Kerala State Film Awards: Popular actor Jayasurya shared the best actor Kerala State Film Award along with upcoming actor Soubin Shahir, while Nimisha Sajayan walked away with the best actress honour. State Minister for Cinema A.K. Balan on Wednesday announced the 49th Kerala State Film Awards. K.U. Mohan bagged the best cameraman award for his work in the film "Carbon", while Vijay Yesudas, son of legendary singer K.J. Yesudas, won the best male singer award. The best female playback singer award was won Shreya Ghoshal.
Check out the full list of winners below...
Best Actor – Jayasurya (Captain and Njan Marykutty) and Soubin Shahir (Sudani from Nigeria)
For Jayasurya, this is the first state award that he is getting for best actor. He has won it for his roles in "Captain" and "Njan Marykutty", while Shahir got it for his stellar performance in the film "Sudani from Nigeria", which was his first full-length lead role.
Best Actress – Nimisha Sajayan, Chola and Oru Kuprasidha Payyan
Sajayan shot into prominence after her 2017 film "Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum", and after that she has had her hands full. She got the award for her performance in the films "Chola" and "Oru Kuprasidha Payan". Happy and excited about the honour, Sajayan said: "I owe this award to my co-stars who strongly supported me in the sets. It was only because of that I could do well and win this."
Best Director – Shyamaprasad, Oru Njayarazhcha
The best director's award was bagged by veteran film maker Shyamaprasad for his film "Oru Njayarazhcha", which even bagged the second best film award.
Best Character Actor – Joju George, Chola and Joseph
Best Character Actress – Savithra Sreedharan and Sarasa Balussery, Sudani from Nigeria
Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value – Sudani from Nigeria
Best Story – Joy Mathew, Uncle
Best Male Singer- Vijay Yesudas
Best Female Singer – Shreya Ghoshal
Best Music Director – Vishal Bharadwaj, Carbon
Best Lyrics – Hari Narayanan, Joseph and Theevandi
Best Cinematography – KU Mohanan, Carbon
Best Sound Mixing – Sinoy Jospeh, Carbon
Best Sound Design – Jayadevan C, Carbon
Best Dubbing Artist – Shammy Thilakan, Odiyan
Best Film – Kanthan: The Lover of Color
The best film award went to "Kanthan - The Lover of Colour", directed by Sherief. It tells the tale of Adivasis.
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