The winners of 60th National Film Awards have been announced and for this time, no single film has dominated the list.
Director Tigmanshu Dhulia’s ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ has bagged the award for the ‘Best Feature Film’ and Irrfan Khan, who played the lead role in it, has been chosen as the ‘Best Actor’ along with Vikram Gokhale for a Marathi film ‘Anumat’i.
Actor John Abraham’s production venture ‘Vicky Donor’ starring Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead has been awarded as the ‘Best film for wholesome entertainment’.
Honors for the South include director Balaji Sakthivel’s Vazhakku Enn 18/9 which has fetched best Make-up artist award for Raja, while Poornima Ramaswamy has won the ‘Best Costume Designer’ award for Bala’s ‘Paradesi’.
Art Director Lalgudi Ilayaraja has won the National Award for his set work in Kamal Haasan’s ‘Vishwaroopam’. SS Rajamouli’s commercial blockbuster ‘Eega’ won the award for ‘Best Visual Effects’ and was chosen as the Best Telugu Film too.
60th National Film Awards Winners List :
Best Actor: Irffan Khan for Paan Singh Tomar and Vikram Gokhale for Marathi film Anumati
Best Actress: Usha Jadhav (Dhag)
Best Film on Social Issues: Spirit (Malayalam)
Best film – wholesome entertainment: Vicky Donor
Best supporting actor: Annu Kapoor
Best Supporting Actress: Dolly Ahluwalia (Vicky Donor)
Best original screenplay: Sujoy Ghosh (Kahaani)
Best screenplay (adapted): OMG Oh My God
Best actress: Usha Jadhav for Marathi film (Dhaag)
Best Art Director : Lalgudi Ilayaraja (Vishwaroopam)
Best Makeup Artist : Raja (Vazhakku Enn 18/9)
Best Costume Designer : Poornima Ramaswamy (Paradesi)
Best Choreography : Briju Maharaj (Vishwaroopam)
Best sound recording: Gangs of Wasseypur
Special Jury Award – Actress: Parineeti Chopra for ‘Ishaqzaade’
Special Jury Award – Actor: Nawazuddin Siddiquie for four films
Special Jury Award – Film: Rituporno Ghosh for ‘Chitrangada’
Best Playback Singer – Male: Shankar Mahadevan for the song ‘Bolo Na’ from the film ‘Chittagong’
Best Playback Singer – Female: Aarti Anklekar Tikekar for Marathi film ‘Samhita’.