Mumbai: Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, who turned a year older yesterday, has another reason to celebrate. The actress has bagged the National award for Best Actress for her performance in Vikas Bahl’s ‘Queen’, which was announced on Tuesday, March 24.
This is the actress’ second National Award. She had also won Best supporting Actress for her breathtaking performance as a model struggling with drug addiction in Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘Fashion’ in 2008. Vijay won best actor at the 62nd National Film Awards for Kannada movie 'Nanu Avanalla Avalu'.
'Queen' was also named Best Hindi film at the National Awards. Vishal Bharadwaj’s ‘Haider’ won Best Choreography and Music Direction. Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Bhootnath Returns’ also received a special mention. The Priyanka Chopra-starrer 'Mary Kom' was named Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.
'Killa' was named Best Marathi Film, 'Harivu' won Best Kannada Film, 'Nirbashito' won Best Bengali Film and 'Othello' bagged the award for Best Assamese Film.
The Awardees will receive their National Awards on May 3 by President Pranab Mukherjee in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Yesteryear actor Shashi Kapoor will also receive the Dada Saheb Phalke award for his contribution to Indian cinema on the same day.
Here's the video of the press conference where the winners were announced.
Here’s the complete list of winners:
Best Hindi Film: Queen
Best Assamese Film: Othello
Best Bengali Film: Nirbashito
Best Kannada Film: Harivu
Best Konkani Film: Nachom - IA Kumpasar
Best Malayalam Film: Ain
Best Marathi Film: Killa
Best Odiya Film: Aadim Vichar
Best Punjabi Film: Punjab 1984
Best Tamil Film: Kuttram Kadithal
Best Telugu Film: Chandamama Kathalu
Best Rabha Film: Orong
Best Haryanvi Film: Pagdi The Honour
Best Music Direction:
1) Songs - Haider (Hindi)
2) Background Score - Nineteen Eighty Three (Malayalam)
Best Choreography: Bismil for Haider
Special Mention Ain (Malayalam)
Nachom - IA Kumpasar (Konkani)
Bhootnath Returns (Hindi)
Best Educational Film: Komal & Behind the Glass Wall
Best Exploration/Adventure: Film Life Force - India's Western Ghats
Best Investigative Film: Phum Shang
Best Animation Film: Sound of Joy
Best Short Fiction Film: Mitraa
Best Film Critic: Tanul Thakur
Best Writing on Cinema : Silent Cinema: (1895-1930)- Pasupuleti Purnachandra Rao
Best Writing on Cinema : G. Dhananjayan for Pride of Tamil Cinema
Best Costume Designer: Dolly Ahluwalia for Haider
Best Female Playback Singer Saivam (Tamil) Uttara Unnikrishanan (Song:
Best Male Playback Singer Haider (Hindi) Sukhwinder Singh (Song: Bismil)
Best Actress Queen (Hindi) Kangana Ranaut
Best Supporting Actress: Baljinder Kaur for Pagdi The Honour (Haryanavi)
Best Supporting Actor: Bobby Simhaa for Jigarthanda (Tamil)
Best Actor: Nanu Avanalla Avalu (Kannada) Vijay
Best Direction: Chotushkone (Bengali) Srijit Mukherji
Best Film On Environment Conservation/ Preservation: Ottaal (Malayalam)
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Mary Kom
Indira Gandhi Award For Best Debut Film Of A Director: Asha Jaoar Majhe (Bengali)
Best Feature Film: Court (Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati & English)...