67th National Film Awards are finally announced. The highly anticipated awards, which were originally supposed to be announced in May 2020, were delayed over a year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The 67th National Film Awards are being announced by the veteran filmmaker N Chandra, who headed the non-feature films jury as the chairperson.
The awards are presented by the President of India traditionally. However, for the 66th National Film Awards, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu did the honours, while the President Ram Nath Kovind hosted the high tea for the winners.
Dhanush has won his second National Film Award for Best Actor, for the performance in Vetrimaaran’s Asuran. Vijay Sethupathi, the actor who played one of the protagonists in Thiagarajan Kumararaja’s Super Deluxe, won the award for the Best Supporting Actor. D Imman bagged the award for Best Music Director (Songs) for the Ajith Kumar starrer Viswasam.
Best Actor: Dhanush (Asuran)
Best Supporting Actor: Vijay Sethupathi (Super Deluxe)
Best Tamil Film: Asuran (Director: Vetrimaaran)
Special Jury Award (Best Film): Ottha Seruppu Size 7 (Director: Parthiben)
Best Music (Songs): D Imman (Viswasam)