'Queen', 'Haider', and 'Court' Amongst Winners At 62nd National Film Awards

The results of the 62nd National Awards were declared by the Ministry Of Information and Broadcasting on Tuesday afternoon. The full list of winners was announced at a press conference on held at the National Media Centre, New Delhi, by jury members Bharathiraja, Kamal Swaroop, and Govind Kumar; it was also simultaneously disseminated via the Ministry's official Twitter handle.

The biggest news was that of the Best Feature Film award going to multilingual courtroom drama 'Court', the critically-acclaimed darling of the international film festival circuit, nearly three weeks before its nation-wide theatrical release. Aside from that, despite rumours tipping actor Mammootty for the Best Actor award, that honour went to Kannada actor Vijay for his portrayal of a transgender in 'Nanu Avanalla Avalu'. Meanwhile the Best Actress award was taken by Kangana Ranauat (who has also swept all the popular awards in this category thus far) for her portrayal of a middle-class Delhi girl in Vikas Bahl's 'Queen' — which also won Best Hindi Film.

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Below is the full list of winners:


Best Feature Film: Court (Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, English)

Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film Of A Director: Asha Jaoar Majhe (Labour Of Love) (Bengali)

Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Mary Kom (Hindi)

Best Film On Environmental Conservation: Ottaal (Malayalam)

Best Assamese Film : Othello

Best Bengali Film: Nirbashito

Best Haryanvi Film: Pagdi The Honour

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 Rabha Film: Orong

Best Tamil Film: Kuttram Kadithal

Best Telugu Film: Chandamama Kathalu


Best Direction: Srijith Mukherjee for Chtotushkone (Bengali)


Best Actor: Vijay for Nan Avanalla Avalu (Kannada)

Best Actress: Kangana Ranaut for Queen (Hindi)

Best Supporting Actor: Bobby Simha for Jigarthanda (Tamil)

Best Supporting Actress: Baljinder Kaur for Pagdi The Honour (Haryanvi)


Best Music Direction: Vishal Bharadwaj for Haider (Hindi)

Best Background Score: Gopi Sundar for 1983 (Hindi)

Best Male Playback Singer: Sukhvinder Singh for Haider (Hindi)

Best Female Playback Singer: Uttara Unnikrishnan for Saivam (Tamil)

Costume and Choreography

Best Costume Designer: Dolly Ahluwalia/ Haider (Hindi)

Best Choreography: Haider (Hindi)

Film Writing

Best Film Critic: Tanul Thakur of The Sunday Guardian

Best Writing On Cinema: Silent Cinema (1895-1930) by Pasupuleti Purnachandra Rao

Special Mentions

Feature Films: Ain (Malayalam), Nachom-ia Kumpasar (Konkani), Killa (Marathi), Bhoothnath Returns (Hindi)

Best Educational Films: Komal, Behind The Glass Wall

Best Exploration/ Adventure Films: Life Force-India’s Western Ghats

Best Investigative Film: Phum Shang

Best Animation Film: Sound Of Joy

Best Short Fiction Film: Mitraa

Best Writing On Cinema (Special Mention): Pride Of Tamil Cinema by G. Dhananjayan



Notable 62nd National Award Winners