North American Film Awards (NAFA) 2017: Nivin Pauly, Manju Warrier, Tovino Thomas and others in winners list
- 2017-01-30 13:22:47 IST
The North American Film Awards (NAFA) 2017, which is organised to honour the best movies and performers of Malayalam movies, is set to be a star-studded event this year. The organisers of the second edition of the award show have declared the winners in various categories.
While Nivin Pauly has been selected as the Best Actor for his performances in blockbuster movies Jacobinte Swargarajyam and Action Hero Biju, Manju Warrier will be awarded the Best Actress of the year for her films Karinkunnam 6s and Vettah.
Fahadh Faasil's family entertainer Maheshinte Prathikaram has bagged the maximum number of awards, including best movie, new sensational heroine (Aparna Balamurali), comedian (Soubin Shahir), debut director (Dileesh Pothan), screenplay (Shyam Pushkaran), music director (Bijibal) and cinematographer (Shyju Khalid). Meanwhile, Nivin's realistic entertainer Action Hero Biju, which has been selected as the Popular Movie of the year also bagged two more awards -- Best Singer (Vani Jayaram) and Character Actor (Joju George).
Tovino, who has won the New Sensational Hero award thanked NAFA and all the cast and crew of Guppy, for which he was well appreciated by the audience.
Thank you NAFA :)Dedicating this award to my dearest Chethan Jayalal Johnpaul George Girish Gangadharan C.V. Sarathi E4entertainment and the whole cast and crew of GUPPY ! Congratulations to all the award winners !!
NAFA 2017 will also see the presence of Biju Menon, Aju Varghese, Vinay Forrt, Renji Panicker, Asha Sarath, Neeraj Madhav, Abrid Shine, Rajeev Ravi, Unni Menon and Vinayakan, who have also won awards in different categories. Presented by Freedia Entertainment, NAFA 2017 will be held on July 22 in New York.
Check out full winners' list here:
Best Actor - Nivin Pauly (Jacobinte Swargarajyam, Action Hero Biju)
Best Actress - Manju Warrier (Karinkunnam 6s, Vettah)
New Sensational Hero - Tovino Thomas (Guppy)
New Sensational Heroine - Aparna Balamurali (Maheshinte Prathikaram)
Popular Hero of the Year - Biju Menon (Anuraga Karikkin Vellam)
Best Entertainer - Aju Varghese (Pretham, KPAC, Ann Maria Kalippilaanu)
Best Comedian - Soubin Shahir ( Maheshinte Prathikaaram, Kali, Anuraga Karikkin Vellam, others)
Best Character Actor - Joju Geroge (Action Hero Biju)
Best Villain- Chemban Vinod Jose (Kali)
Best Supporting Actor - Renji Panicker (Jacobinte Swargarajyam)
Best Supporting Actress - Asha Sarath (Pavada, Anuraga Karikkin Vellam)
Outstanding performance - Vinayakan (Kammatipaadam)
Special Jury - Vinay Forrt (Kismath) and Neeraj Madhav (Oozham)
Best Movie - Maheshinte Prathikaram - Dileesh Pothen
Best Popular Movie - Action Hero Biju (Abrid Shine)
Best Director- Rajeev Ravi (Kammatipaadam)
Best Debut Director - Dileesh Pothen (Maheshinte Prathikaram)
Best Screenplay - Shyam Pushkaran (Maheshinte Prathikaram)
Best Music Director - Bijibal (Maheshinte Prathikaram)
Best Male Singer - Unni Menon (Jacobinte Swargarajyam)
Best Female Singer - Vani Jayaram (Pookal Panineer Pookal - Action Hero Biju)
Best Cinematographer - Shyju Khalid (Maheshinte Prathikaram)