The 67th National Film Awards were announced on Monday. The awards were initially going to be held in May last year but were delayed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. The six-member jury watched over 200 films for the awards.
Kangana Ranaut bagged the award for Best Actress for her roles in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Panga.
Manoj Bajpayee bagged the award for Best Actor for Bhonsle, along with Dhanush for his performance in Asuran. The best feature film is Priyadarshan's big budget Malayalam film starring Mohanlal, Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham.
Pallavi Joshi bagged the award for Best Supporting actress for her performance in Tashkent Files, and the Vijay Sethupathi was declared Best Supporting Actor for Super Deluxe.
Kani Kusruti's Biriyani won a special jury mention. Kani had recently won the Kerala state award for best actress for the Sajin Babu directorial. Vetrimaaran's Asuran was adjudged best Tamil film; Jersey is best Telugu film and best Malayalam film is Kallanottam. Best Hindi film is Chhichore, featuring late actor Sushant Singh Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor.
The award for best special effects went to Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham starring Mohanlal. Gireesh Gangadharan bagged the best cinematographer award for Malayalam film Jallikattu.
Sikkim bagged the award for the most film friendly state. Non-Feature film award for Best Voice-over/Narrration was given to Sir David Attenborough for Wild Karnataka. The award for Best Non-feature Film was bagged by An Engineered Dream.