The nominations for SIIMA Awards 2019 (Malayalam) was unveiled a month ago and an online voting was held to select the big winners. The winners of Malayalam were finally announced last night in a starry function held at Doha.
The year gone by was indeed a glorious and a prestigious one for Malayalam cinema and looks like the industry is indeed scaling newer heights. SIIMA Awards honours the big talents and movies of the South Indian cinema. While Telugu and Kannada winners were announced a day before, now the Malayalam and Tamil winners have also come out.
While Tovino Thomas managed to bag the best actor award, Aishwarya Lekshmi took home the award for best actress. The best film went for Sudani from Nigeria directed by Zakariya, who also won the best director award.
Take a look at the list of winners here.
Best actor: Tovino Thomas for Ente Ummante Peru/Theevandi
Best actress: Aishwarya Lekshmi for Varathan
Best film: Sudani from Nigeria
Most popular star: Mohanlal
Best actress critics: Trisha for Hey Jude
Best actor critics: Prithviraj for Koode
Best director: Sathyan Anthikkad for Njan Prakashan
Best debut director: Zakariya for Sudani from Nigeria
Best debut actor: Pranav Mohanlal for Aadhi
Best debut actress: Saniya Iyappan for Queen
Best actress in a supporting role: Lena for Aadhi
Best actor in supporting role: Roshan Mathew
Best actor in negative role: Sharafudheen for Varathan
Best comedian: Aju Varghese for Aravindante Athidhikal
Best female playback singer: Sithara Krishnakumar for Maarivil from Eeda
Best male playback singer: Vijay Yesudas for Poomuthole from Joseph
Best music director: Sushin Shyam for Varathan
Best lyricist: Vinayak Sasikumar for Nilapakshikal from Maradona
Best cinematographer: Gireesh Gangadharan for Swathanthryam Ardharathriyil
Life Time Achievement Award: Suresh Kumar and Menaka Suresh Kumar