The 64th National Film Awards 2017 were announced today. Akshay Kumar bagged the Best Actor Award for Rustom while Sonam Kapoor starrer Neerja won the Best Film at the National Film Awards. Sonam Kapoor received a special mention for Neerja.
Pink, directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, bagged the Best Film Award on Social Issues.
Priyadarshan, who is the National Film Awards jury chief said that Akshay Kumar's competition for Best Actor was Mohanlal, who received the Jury award. "Three films of Mohanlal and two of Akshay, Airlift and Rustom, and we felt Akshay showed a range from playing a real life character and doing a tailor-made role," Priyadarshan said.
In a video message on Instagram, Akshay Kumar said "Thank you is a very small word right now".
Here is the complete list of winners:
Feature Films Awards
Best Actor - Akshay Kumar (Rustom)
Best Actress - Surabhi Lakshmi (Minnaminungu)
Best Director - Rajesh Mapuskar (Ventilator)
Best Film on Social Issues - Pink
Best Supporting Actor - Manoj Joshi (Dashkriya)
Best Supporting Actress - Zaira Wasim (Dangal)
Best Debut Film of a Director - Deep Chaudari (Alifa)
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment - 'Sathamanam Bhavathi'
Best Stunt Choreography - Peter Hein (Pulimurugan)
Best Children's Film - 'Dhanak' (Hindi)
Best Child Artist - Adhish Praveen (Kunju Daivam), Saj (Noor Islam), Manohara (Railway Children)
Best Male Playback Singer - Sundara Iyer (Joker)
Best Female Playback Singer - Iman Chakraborty (Praktan)
Best Screenplay (original) - Syam Pushkaran (Maheshinte Prathikaaram)
Best Screenplay (adapted) - Sanjay Krishnaji Patel (Dashakriya)
Best Editing - Rameshwar S. Bhagat (Ventilator)
Best Special Effect Award - 'Shivaay'
Sound Designer - Jayadevan (Kaadu Pookkunna Neram)
Best Production Design - 24
Best Costume Designer - Sachin (Cycle)
Best Environmental film including agriculture - The Tiger Who Crossed The Line
Best Make-up Artist - MK Ramakrishna
Best Music Direction - Babu Padmanabha (Allama)
Kadvi Hawa (Hindi)
Mukthi Bhavan (Hindi)
Majirathi Keki (Assamese)
Neerja - Sonam Kapoor
Special Jury Award for Mohanlal for Pulimurugan, Janatha Garage and Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol
Best Feature Films in Regional Languages
Wrong Side Raju (Gujarati)
Pelli Choopulu (Telugu)