The Internationally recognised symbol of excellence in Sri Lankan Cinema, the Hiru Golden film awards concludes successfully
The biggest awarding ceremony ever to be organized in the history of Sri Lankan Cinema, Hiru Golden Film Awards 2016, concluded last night after awarding the title of Best film to the film - ‘Ho Gaana Pokuna’.
Sarath Kothalawala and Kaushalya Fernando were crowned with the Best Actor and Best Actress awards respectively.
The Hiru Golden Film Awards 2016, held with the participation of leading local and foreign artistes including many Bollywood superstars, commenced the ceremony by presenting two special Jury awards.
Bollywood Superstar Karishma Kapoor and veteran actress Yashodha Wimaladharma were called upon the stage to present these awards.
Bollywood star Neil Nitin Mukesh together with veteran actress Geetha Kumarasinghe entered the stage to present the awards for the best visual effects.
Chamath Paranavitharana accepted the Hiru Golden Films Awards 2016 - Best Visual Effects award on behalf of the film “Maharaja Gemunu”.
Meanwhile, Venerable Pallegama Hemarathana Thera was awarded with the Best lyricist award for writing the song ‘Sanda Mandala Wee’ for the same movie, while Nirosha Virajini who sung this song for the film, was awarded with the title of the Best Film Background Singer.
Sunil Edirisinghe who sang ‘Budun Wadiyaa wage’ song in the film ‘Siri Daladaa Gamanaya’ also won the title for Best Film Background Singer.
Bollywood Superstar Madhuri Dixit who later entered the stage with a fascinating dance performance, presented the award of the ‘Upcoming Actress of the Year’ to Dinakshi Priyasad.
Meanwhile, Hemal Ranasinghe won the title for the ‘Upcoming Actor of the Year’ award in addition to claiming the title of Hiru Golden Film Award for the Most Popular Actor.
Udari Perera was awarded with the Most Popular Actress award at the Hiru golden films awards night.
Jackie Shroff the legendary actor from Bollywood cinema who contributed his inimitable talent in over 200 films entered the stage with the stalwart cinema icon Dharmasena Pathiraja to award another significant award.
Meanwhile, Nilendra Deshapriya accepted the award for the Upcoming Director award at the Hiru Golden Film Awards 2016.
Chairman of the Asia Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Rayynor Silva entered the stage with the renowned romantic villain of the Bollywood cinema Sunil Shetty to award two special awards.
Doctor Ravindra Randeniya who elevated the local cinema to new heights was awarded with the Once in a Life time Award during the Hiru golden film awards night.
In addition, D. B. Nihalsinghe was posthumously honoured with the top Golden Award.
While Prasanna Withanage of the film “Oba Naetuwa Oba Ekka” won the award as the best film director, “Hogaanaa Pokuna” won the award for the best film.
Sarath Kotalawala of the film “Thanhaa – Rathi – Ragaa” won the award as the year’s best actor.
Kaushalyaa Fernando of the “Boradiya Pokuna” won the award as the best actress while Jackson Anthony won the Jury’s award of excellence for the film “Maharaja Gemunu”
Mahendra Perera of the film “Address Naeae” won the award as the best supporting actor and Kusum Renu of the film “Maharaja Gemunu” won the award as the best supporting actress.
While Prasanna Withanage of the film “Oba naetuwa oba ekka” won the award for the best scripting, Channa Deshapriya of the film “Address Naeae” won the award as the best camera director.
Tissa Suendra of the film “Ho Gaanaa Pokuna” won the award for the best editing.