NEW DELHI: Byari, the first film in the Beary language spoken in coastal Kannada, and Marathi film Deool shared the award for Best Feature Film.
The winners of the prestigious 59th National Film Awards were announced by chairpersons of the jury on Wednesday. Bollywood actress Vidya Balan has won the National Award for the best actress for her performance in The Dirty Picture. The awards will be given away to the winners in a ceremony on May 3. Girish Kulkarni has won the Best Actor Award. Tamil film Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai was named the Best Popular Film while its lead Appu Kutty won the Best Supporting Actor Award. Leishangthem Tonthoingambi Devi won the Best Supporting Actress Award for Manipuri film Phijigee Mani.
Chillar Party was named the best children’s film and the nine child artists in the film also shared the Best Child Artist Award along with Partho Gupte, who played the lead role in stanley ka dabba. Chillar party also won the prestigious award for the Best Original Screenplay for writers Nitesh Tiwari, Vijay Maurya and Vikas Bahl.
Shahrukh Khan starrer Ra.One has bagged the award for Best Special Effects. Gurvinder Singh has won the Best Director Award for Punjabi film Anhe Ghorey Da Daan, best singer to Anand Bhate (Male) for Marathi film Balgandharva and Roopa Ganguly (Female) for the Bengali film Abosheyshey. Kumararaja Thiagarajan has won the Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut film of a Director for Aaranyakandam (Tamil).
List of Winners
Best Make Up: Vijram Gaekwad for The Dirty Picture and Bal Gandharva. Best Costume Designer: Niharika Khan for The Dirty Picture and Neeta Lulla for Bal Gandharva. Best Supporting Actor: Appu Kutty for Azhagar Samiyin Kuthirai (Tamil). Best Supporting Actress: Leishangthem Tonthoingambi Devi for Phijigee Mani (Manipuri) Best Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya for I AM. Best Screenplay (Original): Vikas Behl & Manish Tiwari for Chillar Party. Best Screenplay (Adapted): Avinash Deshpande Nigdi for Shala (Marathi). Special Jury Mention: Anjan Dutta for Ranjana Ami Aar Ashbo Na. Best Editing: Praveen K L for Aranyaa Kandam. Best Music Direction: Neel Dutt for Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbo Na (Bengali). Best Popular Film : Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai.