59th National Awards: Winners

59th National Awards: Winners
Winners of the prestigious 59th National Film Awards have been announced by chairpersons of the jury today in New Delhi. The award ceremony will be held on May 3.

For feature films the names of the award winners were declared by Rohini Hattangady, who was the chairperson of the Feature Films Jury (Central Panel).

Ramesh Sharma, the chairperson of the Non-Feature films jury and Vijaya Mulay, who chaired the jury on the Best Writing on Cinema announced the names of other award winners.

List of Winners:

Best Actress: Vidya Balan, The Dirty Picture
Best Actor: Girish Kulkarni for Deool (Marathi)
Best Hindi Film: I AM
Best Choreography: Bosco-Caeser for Senorita from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Best Special Effects: RA.One
Best Make Up: Vijram Gaekwad for The Dirty Picture and Bal Gandharva
Best Costume Designer: Niharika Khan for The Dirty Picture and Neeta Lulla for Bal Gandharva
Best Children's Film: Chillar Party
Best Child Artistes: Partho Gupte for Stanley Ka Dabba, and for Chillar Party: Irfan Khan, Sanath Menon, Rohan Grover, Naman Jain, Aarav Khanna, Vishesh Tiwari, Chinmai Chandranshuh, Vedant Desai and Divji Handa
Best Supporting Actor: Appu Kutty for Azhagar Samiyin Kuthirai (Tamil)
Best Supporting Actress: Leishangthem Tonthoingambi Devi for Phijigee Mani (Manipuri)
Best Feature Film: Deool and Byari
Best Director: Gurvinder Singh for Anhe Ghorey Da Daan
Best Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya for I AM
Best Screenplay (Original): Vikas Behl & Manish Tiwari for Chillar Party
Best Screenplay (Adapted): Avinash Deshpande Nigdi for Shala (Marathi)
Special Jury Mention: Anjan Dutta for Ranjana Ami Aar Ashbo Na
Best Editing: Praveen KL for Aranyaa Kandam
Best Male Playback: Anand Bhate for Bal Gandharva
Best Female Playback Singer: Roopa Ganguly for Abosheyshey (Bengali)
Best Bengali Film: Ranjana Ami Aar Ashbo Na
Best Marathi Film: Shaala
Best Dialogue: Deool
Best Audiography: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Best Production Design: Naukadubi
Best Music Direction: Neel Dutt for Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbo Na (Bengali)
Best Background Score: Mayookh Bhaumik for Laptop (Bengali)
Best Dogri Film: Dille Ch Vasya Koi
Best Kannada Film: Kurmavatara
Best Malayalam Film: Indian Rupee
Best Manipuri Film: Phijigee Mani
Best Tamil Film: Vaagai Sooda Va
Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director: Aaranyakandam (Tamil), Directed by Kumararaja Thiagarajan
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai (Tamil)
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