The 64th Indian National Awards has been announced and Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has walked away with the 'Best Actor' award for his performance in Rustom. Malayalam actress Surabhi won the 'Best Actress' for Minnaminungu.
This year, the jury was headed by ace director Priyadarshan. More than 344 movies from 26 languages were considered for the prestigious awards.
Here is the complete list:
Special Mention (Feature Film): Adil Hussain for Mukti Bhavan and Sonam Kapoor for Neerja
Best Feature Film: Kasav (Marathi)
Best Director: Rajesh Mapuskar for Ventilator
Best Actor: Akshay Kumar for Rustom
Best Actress: Surabhi for Minnaminungu
Special Jury Mention (Acting): Mohanlal (Munthiri Vallikal Thalirkkumbol, Janatha Garage, Pulimurugan)
Best Child Artist: Kunju Devam, Ardish Praveen, and Shaj Pathak
Best Supporting Actress: Zaira Wasim for Dangal
Best Film On Social Issues: Pink
Best Tamil Film: Joker.
Best Malayalam Film: Maheshinte Prathikaaram
Best Kannada Film: Reservation
Best Hindi Film: Neerja
Best Special Effect Award: Shivaay
Best Lyrics: Dharma Durai, Endha Pakkam
Best Action Director: Peter Hein for Pulimurugan
Best Music: Leeches
Best Short Fiction: Aba
Best Animation: Hum Chitra Banate Hain
Best Educational Film: The Waterfalls
Best Environment Film: The Tiger Who Crossed the Line
Best Investigative Film: Placebo
Best Female Playback Singer: Iman Chakraborty
Best Male Playback Singer: Sunder Iyer
Best Children's Film: Dhanak, Hindi
Special Mention Award: The Eyes of Darkness
Best Sound Recording: Kaadu Pookkunna Neram
Best Screenplay: Maheshinite Pratikaram
Best Non-feature Film: Malayalam documentary Chembai: My Discovery of a Legend
Uttar Pradesh is selected ' Most Film Friendly State,' Special mention Award to Jharkhand.