KOCHI: The Tenth Manappuram Minnale Film and Television Awards were announced in Kochi on Saturday.Martin Prakkat was declared the Best Director for ‘Charlie’, which had won Dulquer Salman the Best Actor Award at the State Film Awards. Jayasurya (‘Su Su Sudhi Vatmeekam’, ‘Lukkachuppi’) and Jewel Mary (‘Pathemari’) were adjudged the Best Actor and Best Actress respectively. The Awards will be presented at a gala function to be held at Crowne Plaza here on Tuesday.
In the TV section, Manoj Paravoor (‘Mannjurukumkalam’) bagged the award for best actor and Malavika Wales (‘Ponnambili’) for the best actress.
Bright Sam of Jeevan TV walked away with the Best Director Award for Film-related Programme.
Other winners included, Best News Cameraman, Rajesh Thakazhi (Asianet News); Best News Presenter(male), Fiji Thomas (Manorama News); Best News Presenter(female), Smrithi Paruthikad (Mathrubhumi News), Best News Documentary ‘Truth Inside’ Lijo Varghese (Media One), Best News Reporter, Sameer T (Kairali News).
Besides, Sriman Narayanan was honoured with Excellence in Arts and Literature Award while Thoppil Anto got the Lifetime Achievement Award. The winners were announced by Unique Times Editor Ajith along with Director Roy Manappallil, Television Award Committee chairman.