The Kerala State Film Awards have just been announced and the results are surprising! Fahad Fazil has won the Best Actor award for his performance in North 24 Kaatham! Many had assumed Suraj might be a strong contender even though his name was nominated for the State Awards just after he won the National Award. Jayaram still remains the unlucky one, as he made it to both the national and state shortlists but didn’t win either. Better luck next time sir.
Ann Augustine has been declared the Best Actress for her role in Shyamaprasad’s Artist and the director too has won the Best Director for the same. Shobhana was a close contender in the Best Actress category but alas..
The Best Film is C R No 889, and Suraj fans are not completely disappointed as the actor did manage to grab the Best Comedian award for some of his other work last year. It seems things just keep falling the right place for Suraj, who has been honoured twice this year now.
Drishyam was declared the Most Popular Movie.
The rest of the Awards have been declared by Hon. Min. Thiruvanjoor Radhakrishnan as follows:
Best Supporting Actor – Ashok Kumar
Best Supporting Actress – Lena ( Left Right Left, Kanyaka Talkies
Best Second Film – North 24 Kaatham
Best Singer (Male) – Karthik (‘Janmandharangalil…’)
Best Singer (Female) – Vaikom Vijayalakshmi (‘Ottakku paadunna poonkuyule…’)
Best Child Artist – Sanoop Santhosh (Philips And The Monkey Pen), Baby Anitha (5 Sundarikal)
Best Cinematographer – Sujith Vasudev (Ayaal, Memories)
Best Story Writer – Aneesh Anwar (Zachariyayude Garbhinikal)
Best Script Writer – Bobby, Sanjay (Mumbai Police)
Best Lyricist – Prabha Varma (‘Ezhu sundara…’), Madhu Vasudev ( ‘Otakku paadunna poonkuyile..’)
Best Music Director Ouseppachen (Nadan)