Kerala State Film Awards 2023 Announced; Nna Thaan Case Kodu Wins Big

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While there were 140 submissions last year, the number has gone up to 154 this year, with Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam and Nna Thaan Case Kodu bagging the top prizes. Notably, Mammootty received his eighth award in the acting category for his performance in Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam.

Best Film: Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam

Second Best Film: Adithattu

Best Actor: Mammootty (Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam)

Best Actress: Vincy Aloshious (Rekha)

Best Director: Mahesh Narayanan (Ariyippu)

Special Jury Mention (Acting): Kunchacko Boban (Nna Thaan Case Kodu) and Alencier Ley Lopez (Appan)

Special Jury Mention (Direction): Biswajith S and Rareesh

Special Award in Any Category for Women/Transgender: Shruthi Sharanyam (B 32 Muthal 44 Vare)

Best Character Actor: P P Kunjikrishnan (Nna Thaan Case Kodu)

Best Character Actress: Devi Varma (Saudi Vellakka)

Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value: Nna Thaan Case Kodu

Best Children’s Film: Pallotty 90’s Kids

Best Story Writer: Kamal KM (Pada)

Best Screenplay (Original): Ratheesh Balakrishnan Poduval (Nna Thaan Case Kodu)