Nandi Awards is the highest honor in the Telugu Film, Cinema, Television and Theatre industry. It is an annual award show which is presented by the Government of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Nandi means Bull, which is a symbol of the Telugu people. There are four categories in which the awards are awarded. Gold is the first category, silver is the second one, bronze is the third and copper is the fourth category.
A panel which is selected by the state is the judge of the entries. They decide who are the winners and who are not. The award ceremony is held in Hyderabad, and it is awarded by the chief minister of the state.
Suman got the Best Actor for his role in Bava Bavamaridi. The Gaayam actor, Jagapati Babu, also won the Nandi Best Actor Award. K. Raghavendra Rao won the Nandi Award for Best Director for directing Allari Priyudu. Mister Pellam actress, Aamani, won Nandi Award for Best Actress. Venkateswara Rao Paruchuri was awarded the Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor. M. M. Keeravaani was honored with the Nandi Award for Best Music Director. Partha Sarathi Gavara received the Nandi Award for Best Feature Film for the movie Mister Pellam. Ram Gopal Varma film Money, was honored with the Nandi Award for Second Best Feature Film. Matru Devo Bhava got the Nandi Award for Third Best Feature Film. Brahmanandam got the Nandi Award for the Best Male Comedian for his acting skills in the picture Money.
Siva Nageswara Rao received the Nandi Award for Best First Film of A Director for directing his debut movie Siva. Gollapudi Maruti Rao got the Nandi Award for Best Screenplay Writer for his writing screenplay skills in the movie Prema Pustagam. Sirivennela Sitaramasastri won the Nandi Award for Best Lyricist. S. P. Balasubrahmaniyam was honored with the Nandi Award for Best Playback Singer. Urmila Matondkar won the Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actress for being part of the movie Gaayam. Srinivasa Rao Kota received the Nandi Award for Best Villain for the portraying the negative character in Gaayam. Prabhu Deva was honored with The Nandi Award for Best Choreographer. Prema Pustagam was adjudged to be the best makeup artist. PSR Anjaneya Sasthry was announced to be the best film critic of the Telugu entertainment industry.