Kerala Chalachitra Academy has reportedly informed the state government that it will announce the final winners' list for state awards (2014) on Monday, 10 August.
It is expected that Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, the Minister of state for Forest Transport, Sports, Environment and Cinema, will announce the results on Monday evening during a press conference in Thiruvananthapuram.
This year, as many as 73 Malayalam films were listed among the state award nominations.
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Mammootty and Nivin Pauly, who have delivered some noteworthy performances in 2014, are competing with each other in the best actor category.
While Mammootty has been appreciated for his roles in "Munnariyippu" and "Balyakalasakhi", Nivin was praised for his films "1983" and "Bangalore Days". It has to be noted that in the recently-concluded SIIMA 2015, Niving bagged the best actor award.
Meanwhile, Dulquer Salmaan ("Bangalore Days", "Njan"), Fahadh Faasil ("Iyobinte Pusthakam"), and Jayasurya ("Iyobinte Pusthakam", "Apothecary") have also delivered great performances in 2014.
Manju Warrier managed to bag the best actress award at all the award shows this year and she is expected to receive this prestigious state award for a second time too. If she wins this year, she will receive it for her comeback film "How Old Are You". Earlier, she received the state award for "Ee Puzhayum Kadannu" in 1996.
Nazriya Nazim ("Bangalore Days" and "Om Shanti Osaana"), Parvathy ("Bangalore Days"), Lena (Aleef), Aparna Gopinath ("Munnariyippu") and Priyanka ("Jalam") have also reportedly been nominated for the best actress award.
Anjali Menon's "Bangalore Days", Abrid Shine's "1982", Sidharth Siva's "Ain", Jayaraj's "Ottal", NK Muhammmad Koya's "Aleef" and Sunilkumar Sasidharan's "Oraalpokkam" may be considered in the best film category.
While "Ain" was awarded the National Award for the best Malayalam film, "Ottal" was selected as the Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation (2014).