The 50th Kerala State Film Awards has been announced on Tuesday. The jury for the latest edition of Kerala State Film Awards was headed by cinematographer Madhu Ambat. A total of 119 movies are participating in the awards and as per the reports actors Mammootty, Mohanlal, Nivin Pauly, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Shane Nigam, Asif Ali, and a few others are considered for the best actor award.
The Kerala government had announced the Kerala State film awards 2020 jury in March, however, the screening of the film has been delayed owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. The jury was divided into groups to analyse the movies.
Here is the complete list of the winners:
- Best Film – Vasanthi
- Second Best Film – Kenjira
- Best Actor – Suraj Venjaramoodu, Android Kunjappan Version 5.25 and Vikruthi
- Best Actress – Kani Kusruti, Biriyani
- Best Director – Lijo Jose Pellissery, Jallikattu
- Best Character Actor – Fahad Faasil, Kumbalangi Nights
- Best Character Actress – Swasika, Vasanthi
- Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value – Kumbalangi Nights
- Best Children’s Film – Nani
- Best Screenplay (Original) – Rahman Brothers, Vasanthi
- Best Screenplay (Adapted): PS Rafeeque, Thottappan
- Best Child Artist (Male) – Vasudev Sajeesh Mara, Sullu and Kallanottam
- Best Child Artist (Female) – Catherine Viji, Nani
- Best Debut Director – Ratheesh Balakrishnan Poduval, Android Kunjappan Version 5.25
- Best Music Director – Sushin Shyam, Kumbalangi Nights
- Best Male Singer – Najim Arshad
- Best Female Singer – Madhusree Narayanan
- Best Editor – Kiran Das, Ishq
- Best Cinematography – Prathap V Nair, Kenchira
- Best Dubbing Artist – Male – Vineeth, Lucifer and Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham
- Special Jury mention – Anna Ben for Helen, Nivin Pauly for Moothon and Priyamvadha Krishna for Thottapan.
The awards usually announced during February or March was delayed due to the coronavirus lockdown.