On Wednesday, 7th March 2012, the National Film Awards 2011 were announced.
`Chillar Party` won the National Award for best children`s film and Vidya Balan won the best actress award in the 59th National Films Awards
The jury, consisting of actress Rohini Hattangadi amongst others, announced the winners on Wednesday in New Delhi.
Winners List of 2011 National Film Awards :
Actor Girish Kulkarni won the Best Actor award for his performance in Deool (Marathi).
Actress Vidya Balan won the Best Actress award for her performance in The Dirty Picture.
Gurvinder Singh won the Best Director for the film, Anhe Ghorey Da Daan.
Shahrukh Khan’s superhero film RA.one won the award in the best special effects category.
Best Child Artist: Partho Gupte for ‘Stanley ka Dabba’ and child actors of ‘Chillar Party’
Best Director: Gurvinder Singh for ‘Anne Ghode da Daan’
Best Film: ‘Deool’ and ‘Byari’
Best Children’s Film: ‘Chillar Party’
Best Screenplay: Vikas Behal and Nitesh Tiwari (Chillar Party)
Best Dialogue: Girish Kulkarni for ‘Deool’
Best Editing: Praveen KL and NBSrikanth for ‘Aranya Kandam’
Best Special Effects: ‘RA.One’
Best Bengali Film- ‘Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbona’
Best Dogri Film : Dilesh Basiya Koi
Best Hindi Film : ‘I Am’
Best Kannada Film: ‘Koorma Avatar’
Best Manipuri Film: ‘Phijigee Mani’
Best Marathi Film: ‘Shaala’
Best Tamil Film: ‘Vaagai Sooda Vaa’
Best Punjabi Film: ‘Anne Gode Da Daan’
Best Choreography: Bosco and Ceasar for ‘Senorita’ in ‘Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara’
Best Jury Film: ‘Ronjana Aami Aar Ashbo Na’
Best Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya for ‘Agar Zindagi’ from ‘I Am’
Best Music: Neel Dutta ‘Ranjona..’
Best Makeup: Vikram Gaekward for ‘Baal Gandharva’ and ‘The Dirty Picture’
Best Costume: Neeta Lulla for ‘Bal Gandharva’ and Neharika Khan for ‘The Dirty Picture’
Best Supporting Actor: Appu Kutti
The National Film Awards, which were started as an annual incentive by the Government of India, for the making of artistic, competent and meaningful films have come a long way, to cover the entire national spectrum of Indian Cinema, to judge merit by the highest possible yardstick and to become the most coveted and prestigious award in the country.