After having swept the "Best Actress" trophy at every popular awards function, Vidya Balan has won the big award at the most prestigious National Awards too. The award has been given to Vidya in recogntition of her most impressive acting talent displayed in "The Dirty Picture". This is what Vidya said after hearing the news: "I want to believe it..long cherished dream has come true.... my first...I don't know what to say....I want to thank director Milan Luthira for giving me this film. This is really unbelievable...It is the biggest honour of the ocuntry...it is very speical...every award is special."
Others who won at the National awards are:
Best Hindi Film: Director Onir's "I AM"
Best Special Effects: Harry Hingorani and Keitan Yadav for "Ra One"
Best Costume Design: Neeta Lulla and Niharika Khan for "Bal Gandharva" and "The Dirty Picture"
Best Choreography: Bosco Caesar
Best Actor: Girish Kulkarni for Marathi film "Deeol"
Best Actress: Vidya Balan for "The Dirty Picture"