VIJAYAWADA: The AP state government has announced on Wednesday Nandi awards for two years: 2012 and 2013.
The special effects film Eega, directed by S S Rajamouli, bagged the Golden Nandi Award for 2012, while Mirchi directed by Koratala Siva bagged the prestigious award for 2013.
The announcement was made by juries headed by actress Jayasudha and director Kodi Ramakrishna at the Interim Government Complex, Velagapudi on Wednesday.
Jayasudha said selecting the awardees was a tough task.
The Nandi awards, the state government recognition given for excellence in Telugu cinema, theatre, and television annually since 1964, had not been presented since 2012, when the Telangana agitation was at its peak and resulted in the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.
The Andhra Pradesh government has announced the awards this year for the years 2012 and 2013.
The Telangana government, meanwhile has decided to present the awards with a different name, on the occasion of Ugadhi from this year.
Here is the complete list of Nandi Awards 2012 and 2013 :
NANDI AWARDS 2013
Best Film : Mirchi
Second Best Film: Na Bangaru Thalli
Third Best Film : Uyyala Jampala
Best Family Entertainer: Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu
Popular Film : Attarintiki Daredi
Best Director : Koratala Shiva (Mirchi)
Best Actor : Prabhas (Mirchi)
Best Actress : Anjali Patil (Na Bangaru Talli)
Best Supporting Actor: Prakash Raj (Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu)
Best Supporting Actress: Nadiya (Attarintiki Daredi)
Best Actor in Negative Character (Villain): Sampath Raj (Mirchi)
S V Ranga Rao Award: Naresh
Allu Ramalingaiah Award: Tagubothu Ramesh
Best New Director: Koratala Shiva
Best Writer: Merlapaka Gandhi
Best Lyricist: Sirivennela Seetharama Sastri
Best Music Directors: Devi Sri Prasad
NANDI AWARDS 2012
Best Film : Eega
Second Best Film: Minugurulu
Third Best Film : Midhunam.
Best Family Entertainer: Ishq
Popular Film : Julayi
Best Actor : Nani (Yeto Vellipoindi Manasu)
Best Actress : Samantha (Yeto Vellipoindi Manasu)
Best Director : SS Rajamouli (Eega)
Best Supporting Actor: Ajay (Ishq)
Best Actor in Negative Character (Villain): Sudeep (Eega)
SV Ranga Rao Award: Ashish Vidyarthi (Minugurulu)
Allu Ramalingaiah Award: Raghu Babu (Onamalu)
Best New Director: Ayodhya Kumar (Minugurulu)
Best Screenplay : SS Rajamouli (Eega)
Best Cameraman : Senthil Kumar
Best Music Directors: Ilayaraja, MM Keeravani
Best Singer (Male)- Shankar Mahadevan
Best Singer (Female): Geetha Madhuri
Best Editor : Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Best Choreographer: Jani
Best Stunt Master : Ganesh
Best Critic : Mamidi Harikrishna