‘Queen’ rules National Film Awards 2015


Delhi: The 62nd National Film Awards ceremony is taking place 6pm onwards today. The awards, considered the highest in the country in the field of entertainment, were announced on March 24 this year. While Haider was named for six National Awards in 2015, the best actress’ honour was for Kangana Ranaut, for her performance in Queen. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is being given to veteran actor Shashi Kapoor this year.

Presented by the government of India, the event is taking place at the Vigyan Bhavan Plenary Hall today. The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee will be handing the awards to the winners. In attendance will be Arun Jaitley minister of information and broadcasting, finance and corporate affairs and Rajyavardhan Rathore, minister of state for information and broadcasting.

The complete list of winners:

Best Feature Film: Court (Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, English)
Best Debut Film of A Director: Asha Jaoar Majhe (Bengali)
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Mary Kom (Hindi)
Best Animated Film: Sound of Joy
Best Direction: Srijit Mukherji for Chotushkone (Bengali)
Best Film on Environment / Conservation / Preservation: Ottaal (Malyalam)
Best Actor: Vijay for Nanu Avanalla Avalu (Kannada)
Best Actress: Kangana Ranaut for Queen (Hindi)
Best Supporting Actor: Bobby Simha for Jigarthanda
Best Supporting Actress: Baljinder Kaur for Pagdi The Honour
Best Male Playback Singer: Sukhwinder Singh for Haider for Bismil song
Best Female Playback Singer: Saivam and Uttara Unnikrishanan for Azhagu song
Best Screenplay (Dialogues): Vishal Bharadwaj for Haider
Best Music Direction (Songs): Vishal Bharadwaj for Haider (Hindi)
Best Music Direction (Background Score): Gopi Sundar for Nineteen Eighty Three (Malyalam)
Best Costume Design: Dolly Ahluwalia for Haider
Best Assamese Film: Othello
Best Bengali Film: Nirbashito
Best Hindi Film: Queen
Best Kannada Film: Harivu
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