67th National Film Awards: Manoj and Dhanush Best Actors
After a delay of close to one year due to the ongoing pandemic, winners of 67th National Film Awards were announced on March 22. Sushant Singh Rajput starrer Chhichhore was awarded Best Hindi Film
After a delay of close to one year due to the ongoing pandemic, the winners of 67th National Film Awards were announced on Monday, March 22. Sushant Singh Rajput starrer Chhichhore was awarded Best Hindi Film.
Manoj Bajpayee and Dhanush won the Best Actor Award for their films Bhonsle and Asuran, respectively. Kangana Ranaut won the National Award in the Best Actress category for her films Panga and Manikarnika. Marakkar Lion of the Arabian Sea bagged the Best Feature Film award.
Let’s have a look at other major awards in feature films category:
Best Editing film -- Jersey (Telugu), Best Screenplay Adapted -- Gumnami, Best Cinematography -- Jallikattu, Best Male Playback Singer -- B Praak, Best Supporting Actress -- Pallavi Joshi, Best Supporting Actor -- Vijay Sethupathi.
The list of awards in non-feature films category:
Best Film on Family Values: Oru Paathiraa Swapnam Pole
Best Short Fiction Film: Custody
Special Jury Award: Small scale Societies
Best Animation Film: Radha
Best Investigation Film: Jakkal
Best Exploration Film: Wild Karnataka
Best Educational Film: Apples and Oranges
Best Film on Social Issue: Holy Rights and Ladli
Best Environmental Film: The Stork Saviours
Best Promotional Film: The Shower
Best Arts and Cultural Film: Shrikshetra Ru-Sahijita
Best Biographical Film : Elephants Do Remember
Best Debut non-feature film of a Director: Khisa
Best Non-Feature Film: An Engineered Dream
Best Narration: Wild Karnataka (David attenbrogh)
Best Audiography: Radha (Musical)
Best Editing: Shut Up Sona
Best on Location Sound Recordist: Rahas, Saptarishi Sarkar
Best Cinematography: Sonsi, Savita Singh
Best Direction: Knock Knock Knock Sudhansu Saria
Best Film Critic: Sohini Chattopadhyay
Most Film-friendly State: Sikkim
Best Book on Cinema: A Gandhian Affair: India’ Curious Portrayal of Love in cinema by Sanjay Suri
The awards are given out by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation that comes under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The awards are presented by the President of India traditionally. However, for the 66th National Film Awards, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu did the honours, while the President Ram Nath Kovind hosted the high tea for the winners.