49th Kerala State Film Awards 2019 are announced today at12pm. The awards are announced by cultural affairs minister of Kerala Sri. A.K. Balan. It is heard that, 104 films were considered for awards this year. Awards list given below:
Jayasurya and Soubin shared the Best actor award and Nimisha Sajayan selected as best actress. Joju George selected as the best character actor.
The jury for the 49th Kerala State Film Awards is chaired by screenwriter and director Kumar Shahani. Filmmaker Sheri Govindan, George Kittu, Cinematographer KG Jayan, filmmakers Vijayakrishnan, editor Biju Sukumaran, music director PJ Ignatius, actress Navya Nair and Mohandas are the jury members.
Best character actor – Joju George
Best Director – Shyama Prasad
Best Feature Film – M Jayaraj’s Malayala Cinema Pinnitta Vazhikal
Best Film Oru Njayarazhcha – Best Director, Shyamaprasad
Best Actor – Jayasurya, Soubin
Best Actress – Second Sajan
Best Lyricist – Joy Mathew (Uncle)
Best Cinematographer – KU Mohanan (Carbon)
Best Screenplay – Muhaisin Parari, Zakaria (Sudani From Nigeria)
Best Child Artist – Master Mithun
Best Male Playback Singer – Vijay Yesudas
Best Female Playback Singer – Shreya Ghoshal
Best Zinc Count – Anil Radhakrishnan
Photograph Jury Reference – Madhu Ambatt
Best Children’s Picture – Angane Akale Doore
The top contestents for the best actor award include Fahadh Faasil (Carbon, Varathan), Jayasurya (Captain, Njan Marykutty), Soubin (Sudani from Nigeria), Tovino Thomas (Oru Kuprasiddha Payyan, Theevandi, Maradona, Ente Ummante Peru), Suraj Venjaramood (Kuttanpillayude Sivarathri), Mohanlal (Odiyan), Dileep (Kammarasambhavam) and Joju George (Joseph).
And for best actress, following list was considered:Manju Warrier (Ami), Aiswarya Lakshmi (Varathan), Nazriya Nazim (Koode), and Anu Sithara (Captain) and Nimisha.