The eleventh Asiavision Movie Awards were declared Sunday and in Malayalam, Nivin Pauly won the best actor award (Action Hero Biju, Jacobinte Swargarajyam) while Manju Warrier (Karinkunnam 6's) was picked for the best actress award.
Mohanlal will be conferred with the popular actor of the year award for his movies Oppam and Pulimurugan.
Vineeth Sreenivasan directorial Jacobinte Swargarajyam has been selected as the best movie (Malayalam) and Priyadarshan (for his movie Oppam) has been declared the best director.
Bollywood beauty Sonam Kapoor will be presented with the 'Icon of India' award, considering her contributions to the Indian cinema. She has also been selected as the best actress (Hindi) for her portrayal of Neerja Bhanot in the real-reel movie Neerja.
Kunchacko Boban will be awarded the 'Man of the Year' honor for his 'outstanding' performances in Vettah and Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho.
Sreenu Ramaswamy's Dharma Durai emerged the big winner in Tamil categories; it was picked as the best Tamil film and its actors Vijay Sethupathi and Tamannaah Bhatia won the best actor and best actress award respectively. Sreenu Ramaswamy won award for best director (Tamil) award and R.K. Suresh, who is also the producer of the movie, was selected as the best actor in negative role.
Other award winners are:
Popular movie: Pulimurugan
Second best actor: Manikandan (Kammattippadam)
Best supporting actor: Aju Varghese (Ann Maria Kalippilaanu)
Outstanding performance of the year - actor: Tovino Thomas (Guppy)
Outstanding performance of the year - actress: Vedhika (James and Alice)
Excellence award: Asha Sharath (Anuraga Karikkin Vellam, Pavada)
Best character artist: Renji Panicker (Jacobinte Swargarajyam)
New sensation in acting – male: Shane Nigam (Kismat)
New sensation in acting – female: Aparna Balamurali (Maheshinte Prathikaram)
Best singer: M.G. Sreekumar ('Chinnamma' from Oppam), K.S. Chithra (Songs from Pulimurugan, Thoppil Joppan)
Best actor in negative role: Kabir Bedi [Anarkkali, Mohenjo Daro (Hindi)]
Special jury award: Rajeev Pillai (Oru Muthassi Gadha), Sijoy Varghese (James and Alice)
Best cinematographer: Shaji Kumar (Pulimurugan)
Best music director: Gopi Sundar (Charlie, Kali, Pulimurugan)
Best lyricist: Harinarayanan (Oppam)
New sensation in singing: Baby Sreya (Minungum minnaminunge from Oppam)
New promise in acting – male: Gokul Suresh Gopi (Mudhugauv)
New promise in acting – female: Rejisha Vijayan (Anuraga Karikkin Vellam)
Lifetime achievement: M.K. Arjunan
Outstanding performer: Radhika Apte (Parched, Phobia, Kabali)
Excellence award: Amy Jackson (I/Theri)
Child actor: Nainika (Theri)
Best singer in Tamil: Sid Sriram
Youth icon: Ram Charan
The award winners were selected through a public voting campaign. Sharja Cricket stadium will be the venue of the star studded award night Friday (November 18) evening.
The award ceremony will have performances of singer Karthik, actor-dancers Shamna Kasim, Aparna Bala Murali, Paris Lakshmi and several others.