Kerala State Film Awards 2016 are announced by A.K Balan in the capital of Kerala on 7th March 2017. These awards are the 47th Kerala State Film Award for Best of the Malayalam Cinema in 2016. The jury category is headed by the Odisha Director, A.K Bir. The name of the jury members is Priyanandanan, Sundar Das, Sudevan, scriptwriter and P.F Mathews along with some other members. The award for the Best Film is given to Manhole. The award for the Second-Best Film is given to Ottayal pattha. The award for the Best Director is given to Vidhu Vincent for the movie Manhole. The award for the Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value is given to Maheshinte Prathikaaran.
The award for the Best Lyrics is given to ONV Kurup for the movie Kamboji. The Award for the Best Music Director is given to M. Jayachandran for the movie Kamboiji. The Award for the Best Male Singer is given to Sooraj Santhosh for the movie Guppy and the Award for the Best Female singer is given to K.S Chitra for the movie Kamboji. The Award for the Best Article on Cinema is given to N.P Sanjeesh The Award for the Best Book on Cinema is given to Aju K. Narayan. The Award for the Best Art Director is given to Gokuldas N.V.S Nagarraj. The Award for the Best Film Editor is given to B. Ajithkumar. The Award for the Best Makeup Artist is given to N.G Roshan for the movie Naval Enna Jewel.
The Award for the Best Dubbing artist is given to Vijay Mohan Menon and M. Thankammani for the movie Olapeppi. The Award for the Best Background music is given to Vishhu Vijay for Guppy. The Award for the Best Child Artist is given to Chethan Jayalal and Jankai Menon for the movie Guppy. The Award for the Best story is given to Salim Kumar for the movie Karutha Joothan. The Award for the Best Children’s Film is given to Abhijit and Arun Vishvam for the movie Kolumittayi. The Award for the Best Debut Director is given to Shanavas K. Bavakutty. The Award for the Best Costume design is given to Stephy Savier. The Award for the best Processing Lab is given to Henroy Messai. The Special mention for this Award Ceremony is E. Santhoshkumar, Surabhi Lakshmi and Girish Gangadharan.