Thalapathy Vijay wins best actor for his outstanding performance in Mersal. Vijay played triple role in Mersal, Vetri-Maaran and the father Vetrimaran. Mersal is the biggest Tamil hit of the year and also got rave reviews for a film in extreme commercial zone. Apart from actor, all the major awards were steeped by Aramm. Aramm won the award for Best Movie of the year and Nayanthara won best actress for the same. Gopi Nainar was selected as best director for Aramm. Legendary Illayraja was honoured with SS Vaasan Award for outstanding contribution in the field of cinema.
Mersal was able to grab one more award as AR Rahman won best music director for Mersal/Kaatru Veliyidai. Music of Mersal toped all the charts of Tamil songs and became the anthem of the year. Vijay Sethupathi won Best Villain for his cult classic Vikram Vedha. Many were anticipating that Best actor award would go to Madhavan for Vikram Vedha as it is being renowned as one of his best performance of all time bu nothing compares in front of Vijay’s stardom. Best Villain female award was gone to Sshivada for Adhey Kangal.
Sathyaraj won Best supporting actor for his legendary performance as Kattappa in SS Rajamouli’s blockbuster Baahubali: The Conclusion. Best Character artist female was given to Indhuja for her incredible performance in Meyadha Maan. Best debut director award was given to Thambi Prabu for Aruvi. Aruvi grabbed many awards such as best debut actor female was given to Aditi Balan. To everybody’s surprise Hindi film singer Shreya Ghoshal won the award for best singer female while Anirudh Ravichander took the best male singer award to his home. Best TV anchor award was given to VJ Anjana while everybody was expecting Kamal Hassan but many people said that award might be a little lower for his stature. Bigg Boss Tamil won the award for best TV program which was hosted by Kamal Hassan.