The winners were finally announced on March 22, 2021, in a press conference at the National Media Centre, New Delhi. The full ceremony was available for streaming on PIB India’s Facebook page as well as the official YouTube channel.
This time, there were 461 films in the Feature Film category and 220 films in the Non-Feature Film category. In the most film-friendly states, there were entries from 13 states.
South Indian films have taken home some huge wins in 2019. Nani’s Jersey took home the Best Telugu Film while Dhanush’s Asuran took home the best Tamil Film award. Kalla Nottam won the Best Malayalam film award while Parthiban’s Oththa Seruppu won the special Jury Award. Viswasam’s music composed by Imman won the Best Music Award and Anna Ben’s Helen won an Award for impeccable editing and the best Debut film Award.
#Jersey wins Best Telugu Film at the National Awards 2021!!! @gowtam19 – you genius! So proud of you! ❤️
— Shraddha Srinath (@ShraddhaSrinath) March 22, 2021
With God’s Magnificent Glory,My Parents Blessings and continuous support from all dear MusicLovers worldwide!
I’m deeply humbled with National award announcement for Best Music Director Category. Its pure joy to receive national level recognition for Tamil music!
Praise God! pic.twitter.com/DoXb8pJuGl
— D.IMMAN (@immancomposer) March 22, 2021
Dhanush bagged the Best Actor Award for Asuran along with Manji Bajpayee for Bhosale. Meanwhile, Vijay Sethupathi won the Best Supporting Actor for his brilliant performance as Shilpa in the film Super Deluxe.
Congratulations to @dhanushkraja sir @immancomposer anna @VijaySethuOffl @rparthiepan sir @VetriMaaran sir @theVcreations @resulp #NagaVishal on the #NationalFilmAwards2019 and for making all of us proud 👍😊 #TamilFilms #Viswasam #Asuran #SuperDeluxe #Oththaseruppu #KD
— Sivakarthikeyan (@Siva_Kartikeyan) March 22, 2021
A man in 30’s played 50’s with no prosthetic make up and left us speechless at the end of the film .Ofcos he deserves this award . Sir every single time u up ur game n put urself up there n make us ur fans proud .. ur truly a BEST ACTOR @dhanushkraja SIR #NationalFilmAwards pic.twitter.com/yMmPZo8MlW
— DD Neelakandan (@DhivyaDharshini) March 22, 2021
Thank you Director #ThiagarajanKumararaja & each and everyone 😍😍#SuperDeluxe #Shilpa pic.twitter.com/TEJMCadi9V
— VijaySethupathi (@VijaySethuOffl) March 22, 2021
Sushant Singh Rajput’s Chichchore also wins the Best Film Award.