There were enough controversies through 2016 to keep us outraged, offended or just plain bewildered
Kangana Ranaut, who won her third National Award this year said, "It was quite a year. I am just so happy it's over, trust me"
Rounding off the favourites were Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman, a taut moral drama by the Iranian director of the Oscar-winning A Separation, and Paul Verhoeven's rape revenge fantasy Elle starring Isabelle Huppert
It's time for all moviemakers to be judged not by the color of their skin but by the content of their creations. Now, some like Director Spike Lee say they will boycott the show, but host Chris Rock and award winners may use their time onstage to call attention to the subject. We'll see if action follows awareness