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56th National Film Awards Announced

IndiaGlitz [Saturday, January 23, 2010]

56th National Film Awards Announced

The 56th National Film Awards for 2008 were announced on Saturday. The Juries for Feature Film, Non-Feature Film and for Best Writing on Cinema presented their report to the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni.

The winners are

·         Best feature film: 'Antaheen' (Bengali))

·         Best actor: Upendra Limaye for 'Jogwa '(Marathi)

·         Best actress:  Priyanka Chopra for 'Fashion' (Hindi)

·         Best director:  Bala for 'Naan Kadauul' (Tamil).

·         Best cinematography:  Antaheen (Bengali))

·         Best lyrics:  Antaheen (Bengali))

·         Best supporting actress:  Kangana Ranaut for 'Fashion' (Hindi)

·         Best supporting actor Arjun Rampal for 'Rock On' (Hindi).

·         Best editing:  Firaaq (Hindi)

·         Best art direction:  Firaaq (Hindi)

·         Best male playback singer award Hariharan for 'Jogwa' (Marathi)

·         Best female playback singer Shreya Ghoshal, 'Antaheen'(Bengali) and 'Jogwa' (Marathi)

·         Best film on social issues category: 'Jogwa' (Marathi)

·         Best music direction: 'Jogwa' (Marathi)

·         Best popular film: 'Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!' (Hindi)

·         Best film on family values:  'Little Zizou' (English, Gujarati)

·         the best children film: Gubbachigalu (Kannada )

·         Best Child Actor:  Shams Patel for 'Thanks Maa' (Hindi).

·         Best Special Effects:  'Mumbai Meri Jaan'.

·         Best Jury Award:  'Bioscope' (Malayalam)

·         Best costume designer:  Neeta Lulla for 'Jodha Akbar' (Hindi)

·         Best choreography:  Jodha Akbar  (Hindi)

·         Best non-feature film: 'AFSPA 1958' for the courageous depiction of the non-violent resistance of  the people of Manipur

·         Best Biographical/Historical Reconstruction/Compilation film:  Films Division produced 'The Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi - A Reconstruction'

President Pratibha Patil will give away the awards to the winners in March.

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