Kerala Film Critics Association Awards

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Kerala Film Critics Association Awards
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Awarded forBest in film
CountryIndia
Presented byKerala Film Critics Association
First awarded1977

The Kerala Film Critics Association Awards are presented annually by the Kerala Film Critics Association to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in the Malayalam language film industry of India. The awards were instituted in 1977.

History

The Kerala Film Critics Association is an organization of film critics from Kerala, India. The association was founded in 1977 when a group of film journalists met at the behest of K. Aniyan, and Baby.[1] It presents the Kerala Film Critics Association Awards each year to honour the finest achievements in filmmaking.[2] The maiden award was presented to Yudhakandam at a modest function. Since then, the status of the award had increased and the function was becoming more colourful with every passing year.[3] In 2005, director P.Venu was bestowed with Kala Prathiba Award for his immense contribution to Malayalam cinema.

Juries and rules

The films are selected by the members of the association. Initially, only those films that were released in theatres were considered for the award. Later, following the state award pattern, all censored films began to be considered. The aspirants have to remit an entry fee of Rs. 500 and the screening charge for contest for the award (as of 2002).[3]

Award categories

  • Best Film
  • Best Director
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Second Best Film
  • Second Best Actor – Male
  • Best Supporting Actor – Female
  • Best Debut Director
  • Best Story
  • Best Script
  • Best Art Direction
  • Best Cinematographer
  • Best Music Director
  • Best Lyricist
  • Best Playback Singer – Male
  • Best Playback Singer – Female
  • Best Popular Film
  • Best Child Artist
  • Special Jury Award

In addition to regular categories, the association occasionally presents special awards. d The association awards the best film with a cash award of Rs. 1 lakh, and the second best film, best director, best actor and best actress will be presented Rs. 25,000 each.[4]

2020

The 45th Kerala Film Critics Awards for the year 2020 was announced on September 13, 2021.[5][6]

Honorary Awards

Main Awards

Sepcial Jury Awards

  • Best Directior: Zeenath - Randu Naal and Jinoy Jebit - Kozhipporu
  • Best Lyricist: Anilkumar - Leika
  • Socially Relevant Best Film: Kho-Kho, Sameer and Article-21

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

Special awards

2012

Special awards

2011

Special awards

2002

Special Awards

References

  1. ^ N. J. Nair (23 March 2002). "No room for controversies". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 24 October 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2011.
  2. ^ Staff Reporter; Reporter, Staff (5 January 2013). "Entries invited for film critics awards". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b N. J. Nair (23 March 2002). "No room for controversies". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Archived from the original on 24 October 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2011.
  4. ^ Staff Reporter; Reporter, Staff (5 January 2013). "Entries invited for film critics awards". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Film Critics Awards 2020: The Great Indian Kitchen wins the best film". On Manorama. 13 September 2021. Retrieved 16 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Kerala Film Critics Awards: Prithviraj, Biju Menon share best actor award". Mathrubhumi News. 13 September 2021. Retrieved 16 September 2021.
  7. ^ a b "Film critics awards: Nivin Pauly & Manju Warrier are best actors, Jallikattu best film". OnManorama. 20 October 2020.
  8. ^ "Kerala Film Critics Awards announced".
  9. ^ "film critics award 2016". The Hindu. 21 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Atlas-Film Critics Awards Announced". The New Indian Express. 5 April 2015.
  11. ^ a b "Critics award for Ottaal, Iyyobinte Pusthakam". The Hindu. 6 April 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Chalachitraratnam Award". The New Indian Express. 19 April 2013.
  13. ^ "Chalachitraprathibha Puraskar". The New Indian Express. 19 April 2013.
  14. ^ "Chalachitra Ratna award for O.N.V. Kurup". The Hindu. 18 May 2012.
  15. ^ "Chalachithra Prathiba award". The Hindu. 18 May 2012.

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