66th National Film Awards: Ayushmann Khurrana, Keerthy Suresh attend ceremony, 'Andhadhun' wins big
The event was hosted by Sonali Kulkarni and Divya Dutta. Amitabh Bachchan, who won the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, couldn't attend the event owing to ill-health.
The 66th National Film Awards ceremony had a host of Bollywood and other regional stars in attendance as films like 'Andhadhun', 'Mahanati' and 'Uri: The Surgical Strike' won top honours.
The ceremony took place at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday morning with Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar conferring the awards to the winner.
Akshay Kumar, whose film 'Padman' won the award for Best Film with a social message, was seated next to winners in the acting category- Best Actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Vicky Kaushal and Best Actress Keerthy Suresh.
Khurrana and Kaushal shared the Best Actor trophy for 'Andhadhun' and 'Uri: The Surgical Strike' respectively. Keerthy Suresh won Best Actress for Tamil film 'Mahanati'.
Best Actor (Feature Films Section) goes to @ayushmannk for #Andhadhun for his powerful execution of a complex role of ‘now blind & now not blind’ character.#NationalFilmAwards pic.twitter.com/dIQXYgKVKe— PIB India (@PIB_India) December 23, 2019
Best Actor (Feature Films Section) goes to @vickykaushal09 for #URI: The Surgical Strike for effectively conveying a realistic character of an army officer. #NationalFilmAwards pic.twitter.com/J39YnXGugd— PIB India (@PIB_India) December 23, 2019
Aditya Dhar, the director 'Uri: The Surgical Strike' was awarded the Best Director award.
#Aditya Dhar wins Best Director Award for #Uri: The Surgical Strike at the 66th #NationalFilmAwards— PIB India (@PIB_India) December 23, 2019
The challenge of telling a true story of military action in a realistic manner is dealt with utmost clarity and effectiveness in the Film@AdityaDharFilms pic.twitter.com/StB5ewE5Xi
The event was hosted by Sonali Kulkarni and Divya Dutta. Amitabh Bachchan, who won the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, couldn't attend the event owing to ill-health. His award was collected by Dadasaheb Phalke's grandson Mr Chandrashekhar.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali won Best Music award for the film 'Padmaavat'. The film also fetched Kruti Mahesh Best Chorepgraphy award for the song 'Ghoomar'.
#SanjayLeelaBhansali receives the #NationalAward for Best Music Direction for #Padmaavat— PIB India (@PIB_India) December 23, 2019
All the songs lift the mood of the film and give a different dimension to the narrative.#NationalFilmAwards pic.twitter.com/OaNwKHCxuw
Veteran actress Surekha Sikri won the Best Supporting Actress award for 'Badhaai Ho'. The actress, who is now wheelchair-bound, was assisted up on stage to receive the award. 'Badhaai Ho' also won the Best Hindi film.
Dadi, aapko aur poore Kaushik parivar ko bahot bahot #BadhaaiHo!😊#SurekhaSikri ji receives the #NationalAward for best supporting actress. @iAmitRSharma @ayushmannk @sanyamalhotra07 @Neenagupta001 @raogajraj @ChromePictures pic.twitter.com/HsmQepQLiQ— Junglee Pictures (@JungleePictures) December 23, 2019
Bengali filmmaker Srijjit Mukherji shared a photo ahead of the ceremony. His film 'Ek Je Chhilo Raja'won the Best Bengali film.
Here's the full list of winners.