Kerala State Television awards 2019-Winners list

The winners of the 28th Kerala State Television Awards 2019 were announced by Minister for Cultural Affairs A K Balan  at PR Chamber on 19th September  2020.  The award were decided by Kerala Chalachitra Academy by a Jury in feature and non-feature category. For the year 2017, Director-cum-actor Madhupal was the chairman of the fiction segment. Directors Saji Surendran and M A Nishad, writer Santhosh Echikkanam and actress Anumol wee the other members of the jury. Critic and documentary director O K Johny was head of the jury panel for the non-fiction segment. Senior journalist N K Raveendran, documentary director Shiny Jacob Benjamin, director Pradeep Nair, and cinematographer Manesh Madhavan comprise the non-fiction jury.  Journalist and writer A Sahadevan was the head for the jury for the writing segment which also consists of writers S Saradakutty and T K Santhoshkumar. 

Side Effects directed by Sujith Sahadev was selected as the best telefilm (above 20 minutes duration) in the State Television Awards for the year 2019. Savannayile Mazhapakshikal directed by Noushad for KITE Victers was chosen as the best telefilm (below 20 minutes duration

Kavitha Nair was awarded as the best actress of the year for the realistic acting in the KK Rajeev directorial, 'Thonyaksharangal',  The best actor title was won by Madhu Vibhakar for the teleserial 'Kunjiraman'. Maya Suresh won the award for the second best actor (female) and Muraleedharakurup won the second best actor (male) award for the same teleserial. Comedian Nazeer Sankranthi was chosen as the best actor (comedy) for Thatteem Mutteem.  Lesvin Ullas won the best child actor award and Comedy Masters. Uppum Mulakum fame Shivani Menon has also received a special mention in the child actor category.

Famous wildlife conservationist and snake expert, Vava Suresh was declared as the best TV host for his show, 'Snake Master'. Ramesh Pisharady hosted show Big Salute on Mazhavil Manorama  was chosen as the best TV show (entertainment). Maniramayam directed by C. Mithun for Mazhavil Manorama won the award for best comedy programme. 

Njanaanu Sthree in Amritha TV and Parayathe Vayya in Manorama TV shared the best TV show (current affairs) award. Ananthapuriyude Thirusheshippukal directed by Beena Kalam for KITE Victers won the award for best children’s programme. Iniyum Vaayichu Theerathe directed by Deepu Thamban for Kerala Vision won special mention for documentary (biography).

 ‘Mahaguru’ teleserial of Kaumudi TV won five awards. S Lavel (cinematographer), Lesvin Ullas Lesvin Ullas (child artist), Shibu Kumar (art direction), Shankar Lal and Rohini A Pillai (dubbing artist) bagged awards

In Thunder Lightning and Rain directed by Rajesh James for Kerala Vision was chosen as the best documentary (general category). Oru Thuruthinte Katha directed by Nishanth M.V. for Asianet News and Cherudhanyangalude Gramam directed by G.S. Unnikrishnan Nair for Kairali TV shared the best documentary (science and environment) award. Venalil Peytha Chattumazha directed by R.S. Pradeep and Ritwik Baiju Chandran’s Jeevanulla Swapnangal shared the best documentary (biography) award.

Sankar Lal won the award for the best dubbing artiste (male) for Mahaguru in Kaumudi TV, while Rohini A. Pillai won the best dubbing artiste (female) for the same teleserial. Lesvin Ullas won the best child actor award, Lavel S. won the best cinematographer award and Shibukumar the best art direction award for the same teleserial. Prakash Alex won the best music director award and Thomas Kurian the award for the best sound for Side Effects.

Jibin Jose won the award for the best news cameraperson for In Thunder Lightning and Rain in Kerala Vision. Arya P. of Mathrubhumi News and Anuja of 24 News shared the award for best news presenter.  K. Arun and K.R. Gopikrishnan shared the award for the best anchor/interviewer (current affairs) for Janakeeya Kodathi and 360 in 24 News. Saji Devi S. won the best commentator award for Njan Gouri in DD Malayalam. K.P. Rasheed of Asianet News won the best investigative journalist for the report Karimanal Republic.

Kerala State Television awards 2019
Winners of Kerala State Television awards

Kerala State Television Awards 2019 Winners List

Best Telefilm (short )-Savannayile Mazhapakshikal directed by Noushad
Best Telefilm -Side Effects directed by Sujith Sahadev
Best Director, editor, writer - Sujith Sahadev - Side effect

Best television show – Big Salute (Mazazhavil Manorama)(entertainment)
Best Comedy program -Marimayam

Best Actor-Madhu Vibhakar (Kunjiraman - Amma Vision) 
Best Actress- Kavitha Nair Nandan (Thonniyaksharangal - Amrita TV)
Second best actor: Muraleedharakurup (Thonniyaksharangal - Amrita TV) 
Second best actress: Maya Suresh (Thonniyaksharangal - Amrita TV)...
Best Comedian – Nazeer Sankranthi  for Thatteem Mutteem
Best Dubbing artist female – Rohini A Pillai (Mahaguru)

Documentary (general) - In Thunder Lightning and Rain (Kerala Vision) 
Documentary (science, environment) - Oru Thuruthinte Athmakatha (Asianet News); Cherudhanyangalude Gramam (Kairali News)
Documentary (biography): Venalil Peytha Chattumazha, Jeevanulla Swapnangal
Documentary (children, women): Attappadiyile Ammamar (Media One)
Director (documentary): Sajeed Naduthodi (Andhathayekurichu Diarykurippukkal - Swayamprabha)
Best short film for children-Points-Shalom TV  ( written and directed by Subin Josh)

Best Camera man – S Lavel (Mahaguru)
Best Music Director – Prakash Alex (Side effect)
Best art director- Shibu Kumar (Mahaguru)
Best sound recordist- Thomas Kurian

Children's programme: Ananthapuriyude Thirusheshippukkal (KITE Victers) 
Education programme: Panjimuttayi (Njangal Inganaanu Bhai)

News presenter: P Arya (Mathrubhumi News); Anooja (24 News)
News cameraman: Jibin Jose (In Thunder Lightning and Rain - Kerala Vision)
Anchor (non-news programme) - Vava Suresh (Snake Master - Kaumudi TV)
Anchor (educational programme): V S Rajesh (Kaumudi TV) and Biju Muthathi (Kairali News)
Anchor (current affairs): Dr K Arun Kumar (Janakeeya Kodathi - 24 News) & K R Gopikrishnan  (360 - 24 news)
Investigative journalist: K P Rasheed (Karimanal Republic - Asianet News)...
Commentator: S Saji Devi (Njan Gouri - Doordarshan)

Special jury mention 
Actress: Aishwarya Anil Kumar (Kunjiraman - Amma Vision)
Comedy artist: Reshmi Anil (Comedy Masters - Amrita TV)
Child artist: Shivani (Uppum Mulakkum - Flowers TV)
Documentary (biography) - Inniyum Vayichu Theerathe (Kerala Vision)

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