‘According to Matthew’ wins best film at Derana Lux Film Awards 2019
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The Seventh Derana Lux Film Awards 2019 was held at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre in Colombo last night with a host of awards being presented to artists and creators alike at the glittering ceremony, which was graced by Sri Lanka’s biggest celebrities and stars.

“According to Matthew,” the Sri Lankan English film directed by the veteran filmmaker Chandran Rutnam, won the coveted award for ‘Best Film at the event.

Veteran and award winning actor, Amarasiri Kalansuriya received the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for his immense service to the Sri Lankan film industry

  • 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




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