Amrita Television recorded a rich haul in the Kerala state television awards for
the year 2005. The one-year old channel won as many as 14 awards, including important
titles such as best telefilm, script, actor, actress, cinematography, music director,
art director and best story.
In the Telefilms category,
Annum Mazhayayirunnu directed by B Unnikrishnan emerged as the winner.
Doordarshan's Agnisakshi, directed by Sreejith Paleri, was chosen as the
second best teleserial. M Mohanan won the award for best script writer for Samasya
telecast by Amrita. The jury found no winner in the teleserial category.
won the best actor award for his performance in Annum Mazhayayirunnu and
Samasya. P.Sreekumar got the supporting actor award for his performance
in 'Annum Mazhayayirunnu'. K P Sivakumar received the best director award for
his telefilm Kuttilekku aired by Jeevan TV. Amma, a telefilm directed
by John Paul and aired by Amrita TV, won the award for the best story.
Ambili Devi and Sona Nair
won the best actress and supporting actress award respectively for their performances
in Amma and Samasya. Sanusha was adjudged the best child artiste
for her performance in Violin aired by Asianet.
In the news section,
Praleyasmitham Kailasam directed by Vinod Mankara and aired by Asianet
won the best documentary award. R S Ajan won the best director award for his documentary
Everyday Heroes aired by ACV.
S Saratchandran of Kairali TV won the
best newsreader award while C M Mochita won the best compere award. V R Sudheesh
of Asianet won the best interviewer award while P Shajahan of Asianet won the
best investigative journalist award.
The award for the best critical writing
on TV programmes went to S D Prins for his column Telikalam in the Madhyamam
Jury chairman Vijayakrishnan announced the awards. The judging panel
also included George Onakkur, Harikumar and Chalachitra Academy chairman T K Rajeev