The twelfth Manappuram Minnale Film Media awards (FMB Awards) has been announced. Pegasus Chairman Dr. Ajit Ravi says; “the award has been announced to felicitate those who have excelled in the challenging fields of film and television”.
Indrans and Seema G Nair have won the awards for their excellence in the art of acting. Meanwhile, Haneef Adeni has been selected as the Best Newcomer Director for the film Great Father.
In the media sector, Vanambadi (Asianet, Avantika Creations) has been picked for the Best Serial award. Meanwhile, K K Rajeev (Surya TV, Ayalathe Sundari) has been offered the Best Scriptwriter award.
In the news media sector, when George Mundakkal (Asianet News) has been chosen for the Best Editor award, the Best News Anchor-Male and Best News Anchor-Female have been offered to Gopi Krishnan K R (Media One) and Siji UnniKrishnan (Jeevan TV) respectively. Meanwhile, the Manorama News’ satirical news comedy program ‘Thiruva Ehirva’ has won the Best Satirical Comedy Program award. Notably, the Mathrubumi News’ interview program ‘Show Guru’ (Aneesh) has been selected as the Best Interview Program.
In the radio broadcast sector, Sindhu Biju, who works in the Hit 96.7 FM Dubai, has won the Best Radio Jockey award.
In the business award sector (VPN-IBE Award), Mini Sajan Varghese (CEO, SAJ Earth Resorts) has been offered the Professional Excellency Award in Hospitality. Meanwhile, Shabana Faizal (Co-Founder, Vice Chairman, KEF Holdings and KEF Infra) has been selected for the Woman Entrepreneur Award, and Praveen V C (Director Operations and Public Relations, Sri Gokulam Group of Companies) has been chosen for the Business Enabler of the Year award. When Santhosh T Kuruvilla (producer, ‘Mayanadhi’) has been selected for the Professional Excellency Award in Entertainment, V A Ajmal (Managing Director, Bismi Group) has been chosen for the Business Excellence in Customer Focus award. Johnson Thankachan (the Founding Director of eb5advisors.com and the Director of Business Development of Tiller Realty International) has won the Young Entrepreneur award. Noteworthy, K K V S Raju (CMD RAM Impex Corporation) has been selected as the Entrepreneur of the Year 2018. Meanwhile, Babu Paniker (CMD, Paniker’s Travels) has won the Fast Growth award.
The FMB awards will be officially awarded in the function organised on 20 July at Crowne Plaza, Kochi. In the sideline of the award function, the Sixth season of the International Fashion Fest will also happen in the same venue in the same day. Several renowned personalities from the fashion and film sectors will participate in the fashion show organised by the Pegasus Global Pvt Limited. The outfits for the models will be designed by popular designers Manjusha Mohan, Shewtha Menon, Santhosh Kumar, Stephy and Kalistha.
Manappuram Finance Limited, DQue watches, Unique Times, Kalpana International, World Peace and Diplomacy Organisation, Parakkat Resorts, Confederation of International Accreditation Commission, UT TV Channel and Aiswarya Advertising are the event partners of the FMB award.
Award committee members Roy Manappallil, Salam Bappu and Dr Ajit Ravi have participated in the press conference.