Manoj Bajpayee won the coveted honour in a tie with Dhanush at the 67th National Film Awards, announced on Monday.
Released in the year 2019, 'Jersey' starring Telugu superstar Nani and Shraddha Srinath was directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri and produced by Suryadevara Naga Vamsi.
Dhanush bagged the best actor award for his role in filmmaker Vetrimaaran's Tamil hit at the 67th National Film Awards.
Sabyasachi Mohapatra’s ‘Sala Budhar Badla’ and Nilamadhab Panda’s ‘Kalira Atita’ were jointly selected for the National Award for Best Odia film.
Award for special effects was conferred on Sidharth Priyadarshan, son of filmmaker Priyadarshan.
The 67th National Awards for films that were submitted in 2019, were announced on Monday, following a year’s delay owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Bagging three National Awards for 'Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham', Priyadarshan's latest film which is slated for a worldwide release on May 13, holds much hope.
After being delayed indefinitely due to the pandemic, the awards were announced in Delhi's National Media Centre on Monday.
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Pallavi Joshi won the Best Supporting Actress for 'The Tashkent Files' while Vijay Sethupathi won Best Supporting Actor for 'Super Deluxe'.
More than 68 winners of the National Film Awards decided to skip the ceremony after it was announced that President Kovind would be felicitating only 11 winners out of the total 137 recipients.
The statement comes after more than 60 National Film Award recipients decided to skip the award ceremony because the president will be presenting only 11 awards.
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National Film Awards recipients said they were "disheartened" to know that president will present only 11 awards. Rest will receive it from Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani.
Perhaps for the first time since the 80s, the National awards reflect audience's verdict.
The blockbuster Telugu film, Baahubali: The Conclusion, won three awards — Best Special Effects, Best Action Direction, and Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.
Bengali film 'Nagar Kirtan' won big today at the 65th National Film Awards, with four honours to its credit - Special Jury, Best Actor, Best Costume and Best Makeup Artist.