The 69th National Film Awards for 2023 took place in Delhi at Vigyan Bhawan. These awards are given by the government to honor outstanding films made in India in the previous year. The President of India presents the awards, and afterward, a National Film Festival is held where the winning films are screened.
These awards are significant because they recognize the best of Indian cinema, including films from various regions and languages. In 2023, talented actors like Alia Bhatt, Kriti Sanon, and Allu Arjun were among the winners for their excellent performances.
- The National Film Awards began in 1954 to celebrate Indian films and promote Indian culture.
- The ceremony was held in Delhi this year.
- It recognizes and rewards exceptional films made in India in the previous year.
- The President of India presents the awards.
- Award-winning films are showcased at a National Film Festival.
- It acknowledges the best in Indian cinema, spanning different regions and languages.
- In 2023, Alia Bhatt, Kriti Sanon, Allu Arjun, and others received awards for their outstanding work in films.
Here’s a list of the award winners for 2023:
|Best Feature Film||Rocketry|
|Best Director||Nikhil Mahajan, Godavari|
|Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration:||The Kashmir Files|
|Best Actor||Allu Arjun, Pushpa|
|Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment||RRR|
|Best Actress||Alia Bhatt, Gangubai KathiawadiKriti Sanon, Mimi|
|Best Supporting Actor||Pankaj Tripathi, Mimi|
|Best Supporting Actress||Pallavi Joshi, The Kashmir Files|
|Best Child Artist||Bhavin Rabari, Chhello Show|
|Best Kannada Film:||Charlie 777|
|Best Hindi Film||Sardar Udham|
|Best Lyrics||Chandrabose, Konda Polam’s Dham Dham Dham|
|Best Female Playback Singer:||Shreya Ghoshal, Iravin Nizhal|
|Best Male Playback Singer||Kaala Bhairava, RRR|
|Best Music Direction (Background Music)||MM Keeravaani, RRR|
|Best Music Director (Songs):||Devi Sri Prasad, Pushpa|
|Best Dialogue Writer||Utkarshini Vashishtha & Prakash Kapadia, Gangubai Kathiawadi|
|Best Screenplay (Adapted)||Sanjay Leela Bhansali & Utkarshini Vashishtha, Gangubai Kathiawadi|
|Best Screenplay (Original)||Shahi Kabir, Nayattu|
|Best Malayalam Film||Home|
|Best Gujarati Film||Chhello Show|
|Best Tamil Film:||Kadaisi Vivasayi|
|Best Telugu Film||Uppena|
|Best Maithili Film||Samantar|
|Best Cinematography||Avik Mukhopadhayay, Sardar Udham|
|Best Choreography||Prem Rakshith, RRR|
|Best Audiography (Re-recordist of the final mixed track)||Sinoy Joseph, Sardar Udham|
|Best Audiography (Sound Designer)||Aneesh Basu, Jhilli|
|Best Audiography (Location Sound Recordist)||Arun Asok & Sonu K P, Chavittu|
|Best Children’s Film||Gandhi & Co.|
|Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation:||Aavasavyuham|
|Best Film on Social Issues||Anunaad-The Resonance|
|Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director||Meppadiyan, Vishnu Mohan|
|Best Odiya Film||Pratikshya|
|Best Meiteilon Film||Eikhoihi Yum|
|Best Assamese Film||Anur|
|Best Bengali Film||Kalkokkho|
|Best Marathi Film||Ekda Kaay Zala|
|Best Mishing Film:||Boomba Ride|
|Best Make-up||Preetisheel Singh, Gangubai Kathiawadi|
|Best Editing||Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Gangubai Kathiawadi|
|Best Production Design||Dmitrii Malich and Mansi Dhruv Mehta, Sardar Udham|
|Best Special Effects||Srinivas Mohan, RRR|
|Best Costume Designer||Veera Kapur Ee, Sardar Udham|
|Special Jury Award||Shershaah, Vishnuvardhan|
|Best Stunt Choreography||King Soloman, RRR|