Vanitha film awards 2020: Mohanlal wins best actor, Manju Warrier is best actress

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Kochi: Malayalam superstar Mohanlal has bagged the Best Actor award at the Cera-Vanitha Film Awards 2020 for his performance in Lucifer. Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit presented the top award to Mohanlal during a glittering ceremony held at the Bristow Ground in Kochi on Sunday.

Manju Warrier was adjudged the Best Actress for her performance in Prathi Poovankozhi.

Actor-turned-director Prithviraj secured the Best Director award for Lucifer, which was also picked as the Best Popular Film.

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Kumbalangi Nights was adjudged the Best Film.

Here are the other winners:

Syam Pushkaran secured the Best Scriptwriter award

Nivin Pauly was adjudged the Best Graceful Actor

Asif Ali was named as the Popular Actor

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Parvathy the Popular Actress

Vivek Oberoi was named the Best Villain

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Siddique became the Best Character Actor

Nyla Usha was the Best Character Actress

Best Supporting Actor award went to Soubin Shahir

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Best Supporting Actress award was bagged by Anusree

Saiju Kurup was named the Best Comedian

Virus was picked as the Best Film on social issues

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The Social Responsible Actress award went to Rima Kallingal

The Social Responsible Actor award went to Kunchacko Boban

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Innocent awarded the Lifetime Achievement award to veteran actress Sharada.

Vijay Yesudas was picked as the Best Singer (male)

Shreya Ghosal the Best Singer (female)

Suraj Venjaramoodu won the award for Special Performance (male)

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Mamata Mohandas won this award in the female category.

Shane Nigam and Anna Ben were picked as the Best Star Couple

Anna Ben was also adjudged the Best Debutant Actress

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Mathew Thomas won the award for Best Actor Debut

Jayhari won the Best Music Director award

Hari Narayanan was the Best Lyricist

Master Achuthan was given the Best Child Artist award by actor Unni Mukundan.

Manu Ashokan is the Best Debutant Director

Brinda Master won the Best Choreographer award

Gireesh Gangadharan the Best Cinematographer

Radhika Ravi was picked as the Vanitha cover girl, and Sumy C S the Vanitha cover face.

Bollywood stars too

Stars from Bollywood and Kollywood watched as the awards for the best works in Mollywood were given away. Bollywood Diva Madhuri Dixit added glitter to the gala event, while Nora Fatehi, who wooed people with her scintillating performance in item numbers, cast a spell over the audience. Indo-Sri Lankan actress Jacqueline Fernandez too impressed the Keralite crowd with her dazzling dance moves.

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Malayalam actresses Anu Sithara, Namitha Pramod, Anusree, Nikhila Vimal, Miya, Deepti Sati, and Ramya Nambeeshan too joined hands to turn the night into a gala event. The highlight of the awards night was the performance by Master Achuthan, who came to be known as the 'wonder boy' of Mollywood after his performance in Mammootty-starrer Mamaangam.

Prachi Tehlan, who led the Indian Netball Team in the Commonwealth Games and in the Asian Championships before becoming an actress, also put up an amazing performance.

Malayalis’ all-time favourite singer K S Chitra along with Vijay Yesudas crooned some evergreen songs.

The sponsors of the event were Josco and Popees.

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