Hindustan Times

65th National Film Awards: Here is list of 11 winners who will be honoured by President Kovind

The 65th National Film Awards ceremony is to be held today on May 3. This is a platform where the Directorate of Film Festivals presents its annual National Film Awards to honor the best films with different categories in Indian cinema. 


But, this time, the winners are disappointed after knowing that the President Ram Nath Kovind will present only 11 awards and the rest will be handed over their awards by the Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani. There are about sixty artists to skip the award function just after knowing that the 65 years of tradition is being overturned suddenly, even before any prior information. 

The filmmakers are extremely saddened and will not attend the ceremony to convey their discontent and are also waiting for a solution. 

Here are the 11 winners list who will be honored by President Ram Nath Kovind. 

Best Actress: Sridevi, Mom

Dadasaheb Phalke Award: Vinod Khanna

Best Direction: Jayaraj, Bhayanakam (Malayalam)

Best Feature Film: Village Rockstars (Assamese) + Best Editing: Village Rockstars

Best Jasari film: Sinjar

Best Male Playback Singer: KJ Yesudas, “Poy Maranja Kalam” Viswasapoorvam Mansoor (Malayalam)

Best Music Direction (Songs): AR Rahman, Kaatru Veliyidai (Tamil)

Best Music Direction (Background score): Mom

Best Actor: Riddhi Sen, Nagarkirtan (Bengali)

Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration: Dhappa (Marathi)

Best Book on Cinema: Matamgi Manipur – The First Manipuri Feature Film (English)

Tags : Kovind Vinod Khanna Sridevi 65th National Film Award