The honorable jury was led by the Hollywood actor Russell Crowe. "It was a unanimous decision", wrote Azmi, alongside a selfie with the Oscar-winning actor.
Even Russell Crowe tweeted about it.
The flick was based on the life of Haryana wrestler Mahavir Phogat and his daughters. The film starred Aamir Khan as Phogat with Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra playing the adult version of professional wrestlers Geeta and Babita.
The Best Film AACTA was one of a dozen awards, from as many nominations, claimed at the event by the critically lauded Australian film, which stars Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman.
Actor Anupam Kher attended the red carpet of the AACTA.
Griffith alumnus and respected film producer Angie Fielder and her crewmates on Lion have taken out the Best Film prize at the 2017 AACTA Awards.