National Awards 2022 Winners List: The much-awaited 68th National Film Awards 2022 were announced on Friday and the complete list of winners is out. The National Award for the year 2022 is the most prestigious film award in India and is given in recognition of the best films of the year.
The awards are given in various categories, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actor. This year, the National Film Awards were given in a total of 50+ categories.
The Best Picture award went to the film “Soorarai Pottru“, which is a Tamil-language film directed by Sudha Kongora. The film is about a man who struggles to make a passenger flight at an affordable cost.
68th National Awards 2022 Winners List
Featured Films Winners List
Here is the complete list of 2022 winners of the 68th National Film awards by the Indian Government for featured films.
|Best Feature Film||Soorarai Pottru|
|Best Director||Sachy, Ayyappanum Koshiyum|
|Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment||Tanhaji|
|Best Actor||Suriya, Ajay Devgn|
|Best Actress||Aparna Balamurali, Soorarai Pottru|
|Best Supporting Actor||Biju Menon, Ayyappanum Koshiyam|
|Best Supporting Actress||Lakshmi Priya Chandramouli, Sivaranjaniyum Innam Sila Pengallum|
|Best Screenplay||Soorarai Pottru, Shalini Usha Nair and Sudha Kongara|
|Best Screenplay (Dialogue Writer)||Madonne Ashwin, Mandela|
|Best Music Direction (Songs)||Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, Thaman S|
|Best Music Direction (Background Music)||Soorarai Pottru, GV Prakash|
|Best Male Playback Singer||Rahul Deshpande for Mi Vasantrao|
|Best Female Playback Singer||Nanchamma, Ayyappanum Koshiyam|
|Best Lyrics||Saina, Manoj Muntashir|
|Best Audiography (Location Sound Recordist)||Jobin Jayan, Dollu|
|Best Audiography (Sound Designer)||Anmol Bhave, Mi Vasantrao|
|Best Audiography (Re-recordist of the final mixed track)||Vishnu Govind and Sree Sankar for Malik|
|Best Choreography||Sandhya Raju, Natyam|
|Best Cinematography||Avijatrik, Supratim Bhol|
|Best Costume Design||Nachiket Barve and Mahesh Sherla, Tanhaji|
|Best Production Design||Anees Nadodi, Kappela|
|Best Editing||Sreekar Prasad, Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum|
|Best Make-up||TV Rambabu, Natyam|
|Best Screenplay||Soorarai Pottru, Sudha Kongara and Mandela, Madonne Ashwin|
|Best Stunt Choreography||Rajasekhar, Mafia Sasi and Supreme Sunder, Ayyappanum Koshiyum|
|Special Mention||Aimee Baruah for Semkhor|
|Best Hindi Film||Toolsidas Junior|
|Best Kannada Film||Dollu|
|Best Malayalam Film||Thinkalazhcha Nishchayam|
|Best Tamil Film||Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum|
|Best Telugu Film||Colour Photo|
|Best Haryanvi Film||Dada Lakhmi|
|Best Dimasa Film||Samkhor|
|Best Tulu Film||Jeetige|
|Best Marathi Film||Goshta Eka Paithanichi|
|Best Bengali Film||Avijatrik|
|Best Assamese Film||The Bridge|
|Best Child Artist||Anish Mangesh Gosavi for Tak-Tak|
|Best Children’s Film||Sumi|
|Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation||Talendanda|
|Best Film on Social Issue||Funeral|
|Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director||Mandela|
The Best Actor award went to the Soorarai Pottru lead actor, Suriya, for his performance in the film. The Best Actress award went to the film’s lead actress, Aparna Balamurali.
The Best Director award went to the film’s director, Sachy. The film was praised for its performances, direction, and story.
The Best Supporting Actor award went to the film’s supporting actor, Biju Menon for Ayyappanum Koshiyam. The Best Supporting Actress award went to Lakshmi Priya Chandramouli for Sivaranjaniyum Innam Sila Pengallum.
Non-Featured Films Winners List
|Best Non-feature Film||Testimony of Anna|
|Best Environment Film||Manah Aru Manuh|
|Best Film on Family Values||Kukumarchan|
|Best Short Fiction Film||Kachichinithu|
|Best Investigative Film||The Saviour|
|Best Promotional Film||Surmounting Challenges|
|Best Science and Technology Film||On the Brink Season 2 – Bats|
|Best Exploration Film||Wheeling The Ball|
|Best Educational Film||Dreaming of Words|
|Best Film on Social Issues||Justice Delayed But Delivered and Three Sisters|
|Best Arts and Culture Film||Naadada Navaneeta DR PT Venkateshkumar|
|Best Biographical Film||Pabung Syam|
|Best Ethnographic Film||Mandal ke Bol|
|Best Debut Non-feature Film of a Director||Pariah|
|Best Direction||Oh That’s Bhanu, RV Ramani|
|Best Cinematography||Shabdikkunna Kalappa, Nikhil S Praveen|
|Best Audiography||Pearl of the Desert, Ajit Singh Rathore|
|Best Narration Voiceover||Rhapsody of Rains – Monsoons of Kerala, Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan|
|Best Music Direction||1232 kms|
|Best Editing||Borderlands, Anadi Athaley|
|Best On Location Sound||Jadui Jangal, Sandip Bhati and Pradeep Lekhwar|
|Special Jury Award||Admitted, Ojaswee Sharma|
|Best Book on Cinema||The Longest Kiss by Kishwar Desai|
|Best Book on Cinema (Special Mention)||MT Anunahvangalude Pusthakam, Anoop Ramakrishnan and Kali Paine Kalira Cinema by Surya Deo|
|Best Film Critic||No winner this year.|
|Most Film Friendly State||Madhya Pradesh|
About National Film Awards 2022
The National Film Awards are given annually by the Indian government’s Directorate of Film Festivals. The awards are given in recognition of the best films of the year, as well as the best performances by actors, directors, and technicians.
The National Film Awards are given out by a jury that is appointed by the government. The jury is headed by a chairperson and comprises of eminent personalities from the field of cinema.
The jury members watch all the eligible films and then deliberate on the winners. The decision of the jury is final and binding.
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The National Film Awards are a great honor for any filmmaker. They provide a great platform for filmmakers to showcase their talent and get recognition for their work. The awards also help in boosting the morale of the film industry and motivate filmmakers to keep striving for excellence.