National Awards: Kangana Ranaut Wins Best Actress, Queen is Best Hindi Film

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NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Kangana Ranaut’s performance as ‘Rani from Rajouri’ in the Vikas Bahl-directed Queen has fetched her the National Award for Best Actress, it was announced today.

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This is Kangana’s second National Award after she won Best Supporting Actress for her performance as a drug-addicted model in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Fashion in 2008. Kangana, who does not attend Bollywood award shows, told media yesterday that she had ‘no idea’ that she was in the National Award race but would accept it in person if she won.

Queen also won Best Hindi Film. Best Feature Film was won by the multi-lingual Court. Kannada actor Vijay won Best Actor for Nanu Avanalla Avalu. Bengali director Srijit Mukherji won Best Director for the film Chotushkone.

The Supporting Actor awards went to Tamil actor Bobby Simha for Jigarthanda and Baljinder Kaur for the Haryanvi-language Pagdi The Honour.

Mary Kom, starring Priyanka Chopra, was named Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. Director Omung Kumar told NewZNew, “It’s the biggest high anyone could get. I’m top of the world, a dream come true, my first film and this honour is overwhelming.”

Haider scooped several awards including Best Choreography, Music Direction, Costume Design and Male Playback Singer for Sukhwinder Singh.

Killa was named Best Marathi Film, Harivu won Best Kannada Film, Nirbashito won Best Bengali Film and Othello Best Assamese Film. Bhoothnath Returns, starring Amitabh Bachchan as a ghost, received a special mention.

The National Awards will be handed out by President Pranab Mukherjee on May 3 in New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan. Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor will also receive his Dadasaheb Phalke Award at the ceremony.

The 62nd National Film Awards were announced in a press conference in New Delhi today. The conference was addressed by Jury Chairpersons Shri Bharathiraja and Shri Kamal Swaroop.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Best Feature Film:Court (Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati & English)
Best Popular Film for Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Mary Kom
Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director: Asha for Jaoar Majhe
Special Jury Award:Khwada (Marathi)
Best Direction: Srijit Mukherji for Chotushkone (Bengali)
Best Actress: Kangana Ranaut for Queen
Best Actor: Vijay for Nanu Avanalla Avalu (Kannada)
Best Supporting Actor: Bobby Simhaa for Jigarthanda (Tamil)
Best Supporting Actress: Baljinder Kaur for Pagdi The Honour (Haryanavi)
Best Child Actor: Kaakkaa Muttai(Tamil)
Best Female Playback Singer: Uttara Unnikrishanan for Azhagu, Saivam (Tamil)
Best Costume Designer:Haider (Hindi) Dolly Ahluwalia
Best Make-up Artist: Nangaraju & Raju for Nanu Avanalla Avalu (Kannada)
Best Cinematography: Chotushkone (Bengali)
Best Editing: Vivek Harshan for Jigarthanda (Tamil)
Best Production Design: Aparna Raina for Nachom – IA Kumpasar (Konkani)
Best Screenplay Writer (Original): Srijit Mukherji for Chotushkone (Bengali)
Best Screenplay Writer (Adapted) : Joshy Mangalath for Ottal (Malayalam)
Best Dialogues: Vishal Bhardwaj for Haider
Best Lyrics: NA. Muthukumar for Azhagu, Saivam (Tamil)
Best Music Direction Songs:Haider
Best Music Direction Background Score:Nineteen Eighty Three (Malayalam)
Best Audiography – Location Sound Recordist: Mahaveer Sabbanwal for Khwada (Marathi)
Best Audiography – Sound Designer: Anish John for Asha Jaoar Majhe (Bengali)
Best Audiography – Re-recordist of the final mixed track: Anirban Sengupta & Dipankar Chaki for Nirbashito (Bengali)
Best Choreography: Sudesh Bismil, Haider
Best Assamese Film: Othello
Best Bengali Film: Nirbashito
Best Hindi Film:Queen
Best Rabha Film: Orong
Best Haryanvi Film: Pagdi The Honour
Best Punjabi Film: Punjab 1984
Best Tamil Film: Kuttram Kadithal
Best Telugu Film: Chandamama Kathalu
Best Malayalam Film: Ain
Best Marathi Film: Killa
Best Odiya Film: Aadim Vichar
Best Kannada Film: Harivu
Best Konkani Film:Nachom – IA Kumpasar
Special Mention: Killa (Marathi), Bhootnath Returns (Hindi), Ain (Malayalam), Nachom – IA Kumpasar (Konkani)
Best Film on Environment Consevation/Preservation: Ottaal (Malayalam)
Best Educational Film: Komal & Behind the Glass Wall
Best Exploration/ Adventure Film: Life Force – India’s Western Ghats
Best Investigative Film:Phum Shang
Best Animation Film:Sound of Joy
Best Short Fiction Film:Mitraa
Best Film on Social Issues:Chotoder Chobi
Best Children’s Film:Kaakkaa Muttai (Tamil) & Elizabeth Ekadashi (Marathi)
Best Film Critic: Tanul Thakur
Best Book on Cinema: Silent Cinema: (1895-1930