Thiruvananthapuram: Mohanlal (Odian) was adjudged as best actor and Nimisha Sajayan (Ida) was adjudged as best actress last year. Joju George (Joseph) and Lena (various films) were adjudged the second best actor and actress respectively.
Sudani from Nigeria has been selected for the Janmabhumi Award for the Best Picture. The film, directed by Zaheer Mohammed and produced by Sameer Taheer and Shaiju Khalid, won the state award. Lijo Jose Pellissery (Ee Ma Youi) is the best director. The awards were announced by Jury Chairman TK Rajeev Kumar.
Scriptwriter: Shahi Kabir (Joseph), Lyricist: BR Prasad (Thattipurath Achuthan), Music Director: Kailas Menon (Train), Singer: KS. Harisankar (Train), Singer: Sithara Krishna Kumar (Kammara Sambhavam), Cameraman: S Kumar (Njan Prakashan), Art Director: Sunil Babu (Kayamkulam Kochunni), Editor Pravin Prabhakar (Koode), Soundtrack recording: Pramod Thomas (Eeda) are the other Awards.
The jury comprising TK Rajeev Kumar (Chairman), Menaka Suresh Kumar, Jalaja, Bhavachithra Jayakumar, T Jayachandran, and P Sreekumar selected the awards.