64th National Film Awards honouring best films and film related performances for the year 2016 were announced on 7th April 2017.
- Over 300 films were in the race for honours this year. The National Film Awards would be presented by Honourable President of India at a ceremony which is scheduled to be held on 3rd May 2017.
- From this edition, a new category ‘The Most Film Friendly State Award’ has been included. This inaugural award will be presented to State of Uttar Pradesh. State of Jharkhand also got ‘Special Mention’ for State Govt.’s overall efforts in fostering the growth of film industry.
Chairpersons of the Juries:
|Category||Chairperson of the Jury|
|Feature Films||Shri Priyadarshan|
|Non Feature Films||Shri Raju Mishra|
|Best Writing on Cinema||Ms. Bhawana Somaaya|
64th National Film Awards: Winners List
|Best FEATURE FILM||Kasaav (Marathi)||Director: Sumitra Bhave & Sunil Sukthankar|
Producer: Sumittra Bhave, Sunil Sukthankar & Mohan Aghase
|BEST POPULAR FILM PROVIDING WHOLESOME ENTERTAINMENT||Sathamanam Bhavathi (Telugu)||Director: Satish Vagesna Producer: V.Venkata Ramana Reddy|
|BEST FILM ON SOCIAL ISSUES||Pink (Hindi)||Director: Anniruddha Roy Chowdhury|
Producer: Rashmi Sharma Films
|BEST FILM ON ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION/ PRESERVATION||Loktak Lairembee (Manipuri)||Director & Producer: Haoban Paban Kumar|
|BEST CHILDREN’S FILM||Dhanak (Hindi)||Director: Nagesh Kukunoor Producer: Drishyam Film|
|BEST ANIMATION FILM||Mahayodha Rama (Hindi)||Director: Rohit Vaid|
Producer: Contiloe Pictures Pvt. Ltd.
Animator: Deepak S.V
|NARGIS DUTT AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE FILM ON NATIONAL INTEGRATION||Dikchow Banat Palaax (Assamese)||Director: Sanjib Sabha Pandit Producer: Canvascope|
|BEST ACTOR||Rustom (Hindi)||Akshay Kumar|
|BEST ACTRESS||Minnaminungu – the Firefly (Malayalam)||Surabhi C.M|
|BEST CHILD ARTIST||a). Kunju Daivam (Malayalam) b) Sahaj Pather Gappo (Bengali) c) Railway Children (Kannada)||a) Adish Praveen|
b) Nur Islam and Samiul Alam
c) Manohara. K
|BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR||Dashakriya (Marathi)||Manoj Joshi|
|BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS||Dangal (Hindi)||Zaira Wasim|
|BEST MALE PLAYBACK SINGER||Film: Praktan (Bengali) Song : Tumi Jaake Bhalo Basho||Iman Chakraborty|
|BEST FEMALE PLAYBACK SINGER||Film: Joker (Tamil) Song : Jasmine E||Sundharayyar|
|BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY||24 (Tamil)||S. Thirunavukarasu|
|BEST Screenplay Writer (Original)||Maheshinte Prathikooram (Malayalam)||Syam Pushkaran|
|BEST Screenplay Writer (Adapted)||Dashakriya (Marathi)||Sanjay Krishnaji Patil|
|BEST Dialogues||Peli Chuplu (Telugu)||Tarun Bhascker|
|BEST EDITING||Ventilator (Marathi)||Rameshwar|
|BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN||24 (Tamil)||Subrata Chakraborthy, Shreyas Khedekar & Amit Ray|
|BEST COSTUME DESIGNER||Cycle (Marathi)||Sachin Lovalekar|
|BEST MAKE-UP ARTIST||Allama (Kannada)||NK Ramakrishna|
|BEST SPECIAL EFFECT||Shivaay (Hindi)||Naveen Paul|
|BEST CHOREOGRAPHY||Janatha Garrage (Telugu)||Raju Sundaram|
|BEST MUSIC DIRECTION – Song & Background Score||Allama (Kannada)||Bapu Padmanabha|
|SPECIAL JURY AWARD||Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol, Janatha Garrage and Pullimurugan,||Mohan Lal|
|SPECIAL MENTION||Neerja (Hindi)||Sonam Kapoor|
|SPECIAL MENTION||Mukti Bhawan (Hindi) & Maj Rati Keteki (Assamese)||Adil Hussain|
|SPECIAL MENTION||Mukti Bhawan (Hindi)||Producer: Red Carper Moving Pictures And Director: Shubhashish Bhutiani|
|SPECIAL MENTION||Kadvi Hawa (Hindi)||Producer: Eleeanora Images Private Ltd. And Director: Nila Madhab Panda|
|BEST ENVIRONMENT FILM INCLUDING AGRICULTURE||The Tiger Who Crossed The Line||Producer & Director: Krishnendu Bose Director|
|BEST SHORT FICTION FILM||Aaba||Producer: Raj Kumar Gupta Director: Amar Kaushik|
|BEST NON FEATURE FILM||Fireflies In The Abyss||Producer & Director: Chandrashekhar Reddy|
Best Movies in languages that are specified in the Schedule VIII of Indian Constitution)
|Wrong Side Raju||Gujarati|
|K Sera Sera Ghodpachen Ghoddtelem||Konkani|
|Maj Rati Keteki||Assamese|
Dhananjayan has been adjudged as the best Film Critic.
‘Lata : Sur Gatha’ authored by Yatindra Mishrahas been adjudged as the Best Book on Cinema, whereas book titled ‘A Fly in the Curry’ authored by K.P. Jayashankar – Anjali Monteiro has got ‘Special Mention’.
About National Film Awards:
The National Film Awards are most prestigious film awards in India.
- First Awarded on: 10th October 1954
- Presented by: Directorate of Film Festivals