Feathers Hotel in Manapakkam hosted the third edition of Provoke Awards amid a stellar and celebrity-packed audience. Dr. Jamuna Pai’s Skin Lab presented Provoke Awards 3.0 with 39 awards going out to winners from different categories as diverse as FnB, Real Estate and Cinema.
The venue was packed and the event also featured performances by eminent playback singers Shaktishree Gopalan and Abhay Jodhpurkar.
While Kanaa walked away with Best Film, Best Actor (Female)Aishwarya Rajesh, Best Debut Director Arunrajakamaraj and Prodigy of the Year (for Aaradhana Sivakarthikeyan), other films that won awards were Sarvam Thaala Mayam with Best Actor (GV Prakash Kumar) and Maari 2 for Best Playback Singer (Female) with Dhee bagging the award for Rowdy Baby. Harish Kalyan bagged the Best Promising Actor for 2019,Best Promising Actor (Female)Priya Bhavani Sankar.
Several special awards were also presented, including Pride of India to Lydian Nadhaswaram and an In Memoriam on behalf of Crazy Mohan. The night also saw many corporates win several awards in categories that covered educational institutions, medical services, NGOs, restaurants and hotels.
Speaking at the occasion, director and legal head of Paulson’s (parent company of Provoke), Dr. SR Sam Paul said: “We conduct these awards every year to celebrate the true spirit of a diverse city like Chennai. Our community and society is made up of so many winners who work hard tirelessly to achieve their goals. Their ‘Never Give Up’ attitude is something that must be commended and that is why we instituted these awards. We’re getting bigger and better with each edition and we hope that the Provoke Awards continues to acknowledge the real winners from the world around us.”
The event, organised by Renaissance Event Management Company, saw a full house and was jam packed.
For full list of awards and awardees, please refer to the attached document.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD R Selvaraj
BEST EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION (SCHOOL) Lady Andal Venkatasubba Rao Matriculation School
BEST EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION (COLLEGE) Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai
BEST HEALTHCARE Fortis Healthcare
BEST HOTEL (RESORT) Radisson Blu Temple Bay
BEST HOTEL (BUSINESS) Hilton, Chennai
PRIDE OF INDIA AWARD Lydian Nadhaswaram
HUMANITARIAN AWARD Dr. P Manorama
BEST RESTOBAR The Slate, Chennai
BEST MULTIPLEX AGS Cinemas, Chennai
BEST ENTREPRENEUR Sridhar Vembu (Zoho Corporation Pvt.Ltd )
YOUTH ICON AWARD Dr. Ashwin Vijay
BEST BUILDERS Akshaya Pvt. Ltd.
BEST RESTAURANT Soy Soi, Chennai
BEST DIGITAL CONVIENIENCE PLATFORM Uber Eats
BEST NGO Little Drops, Chennai
BEST MALL VR Chennai
BEST PHOTOGRAPHER G Venket Ram
BEST DESIGNER Ashwin Thiyagarajan
BEST ONLINE STREAMING PLATFORM ZEE 5
BEST DIRECTOR Vetri Maaran – Vada Chennai
BEST VILLAIN RK Suresh – Shikkari Shambhu
MULTIFACETED ENTERTAINER Adhithya Venkatapathy (Hip Hop Tamizha)
BEST PLAYBACK SINGER (MALE) Haricharan Seshadri Lailakame (Ezra)
BEST PLAYBACK SINGER (FEMALE) Dheekshitha Venkadeshan (Dhee) Maari 2 (Rowdy Baby)
BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR Immanuel Vasanth Dinakaran (D Imman) Viswasam
BEST SUPPORTING ROLE Eswari Rao Kaala
PROMISING ACTOR (MALE) Harish Kalyan
PROMISING ACTOR (FEMALE) Priya Bhavani Shankar
BEST BACKGROUND SCORE Ron Ethan Yohann Game Over
BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR Arunraja Kamaraj Kanaa
BEST JOURNALIST Purba Dutt
BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR Nelson Dilipkumar Kolamaavu Kokila
IN MEMORIAM MOHAN RANGACHARI (CRAZY MOHAN)
BEST ACTOR (FEMALE) Aishwarya Rajesh
BEST FILM Kanaa (Sivakarthikeyan Productions )
PRODIGY OF THE YEAR Aaradhana Sivakarthikeyan
BEST ACTOR (MALE) GV PRAKASH KUMAR Sarvam Thaala Mayam
PROMISING ACTOR IN A NEGATIVE ROLE Raj Ayyappan 100