68th National Film Awards : The 68th National Film Awards were given out on the evening of 30th Septemberin New Delhi by President Droupadi Murmu. Legendary actress Asha Parekh got the Dadasaheb Phalke Award of 2020 for her outstanding lifetime contribution to Indian cinema. The 68th National Film awards were to be held in 2021, but were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
68th National Film Awards : Awards
- The Tamil film Soorarai Pottru received the best Feature Film award.
- Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, a movie in Hindi, won an award for most popular movie offering satisfying entertainment at the 68th National Film Award.
- Feature-length non-Dangi film The Best Non-Feature Film award got to Testimony of Ana. Funeral, a marathi film, won Best Film on Social Issues.
- Ajay Devgan and Suriya received Best Actor awards for the movies Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior and Soorarai Pottru.
- For Soorarai Pottru, Aparna Balamurali received the Best Actress Award at the 68th National Film Award.
- The Malayalam movie AK Ayyappanum Koshiyum’s best director award got to Sachidanandan KR.
- The Marathi movie Sumi got the prize for best kid’s movie at the 68th National Film Award. Manoj Muntashir received recognition for Saina’s best lyrics, which are in Hindi.
68th National Film Awards : Golden Lotus Awards
|Best Feature Film||Soorarai Pottru||Tamil|
|Best Direction||Ayyappanum Koshiyum||Malayalam|
|Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment||Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior||Hindi|
|Best Children’s Film||Sumi (film)||Marathi|
|Best Debut Film of a Director||Mandela||Tamil|
Other Awards at the National Film Awards 2020 :
- The Marathi film’s Best Male Playback Singer award went to Rahul Deshpande in the 68th National Film Awards.
- Best Female Playback Singer for the Malayalam film AK Ayyappanum Koshiyum went to Nanchamma.
- Taledanda, a Kannada film, won the prize for best environmental preservation and conservation film.
- For the Bengali movie Avijatrik, Supratim Bhol won Best Cinematography in the 68th National Film Awards.
68th National Film Awards : Silver Lotus Awards
|Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation||Taledanda||Kannada|
|Best Film on Social Issues||Funeral||Marathi|
|Best Actor||Soorarai Pottru||Tamil|
|Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior||Hindi|
|Best Actress||Soorarai Pottru||Tamil|
|Best Supporting Actor||Ayyappanum Koshiyum||Malayalam|
|Best Supporting Actress||Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum||Tamil|
|Best Child Artist||Sumi (film)||Marathi|
|Best Female Playback Singer||Ayyappanum Koshiyum||Malayalam|
Screenplay Writer (Original)
Location Sound Recordist
Re-recordist of the Final Mixed Track
|Best Music Direction
|Best Music Direction
|Best Editing||Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum||Tamil|
|Best Production Design||Kappela||Malayalam|
|Best Make-up Artist||Natyam||Telugu|
|Best Costume Design||Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior||Hindi|
|Best Stunt Choreographer||Ayyappanum Koshiyum||Malayalam|
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