58th National Film Awards
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The 58th National Film Awards, presented by Directorate of Film Festivals, the organisation set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India to felicitate the best of Indian Cinema for the year 2010.
|58th National Film Awards|
|Awarded for||Best of Indian cinema in 2010|
|Awarded by||Directorate of Film Festivals|
|Presented by||Pratibha Patil|
(President of India)
|Announced on||19 May 2011 (2011-05-19)|
|Presented on||9 September 2011 (2011-09-09)|
|Site||Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi|
|Hosted by||Mahi Gill and Rajat Kapoor|
|Best Feature Film||Adaminte Makan Abu|
|Best Non-Feature Film||Germ|
|Best Book||From Rajahs and Yogis to Gandhi and Beyond|
|Best Film Critic|| • N. Manu Chakravarthy|
• Joshy Joseph
|Dadasaheb Phalke Award||K. Balachander|
|Most awards||Aadukalam (6)|
The selection process started by announcing the invitation for the awards on 18 March 2011. For feature and non-feature films, all the films certified by Central Board of Film Certification, India between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2010 were made eligible whereas for the best writing on cinema, all the books and articles as well reviews on Indian cinema published between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2010 were made eligible for the awards.
Three different committees were instituted in order to judge the various entries for feature film, non-feature film and best writing on cinema sections; headed by J. P. Dutta, for feature films and A. K. Bir along with Ashok Vajpeyi for non-feature films and best writing on cinema sections, respectively. Another committee of five members was also constituted for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, having included two past Dadasaheb Phalke Award recipient, Shyam Benegal and Adoor Gopalakrishnan.
Each chairperson for feature film, non-feature film and best writing on cinema sections announced the award on 19 May 2011 for their respective sections and award ceremony took place at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi with President of India, Pratibha Patil giving away the awards on 9 September 2011.