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44th Kerala Film Critics Awards: Nivin Pauly, Manju Warrier Win Top Acting Honours

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The 44th Kerala Film Critics Awards have been announced on Tuesday. According to a report in Onmanorama, actor Nivin Pauly won the Best Actor award for Moothon while Manju Warrier bagged the Best Actress award for Prathi Poovan Kozhi.

The report also stated that Jallikattu swept the award for Best Film while Geethu Mohandas took home the Best Director award for Moothon.

The awards were announced by the President of the Association and Chairman of the Jury Dr George Onakkoor. The members of the jury were Thekkinkad Joseph Balan, Thirumala Dr Aravindan Vallachira, Prof Joseph Mathew Pala, A Chandrasekhar. According to a News18 report, a total of forty films were considered.

According to the Onmanorama report, Mammootty has been selected for the Ruby Jubilee award while veteran director Hariharan has been awarded the Chalachithra Ratnam Award for Outstanding Contribution.

Other awards mentioned in the report are:

Second Best Movie: Vasanthi

Second Best Director: Rahman Brothers (Vasanthi)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Vineeth Sreenivasan (Thanneer Mathan Dinangal), Chemban Vinod (Jallikettu, Porinju Mariyam Jose)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Swasika (Vasanthi)

Best Child Artiste: Master Vasudev Sajeesh (Kallanottam), Baby Anamiya RS (Samayayathra)

Best Scriptwriter: Sajin Babu (Biriyani)

Best Lyricist: Rafeeq Ahammad (Syamarangam)

Best Music Director: Ouseppachan (Evide)

Best Playback Singer (male): Vijay Yesudas (Padinettampadi and Syamaragam)

Best Playback Singer (female): Manjari (March Randam Vyazham)

Best Cinematographer: Gireesh Gangadharan (Jellikettu)

Best Editor: Samjith Muhammad (Lucifer)

Best Sound Design: Anand Babu (Thureeyam and Humania)

Best Art Director: Dileep Nath (Uyare)

Best Makeup Artist: Subi Johal, Rajiv Subba (Uyare)

Best Costume Design: Midhun Murali (Humania)

Best Popular Movie: Thanneer Mathan Dinangal directed by AD Gireesh

Best Biopic: Oru Nalla Kottayamkaran directed by Simon Kuruvila, Kalamandalam Hyderali directed by Kiran G Nath

While Prithviraj won the Special Jury award for directing Lucifer, Roshan Andrews won the Best Actor Jury award along with KK Sudhakaran and Anaswara Rajan.

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