The 18th Asianet Film Awards, one of the most prestigious award shows to honour the best in the Malayalam entertainment industry, took place at Adlux International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Karukutty, Angamaly, from 6 pm on Sunday, 7 February.
Tamil actors Vikram and Trisha were the chief guests at the award night. The star-studded award show saw performances by Mohanlal, Asha Sharath, Vishnu Priya, Mia George, Neeraj Madhav and Akshara Kishor, among others.
Prithviraj Sukumaran and Parvathy bagged the best actor and actress awards for their performances in RS Vimal's blockbuster movie "Ennu Ninte Moideen". The movie was also awarded the Best Film of 2015. While superstar Mohanlal was given the Millenium Star Award, Mammootty bagged the Lifetime Achievement Award. Young actors Nivin Pauly and Dulquer Salmaan received Asianet's Popular Actor and Youth Icon awards, respectively.
Check event photos here.
Aju Varghese was adjudged best comedian and dedicated the win to Vinay Forrt for his performance in "Premam". "I dedicate this to our dear Vimal sir of Premam. Vinay bro: this is yours," Aju posted on his Facebook page.
Alphonse Puthren's "Premam" and RS Vimal's "Ennu Ninte Moideen" bagged the maximum number of awards this year at the 18th Asianet awards.
The event was attended by almost all the celebrities of the Malayalam fraternity, including Mohanlal, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Nivin Pauly, Parvathy, Sai Pallavi, Aju Varghese, Vijay Yesudas, Yesudas, Innocent, Vineeth Sreenivasan, Namitha Pramod, Meena, Gopi Sunder, Kamal, Reenu Mathews, Priyanka, Sshivada Nair, Joju George, Biju Menon, Navya Nair, Akshara Kishor, Kalabhavan Shajon, Pranav Mohanlal, Jomon T John and Anusree.
Also in attendance were yesteryear actress Sheela, Meera Jasmine, Sibi Malayil, Vimala Raman, Stephen Devassy, Nikitha Thukral, Kalaranjini, KPAC Lalitha, Nedumudi Venu, RS Vimal, Pearle Maaney, Vijaya Raghavan, Shine Tom Chacko, Nikki Galrani, Lena, Saikumar, Bindhu Panicker, Sijoy Varghese, Thesni Khan, Neeraj Madhav, Tiny Tom, Anupama Parameshwaran, Ramesh Pisharody, Dinesh Nair, Deepak Dev, Ambika, Muthumani, Jagadeesh, Prathap Pothen, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Manoj K Jayan, Suresh Krishna, Baby Meenakshi, Vaikom Vijayalakshmi, Priyal Gor, Vijay Babu, Padmaraj Ratheesh, Parvathy Ratheesh and Aparna Vinod.
The award show will be aired on Asianet soon.
Check out a teaser video of the award show here:
Check out full award winners' list below:
Best Actor: Prithviraj Sukumaran [Ennu Ninte Moideen]
Best Actress: Parvathy Menon [Ennu Ninte Moideen, Charlie]
Best Supporting Actor: Sai Kumar
Best Supporting Actress: Kalpana [Charlie]
Best Character Actor: Biju Menon
Best Comedian: Aju Varghese [Various films]
Best Debut Actress: Deepti Sati [Nee-Na]
Best Character Actress: Lena [Ennu Ninte Moideen]
Popular Tamil Actor: Vikram
Popular Tamil Actress: Trisha
Popular Malayalam Actor: Nivin Pauly [Premam, Oru Vadakkan Selfie]
Best Perfomer of the Year: Vineeth Sreenivasan [Various Films]
Popular Film: Premam
Youth Icon: Dulquer Salmaan
Best Villain: Nedumudi Venu [Oru Second Class Yathra, Rudra Simhasanam]
Millenium Star: Mohanlal
Life time achievement: Mammootty
Best Director: Alphonse Puthren [Premam]
Special Jury Award: Vijaya Raghavan, Sai Pallavi
Multi Faceted Personality of the Year: Innocent
Best Script Writer: RS Vimal [Ennu Ninte Moideen]
Best music composer: Rajesh Murugesan [Premam]
Best Lyricist: Rafeeq Ahamed [Ennu Ninte Moideen]
Best Singer (male): Vijay Yesudas [Malare - Premam]
Best Singer (female): Vaikom Vijayalakshmi [Kaikottum - Oru Vadakkan Selfie]
Best Cinematography: Jomon T John [Ennu Ninte Moideen]
Best Editor: Mahesh Narayan [Ennu Ninte Moideen]
Lifetime Achievement: Yesudas
Best Film: Ennu Ninte Moideen
Best Child Artiste: Meenakshi [Amar Akbar Anthony]
Check out photos of the event below: