The winners of the 57th National Film Awards have been announced! The awards recognizes the best of Indian cinema, including the best films in each region and language of the country.
Congratulatory messages are pouring in on Twitter for Amitabh Bachchan who was adjudged Best Actor for his role in the movie, Paa. Bachchan gave an outstanding performance as a child suffering with a rare disorder – progeria. The same film also won veteran actress, Arundhati Nag, the Best Supporting Actress award. The film also was named Best Feature Film – Hindi.
Aamir Khan’s blockbuster 3 Idiots won the award for the Most Popular category, while the Bengali film, Abohomaan won two awards. Rituparno Ghosh walked away with the Best Director award and Ananya Chatterjee for Best Actress.
The Malayalam film, Kutty Srank was declared Best Film, while Well Done Abba was awarded for Best Film on Social Issues and Nargis Dutt Award for Best Film with Social Message went to Delhi 6.
Here are the rest of the winners:
Best Camerawork: Anjali Shukla
Best Sound Engineer: Oscar winner Resul Pookutty
Best Supporting role (Male): Farooq Sheikh for the film Lahore
Best Supporting role (Female): Arundhati Naag for the film Paa
Best Playback singer (Male): Rupam Islam
Best Playback singer (Female): Niranjana Sarkar (Housefull)
Best Music: Dev D
Best lyrics: Swananad Kirkirey for the film 3 Idiots
Best Music Director: Amit Trivedi for the film Dev D
Best Child Film: Ottani Pati and Kesu
Best Child actor: Jiva and Anba Karasu
Best Music score: Illyaraza for Pazhassi Raja
Best Choreography: K Shivashankar for film Magadhira
Said to be India’s most prominent film awards, the government appoints a national panel to select the winning entry. Because of its national scale, the National Film Awards is said to be the equivalent of the American Academy Awards.
BollySpice congratulates all the winners!