Premam swept up six awards including Best Actor Critics’ Choice.
The biggest stars of Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam cinema lit up Singapore at the 2016 edition of South Indian International Movie Awards.
Over the course of two days, more than 80 awards were handed out at the prestigious event at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.
The first day (June 30) was dedicated to Telugu and Kannada cinema. As expected, Baahubali was the big winner.
The epic drama grabbed a number of acting and technical trophies, including Best Film and Best Director for SS Rajamouli.
Tamil and Malayalam awards took centre stage the next day. Vijay Yesudas opened the show. Later, Allu Arjun joined Anirudh on stage for an energetic performance.
Tamil action thriller Thani Oruvan won Best Film, but lost Best Director to Naanum Rowdy Dhaan’s Vignesh Shivan.
Premam, a Malayalam musical film, swept up six awards including Best Actor Critics’ Choice for Nivin Pauly.
Legendary playback singer and music composer S. Janaki shared the Lifetime Achievement Award with producer Panchu Arunachalam. Janaki also received a beautiful tribute performance from Usha Uthup.
Off stage, the superstars of South Indian cinema brought their best styles to the red carpet as well.
Actress Vedhika stepped out in a Hanna Touma Couture, complimented by elegant Gehna Jewellers pieces.
Samantha Prabhu lived up to her reputation as one of the highest paid South Indian actresses. The Youth Icon of South India winner looked breathtaking in a Shriya Som dress and a pair of Sophia Webster sparkly heels.
Actress Hansika Motwani joined in the fashion race in a jaw-dropping Manav Gangwani design. The figure-hugging ruffled gown was the perfect canvas for its floral embroidery.
Other famous faces Femina India cover girl Shruti Hassan, actress Huma Qureshi, Pragya Jaiswal and Radhika Apte.
Rana Daggubati looked handsome in a dark suit. Devi Sri Prasad, who won three awards, went for a casual smart style.
Model-actress Amyra Datsur also graced the red carpet and enchanted the audience with her dance moves on stage on the second day.
The South Indian International Movie Awards held its first event in Dubai in 2012. Every year, a panel of industry experts will select the nominees for each category. The public will decide the winners by voting online.
Here are all the winners at the South Indian International Movie Awards 2016:
- Best Film ~ Baahubali
- Best Director ~ SS Rajamouli for Baahubali
- Best Actor ~ Mahesh Babu for Srimanthudu
- Best Actress ~ Shruti Haasan for Srimanthudu
- Best Actor (Critics) ~ Allu Arjun for Rudhramadevi
- Best Actress (Critics) ~ Anushka Shetty for Rudhramadevi
- Best Supporting Actor ~ Rajendra Prasad for Srimanthudu
- Best Supporting Actress ~ Ramya Krishna for Baahubali
- Best Actor in a Negative Role ~ Rana Daggubati for Baahubali
- Best Comedian ~ Vennela Kishore for Bhale Bhale Magadivoy
- Best Debutant Director ~ Anil Ravipudi for Pataas
- Best Debutant Producer ~ Vijay Reddy & Sashidev Reddy for Bhale Manchi Roju
- Best Debutant Male ~ Akhil Akkineni for Akhil
- Best Debutant Female ~ Pragya Jaiswal for Kanche
- Best Cinematographer ~ KK Senthil Kumar for Baahubali
- Best Fight Choreographer ~ Peter Hein for Baahubali
- Best Dance Choreographer ~ Jani Master for Temper
- Best Playback Singer (Male) ~ Sagar for ‘Jatha Kalise’ in Srimanthudu
- Best Playback Singer (Female) ~ Satya Yamini for ‘Mamatala Talli’ in Baahubali
- Best Lyricist ~ Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry for Kanche
- Best Music Director ~ Devi Sri Prasad for Srimanthudu
- Most Streamed Song of the Year ~ ‘Rama Rama’ by Devi Sri Prasad for Srimanthudu
- Best Film ~ Mythri
- Best Director ~ Upendra for Uppi 2
- Best Actor ~ Puneeth Rajkumar for Rana Vikrama
- Best Actress ~ Rachita Ram for Rana Vikrama
- Best Actor (Critics) ~ Sathish Ninasam for Rocket
- Best Actress (Critics) ~ Shanvi Srivastava for Masterpiece
- Best Supporting Actor ~ Pannaga Bharana for Kendasampige
- Best Supporting Actress ~ Tejaswini Prakash for Goolihatti
- Best Actor in a Negative Role ~ Saikumar for RangiTaranga
- Best Comedian ~ Chikkana for Masterpiece
- Best Debutant Director ~ Anup Bhandari for RangiTaranga
- Best Debutant Producer
- Best Debutant Male ~ Vinay Rajkumar for Siddhartha
- Best Debutant Female ~ Manvitha Harish for Kendasampige
- Best Playback Singer (Male) ~ Santhosh Venky for ‘Raja Rani’ in Rhaatee
- Best Playback Singer (Female) ~ Inchara Rao for ‘Kareyole’ in RangiTaranga
- Best Lyricist ~ Anup Bhandari for ‘Ee Sanje’ in RangiTaranga
- Best Music Director ~ Arjun Janya for Vajrakaya
- Most Streamed Song of the Year ~ ‘No Problem’ by Arjun Janya for Vajrakaya
- Best Film ~ Thani Oruvan
- Best Director ~ Vignesh Shivan for Naanum Rowdy Dhaan
- Best Actor ~ Chiyaan Vikram for I
- Best Actress ~ Nayanthara for Naanum Rowdy Dhaan
- Best Actor (Critics) ~ Jayam Ravi for Thani Oruvan
- Best Actress (Critics) ~ Nithya Menen for OK Kanmani
- Best Supporting Actor ~ Prakash Raj for OK Kanmani
- Best Supporting Actress ~ Radhika Sarathkumar for Thanga Magan
- Best Actor in a Negative Role ~ Arun Vijay for Yennai Arindhal
- Best Comedian ~ R J Balaji for Naanum Rowdy Dhaan
- Best Debutant Male ~ G V Prakash for Darling
- Best Debutant Female ~ Keerthy Suresh for Idhu Enna Maayam
- Best Playback Singer (Male) ~ Anirudh Ravichander for ‘Thagamey’ in Naanum Rowdy Dhaan
- Best Playback Singer (Female) ~ Shweta Mohan for ‘Enna Solla’ in Thanga Magan
- Best Lyricist ~ Vairamuthu for ‘OK Kanmani’
- Best Music Director ~ Anirudh Ravichander for Naanum Rowdy Dhaan
- Most Streamed Song of the Year ~ ‘Yendi Yendi’ by Devi Sri Prasad for Puli
- Best Film ~ Premam
- Best Director ~ Alphonse Putharen for Premam
- Best Actor ~ Prithviraj Sukumaran for Ennu Ninte Moideen
- Best Actress ~ Nayanthara for Bhaskar the Rascal
- Best Actor (Critics) ~ Nivin Pauly for Premam
- Best Actress (Critics) ~ Parvathy for Ennu Ninte Moideen
- Best Supporting Actor ~ Siddique for Pathemari
- Best Supporting Actress ~ Lena for Ennu Ninte Moideen
- Best Actor in a Negative Role ~ Kabir Bedi for Anarkali
- Best Comedian ~ Aju Varghese for Two Countries
- Best Debutant Female ~ Sai Pallavi for Premam
- Best Playback Singer (Female) ~ Baby Sreya for ‘Enno Njanente’ in Amar Akbar Anthony
- Best Lyricist ~ Shabareesh Varma for ‘Malare’ in Premam
- Best Music Director ~ Rajesh Murugesan for Premam
- Most Streamed Song of the Year ~ ‘Kannondu Chollanu’ by M. Jayachandran in Ennu Ninte Moideen
- South Sensation of the Year ~ Sudheer Babu
- Lifetime Achievement Award ~ S. Janaki Ji & Panchu Arunachalam
- Youth Icon of South India ~ Samantha Prabhu
Congratulations to all the winners!