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Candid Captures Of National Film Awards 2017: Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor Steal The Show

The 64th National Film Awards have been announced and have once again brought in respect for the film fraternity. The ceremony took place on Wednesday, May 3, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi. While Zaira Wasim has been awarded Best Supporting Actress for her character in 'Dangal', Akshay Kumar, the Best Actor for the film 'Rustom' to 'Pink' being the Best Film on Social Issue, this year's National Film Awards have been all encompassing. Also, Sonam Kapoor's 'Neerja' had been declared the Best Hindi Film of 2016. The evening was a starry affair! You will be surprised to know that there was a rehearsal ceremony of the award show, too and Adil Hussain, Sonam Kapoor, among many others, participated. Akshay was accompanied by his 'funnybones' wife, Twinkle Khanna, while Sonam was backed by her dad, Anil Kapoor and beau, Anand Ahuja. Have a look at some of the light and proud moments from the award show.

At the rehearsal.

Before heading for the venue.

Awww! The winning wifey.

Stars, together!

Akshay Kumar, receiving the much-deserved award!

There he is, a proud father, of a braveheart, 'Neerja'!

Sonam, being awarded a Special Mention for ‘Neerja'.

President Pranab Mukherji and the great Indian Shooter, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore presented her with the award.

Cheers for Sonam!

There is no forgetting this cutie, Zaira Wasim for her stupendous work in the blockbuster, Dangal.

A candid snap. How hilarious the joke must have been! Manoj Joshi and Akshay Kumar.

Cute! Priceless emotions captured.

Akshay along with Anil Kapoor with veteran Telugu filmmaker K Vishwanath.

Indeed, they do look great, together.

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar with Akshay Kumar.

Here is the list of the winners:

Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment - Sathamanam BhavathiBest Stunt Choreography - Peter Hein (Pulimurugan)Best Children’s Film - Dhanak (Hindi)Best Film on Social Issue - PinkBest Direction - Rajesh (Ventilator)Best Actor - Akshay Kumar (Rustom)Best Actress - Surabhi Lakshmi (Minnaminungu)Best Supporting Actress - Zaira Wasim (Dangal)Best Child Artist - Adhish Praveen (Kunju Daivam), Saj (Noor Islam), Manohara (Railway Children)Best Male Playback Singer - Sundara Iyer (Joker)Best Female Playback Singer - Thume aakeBest Screenplay (original) - Syam Pushkaran (Maheshinte Prathikaram)Best Screenplay (adapted) - Sanjay Krishnaji Patel (Dashakriya)Best Editing - Rameshwar VentilatorSound Designer - Jayadevan (Kaadu Pookunna Neram)Best Production Design - 24Best Costume Designer - Sachin (Marathi film)Best Environmental Film Including Agriculture - The Tiger Who Crossed The LineBest Make-up Artist - MK RamakrishnaBest Music Direction - Babu Padmanabha (Kannada Lama)Special Mention - Kadvi Hawa Mukthi Bhava (Hindi)Special Jury award for Mohanlal for Pulimurugan, Janatha Garage and Munthirivallikal ThalirkkumbolSource- Hindustan TimesTo read more on celebs, click here.Subscribe!