The 56th National Film Awards for year 2008 were announced

Priyanka Chopra bagged the Best Actress Award for her role in Fashion. The actress who is currently in New York shooting for her forth coming film Anjaana Anjaani posted an obvious thank you speech on Twitter saying, "Thank you Madhur, Ronnie, Kangna, Mugdha, Arjan, Arbaaz and the cast and crew!! A huge shout to my team and all of u!! God is kind!!! Yaaaaayyy!!"
BEST FEATURE FILM: Antaheen (Bengali) Producer: Screenplay Films
Pvt. Ltd. Director : Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury

INDIRA GANDHI AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FILM OF A DIRECTOR: A Wednesday (Hindi) Producer: UTV Motion Pictures Director : Neeraj Pandey

BEST POPULAR FILM PROVIDING WHOLESOME ENTERTAINMENT: Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye (Hindi) Producer: UTV Motion Pictures Director : Dibakar Banerjee
NARGIS DUTT AWARD FOR THE BEST FILM ON NATIONAL INTEGRATION: Aai Kot Nai (Assamese) Producer: Rajen Bora, Director: Manju Borah
BEST DIRECTION: Naan Kadauul (Tamil) by Bala
BEST ACTOR: Upendra Limaye for Jogva (Marathi)
BEST ACTRESS: Priyanka Chopra for Fashion (Hindi)