And NTR given Best Actor for Nannaku Prematho is a great choice without any questions. For those of you who don't know, Nandi Awards are presented to all Tollywood (Telugu) actors and films. For that reason, AP Govt picked Mahesh as Best Actor for Srimathudu, a better choice anyway and gave Best Director award to Trivikram Srinivas for S/o Satyamurthy. He is one among the few actors who have won this prestigious award. Unlike most of the award ceremonies that we witness, only the top performances in the past three years have been appreciated and awarded at the Nandi Awards. As expected, Baahubali: The Beginning was adjudged the Best Film of the year 2015.
Films Nanam and Hithudu released in 2014 were dubbed as second and third best films respectively. Janatha Garage, which released in 2016 as well, is the best popular feature film for the entertainment goal. Baahubali secured the awards for best film, director, supporting actress, villain, cinematographer, playback singer (male), music, choreographer, fight master, dubbing, and special effects awards.
The NTR National Award for the year 2014 went to Kamal Haasan while the honour was bestowed upon Shri Raghavendra Rao for 2015 and for Superstar Rajinikanth for the year 2016. Manam movie, that won critical acclaim as well as box office collections was definitely a better choice for best feature film compared to Legend. A delegation from the industry, led by FDC chairman Ambica Krishna and Nandamuri Balakrishna, met Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and shared the list of award-winners with him. Mohanlal and Jr NTR winning the awards is another big reason for the makers of Janatha Garage to be proud of.
Legend has been chosen as the Best Film of 2014; Bahubali, of 2015; and Pelli Choopulu, of 2016.
Megastar Chiranjeevi has won the Raghupathi Venkaiah award for the year 2016.