Derana Lux Film Awards 2019: a glittering evening comes to a close
A host of awards were presented to artists and creators alike at the glittering Seventh Derana Lux Film Awards 2019 held at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre in Colombo last night.
The event was graced by Sri Lanka’s biggest celebrities and stars.
Here’s a list of the night’s winners.
- Best Film: “According to Matthew” – Sri Lankan English film directed by the veteran filmmaker Chandran Rutnam
- Best Actor: Darshan Dharmaraj – “Porisadaya”
- Best Actress: Anoma Janadari – “Davena Vihagun” (Burning Birds)
- Best Screenplay: Jayantha Chandrasiri – “Gara Sarapa”
- Best Film Director: Sanjeewa Pushpakumara – “Davena Vihagun” (Burning Birds)
- Highest Grossing Film of the Year 2018: “Bimba Devi Alias Yashodhara” by Prof. Sunil Ariyaratne
- Best Supporting Actress: Samanali Fonseka
- Best Supporting Actor: Mahendra Perera
- Most Popular Actor: Jackson Anthony
- Most Popular Actress: Udari Warnakulasuriya
- Best Comedian: Bandu Samarasinghe
- Best Villain: Teddy Vidyalankara
- Best Upcoming Actress: Nayanathara Wickramarachchi
- Lux Glamorous Star: Shalani Tharaka
- Special Jury Awards for Debut Performances: Dewaka Kowage of “Garasarpa” and Ludewyke of “According to Mathew”
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Veteran Actor Amarasiri Kalansuriya