Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards were given for excellence in Tamil cinema in India. They were given annually to honour the best talents and provide encouragement and incentive to the South Indian film industry by the Government of Tamil Nadu.[1] The awards were decided by a committee headed by a Judge. The awards were first given in 1967 and discontinued after 1970. The awards were given again in 1977 and continued till 1982. The awards were not given in the years 1971 to 1976. However, in the year 1977, the awards for Best Actress and Best Actor were announced for the years 1971 to 1976 by way of honorary certificates by the government led by the then chief minister M.G.Ramachandran. Since 1988, the awards were regularly given until it became defunct in 2008.[2]

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
Current: 49th Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
Awarded forExcellence in the Tamil film industry
CountryIndia
Presented byGovernment of Tamil Nadu
First awarded1967

After winning the election for the Producers Council of Tamil cinema, the chairman Vishal revealed that he would approach the government to reinstate the awards.[3][4] The awards were reinstated in July 2017 after the government announced the wins for 2009–2014.[5][6] After A Gap of 7 Years, the Awards for the Year 2015 was Announced on March 2024.

Records edit

Most Awards for Best Director

Image Recipient No. of Awards
  K. Balachander 2

Most Awards for Best Actor

Image Recipient No. of Awards
  Kamal Haasan 8

Most Awards for Best Actress

Image Recipient No. of Awards
  Jyothika 4

Most Awards for Best Supporting Actor

Image Recipient No. of Awards
  Nassar 3

Most Awards for Best Supporting Actress

Image Recipient No. of Awards
  Saranya Ponvannan 2

Most Awards for Best Villain

Image Recipient No. of Awards
  Prakash Raj 4

Most Awards for Best Comedian

Image Recipient No. of Awards
  Vadivelu 6

Most Awards for Music Direction

Image Recipient No. of Awards
  A. R. Rahman 6

Awards edit

Awards are given in the following categories. Follow the links for lists of the award winners, year by year.

Creative Awards edit

Technical Awards edit

Special Awards edit

Retired Awards edit

List of frequent winners edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". rrtd.nic.in. Archived from the original on 30 April 2003. Retrieved 14 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Anandan, ‘Film News’ (2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru (Tamil Film History and Its Achievements). Sivagami Publications. p. 738.
  3. ^ "Actor Vishal wins producers council election!". Sify. Archived from the original on 3 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Now, the battle with piracy has begun: Vishal". The Times of India.
  5. ^ "Tamil Nadu announces the State Film Awards for six consecutive years in surprise move. Here's the complete list of winners". 14 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Tamil Nadu government announces state film awards for 2009-2014". The New Indian Express.