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.
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
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
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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