Kerala State Film Awards for 2008 has been announced by a jury with Kannada Director Girish Kasaravally as the chairman.
|Best Film||Oru Pennum Randannum(Director – Adoor Gopalakrishnan)|
|Best Director||Adoor Gopalakrishnan(Movie – Oru Pennum Randannum)|
|Best Actor||Lal (Thalappavu)|
|Acting – Comedy||Mamukkoya(Innathe Chinthavishayam)|
|Best Actor(Runner Up)||Anoop Menon(Thirakatha)|
|Best Actress(Runner Up)||Praveena (Oru Pennum Randannum)|
|Best Film (Runner Up)||Vilapangalkkapuram (T.V.Chandran)|
|Popular Movie||Innathe Chinthavishayam(Sathyan Anthikkad)|
|Best Screenplay||Adoor Gopalakrishnan(Movie – Oru Pennum Randannum)|
|Best Story||Aryadan Shoukath (Vilapangalkappuram)|
|Best Song Writer||ONV Kurup(Gulmohar)|
|Best Music Director||M.Jayachandran(Madambi)|
|Best Male Singer||Sankar Mahadevan (Madambi)|
|Best Female Singer||Manjari (Vilapangalkkapuram )|
|Best Background score||Chandran Payyatumel (Bioscope)|
|Best Editing||Beena Paul(Bioscope)|
|Best Cinematography||M.J. Radhakrishnan (Adayalangal)|
|Best Debut Director||Madhupal (Thalappavu)|
|Best Child Actor||Niveda Thomas (Veruthe Oru Bharya)|
|Best Art Direction||Madhu Jagat (Kolkotta News)|
|Best Dubbing artist||Sreeja (Minnaminnikkoottam)|
|Best Sound Recording||T. Krishnanunni and Harikumar(Oru Pennum Randannum)|
|Best Dance Direction||Vrinda (Kolkotta News)|
|Best Lab||Chitranjali (Bioscope)|
|Best Makeup Artist||Ranjit Ambady (Thirakatha)|
|Best Costume Design||Kumar Edappal(Vilapangalkkapuram)|
|Special Jury Mention||Bioscope (Directed by Madhusoodhan)|
|Cinema related article||Vadakkanpattu cinemakal (P.S.Radhakrishnan)|
|Cinema related book||Bodhatheerangalil Kalam Midikkumbol (A.Chandrasekharan)|
- MJ Radhakrishnan(Cinematography), M Jayachandran(Music Direction), T. Krishnanunni(Sound Recording), Vrinda(Choreography) won the Kerala state award in 2007 too in their respective fields.
- Jury Chairman Girish Kasaravalli commented that no short film, documentary or Children’s film made the mark.
- Jury Chairman also commented that there was no confusion this time on selection of awards and he also stated the obvious – that the quality of Malayalam movies have gone down.
- Lal has the unique distinction of being a succesful director, producer and now best actor.
- This year none of the super stars, minor stars , wannabe stars, meteors, comets or asteroids were anywhere near the awards.
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