The results of Kerala State Film Awards 2016 are finally out. Vinayakan won the award for Best Actor, for his performance in Rajeev Ravi's Kammatipaadam. Rajisha Vijayan won the trophy for the Best Actress, for her performance in Anuraga Karikkin Vellam.
Here is the complete winners list....
Best Actor: Vinayakan
Vinayakan won the Kerala State Film Award for the Best Actor, for his performance as Ganga in Rajeev Ravi's Kammatipaadam. Undoubtedly the most deserving award of the year.
Best Actress: Rajisha Vijayan
Rajisha Vijayan, the actress who essayed Eli aka Elizabeth in Anuraga Karikkin Vellam, won the award for Best Actress for her performance in the movie. The most surprising name in the winners list indeed.
Best Movie: Manhole
Vidhu Vincent's Manhole, which revolves around a section of people disowned by the society, won the award for the Best Movie of 2016.
Best Director: Vidhu Vincent
Journalist turned film-maker Vidhu Vincent won the award for the Best Director, for her debut directorial venture Manhole.
Best Popular Movie With Aesthetic Value: Maheshinte Prathikaaram
Maheshinte Prathikaaram, the Fahadh Faasil starrer directed by actor turned film-maker Dileesh Pothan won the award for the Best Popular Movie With Aesthetic Value, of 2016.
Best Character Actor: Manikandan Achari
Manikandan Achari, the newcomer who essayed the role of Balan in Rajeev Ravi's Kammatipaadam, won the State Award trophy for the Best Character Actor for his stunning performance in the movie.
Best Child Artist (Male): Chetanlal
Chetanlal, the super-talented young actor won the award for the Best Child Artist, for his exceptional performance as the titular character in Johnpaul George's Guppy.
Best Story: Salim Kumar
Salim Kumar, the National award-winning actor won the award for the Best Story, for the movie Karutha Joothan, which was also directed by himself.
Second Best Movie: Ottayal Patha
Best Screenplay: Syam Pushkaran (Maheshinte Prathikaaram)
Best Cinematography: MJ Radhakrishnan (Kaadu Pookkunna Neram)
Best Character Actress: Kanjana PK (Olappeeppi)
Best Child Artist (Female): Abeni Adi (Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho)
Best Music Direction: M Jayachandran (Kamboji)
Best Background Score: Vishnu Vijay (Guppy)
Best Singer (Male): Sooraj Santhosh (Thaniye Mizhiye-Guppy)
Best Singer (Female): KS Chithra (Kamboji)
Best Lyricist: ONV Kurup (Kamboji)
Best Editing: B Ajithkumar (Kammatipaadam)
Best Art Direction: Gokuldas & Nagaraj (Kammatipaadam)
Best Makeup: NG Roshan (Naval Enna Jewel)
Best Choreography: Vineeth (Kamboji)
Sink Sound: Jayadevan Chakkadath (Kaadu Pookkunna Neram)
Sound Design: Pramod Thomas (Kaadu Pookkunna Neram)
Sound Design: Jayadevan Chakkadath (Kaadu Pookkunna Neram)
Best Lab/Colourist: Hen Roy Mesiya (Kaadu Pookkunna Neram)
Best Costume Design: Stephy Zavier (Guppy)
Best Children's Movie: Kolumittayi
Best Dubbing Artist (Male): Vijay Menon (Oppam (voice of Samuthirakani))
Best Dubbing Artist (Female): M Thankamani (Olappeeppi)
Best Book On Cinema: Cinema Muthal Cinema Vare (K Narayanan, Cherry Jacob)
Best Article On Cinema: Velutha Thirasheelayile Karutha Idangal (NP Sajeesh)
Special Jury Mentions:
Acting: Kaladharan (Ottayal Patha), Surabhi Lakshmi (Minnaminungu)
Story: E Santhosh Kumar (Aaradi)
Cinematography: Girish Gangadharan (Guppy)
Book On Cinema: Haritha Cinema (A Chandrashekharan)