As a clear signal of what is to follow in most of the awards to be announced this year, the prestigious TTK-Prestige Vanitha Film awards went to the new generation stars Fahad Fazil and Reema Kallingal. While Fahad was named the best actor for his '22FK' and Diamond Necklace, Reema Kallingal got the award for her stunningly mature performance in '22FK'. The Best Director Award was given to Lal Jose for 'Ayaalum Njaanum Thammil' and the Best Film award went to Ustad Hotel directed by Anwar Rsaheed and produced by Listin Stephen. The Lifetime Achievement Award was conferred on Nedumudi Venu. It is estimated that almost two lakh people participated in the Gallup poll selections which was made though Manorama Online and Vanitha and Malayala Manorama weekly, the frontline magazines of Kerala.
The other important awards announced include Best Script Writer- Anjali Menon (Ustad Hotel), Best Supporting Actor: Prathap Pothan (Ayalaum Njanum Thammil), Best Supporting Actress: Kaniha (Bavootiyude Namathil), Best Pair: Dulquer Salman-Nithya Menon (Ustad Hotel), Best Female Debutant- Isha Talwar (Thattathin Marayathu), Best Male Debutant: Dulquer Salman (Second Show), Best Comedian: Baburaj (Mayamohini), Best Villain: Murali Gopi (Ee Adutha Kalathu, Thappana), Best Camera Man: Shyju Khalid (22 Female Kottayam) Best Lyricist: Rafeeq Ahemad (Spirit, Diamond Necklace), Best Male Playback Singer: Nivas (Nilamalare.. from Diamaond Necklace), Best Female Playback Singer: Remya Nambeesan (Muthuchppi Poloru.. from Thattathin Marayathu), Best Music Director: Shan Rehman (Thattathin Marayathu),
The star studded award ceremony will be held on 16th February at Thiruvananthapuram.