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67th National Film Awards LIVE UPDATES: Kangana Ranaut wins best actress award, Manoj Bajpayee and Dhanush share best actor nod

67th National Film Awards Winners List: The National Film Awards are given out by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation that comes under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Here's the complete list of who's won what.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: March 22, 2021 10:38:21 pm
national film awardsDhanush won for Asuran, while Kangana Ranaut was awarded the honour for Panga and Manikarnika. (Photo: Instagram/Manoj Bajpayee, Kangana Ranaut and Dhanush)

The 67th National Film Awards are being announced in New Delhi on Monday. The ceremony will bestow honours on films and artistes for the year 2019.

The awards were initially going to be held in May last year but were delayed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. The awards are given out by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation that comes under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

The awards are presented by the President of India traditionally. However, for the 66th National Film Awards, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu did the honours, while President Ram Nath Kovind hosted the high tea for the winners.

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That year, Gujarati period drama Hellaro was declared the Best Picture while popular actors Vicky Kaushal and Ayushmann Khurrana clinched the trophy in the Best Actor (Male) category and Keerthy Suresh took the trophy for Best Actor (Female) category.

Upon receiving the prestigious award for his performance in Andhadhun, the actor had said in a statement, “It’s truly humbling and hugely gratifying to win the coveted National Award. As an artiste, I have always tried to back disruptive content that stands out for its quality content. Today’s honour is a validation of my hard work, belief system, the journey in movies and my reason to be an actor in the first place. Over and above my personal win, I am thrilled that both the films that I have done – Andhadhun and Badhaai Ho have won at the prestigious National Awards. It again validates that people of our country want to see cinema that entertains and can be cherished.”

Live Blog

Follow all the updates from the National Film Award announcement event here.

22:38 (IST)22 Mar 2021
Panga director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari: 'Thank you for giving a dream named Jaya life'

"Thank you and gratitude for all the love. For believing in my vision. For giving a dream named Jaya life. Dear Kangana, congratulations for the National Award. Movies are a part of life and archives. Thank you cinema lovers for the love," wrote Panga director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari on Instagram. 

22:27 (IST)22 Mar 2021
National Award winner Nila Madhab Panda on his win for Kalira Atita

Nila Madhab Panda, whose Kalira Atita won the best Odiya film honour, told indianexpress.com, "It's overwhelming because this is my first Odiya film and it's such an important film of my life, so when you get a National Award it's a big thing for me. I was pretty overwhelmed. In fact, I was quite surprised."

22:10 (IST)22 Mar 2021
Varun Sharma on Chhichhore's win: 'This one's for you Kammo'

"A film which is truly special to all of us. A film which is very close to our hearts. This one is for you Kammo," wrote Varun Sharma as he shared the news of Chhichhore's win on Instagram. 

21:54 (IST)22 Mar 2021
Prosenjit Chatterjee on Manoj Bajpayee's win: 'You deserve it'

"Congratulations brother @BajpayeeManoj, I personally texted you after watching #Bhonsle, it was just awesome..u deserve it..Proud of you..Take Care," tweeted out Prosenjit Chatterjee. 

21:44 (IST)22 Mar 2021
Boney Kapoor on Helen's win
21:30 (IST)22 Mar 2021
Shraddha Srinath responds to Jersey's win
21:08 (IST)22 Mar 2021
Abhishek Bachchan congratulates winners
20:38 (IST)22 Mar 2021
Chiranjeevi Konidela: 'More power to good cinema'

"Hearty Congratulations & Best Wishes to ALL the Winners of 67th #NationalFilmAwards. Delighted that the list includes some dear friends from Tamil, Telugu & Malayalam Industries! More Power to Good Cinema!!" read a post shared by the superstar. 

20:27 (IST)22 Mar 2021
Director Karthik Subbaraj congratulates Dhanush, Vijay Sethupathi

"Congratulations to all #NationalAwards2019 winners...Hats off to all the winning artists from our industry for making Tamil cinema proud," the filmmaker tweeted. 

20:19 (IST)22 Mar 2021
Producer Satish Kaushik on receiving the honour for Chhoriyan Chhoro Se Kam Nahi Hoti

“When I was working on this film, I was sure that the project will be impactful and it will send the right message in society. This recognition goes on to prove that my vision was right. I’m so grateful to the director Rajesh Babbar & his team  who contributed towards this amazing project. I’m from Haryana and working for the development of Haryanvi Film Industry, hence I was personally connected with the subject of this film. The project definitely deserved an award as big as this, and I feel humbled to have produced the film along with Zee Studios & Team who believed in my vision,” Satish Kaushik said on his movie Chhoriyan Chhoro Se Kam Nahi Hoti. 

20:09 (IST)22 Mar 2021
Missed out on the live event? Here's a quick glimpse at the big winners!

Best Hindi Film went to Nitesh Tiwari directorial Chhichhore. The film stars late actor Sushant Singh Rajput along with Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Sharma, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Naveen Polishetty, Tushar Pandey and Saharsh Kumar Shukla in the lead roles with Shishir Sharma and Mohammad Samad in supporting roles. CLICK HERE TO KNOW MORE

19:55 (IST)22 Mar 2021
Kangana Ranaut after winning award for Manikarnika and Panga: 'I was also the director of Manikarnika'

“I was also the director on Manikarnika… I would like to thank our writers, Vijayendra sir, Prasoon sir, music directors Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, our producer Kamal ji (Kamal Jain), my full team, Ankita (Lokhande), Danny sir (Denzongpa) and all my co-stars. I am sorry if I don’t remember any name. These people have supported me so much that I will be forever grateful to them. Thank you everyone for making the film successful. Please share this win with me,” Kangana Ranaut said after winning the National Award for Panga and Manikarnika. She had shared the video on her Twitter page. READ MORE here.

19:35 (IST)22 Mar 2021
Tahir Raj Bhasin on Chhichhore winning the National Award

"I feel incredibly grateful to have played the part of Derek and been a part of Chhichhore. It will always be a special film to me. Nitesh Tiwari and Sajid Nadiadwala captained this ship, and it was an ace team to have been on. The film was about never allowing society to decide if you are a winner or a loser but fighting the very notions of these labels and finding your own happiness. I feel so rewarded that we’ve been recognised by country’s highest award for the film. This definitely makes all the work that went into creating it, worth it, and the film even more special to all of us. As we celebrate our big win, today will also be a day of rememberance and gratitude for Sushant without whom this story would never have been told," Tahir said in a statement. READ MORE here. 

19:20 (IST)22 Mar 2021
Manoj Bajpayee: 'Feeling thankful and nothing else'

"I am very happy and thankful to each and every one who believed in this film, who believed in me, and thankful to my director Devashish Makhija and my co-actors Santosh and Ipshita, my producers Sandeep, Saurabh, Abhayanand and Piiyush. From the deepest of my heart feeling thankful to each and everyone who has supported this film and supported me. I really think, this is not an award for me but for all of those guys who backed the film. Bhonsle completed its journey with this National Award, I am only feeling thankful and nothing else," Manoj Bajpayee said after receiving the award. This is his third National Award win. 

18:58 (IST)22 Mar 2021
Kangana Ranaut thanks Manikarnika and Panga team
18:44 (IST)22 Mar 2021
Composer D Imman on winning National Film Award: 'It's pure joy to receive national level recognition for Tamil music!'
18:34 (IST)22 Mar 2021
Nitesh Tiwari: 'Filled with mixed emotions'

After Chhichhore won the Best Hindi Film, Nitesh Tiwari told indianexpress.com, "It comes as a pleasant surprise actually. We weren't expecting it at all. We are filled with mixed emotions because on one hand there is the happiness of getting a win and on the other hand there's the feeling of loss of someone I was very close to. But I am sure Sushant would be very happy with this win wherever he is." 

18:21 (IST)22 Mar 2021
Vivek Agnihotri: 'Dedicate this to Shri Lalbahadur Shashtri ji'

"It is a moment of great happiness and honour for us that The Taskent Files has gone to National Awards which is the most prestigious award of the country and for me it is a matter of great honour because this film was stuck for a long time and everybody's complaint was that this film won't work because it has no screenplay, and it has too many dialogues, and finally the film has won the National Award for the best screenplay- dialogue writing, and I am really happy for that. Pallavi's award is so well deserving, she was amazing in that film, very exceptional acting she did. Above all, I dedicate this award to Shri Lalbahadur Shashtri ji," Vivek Agnihotri told indianexpress.com.  

18:06 (IST)22 Mar 2021
National award winner Sanjay Puran Singh: 'There's still some time for this news to sink in'

Sanjay Puran Singh, who won the best director award for Bahattar Hoorain, told indianexpress.com,  "This is my second National Award. For Lahore, I had won the best debutante director award in 2009. There's still some time for this news to sink in! But I am extremely happy, overwhelmed in fact. Honestly, the competition was so tough. After all it is the National Award. So, I was hoping that we would get at least something but the best director honour? I didn't imagine that."

17:54 (IST)22 Mar 2021
Vijay Sethupathi: 'Thank you director Thiagrajan Kumararaja'

Akshay Kumar also won in the Best Film on Social Issues category for producing and starring in Padman.

As per The News Minute, 17 Malayalam films, including Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham, Jallikattu, Virus, Kumbalangi Nights, Moothon, Sameer, Vasanthi, and Ishq, have been shortlisted for 67th National Film Awards.

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