'Bettada Jeeva' in Filmfare race

 Nominations from the Kannada film industry under various categories of the 59th Idea Filmfare Awards (South) were announced here on Tuesday.

“Bettada Jeeva”, “Kempegowda”, “Lifu Ishtene”, “Olave Mandara” and “Puttakkana Highway” were the five Kannada blockbusters that have been nominated for the best film category in 2011.

The final award ceremony will be held here on July 7. Dinakar Thugudeepa (“Sarathi”), Jayatheertha (“Olave Mandara”), Pawan Kumar (“Lifu Ishtene”), P Kumar (“Vishnuvardhana”) and P Seshadri (“Bettada Jeeva”) have been nominated in the best director category. While Ajai Rao (“Krishnan Marriage Story”), Darshan (“Sarathi”), Puneeth Rajkumar (“Hudugaru”), Srinagara Kitty (“Sanju Weds Geetha”) and Sudeep (“Kempegowda”) were nominated for the best actor (Male), Deepa Sannidhi (“Paramathma”), Nidhi Subbaiah (“Krishnan Marriage Story”), Radhika Pandit (“Hudugaru”), Ragini (“Kempegowda”) and Ramya (“Sanju Weds Geetha”) were nominated for best actor (Female) category.

Music directors Jessie Gift (“Sanju Weds Geetha”), Mano Murthy (“Lifu Ishtene”), Sambhram V Sridhar (“Krishnan Marriage Story”), V Harikrishna (“Paramathma” and “Hudugaru”) have also been nominated.  
“Nominations were made after audience were invited to vote for their favourite actors, music directors and other categories and also through an online poll,” Jithesh Pillaai, Editor, Filmfare said.

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