Kerala State Film Awards 2016 winners: Vinayakan, Rajisha Vijayan are best actors; Manhole best movie

Anu James
Kerala State Film Awards 2016, winners

Kerala Minister of Cultural Affairs, AK Balan, has announced the winners of the prestigious Kerala State Film Awards 2016 at 5 pm in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday, March 7.

Vinayakan has bagged the best actor award for his performance in Rajeev Ravi's movie Kammatipaadam, while Rajisha Vijayan has won the best actress award for her debut movie Anuraga Karikkin Vellam. It has to be noted that both the actors were selected as the best actors by Cinema Paradiso Club recently.

Vidhu Vincent has been selected as the best director for the movie Manhole, which has also won best feature award this year. Manikandan Achari, who played as Balan in the Dulquer Salmaan-starrer Kammatipaadam has bagged the best character actor award for the state awards 2016. Chethan Jayalal and Abeni Aadhi are selected as the best child artistes for their performances in Guppy and Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho, respectively. 

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Dr Biju's Kaadu Pookunna Neram and Johnpaul George's Guppy have won as many as five awards, while Vinod Mankara's Kamboji has bagged four awards.

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Check out the live updates of the award declaration ceremony here:

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Best feature film - Manhole - Vidhu Vincent

Best Second movie - Otta Aal Aatha - Santhosh Babu Senan and Satheesh Babu Senan

Best director - Vidhu Vincent - Manhole

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Best Actor - Vinayakan (Kammatipaadam)

Best Actress - Rajisha Vijayan (Anuraga Karikkin Vellam)

Best Character Actor (male) - Manikandan Achari (Kammatipaadam)

Best Character Actor (female) - Kanchana PK

Best Child Artiste (male) - Chethan Jayalal - Guppy

Best Child Artiste (female) - Abeni Aadhi (KPAC)

Best Story - Salim Kumar 

Best cinematography - MJ Radhakrishnan - Kaadu Pookunna Neram

Best Scriptwriter - Syam Pushkaram

Best Music Composer - M Jayachandran - Kamboji

Best lyricist - ONV Kurup - Kamboji

Background score - Vishnu Vijay - Guppy

Best sync sound engineer - Jayadevan Chakkadeth - Kaadu Pookunna Neram

Best Sound Mixing - Pramod Thomas - Kaadu Pookunna Neram

Best Sound Designer - Jayadevan Chakkadeth - Kaadu Pookunna Neram

Best Colourist - Kaadu Pookunna Neram

Best Makeup man - NG Roshan

Best Costume Designer - Stephy Xavier - Guppy

Best Dubbing artiste (female) - M Thankmani - Olapeepi

Best Choreographer - Vineeth - Kamboji

Popular movie - Maheshinte Prathikaram

Best Debutant Director - Shanavas K Bavakutty - Kismath

Best Children's Movie - Kolumittayi

Best Singer (male) - Suraj - Guppy

Best Singer (female) - KS Chitra - Nadavathil Thuranilla Kamboji

Special jurry

K Kaladharan - Otta Aal Patha

Surabhi Lakshmi - Minnaminungu

Cinematography - Gireesh Gangadharan - Guppy

 

5 pm: The press meeting started in Thiruvananthapuram. AK Balan introduces the jury members of the award committe. 

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