The 65th National Film Awards was announced today by the jury headed by the well known filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. The government’s Directorate of Film Festivals administered the awards. The jury panel has 10 members which include screenwriter Imtiaz Hussain, lyricist Mehboob, South Indian actress Gautami Tadimalla, Kannada director P Sheshadri, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Ranjit Das, Rajesh Mapuskar, Tripurari Sharma and Rumi Jaffrey. Though the announcement of the awards is happening today, the ceremony will be held on May 3, 2018. The award will be presented by President Ram Nath Kovind.

The National Award winners across all categories are as follows :

Non-Feature Films: Best Educational Film The Girls We Were and The Women We Are

Best Adventure Film: Ladakh Chale Rickshaw Waale.

Best Investigative Film- 1984 When The Sun Did Not Rise

Best Animation Film- Fish Curry, Maachar Jhol

Special Jury Award: The Old Man, Monday

Best Short Film Fiction: Maiyat

Best Film On Family Values: Happy Birthday

Best Direction- Pravash Ch Nivandan, Nagraj Manule

Best Cinematography- Eye Test, Don

Best Critic On Cinema Award goes to Giridhar Jha, Special Mention to Sunil Mishra

Special Mention Awards: Marathi Film- Morkhya, Oriya Film- Hello Mirror , Parvathy, Take Off
Pankaj Tripathi, Newton

In the Best Regional Films category:

Best Ladhaki Film: Walking With The Wind

Best Jasari Film : Sinjar

Best Tulu Film: Paddayi

Best Odiya Film: Hello Arsi

Best Marathi Film: Kachcha Limbu

Best Malayalam Film: Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum

Best Kannada Film: Hebbettu Ramakka

Best Hindi Film: Newton

Best Bengali Film: Mayurakshi

Best Assamese Film: Ishu

Best Tamil Film: To Let

Best Telugu Film: The Ghazi Attack

Best Gujarati Film: Dhh

Best Action Direction: Baahubali: The Conclusion

Best Choreography: Toilet-Ek Prem Katha (Gori tu lath maar) – Ganesh Acharya

Best Special Effects: Baahubali: The Conclusion (Baahubali 2)

Special Mention: Nagarkirtan

Best Background Score: AR Rahman, MOM

Best Lyrics: Muthuratna, March 22

Best Music Direction and Songs: AR Rahman, Katru Veliyidai

Best Makeup Artist: Nagarkirtan, Ram Rajak

Best Costume: Nagarkirtan, Govinda Mandal

Best Production Design: Take Off, Santhosh Raman

Best Editing: Village Rockstar, Rima Das

Best Sound Design: Walking With The Wind, Sanath George and Justin Jose

Best Audiography: Village Rockstar, Mallika Das

Best Original Screenplay:Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum

Best Adapted Screenplay: Bhayanakam

Best Cinematography: Bhayanakam

Best Supporting Actor: Fahad Fazil (Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum)

Best Supporting Actress: Divya Dutta (Irada)

Best Playback Singer(Female): Sasha Trupati (Vaan)

Best Playback Singer (Male): Yesudas

Best Child Artist: Bhanita Das (Village Rockstars)

Best Actor: Ridhi Sen (Nagarkirtan)

Best Actress: Sridevi (MOM)

Best Director: Jayaraj (Bhayanakam)

Best Children’s Film: Mhorkya

Best Film on Environment Conservation: Irada

Best Film on Social Issues: Aalorukkam

Best Popular Film: Baahubali: The Conclusion

Nargis Dutt Award on National Integration: Dhappa

Dadasaheb Phalke Award: Vinod Khanna

Indira Gandhi Award For Best Debut Director: Pampally (Sinjar)

Best Feature Film: Village Rockstar (Assamese)

Taapsee Pannu, who starred in the National Award winning Telugu film Ghazi is extremely happy with the news. She said, “Elated with the news about Ghazi winning the Best Telugu film. This is the third time I have had the opportunity to be a part of a National Award Winning film. Even though I had a special appearance in the film, it was personally a very satisfying part for me as an actor. I’m ecstatic with the news about the film winning the National Award Honour.” MOM director Ravi Udyawar expressed his joy on Sridevi’s National Award Win. He said, ” Wow, she deserves it. I’m really happy it’s a great news for me because it was our film. She had done a fabulous job. We all are missing her now.”