The 66th National Film Awards for 2018 has been announced by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. Here are the full details of 66th National Film Awards for 2018 to whom the awards have been awarded.
List of Awardees for 2018
Here are the full details of 66th National Film Awards for 2018:-
In the Feature Films category, 419 Films were received for screening this year. After 45 days of film screening, the eminent Jury, constituted by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, selected films under various categories are: –
|S. No||Title of Film||Name Of Film||Awardee|
|1||Best Feature Film||HELLARO (Gujarati)||Producer: Saarthi Productions LLP|
Director: Abhishek Shah
|2||Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director||NAAL (Marathi)||Producer: Mrudhgandh Films LLP|
Director: Sudhakar Reddy Yakkanti
|3||Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment||BADHAAI HO (Hindi)||Producer: Junglee Pictures Limited|
Director: Amit Sharma
|4||Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration||ONDALLA ERADALLA (Kannada)||Producer: D N Cinemas|
Director: Satya Prakash D
|5||Best Film on Social Issues||PADMAN (Hindi)||Producer: Hope Productions Pvt. Ltd|
Director: R. Balki
|6||Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation||PAANI (Marathi)||Producer: Purple Pebble Pictures|
Director: Addinath Kothare
|7||Best Children's Film||SARKARI HIRIYA PRATHAMIKA SHALE KASARGODU (Kannada)||Producer : Rishab Shetty Films|
Director: Rishab Shetty
|8||Best Direction||URI : THE SURGICAL STRIKE (Hindi)||Director: Aditya Dhar|
|9||Best Actor (Shared)||ANDHADHUN (Hindi)|
URI : THE SURGICAL STRIKE (Hindi)
|10||Best Actress||MAHANATI (Telugu)||Keerthy Suresh|
|11||Best Supporting Actor||CHUMBAK (Marathi)||Supporting Actor: Swanand Kirkire|
|12||Best Supporting Actress||BADHAAI HO (Hindi)||Supporting Actress: Surekha Sikri|
|13||Best Child Artist||ONDALLA ERADALLA (Kannada),|
|P V Rohith|
Talha Arshad Reshi
|14||Best Male Playback Singer||PADMAAVAT (Hindi)||Arijit Singh|
Song “Binte Dil Misriya mein"
|15||Best Female Playback Singer||NATHICHARAMI (Kannada)||Bindhu Malini|
Song “ Maayavi Manave…."
|16||Best Cinematography||OLU (Malayalam)||Cameraman: M J Radhakrishnan|
|17||Best Screenplay||CHI ARJUN LA SOW (Telugu)|
|Screenplay writer (original): Rahul Ravindran|
Screenplay writer (adapted): Sriram Raghavan , Arijit Biswas, Yogesh Chandekar, Hemant Rao & Pooja Ladha Surti
Dialogue Writer: Churni Ganguly
|18||Best Audiography||TENDLYA (Marathi)|
URI :THE SURGICAL STRIKE (Hindi)
|Location Sound Recordist (for sync sound films only) : Gaurav Verma|
Sound Designer: Bishwadeep Dipak Chatterjee
Re- recordist of the final mixed track: Raja Krishnan M.R
|19||Best Editing||NATHICHARAMI (Kannada)||Editor: Nagendra K Ujjani|
|20||Best Production Design||KAMMARA SAMBHAVAM (Malayalam)||Production Designer: Bangalan|
|21||Best Costume Designer||MAHANATI (Telugu)||Costume Director: Indrakshi Pattanaik, Gaurang Shah & Archana Rao|
|22||Best Make-up Artist||AWE (Telugu)||Make-up Artist: Ranjith|
|23||Best Music Direction||PAADMAAVAT (Hindi)|
URI :THE SURGICAL STRIKE (Hindi)
|Music Director (Songs): Sanjay Leela Bhansali|
Music Director (Background Music): Shashwat Sachdev
|24||Best Lyrics||NATHICHARAMI (Kannada)||Lyricist: Manjunatha S (Manasor)|
Song “ Maayavi Manave….”
|25||Special Jury Award||HELLARO (Gujarati)|
|Actresses : Shraddha Dangar, Shachi Joshi, Denisha Ghumra, Neelam Paanchal, Tarjani Bhadla, Brinda Nayak, Tejal Panchasara, Kaushambi Bhatt, Ekta Bachwani, Kamini Panchal, Jagruti Thakore, Riddhi Yadav & Prapti Mehta|
Director : Indradip Dasgupta
|26||Best Special Effects||AWE (Telugu)|
|Srushti Creative Studio|
|27||Best Choreography||PADMAAVAT (Hindi)||Kruti Mahesh Madya|
|28||Best Action Direction Award (Stunt Choreography)||KGF (Kannada)||Vikram More|
|29||Best Gujarati Film||REVA|
|30||Best Punjabi Film||HARJEETA|
|31||Best Assamese Film||BULBUL CAN SING|
|32||Best Konkani Film||AMORI|
|33||Best Kannada Film||NATHICHARAMI|
|34||Best Telugu Film||MAHANATI|
|35||Best Malayalam Film||SUDANI FROM NIGERIA|
|36||Best Bengali Film||EK JE CHHILO RAJA|
|37||Best Urdu Film||HAMID|
|38||Best Hindi Film||ANDHADHUN|
|39||Best Tamil Film||BAARAM|
|40||Best Marathi Film||BHONGA|
|41||Best Garo Film||MA’AMA|
|42||Best Sherdukpan Film||MISHING|
|43||Best Pangchenpa Film||IN THE LAND OF POISON WOMEN|
|44||Best Rajasthani Film||TURTLE|
In the Non-feature Films category, 256 movies were received in the Non-feature Category this year. After 28 days of screening, the eminent Jury constituted by Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, selected films under various categories. Here is the list of winners: –
|S.No||Name of Award||Title of Film|
|1||BEST NON-FEATURE FILM||Son Rise|
The Secret Life of Frogs
|2||BEST DEBUT NON-FEATURE FILM OF A DIRECTOR||Feluda_50 Years Rays Detective|
|3||BEST ARTS and CULTURE FILM||Bunkar: The Last of The Varanasi Weavers|
|4||BEST SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FILM||G.D.Naidu : The Edison Of India|
|5||BEST PROMOTIONAL FILM||Rediscovering Jajam|
|6||BEST ENVIRONMENT FILM||The World's Most Famous Tiger|
|7||BEST FILM ON SOCIAL ISSUES||Taala Te Kunjee|
|8||BEST EDUCATIONAL FILM||Sarala Virala|
|9||BEST FILM ON SPORTS||Swimming Through The Darkness|
|10||BEST INVESTIGATIVE FILM||Amoli|
|11||BEST SHORT FICTION FILM||Kharvas|
|12||BEST FILM ON FAMILY VALUES||Chalo Jeete Hain|
|13||BEST DIRECTION||Aai Shappath|
|14||BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY||The Secret Life of Frogs|
|15||BEST ON-LOCATION SOUND RECORDIST||The Secret Life of Frogs|
|16||BEST AUDIOGRAPHY||Children of The Soil|
|17||BEST EDITING||Son Rise|
|18||BEST MUSIC DIRECTION||Jyoti|
|19||BEST NARRATION/ VOICE OVER||Madhubani – The Station of Colours|
Under the category of Best Writing on Cinema, The best book received the award is Mouna Prathanapole (Malayalam) written by Swarna Kamal.
The Most Friendly Film State (MFFS) has been awarded to the State of Uttarakhand for furthering the growth of the film industry.
Brief Facts about the National Film Award
The National Film Award was constituted in 1954 in order to promote the talents of the Film Industries across India and to encourage the furthering of Indian art and culture.
There are two main categories – Feature Films and Non-feature Films. However, the award is divided into three Sections – Feature films, Non-feature Films and Best Writing on Cinema.
- Feature films are the main films presented in Cinema or entertainment films or fictional films.
- non-feature films are documentary films or non-fictional films.
The award is given in 31 different categories of Feature films. There are 6 panels for Feature Films constituted – Central Panel; West Panel; North Panel; East Panel; South-I Panel; South-II Panel;
The award is given in 23 different categories of Non-feature films and only 1 panel of 7 eminent members is constituted.
For the category of the Best Writing on Cinema, awards are given in 2 categories, and only 1 panel of 3 members is constituted.
Further, the Most Friendly Film State (MFFS) has been constituted by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. The MFFS Award is executed by the Film Facilitation Office (FFO) of the Ministry of I&B on behalf of the Ministry and is being given under the aegis of the National Film Awards.
How the jury is appointed
The jury is appointed by the Directorate of Film Festivals in India. There is no role of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in selecting the jury for the National Film Award.
Who presents the award
The award is presented by the President of India every year, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. The list of awardees is announced by the Ministry of I&B after selection by the jury.