Vicky Kaushal and Akshay Kumar at the National Film Awards 2019.
Vicky Kaushal and Akshay Kumar at the National Film Awards 2019.

National Film Awards 2019 highlights: Vicky, Ayushmann win Best Actor, Surekha Sikri receives Best Supporting Actress award

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu distributed the National Film Awards at the Vigyan Bhawan this year. Among those honoured at the event are Bollywood actors Vicky Kaushal and Ayushmann Khurrana, who shared the Best Actor Award for their films Uri: The Surgical Strike and Andhadhun, respectively. President Ram Nath Kovind will reportedly host a high tea for the winners on December 29. Amitabh Bachchan, who could not attend the ceremony on Monday, will be honoured at the event.

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 01:52 PM IST
13:23 PM IST

Chinmayi Sripaada praises Rahul Ravindran

Chinmayi Sripaada congratulated Rahul Ravindran for winning the National Award for Best Original Screenplay for his directorial debut film, Chi La Sow. She wrote, “Rahul learned to speak, dubbed for all his films, wrote and directed and won awards - all in a language that he learned only 7 years ago. Proud!”

 

13:18 PM IST

Neena Gupta congratulates Surekha Sikri

Neena Gupta congratulated her Badhaai co-star, Surekha Sikri for winning the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film. Surekha had played Neena’s mother-in-law in the film.

 

12:45 PM IST

Venkaiah Naidu praises Keerthy Suresh

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu praised South actor Keerthy Suresh for her performance in Mahanati. He said, “The maturity she has shown in acting is amazing.”

Keerthy Suresh at the National Film Awards.
12:38 PM IST

Venkaiah Naidu criticises violence and vulgarity in films

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu criticised violence and vulgarity in films and said that a film “should be one for which you can take your wife and daughter”.

12:30 PM IST

Venkaiah Naidu: Yoga is for your body, not because of Modi

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said India is popular among foreigners for three things: culture, cinema and cuisine. Speaking about health and fitness, he said, “Yoga is for your body, not because of Modi.”

12:18 PM IST

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu addresses the audience

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu called Amitabh Bachchan “an inspiration to the country”. He also said that women empowerment cannot be left to government alone and films should bring about an attitudinal change in the society.

 

12:15 PM IST

Akshay Kumar honoured

Akshay Kumar received the National Award for Best Film on Social Issues - PadMan.

 

12:05 PM IST

Ayushmann Khurrana and Vicky Kaushal receive Best Actor award

Actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Vicky Kaushal shared the Best Actor award for their films Andhadhun and Uri, respectively.

 

12:00 PM IST

Surekha Sikri receives National Film Award

Surekha Sikri received the Best Supporting Actress award for Badhaai Ho.

 

11:50 AM IST

Prakash Javadekar addresses the audience

Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar says there is a single window system to provide permission for shooting of international films in India. He also said, “We keep very busy as politicians but we clear backlog of two-three films while travelling abroad.”

 

11:47 AM IST

Prakash Javedkar praises Akshay, Vicky, Ayushmann

Vicky Kaushal is different in Sanju and entirely different in Uri, this is the capacity of acting.

11:44 AM IST

Padmaavat song Ghoomar gets Best Choreography Award

Kruti Mahesh receives National Film Award for Best Choreography for the Padmaavat song Ghoomar. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is also present at the event.

 

11:35 AM IST

Andhadhun wins Best Film at the National Film Awards

Director Sriram Raghavan receives the National Film Award for the Best Film -- Andhadhun .

 

11:20 AM IST

Keerthy Suresh joins Bollywood actors at the event

South star Keerthy Suresh was seen alongwith Bollywood actors Ayushmann Khurrana, Akshay Kumar and Vicky Kaushal at National Film Awards.

 

11:15 AM IST

Akshay Kumar and Vicky Kaushal wear black for the ceremony

Akshay Kumar and Vicky Kaushal sat alongside each other for the 66th National Film Awards at Vigyan Bhawan.

 

11:10 AM IST

Divya Dutta and Sonali Kulkarni host the ceremony

Divya Dutta and Sonali Kulkarni are hosting the 66th National Film Awards at Vigyan Bhawan.

 

11:07 AM IST

Amitabh Bachchan to be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award in separate ceremony

Another small function to be hosted for Amitabh Bachchan as the actor could not attend the event due to illness.

11:00 AM IST

Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu arrives at Vigyan Bhawan

Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu arrives at Vigyan Bhawan for the 66th National Film Awards. The ceremony begins with the national anthem.

10:55 AM IST

Here’s why Uri: The Surgical Strike is eligible despite not releasing in 2018

A film is supposed to have earned its certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification from Janurary 1 of that year to December 31 of that year. Uri got its certificate on December 31, 2018, therefore making it eligible for the awards this year itself.

10:40 AM IST

Divya Dutta and Sonali Kulkarni turn hosts

Divya Dutta and Sonali Kulkarni are hosting the 66th National Film Awards at Vigyan Bhawan today. Both looking stunning in beige sarees.

10:30 AM IST

Akshay Kumar arrives for the event

Akshay Kumar and Vicky Kaushal share a hug as they arrive at the Vigyan Bhawan for the ceremony.

10:21 AM IST

Amitabh Bachchan’s note on being conferred with Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Amitabh Bachchan will not attend the event due to illness but had earlier written a note of thanks about being honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. He wrote, “There is a paucity of words searching a response.. for the generosity of words that pour in ..I am but deeply grateful and most humbled .. my sincerest gratitude. What really resides in the mind shall never be known…and may it never….gratitude and express of immense humbleness..bear supreme today…and love.”

10:20 AM IST

Vicky Kaushal and Aditya Dhar arrive for the event

Talking about his film Uri: The Surgical Strike, Vicky Kaushal says “At the end of the day, it was his vision that we were trying to follow. Uri was a decision taken from my gut feeling.”

09:58 AM IST

Amitabh Bachchan skips the event

Amitabh Bachchan was to be honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award but the actor has bowed out of the event due to illness. The actor wrote on Twitter that he is down with fever and is not allowed to travel for the ceremony.

 

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