Chennai: The 6th Annual Vijay Awards was held much bigger and bolder this year. Vijay Awards was attended by an array of stars from the film industry, eminent directors, notable producers, top-notch technicians. With international standards, grandiose sets and with live performances, it was held on 16 June at Nehru Indoor Stadium Chennai.
Of the 143 films released in 2011, winners from 34 different categories were announced in the evening's awards ceremony.
Kamal Hassan's 'Viswaroopam' trailer was launched in the event. Dhanush took the centre stage and gave a stunning performance Live. Actors Shriya Saran, Anjali, Vedika and many others gave scintillating performances during the award ceremony. The show was hosted by promising upcoming hero Sivakarthikeyan who is known for his quick wit & humor along with Gopinath. The jury members were KS Ravikumar, Yugi Sethu, Nadhiya, Lizzy Priyadarshan and Rathinavel.
Vijay Awards was attended by an array of stars from the film industry, eminent directors, notable producers and top-notch technicians.
Awards and winners:
Favorite Hero: Ajith
Favorite Heroine: Anushka
Favorite Director: Venkat Prabhu: Mankatha
Favorite Film: Ko
Best Actor Vikram: Deiva Thirumagal
Best Actor Female: Anjali for Engeyum Eppothum
Best Villain: Ajith for Mankatha
Entertainer of the year: Dhanush
Best Director: Vetrimaaran for Aadukalam
Best Film: Engeyum Eppothum
Best Music Director: GV Prakash for Aadukalam
Best Supporting Actor Male: Sarathkumar for Kanchana
Best Supporting Actor Female: Uma Riaz for Mounaguru
Best Debut Actor Male: Nani
Best Debut Actor Female: Richa Gangopadhyay for Mayakkam Enna
Best Comedian Santhanam and Kovai Sarala: Siruthai + Deiva Thirumagal, Kanchana
Best Cinematographer: PS Vinodh
Best Editor: Kishore for Engeyum Eppothum
Best Stunt Director: Dilip for Aaranya Kandam
Best Art Director: Seenu for Vaagai Sooda Vaa
Best Screenplay: Thiagaraja Kumararaja
Best Dialogue: Samudrakani for Poraali
Best Lyricist: Vairamuthu for Vaagai Sooda Vaa
Best Choreographer: Suchitra for Dia Dia Dole for Avan Ivan
Best Make Up Artist: Gothandapani for 7aum Arivu
Best Costume Designer: Anuvardhan and Moorthy for 7aum Arivu
Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award for excellence in Indian cinema: SP Balasubramaniam
Jury Special Award: Baby Sara for Deiva Thirumagal
Best Find Of The Year: Gibraan for Vaagai Sooda Vaa
Best Crew Of The Year: Aadukalam
The Favorite Awards were by public voting and the Best awards were chosen by the eminent jury members.