The list of awardees for 2005 and 2006 was announced by Chief Minister, M Karunanidhi. Rajini and Kamal have been chosen for best actor award. The other awardees are:
For the year 2005:
First prize for Best Films – 'Chandramukhi' and 'Ghajini'; Second prize – 'Anniyan'; Third prize – 'Thavamaai Thavamirundhu'; Special prize – 'Priyasakhi'; Film depicting women in a good light – 'Kasthurimaan.'
Best actor – Rajinikanth ('Chandramukhi'), Best actress – Jyotika ('Chandramukhi'), Special awards for best actor – Vijay ('Thirupachi') and Surya ('Ghajini'), Special award for best actress – Meera Jasmine ('Kasthurimaan'), Best character actor – Rajkiran ('Sandakozhi'), Best character actress – Kalairani ('Kodambakkam'), Best villain – Prakashraj, Best comedian – Vivek.
Best director – Shankar ('Anniyan'), Best story writer – Karu Pazhaniappan ('Sadurangam'), Best dialogue writer – K Kannan ('Amirtham'), Best music composer – Harris Jayaraj ('Anniyan' and 'Ghajini'), Best lyricist – Na Muthukumar, Best playback male singer – Sriram Parthasarathy, Best female playback singer – Bombay Jayashree, Best cinematographer – RD Rajasekhar, Best sound recording – Lakshminarayanan.
For the year 2006:
First prize for Best Film – 'Veyil'; Second prize – 'Paruthiveeran'; Third prize – 'Thiruttu Payale'; Special prize – 'Ilakkanam'; Film depicting women in a good light – 'Kaadhale En Kadhale.'
Best actor – Kamal Hassan ('Vettayaadu Vilayadu'), Best actress – Priya Mani ('Paruthiveeran'), Special awards for best actor – Karthi ('Paruthiveeran') and Pakru ('Dishyum'), Special award for best actress – Sandhya ('Dishyum'), Best character actor – Nasser ('Em Magan'), Best character actress – Sharanya ('Em Magan'), Best villain – Pasupathy ('E'), Best comedian – Vadivelu ('Imsai Arasan 23rd Pulikesi).
Aringar Anna Award – Director Rama Narayanan
Kalaivanar Award – comedian Vivek
Raja Chando Award – Director Thankar Bachan
Paavender Bharathi Dasan Award – Poet Thamarai
MGR Award – Actor Ajith Kumar
Kavignar Kannadasan award – Poet Pa Vijay
Sivaji Ganesan Award – Actor Vikram
Thyagaraja Bhagavatar Award – Playback singer TM Soundararajan
The awards will be given away at a glittering function organized by the Tamilnadu govt.