The awards for Telugu and Kannada cinema were presented on Friday night, the Malayalam and Tamil cinema awards will be presented on Saturday.
The first leg of the 11th edition of the South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) 2023, honouring the best films and performances of the Telugu and Kannada film industries from the past year, was held in a star-studded ceremony at the Duai World Trade Centre, Dubai on September 15.
The romantic drama Sita Ramam and the global blockbuster RRR took home the major awards in the Telugu cinema categories. For Kannada cinema, the actioner KGF Chapter 2, the surprise package Kantara and the emotional drama 777 Charlie were the major winners.
Here is the list of the major winners from the first night of the award ceremony.
SIIMA 2023 Telugu Cinema Winners
Best Film – Sita Ramam
Best Director – SS Rajamouli for RRR
Best Actor in a Leading Role – Jr NTR for RRR
Best Actress in a Leading Role – Sreeleela for Dhamaka
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Critics) – Adivi Sesh for Major
Best Actess in a Leading Role (Critics) – Mrunal Thakur for Sita Ramam
Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Rana Daggubati for Bheemla Nayak
Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Sangeetha for Masooda
Best Music – MM Keeravani for RRR
SIIMA 2023 Kannada Cinema Winners
Best Film – 777 Charlie
Best Director – Rishab Shetty for Kantara
Best Actor in a Leading Role – Yash for KGF Chapter 2
Best Actress in a Leading Role – Srinidhi Shetty for KGF Chapter 2
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Critics) – Rishab Shetty for Kantara
Best Actess in a Leading Role (Critics) – Sapthami Gowda for Kantara
Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Diganth Manchale for Gaalipata 2
Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Shubha Raksha for Home Minister
Best Music – B. Ajaneesh Loknath for Kantara
The awards for Tamil and Malayalam cinema will be announced on September 16.
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