The 61st National Film awards were announced today. Among the major winners are – Anand Gandhi’s Ship of Theseus as Best Feature Film, Hansal Mehta for Best Director (Shahid), Rajkummar Rao for Best Actor (Shahid) which he shares with Suraj Venjaramoodu for Malayalam-film Perariyathavar. Geetanjali Thapa got Best Actress for Liar’s Dice and Rajeev Ravi for its cinematography. Sourabh Shukla bagged it for Best Supporting Actor (Jolly LLB), Amruta Subhash (Astu – Marathi) and Aida El-Kashif (Ship of Theseus) got it for Best Supporting Actress.
Fandry won the award for Best Debut Film of a Director (Nagraj Manjule). Award for Best Production Design went to Ashim Ahluwalia, Tabsheer Zutshi and Parichit Paralkar for Miss Lovely. The film also won the Special Jury award. Best Children’s Film Award was announced for Batul Mukhtiyar’s Kaphal.
In the non-feature category, Kamal Swaroop’s Rangbhoomi won the Best Film. Shubhashish Bhutiani’s Kush won the award for Best Promotional film. Nishtha Jain’s Gulabi Gang won the awards for Best Film on Social Issues and for Best Editing. Best Investigative Film went to Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa’s Powerless.
For Fiction films, the 11-member jury was headed by noted directed Saeed Akhtar Mirza.
Here’s the complete list of winners