The Kerala State Film Awards 2022 were declared on Friday. The awards were announced by Minister for Cultural Affairs, Saji Cheriyan. Mammootty bagged the award for Best Actor for his performance in Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam , Vincy Aloshious walked away with the trophy for Best Actress for the portrayal of the title character in Rekha.
The race for Best Actor is tight with Mammootty, Kunchacko Boban and Soubin Shahir among the frontrunners. The announcement, earlier scheduled for Wednesday, was postponed due to the state mourning in the wake of the death of former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy.
A total of 42 films were shortlisted for the final round of the awards. The jury was headed by filmmaker Goutam Ghosh.
Here is the list of winners:
Best visual effects: Aneesh D, Sumesh Gopal (Vazhakku)
Best Debut Director: Shahi Kabir (Ilaveezha Poonjira)
Best Choreography: Shobhi Paulraj (Thallumaala)
Best Dubbing artist (female): Pauly Valsan (Saudi Vellakka)
Best Dubbing artist (male): Shobhi Thilakan (Pathonpatham Nootandu)
Best Costume Design: Manjusha Radhakrishnan (Saudi Vellakka)
Best Makeup artist: Rolex Xavier (Bheeshmaparvam)
Best Sound Mixing: Vipin Nair (Nna Thaan Case Kodu)
Best Editing: Nishad (Thallumaala)
Best Playback singer (female): Mridula Warrier
Best Playback singer (male): Kapil Kapilan
Best original screenplay: Ratheesh Balakrishnan Pothuval (Nna Thaan Case Kodu)
Best Makeup artist: Manesh Madhavan, Chandru Selvaraj
Best story: Kamal K.M. (Pada)
Best Supporting Actor (male): PP Kunjukrishnan (Nna Thaan Case Kodu)
Best Supporting actress (female): Devi Varma (Saudi Vellakka)
Special jury mention (acting): Kunchacko Boban(Nna Thaan Case Kodu), Alencier (Appan)