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.
President Pranab Mukherji and the great Indian Shooter, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore presented her with the award.
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment - Sathamanam Bhavathi
Best Stunt Choreography - Peter Hein (Pulimurugan)
Best Children's Film - Dhanak (Hindi)
Best Film on Social Issue - Pink
Best 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 aake
Best Screenplay (original) - Syam Pushkaran (Maheshinte Prathikaram)
Best Screenplay (adapted) - Sanjay Krishnaji Patel (Dashakriya)
Best Editing - Rameshwar Ventilator
Sound Designer - Jayadevan (Kaadu Pookunna Neram)
Best Production Design - 24
Best Costume Designer - Sachin (Marathi film)
Best Environmental Film Including Agriculture - The Tiger Who Crossed The Line
Best Make-up Artist - MK Ramakrishna
Best Music Direction - Babu Padmanabha (Kannada Lama)
Special Mention - Kadvi Hawa Mukthi Bhava (Hindi)
Special Jury award for Mohanlal for Pulimurugan, Janatha Garage and Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol
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