The prestigious 68th National Film Awards for the year 2020 was announced at an event held in New Delhi on Friday.
Here is the list of the winners:
The Best Actress award was bagged by Aparrna Balamurali for Soorarai Pottru.
Soorarai Pottru wins the Best Film award.
Biju Menon bagged the Best Supporting Actor title for 'Ayyappanum Koshiyum'.
Madhya Pradesh was awarded for most film-friendly state.
Special mention was given to Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh by the jury.
Ashutosh Gowarikar Productions' Toolsidas Junior wins Best Hindi Film.
Manoj Muntashir gets Best Lyrics Award for Hindi film 'Saina'.
Rahul Deshpande bags Best Male Playback Singer
Nanchamma wins Best Female Playback Singer for AK Ayyappanum Koshiyum.
Ajay Devgn's Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior wins Best Costume Designer.
Shobha Tharoor Sreenivasan wins Best Narration/Voice Over for Rhapsody of Rains- Monsoons of Kerala.
Anadi Athaley wins Best Editing for 'Borderlands'.
Sandip Bhati and Pradeep Lekhwar win Best On-Location Sound Recordist for Jadui Jangal.
Thaman and G V Prakash Kumar bag Best Music Direction Award for Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo and Soorarai Pottru respectively.
Feature Films Special Mentions: Aimee Baruah for Semkhor (Dimasa), director Kavya Prakash for Vaanku (Malayalam), actor Siddharth Menon for June (Marathi), Kishore Kadam for Avwanchhit and Godakaath (Marathi), child artist Varun Buddhadev for Toolsidas Junior.
It may be mentioned that the National Film Awards is the most prominent film award ceremony in India. The awards have been announced after a gap of two years. Last year, the awards were announced but not presented due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Over 300 feature films and 150 non-feature films competed for the awards in 50 categories this year. The films are in 30 different languages.
The awards were announced by Shri Chitrartha Singh, Chairperson, Non-Feature Jury, Shri Anant Vijay, Chairperson, Best Writing on Cinema Jury and Shri Dharam Gulati, Feature Film Jury (Member – Central Panel) in presence of Ms. Neerja Sekhar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.