Vanitha Film Awards

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Vanitha Film Awards
Awarded for Artistic and technical excellence in Malayalam cinema
Country India
Presented by Vanitha
First awarded 1998 (1998)
Last awarded Present
Website manoramaonline.com
Television/radio coverage
Network Mazhavil Manorama

The Vanitha Film Awards are presented annually by Vanitha, an Indian magazine from the Malayala Manorama group in the south Indian state of Kerala.[1] The awards ceremony has been instituted to honour both artistic and technical excellence in the Malayalam language film industry. Held and broadcast annually since 1998, the ceremony has gained in popularity over the years and is currently one of the most-watched award ceremonies in Kerala.[2]

Award categories[edit]

  • Lifetime achievement (special award)
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Director
  • Best Movie
  • Popular Movie
  • Popular Actor
  • Popular Actress
  • Special Performance (Male)
  • Special Performance (Female)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Male)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Female)
  • Best Comedian
  • Best Villain
  • Best Star Pair
  • Best Newcomer Actor
  • Best Newcomer Actress
  • Best Lyricist
  • Best Music Director
  • Best Singer (Male)
  • Best Singer (Female)
  • Best Cinematographer
  • Best Script Writer
  • Best Debut Director
  • Best Choreographer

Title sponsors[edit]

Year group Notes
2016-2017 Cera
2010-2015 TTK Prestige
2007-2009 Nippon Paint

Channel Partners[edit]

Year Channel Notes
2000-2010 Surya TV
2012–Present Mazhavil Manorama
Most frequent winners
Artist Wins Nominations
Mohanlal
6
Mammootty
Dulquer Salmaan
4
Kavya Madhavan
Meera Jasmine
Rafeeq Ahammed
Nivin Pauly
Ranjith
Manju Warrier
Yesudas
K.S.Chitra
3

2018[edit]

  • Lifetime achievement award: Seema
  • Best Choreographer: Prasanna Master
  • Best Lyricist: Harinarayanan

2017[edit]

(Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan)

( Maheshinte Prathikaaram)

2016[edit]

List of winners of 2016[3]
Award Recipient(s) Film
Lifetime achievement K. P. A. C. Lalitha
Best Actor Prithviraj Sukumaran Ennu Ninte Moideen
Best Actress Parvathy Ennu Ninte Moideen, Charlie
Best Director R. S. Vimal Ennu Ninte Moideen
Best Movie Suresh Raj, Binoy Shankarath, Ragy Thomas, R. S. Vimal Ennu Ninte Moideen
Popular Movie Anwar Rasheed, Alphonse Putharen Premam
Popular Actor Nivin Pauly Premam
Popular Actress Namitha Pramod Chandrettan Evideya, Amar Akbar Anthony, Adi Kapyare Kootamani
Special Performance (Male) Jayasurya Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam
Special Performance (Female) Rima Kallingal Rani Padmini
Best Supporting Actor (Male) Chemban Vinod Jose Oru Second Class Yathra, Charlie
Best Supporting Actor (Female) Lena Ennu Ninte Moideen
Best Comedian Aju Varghese Oru Vadakkan Selfie, Two Countries
Best Villain Nedumudi Venu Oru Second Class Yathra
Best Star Pair Dileep and Mamta Mohandas Two Countries
Best Newcomer Actor Krishna Sankar, Sharaf U Dheen, Shabareesh Varma Premam
Best Newcomer Actress Sai Pallavi Premam
Best Lyricist Rafeeq Ahamed Ennu Ninte Moideen
Best Music Director Rajesh Murugesan Premam
Best Singer (Male) Vijay Yesudas Premam
Best Singer (Female) Vaikom Vijayalakshmi Oru Vadakkan Selfie
Best Cinematographer Jomon T. John Ennu Ninte Moideen, Charlie
Best Script Writer Salim Ahamed Pathemari
Best Debut Director John Varghese Adi Kapyare Kootamani
Best Choreographer Dinesh Master Amar Akbar Anthony

2015[edit]

2014[edit]

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

2011[edit]

2010[edit]

List of winners of 2010[3]
Award Recipient(s) Film
Lifetime achievement Madhu
Best Actor Mammootty Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja (film)
'Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha (film)
Loudspeaker (film)
Best Actress Padmapriya Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja (film)
Best Director Ranjith Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha (film)
Best Movie Gokulam gopalan,Hariharan Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja (film)
Popular Movie
Popular Actor Mohanlal Bhramaram
Ividam Swargamanu
Popular Actress
Best Supporting Actor (Male) R. Sarathkumar

Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja (film)

Best Supporting Actor (Female) Shwetha Menon Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha (film)
Best Comedian Suraj Venjaramoodu various films
Best Villain Jagathy Sreekumar
Best Star Pair
Best Newcomer Actor Kailash Neelathamara
Best Newcomer Actress Rima Kallingal Rithu
Best Lyricist Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma Various songs
Best Singer (Male) Yesudas
Best Singer (Female) K.S.Chitra
Best Cinematographer Ajayan Vinent
Best Script Writer James Albert
Best Song Anuragavilochananyi Neelathamara

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