69th National Film Awards Full Winners List

The 69th National Film Awards, held on August 24, 2023, celebrated the best of Indian cinema, with a diverse range of films and performances being recognized. The awards were announced at a press conference by the jury at the National Media Centre in Delhi, and the event was livestreamed on Press Information Bureau’s Facebook and YouTube channels.

The Best Actor award was bagged by Allu Arjun for his performance in “Pushpa: The Rise,” marking him as the first Telugu actor to receive this honor. The Best Actress award was shared between Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon for their roles in “Gangubai Kathiawadi” and “Mimi,” respectively.

The Best Feature Film award went to “Rocketry: The Nambi Effect,” starring R Madhavan. This was the film’s only award this year. The Best Supporting Actor award was won by Pankaj Tripathi for his role in “Mimi,” while Pallavi Joshi took home the Best Supporting Actress award for her performance in “The Kashmir Files.”

In the category of Best Film on National Integration, “The Kashmir Files” emerged victorious. The Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment award was given to “RRR.”

In the feature film category, the Best Hindi Film award was won by “Sardar Udham,” directed by Shoojit Sircar. The film also bagged several other awards including Best Cinematography, Best Audiography, Best Production Design, and Best Costume Design.

Other notable winners include “Chhello Show” for Best Gujarati Film, “777 Charlie” for Best Kannada Film, and “Home” for Best Malayalam Film. The Special Jury Award was given to “Shershaah.”

In the non-feature films category, “Baale Bangara,” “Karuvarai,” “The Healing Touch,” and “Ek Duaa” received special mentions. The Best Animation Film award was won by “Kandittundu,” and the Best Investigative Film award went to “Looking For Challan.”

The Best Music Director (Songs) award was won by Devi Sri Prasad for “Pushpa,” and the Best Music Direction (Background Music) award was won by MM Keeravaani for “RRR.”

Sanjay Leela Bhansali won the Best Screenplay (Adapted) and Best Editing awards for “Gangubai Kathiawadi.” He expressed his joy at the recognition, stating, “I’m happy for everybody who has won, my film and other films, and everybody, who has won. Good cinema gets acknowledged and a pat on the back from the government, and nationally and from a respectful jury, it always brings you joy.”

The 69th National Film Awards indeed celebrated the diversity and richness of Indian cinema, acknowledging the hard work and talent of filmmakers and actors across the country.

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