New Delhi, Mar 18 (): The 60th National Awards have been announced and Irrfan Khan has emerged as the Best Actor for his performance in Paan Singh Tomar, which has also won the award for Best Feature Film. Vikram Gokhale also shares the Best Actor award for the Marathi film Anumati.
The award for the best feature film is given to Paan Singh Tomar (Hindi) directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia while Vicky Donor bagged the National Award for best film in wholesome entertainment of the year. Sujoy Ghosh won the award for best screenplay for his film, Kahaani.
Usha Jadhav has bagged the best actress award for her performance in Dhag (Marathi). The award for the best Supporting Actor has been conferred on Anu Kapur for the film Vicky Donor.
Bollywood films shared the spotlight with Marathi and Malayalam cinema in the key award categories this year.
National Film Awards are considered as the most popular and desired film honours in Indian cinema.
The 60th National Film Awards jury was led by noted filmmaker Basu Chatterjee. Speaking to the media, Basu Chatterjee said that the quality of entries had been better than in previous years.
Winners of National Film Awards 2013
Best actor: Irffan Khan for ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ and Vikram Gokhale for Marathi film ‘Anumati’
Best film on social issues: `Spirit` (Malayalam)
Best film – wholesome entertainment: ‘Vicky Donor’
Best supporting actor: Annu Kapoor
Best Supporting Actress: Dolly Ahluwalia for Vicky Donor
Best original screenplay: Sujoy Ghosh for ‘Kahaani’
Best screenplay (adapted): ‘OMG Oh My God’
Best actress: Usha Jadhav for Marathi film ‘Dhaag’
Best sound recording: Gangs of Wasseypur
Best actor: Irrfan Khan for `Paan Singh Tomar`
Special Jury Award – Actress: Parineeti Chopra for ‘Ishaqzaade’
Special Jury Award – Actor: Nawazuddin Siddiquie for four films
Special Jury Award – Film: Rituporno Ghosh for ‘Chitrangada’
Best Playback Singer – Male: Shankar Mahadevan for the song ‘Bolo Na’ from the film ‘Chittagong’
Best Playback Singer – Female: Aarti Anklekar Tikekar for Marathi film ‘Samhita’