Nepal Film Development Company (NFDC) started the National Film Award last year and it has started nominating the best artists every 4 months. The final nomination will be compiled from these nominations. The current nomination is based on the movies released in the last four months (Bhadra 1 to Mangsir end) in theaters.
In the last four months 29 movies were released. The top five movies nominated for the award are:
In Best actor category the nominations are:
- Aryan Sigdel from ‘Madhumash’
- Arpan Thapa from ‘Maun’
- Dayahang Rai from ‘Loafer’
- Kishor Khatiwada from ‘Dhuwni’
- Suman Singh from ‘Gambler’
In the best actress category, the nominations are:
- Jharana Thapa from ‘Kohi Ta Chha’
- Namrata Shrestha from ‘Maun’
- Neeta Dhungana from ‘Urbashi’
- Rekha Thapa from ‘Kali’
- Sumina Ghimire from ‘Star’
In supporting actresses, three nominations are – Arunima Lamsal (Urbashi), Pabitra Acharya (Rajneeti), Shivangini Rana (Madhumash).
In new actress category – Anju Niraula (Hamri Cheli), Komal Oli (Rajneeti), Prakriti Shrestha (Hostel), Pooja Sharma (Madhumash), Sagun Shahi (Dhuwani).
In script writing the nomination are Arpan Thapa (Maun), Baburam Ghimire (Hamri Cheli), Dinesh Neupane and Abinashbikram Shah (Madhumash), Hemraj BC (Hostel) and Pitambar Pandey (Dhuwani).
In action direction the nomination are : Dev Maharjan (Dhuwani), Himal KC (in War, Bouncer and Gambler), and Roshan Shrestha (Kali). In addition to these nominations, the nominations of music composition, editing, sound engineering, playback singing, background score, and choreography categories. The award is awarded in 20 different categories.