Monday, January 4, 2010
Kerala: Ujala-Asianet film awards announced
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Hariharan-M T Vasudevan Nair duo’s historical `Pazhassiraja’ has won the Ujala-Asianet Best Film award. Mammootty was declared the Millennium Actor.
Mohanlal won the Ujala- Asianet Best Actor award for his performances in `Bhramaram’ and `Ividam Swargamanu’.
Ranjith is the best director for his work in `Paleri Manickam: A Midnight Murder Story’.
Producer P V Ganadharan has been conferred the Lifetime Achievement award.
Oscar winner Resul Pookutty will be given a special prize for outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.
The Ujala-Asianet Film Awards-2010, in 25 categories, were announced by Asianet senior vice-president, programmes, R Sreekantan Nair at a press conference here on Sunday.
The awards will be distributed during a four-hour star night to be held at the Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium here on January 16.
Here are the other awards:
Youth icon of the year - Prithviraj.
Best script writer - Ranjith Shankar (`Passenger’).
Popular actress - Lakshmi Rai (`Ividam Swargamanu’, `2 Harihar Nagar’, `Chattambinadu’).
Best character actor - Sreenivasan (`Passenger’, `Makante Achchan’).
Best character actress - Shweta Menon (Paleri Manickam).
Best villain - Lalu Alex (`Ividam Swargamanu’).
Best comedian - Jagdeesh (`2 Harihar Nagar’).
Best lyricist - Vayalar Sarath (`Neelathamara’).
Best music director - Deepak Dev (`Puthiya Mugham’).
Best cinematographer - Ajayan Vincent (`Bhramaram’).
Best editor - Vijay Shankar (`Bhramaram’).