Vijay Awards

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Vijay Awards
Awarded for Excellence in cinematic achievements in Tamil cinema
Country India
Presented by STAR Vijay
First awarded 2006

The Vijay Awards are presented by the Tamil television channel STAR Vijay to honour excellence in Tamil cinema. It has given annually since 2006, with the latest - the 9th edition - edition of the award giving ceremony having been held in the month of April of 2015 being the ninth edition of it.[1] The awards are decided by a jury, consisting of noted filmmakers, critics and technicians, while winners in a separate category named "Favourite awards" are chosen by public voting.[2] The awards have been sponsored by Reliance Mobile, Univercell and Close Up.


The first edition of the awards was held to select the most popular artists, however not for any particular work or year. In the first year of the awards, viewers were asked to choose their all time favourite film and artists in 9 categories - Favourite Hero, Heroine, Film, Director, Music director, Playback Singer Male / Female, Villain and Comedian - while 10 Jury Special Awards were also introduced.[3][4][5] The format was completely reworked the following year and from 2008 onwards, the works of the preceding year were honoured, with the majority of prizes being selected by a committee, while awards in five categories (Favorite Hero, Heroine, Film, Director and Song) are chosen by public voting. The award for Favorite Song was introduced in 2008.


Jury Awards[edit]

Favorite Awards[edit]

Favourite awards[edit]


The ceremony is held every year at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai and is telecasted on STAR Vijay only. However, it is not live televised. Except for the first edition, the ceremonies are being held in May or June or July, though always before the announcement of the Filmfare Awards South.

Ceremony Date Host(s) Sponsor(s)
1st Vijay Awards June 23, 2007 Yugi Sethu Reliance Mobile
2nd Vijay Awards May 3, 2008 Yugi Sethu Reliance Mobile
3rd Vijay Awards June 13, 2009 C Gopinath Univercell
4th Vijay Awards May 29, 2010 C Gopinath Univercell
5th Vijay Awards June 25, 2011 C Gopinath and Sivakarthikeyan Close-Up
6th Vijay Awards June 16, 2012 C Gopinath and Sivakarthikeyan Close-Up
7th Vijay Awards May 11, 2013 C Gopinath and R. Madhavan Close-Up
8th Vijay Awards July 5, 2014 C Gopinath and Divyadharshini Gionee
9th Vijay Awards April 25, 2015 C Gopinath and Divyadharshini Poorvika


Most Awards to a Single person
Most Awards to a Single Movie
Most Nominations to a Single person
Most Nominations to a Single Movie

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ITFA ceremony in Malaysia". 2003-10-31. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  2. ^ "Univercell Vijay Awards - The Jury speaks - Tamil Movie News". Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  3. ^ "Indian Television Dot Com | Grande finale of Reliance Mobile Vijay Awards". 2006-06-11. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  4. ^ "Grande finale of Reliance Mobile Vijay Awards". 2006-12-21. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  5. ^ "Vijay awards". 2007-02-02. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Vijay Awards". Retrieved 2015-03-31. 

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