)
  19. Best dialogues: Anjali Menon for Ustaad hotel (malayalam)
  20. Best editing: Namrata Rao for Kahaani (Hindi)
  21. Best production design: Boontawee ‘thor’ Taweepasas and Lalgudi N. Ilayaraja for Vishwaroopam (tamil)
  22. Best costume designer: Poornima Ramaswamy for Paradesi (Tamil)
  23. Best make-up artist: Raja for Vazakkuenn 18/9 (Tamil)
  24. Best music direction: Shailender Barve for Samhita (Marathi)
  25. Best background score: Biji Bal for kaliyachan (malayalam)
  26. Best lyrics: Prasoon Joshi for chittagong (Hindi)
  27. Special jury award :
    1. Rituparno Ghosh for chitrangada (bengali)
    2. Nawazuddin Siddiqui for Kahaani, Gangs of Wasseypur, Dekh Indian Circus, Talaash
  28. Best Special Effects: Eega (Telugu)
  29. Best choreography: Pandit Birju Maharaj for Vishwaroopam

Best feature film in each of the language

  1. Best Assamese film: Baandhon
  2. Best Bengali film: Shabdo
  3. Best Gujarati film: The Good Road
  4. Best Hindi film: Filmistan
  5. Best Kannada film: Bharath Stores
  6. Best Malayalam film: Celluloid
  7. Best Manipuri film: Leipaklei
  8. Best Marathi film: Investment
  9. Best Punjabi film: Nabar
  10. Best Tamil film: Vazakkuenn 18/9
  11. Best Telugu film: Eega
  12. Best Urdu film: Harud
  13. Best English film: Lessons in Forgetting

Special mention

  1. Lal for ozhimuri (malayalam)
  2. Hg Dattatreya for bharat stores (kannada)
  3. Bishnukharghoria for baandhon (assamese)
  4. Parineeti chopra for ishaqzade (Hindi)
  5. Tannishtha Chatterjee for Dekh Indian Circus (Hindi)
  6. Hansraj Jagtap for Dhag (Marathi)
  7. Thilakan for Ustad Hotel (malayalam)

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