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.
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
Parvathy the Popular Actress
Vivek Oberoi was named the Best Villain
Siddique became the Best Character Actor
Nyla Usha was the Best Character Actress
Best Supporting Actor award went to Soubin Shahir
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
The Social Responsible Actress award went to Rima Kallingal
The Social Responsible Actor award went to Kunchacko Boban
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)
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
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.
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.