The 64th National Film Awards are underway. The best of Indian cinema is being declared today.

The Jury members have a tough time selecting the best films;the jury deserve special appreciation, said the Director, DFF India. There were 344 feature films from which the awards were chosen this year.

Here’s the list of the awards this year so far:

Uttar Pradesh is selected ‘ Most Film Friendly State’ Special mention Award to Jharkand

Shri G Dhananjayan selected for Best writing on Films

Best book On cinema goes to Lata Surgatha- a book that narrates the story of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar

Best Music goes to Leeches, Best Short fiction goes to Aba

Best Animation: Hum Chitra Banate Hain

Best Educational Film: The Waterfalls

Best Environment Film: The Tiger Who Crossed the LineĀ 

Best Biographical/Historical reconstruction: Zikr Uss Parivash Ka

Best Non-Feature Film: Fireflies in the Abyss

Special Mention (Feature Film): Kadwi Hawa, Mukti Bhavan, Adil Hussain for Mukti Bhavan and Sonam Kapoor for Neerja

Best Tamil Film: Joker

Best Gujarati Film: Wrong Side Raju

Best Marathi Film: Dashakriya

Best Hindi Film: Neerja

Best Bengali Film: Bisarjan

BEst Kannada Film: Reservation

Best Visual Effects: Shivaay

Best Female Playback Singer: Iman Chakraborty

Best Male Playback Singer: Sunder Iyer

Best Actor: Akshay Kumar for Rustom

Best Children’s Film: Dhanak, Hindi

Best Supporting Actress: Zaira Wasim for Dangal

Best Film On Social Issues: Pink

Best Action Choreography: Vysakh for Pulimurugan

Best Feature Film: Kasav, Marathi film

Best Director: Rajesh Mapuskar, for Ventilator

Special Mention Award: The Eyes of Darkness