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National Film Awards 2019 Highlights: Ayushmann Khurrana and Vicky Kaushal share Best Actor Award

The most prominent 66th National Film Awards were previously scheduled to be air in April but the Information and Broadcasting Ministry had announced the awards to be declared after the Lok Sabha elections

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New Delhi Updated on: August 09, 2019 18:42 IST
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National Film Awards 2019 Highlights: Ayushmann Khurrana and Vicky Kaushal share Best Actor Award

National Film Awards 2019 Live Updates: The most prominent 66th National Film Awards were previously scheduled to be air in April but the Information and Broadcasting Ministry had announced the awards to be declared after the Lok Sabha elections. There are 31 film categories while the announcement of non-feature films announced in 23 categories. In a press release by I&B Ministry said, "Since the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) is in force, which facilitates level playing field to all political parties and the candidates and inter alia seeks to ensure that the power of media is not used in such a manner which affects the general conduct and level playing field during the election process, it has been decided to declare the awards after the election process is over and the MCC concludes."

Ayushmann Khurrana and Vicky Kaushal share the Best Actor Award. While Ayushmann received the prestigious award for AndhaDhun, Vicky Kaushal was awarded Best Actor 2019 for Uri: The Surgical Strike, which also fared well at the box-office.

Best Actor Award: Ayushmann Khurrana for AndhaDhun and Vicky Kaushal for Uri: The Surgical Strike

Best Actress Award: Keerthy Suresh for Mahanati.

Best Direction: Aditya Dhar for Uri: The Surgical Strike

AndhaDhun starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu, and Radhika Apte in lead roles wins Best Hindi Film Award.  In the Feature Film category, four actors got a special mention: Sruthi Hariharan for Nathicharami, Chandrachoor Rai for Kadak, Joju George for Joseph, Savithri for Sudani from Nigeria Have a look at the complete winners' list right here:

Best films in the Feature Film category

Best Rajasthani Film: Turtle

Best Panchanga Film: In The Land Of Poisonous Women

Best Garo Film: Anna

Best Marathi Film: Bhonga

Best Tamil Film: Baram

Best Hindi Film: Andhadhun

Best Urdu Film: Hamid

Best Bengali Film: Ek Je Chhilo Raja

Best Malayalam Film: Sudani From Nigeria

Best Telugu Film: Mahanati

Best Kannada Film: Nathicharami

Best Konkani Film: Amori

Best Assamese Film: Bulbul Can Sing

Best Punjabi Film: Harjeeta

Best Gujarati Film: Reva

Best Films in the Non-Feature Films category

The winners for the Non-Feature films category are as follows

Best Film on Family Values: Chalo Jeetey Hai

Best Short Film: Kasab
Social Justice: Why Me, Ekant
Best Investigation Film: Amoli
Best Sports Film: Swimming Through The Darkness
Best Educational Film: Sarlabh Virala
Best Film on Social Issue: Talate Kunji
Best Environmental Film: The World's Most Famous Tiger
Best Promotional Film: Rediscovering Jahannum
Best Film on Science and Technology: GD Naidu The Edison of India
Best Arts and Cultural Film: Munkar
Best Debut Film of a Director: Feluda
Best Non-Feature Film: Sunrise, The Secret Life of Frogs

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