The 64th National Film Awards for 2017 were announced at the National Media Centre in New Delhi. The award ceremony will be held at the Vigyan Bhawan on May 3rd.

Here are the big winners:

Special Jury award - Actor, Mohanlal for Pulimurugan, Janatha Garage and Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol

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Best Debut Film of A Director - Deep Chaudari (Alifa)

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Best Visual Effects - Shivaay

Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment - Sathamanam Bhavathi (Telugu)

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Best stunt choreoraphy - Peter Hein (Pulimurugan)

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Best Children's Film - Dhanak (Hindi)

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Best Film on social issue - Pink

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Best Direction - Rajesh Mapuskar (Ventilator - Marathi Film)

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Best Actor - Akshay Kumar (Rustom)

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Best Actress - Surabhi Lakshmi (Minnaminungu - Malayalam Film)

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Best Supporting Actress - Zaira Wasim (Dangal)

Best Child Artist - Adhish Praveen (Kunju Daivam), Saj (Noor Islam), Manohara (Railway Children)

Best Playback Singer - Iman Chakraborty (Praktan)

Best Playback Singer - Sundar Iyer (Joker) 

Best Screenplay (original) - Syam Pushkaran (Maheshinte Prathikaram)

Best Screenplay (adapted) - Sanjay Krishnaji patel (Dashakriya)

Best Editing - Rameshwar (Ventilator)

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Sound designer - Jayadevan (Kaadu Pookunna Neram)

Best production design - 24

Best Make-up Artist - MK Ramakrishna

Best Music Direction - Babu Padmanabha  (Alama, Kannada)

Special Mention Awards: 

Kadvi Hawa (Hindi)

Mukthi bhavan (Hindi)

Majirathi Keki (Assamese)

Neerja - Sonam Kapoor

Madipur (Tulu)

Joker (Tamil)

Wrongside Raju (Gujarati)

Pelli Chupulu (Telugu)

Dasakriya (Marathi)

Maheshinte Prathikaram (Malayalam)

Ke Sara Sara (Konkini)

Reservation (Kannada)

Neerja (Hindi)

Best non-feature film - Fireflies in the Abyss

Best Educational Film - The Waterfall

Best Short Fiction - Aaba

Best film critic award - G Dhananjayan.

Best book on cinema - Lata Surgatha

Uttar Pradesh has been declared as the film friendly state in India.

Special mention goes to the state of Jharkhand.

With inputs from Ministry of Information & Broadcasting