National Film Awards 2018 complete winners list: Sridevi named Best Actress; Newton is Best Hindi Film


New Delhi: The 65th National Film Awards were announced on Friday, 13 April, and as per early reports, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion and Rajkummar Rao-starrer Newton were among the major winners. And in a moving gesture, late actress Sridevi has been named Best Actress for MOM.

The jury, headed by filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, had handed over its recommendations to Information and Broadcasting minister Smriti Irani, on Thursday. The jury also counted screenwriter Imtiaz Hussain, lyricist Mehboob and actress Gautami Tadimalla among its members.

The 2017 National Awards were mired in controversy after Akshay Kumar was named Best Actor for his role in Rustom. There were allegations of favouritism against the jury head, filmmaker Priyadarshan, who has worked with Akshay on several projects.

Malayalam actress Surabhi Lakshmi had been named Best Actress for Minnaminungu. Mohanlal (Pulimurugan), Sonam Kapoor (Neerja) and Zaira Wasim (Dangal) had also won awards.

Here is the complete list of winners of the 65th National Film Awards:

Dada Saheb Phalke Award: Vinod Khanna

Best Director: Jayaraj for Bhayanakam (Malayalam)

Best Feature Film: Village Rockstars (Assamese)

Best Film Critic: Giridhar Jha

Special Mention for Film Criticism: Sunil Mishra of Madhya Pradesh

Special Mention Award: Marathi Film – Murakhiya; Odia film: Hello RC; Take Off- Malayalam; Pankaj Tripathi bags a Special Mention award for Newton; Malayalam actor Parvathy too gets a special mention

Best Regional Film: Ladhakh

Best Marathi Film: Kaccha Limbu

Best Malayam Film: Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum

Best Hindi Film: Newton

Best Bengali Film: Mayurakshi

Best Assamese Film: Ishu

Best Tamil Film: To Let

Best Telugu film: Gazi

BEST Gujarati film: DHH

Best Kannada film: Hebbettu Ramakka

Best Action Direction: Baahubali 2

Best choreography: Toilet Ek Prem Katha (Ganesh Acharya is the choreographer)

Best Special Effects: Baahubali 2

Special Jury Award: Nagar Kirtan(Bengali)

Best lyrics for song Muthu Ratna, for Kannada film March 22

Best Music Direction: A R Rahman for Kaatru Veliyidai

Background score: A R Rahman for Mom

Best Make Up artist– Ram Razak for Nagar Kirtan

Best Production Design: Santosh Rajan (Malayalam)

Best editing: Reema Das (for an Assamese film)

Best Screenplay Original:  Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum

Best Adapted Screenplay: Bhayankam, to Jairaj

Best Film playback Singer- Shasha Tirupati  (Vaan Varuvaan song)

Best Male Playback Singer: Yesudas

Best supporting actress – Divya Dutta, Irada (Hindi Film)

Best Supporting Actor – Fahad Faazil

Best Actress: Sridevi for Mom

Best Actor: Ridhhi Sen, Nagar Kirtan

Best Film for National Integration – Dhappa (Marathi)

Best Popular Film: Baahubali 2

Best film on Social Issues: Aalorukkam

Best Child artist: Bhanita Das (Village Rockstars)

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