Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday announced the Karnataka State Award for 2018. The award is given every year on April 24 but due to the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the last two years, the awards were not given on this day.
Karnataka State Award for 2018
Raghavendra Rajkumar and Meghana Raj have been awarded the 2018 Karnataka State Film Awards in the Best Actor and Best Actress categories. They are among the 31 film award winners announced by Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Friday.
The First Best Film went to Aa Karala Ratri directed by Dayal Padmanabhan. Ramana Savari and Ondalla Eradalla bagged the Second Best and Third Best film awards.
Dayal’s Aa Karaala Ratri, Yash-starrer KGF and Tulu movie Deyi Baidethi bagged two awards each.
Apart from the awards for films made in 2018, the three-lifetime achievement awards were also announced. The Rajkumar Award for lifetime achievement will be given to veteran actor Srinivas Murthy and the Puttanna Kanagal Award for lifetime achievement of a director went to P Sheshadri. The Vishnuvardhan Award for lifetime contribution was announced for BS Basavaraju.
The State Film Awards are to be given away on April 24 every year which is the birthday of the late thespian Rajkumar.
Here is the complete list of winners
First Best Movie: A Karaala Ratri
Second Best Movie: Ramana Savaari
Third Best Movie: Ondella Yardalla
Social Concern Film: Deyi Baidethi (Tulu)
Best Social Film: Santakavi Kanakadasara Ramadhanya
Best Family Entertainer: Sarkari Hi. Pra. Shaale, Kasaragodu, Koduge: Ramanna Rai
Best Children’s Film: Hoovu Balli
Best Debut Film of New Director: Belakina Kannadi (Basavaraj Hammini)
Best Actor (Male): Raghavendra Rajkumar (Ammana Mane)
Best Actress (Male): Meghana Raj (Iruvudellava Bittu)
Best Actor in Supporting Role (Male): Balaji Manohar (Churi Katte)
Best Actress in Supporting Role (Female): Veena Sundar (A Karaala Ratri)
Best Story: Harish S (Nayi Gere)
Best Director: Dayal Padmanabhan
Best Screenplay: P Sheshadri (Mookajjiya Kanasugalu)
Best Dialogue: Sirisha Joshi (Savitri Bapule) Savitribai Phule
Best Cinematography: Naveen Kumar I (Ammachi Yemba Nenapu)
Best Music Director: Ravi Basrur (KGF)
Best Editing: Suresh Arumugam (Trataka)
Best Child Artiste (Male): Master Urs (Ramana Savari)
Best Child Artiste (Female): Baby Sinchana (Andavada)
Best Art Director: Shivakumar J (KGF)
Best Lyrics: Baraguru Ramachandrappa (Bayalatada Bheemanna)
Best Playback Singer (Male): Siddhartha Belmannu (Santakavi Kanakadasara Ramadhanya)
Best Playback Singer (Female): Kalavati Dayananda (Deyi Baidethi)
Special Jury Award: Anantarayappa (Samanateya Kadege)
Puttanna Kanagal Award: P Sheshadri
Dr. Vishnuvardhan Award: BS Basavaraju
Best Production Manager: V Thomas (Abbe Tumakuru Siddapurush Vishwaradyaru)
Best Book on Films: NS Shankar (Chitrakathe)
Sharanu Hullur (Ambareesh Vyakti-Vyaktitva)
Best Short Film: Paduvaralli