Mohanlal has won the Best Actor award for his roles in Pakal
Nakshathrangal and Kurukshetra in the Atlas Film
Critics' Award 2008, instituted by the Kerala Film Critics
Association. Sukumari has been adjudged the best actress for her
performance in Mizhikal Sakshi. The awards were announced at a
press meet in Thiruvananthapuram on Friday.
Madhupal has won the best director award. Thalappavu
(directed by Madhupal) and Thirakkatha (directed by
Renjith) have shared the award for the best cinema.
Kurukshetra (directed by Major Ravi) has been adjudged the
second best film and Twenty:20, the most popular film. The
'Chalachitra Retnam' honour will be conferred on T.E. Vasudevan for
his contributions to Malayalam cinema.
The other winners are Renjith (second best actor for
Gulmohar), Priyanka (second best actress for
Vilapangalkappuram), child artistes Baby Nayanthara
(Swarnam), Baby Ahana (Pachamara Thanalil), Baby
Dia (Thavalam), debutante artiste Shilpa Bala (Orkkuka
Vallapozhum), debut director Sohanlal (Orkkuka
Vallapozhum) and Hari Narayanan (Nanthuni). Aryadan
Shoukath (Vilapangalkappuram) has been adjudged the best
story writer. The producers of the best film will be given a purse
of Rs. 50,000 each and a citation. The prize money for the best
director will be Rs. 25,000.