The two top guns of Tamil Cinema have bagged State film awards this year. Rajinikant’s ‘Sivaji’ won him the best actor award and also bagged the best film award for 2007, Kamal Haasan’s ‘Dasavatharam’ got him the best actor award for 2008 and was is also the best film for 2008.
Chief Minister M Karunanidhi won a prize for the dialogues for Uliyin Osai (2008). Suriya and Jyotika also also won awards for Varanam Ayiram and Mozhi respectively. Sneha won the award for Pirivom Sandhippom. Thankar Bachan the best director for 2007 for Pallikoodam. Radha Mohan won it for 2008 for Abhiyum Naanum. Trisha also won a special award for the same.
For 2007, the special prize went to Sathyaraj for his role as Periyar and Priyamvatha for her role in ‘Mirugam.’ There were 31 awards announced for 2007 and 34 for 2008.