Complete coverage of the 65th National Film Awards

Last Updated: Fri, May 04, 2018 11:26 hrs
National Film Awards 2018

Over 60 National Film Awards recipients have decided to not attend the award distribution ceremony here on Thursday as President Ram Nath Kovind will be giving away only 11 awards, breaking from a long-held tradition, which they have condemned it as a "breach of trust".

The award ceremony has started; here are the live updates:

President Kovind confers the Best Actress Award to Late Smt. Sridevi for the haunting portrayal of a mother whose daughter is gang raped in the movie Mom.

The Best Feature Film Award goes to the Assamese film Village Rockstars – a marvellous picturisation of a village girl who, with her vibrant spirit, achieves her dream of having her own rock band.

President Kovind confers the Best Direction Award to Jayaraj, a 6-time recipient of the National Film Award, for the Malayalam movie Bhayanakam.

Live address by President Kovind at the 65th National Film Awards.

Riddhi Sen bags the Best Actor Award for the role displaying the complexities of a boy who changes his gender in the Bengali movie Nagarkirtan.

Music Maestro AR Rahman bags the award in Best Music Direction category for the songs in the Tamil movie Kaatru Veliyidai and the Background music in the Hindi movie Mom.

President Kovind confers the award for the Best Male Playback Singer to KJ Yesudas for the beautiful rendering of the song Poy Maranja Kalam from the Malayalam movie Vishwaroopam Mansoor

Best Direction Award in Non-Feature Film category goes to the noted filmmaker Nagraj Manjule for the movie Pavasacha Nibandha – a realistic and moving story told with masterful cinematic skill and enduring empathy.

Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration goes to the Marathi movie Dhappa, which shows a group of children who decide to take matters in their own hands when their play performance is disrupted by a political outfit.

President Kovind confers Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2017 to Late Vinod Khanna, who featured in as many as 146 films in a career spanning over 4 decades. He left behind a legacy that will stay etched in our memories for years to come.

President Kovind arrives at Vigyan Bhawan for the 65th National Film Awards

Some Awardees from the 65th National Film Awards at Vigyan Bhawan in the category of Best Feature Film in regional languages.

Best Hindi Film award goes to Newton, a movie about a rookie govt. clerk Newton Kumar's intent on enabling voting in a place where nobody is interested in the vote.

The award for the Best Film Critic in the section ‘Best Writing on Cinema’ goes to Giridhar Jha. He has a keen eye on current cinema trends and his writings cover vast horizon of Hindi Cinema.

Pankaj Tripathi gets a Special Mention for the Hindi movie Newton.

Prakruti Mishra gets a Special Mention in the feature film section for the Odia movie Hello Arsi.

Best Female Playback Singer award goes to Shashaa Tirupati for the beautiful rendering of the song Vaan Varuvaan in the Tamil movie Kaatru Veliyadi.

Master Yasharaj Karhade, got a special mention in the Feature Film Section for the Marathi movie Mhorkya.

Best Cinematography award goes to Nikhil S Praveen for an excellent photography in a difficult terrain in the Malayalam Film Bhayanakam.

Divya bags the Best Supporting Actress Award for the eye-opening film Irada, where the greed of human beings pollutes the environment including the groundwater. Irada shows an effort to reverse the same.

Best Debut Non-feature film of a Director goes to the movie Water Baby.

Ganesh Acharya, one of India’s most noted choreographers bags the National Film Award for best choreography for Toilet: Ek Prem Katha.

The award for the best educational film in the Non-feature film section goes to The Little Girl We Were... And The Women We Are.

National Film Award for best action director goes to King Solomon for the amazingly well-designed action drama Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.

Teenaa Kaur bags the award for the best investigative film in the Non-feature film section for the movie 1984, When the Sun Didn't Rise.

Award for the Best Popular Film providing wholesome entertainment goes to Baahubali 2:The Conclusion.

Juhi Bhatt bags the award for best film on social issues (shared) for the movie Veil Done.

Master Yasharaj Karhade, Master Raman Devkar, Prakruti Mishra, Parvathy and Pankaj Tripathi get a special mention in the Feature Film Section
Film and Television Institute of India gets the award for Best Film on Family Values for the movie Happy Birthday as well as Special Jury Award for the movie Monday.
Tenzing Kunchok and Sanjiv Monga get Best Editing Award in Non-Feature Film section for the movie Mrityubhoj- The Death Feast, for well paced editing of a somber subject that keeps the audience engaged till the end.

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