The 5th Edition of the Edison awards were announced in a grand ceremony that saw some of the biggest Tamil stars in attendance. Vijay won the best actor award for Velayudham. Richa really cleaned up at the awards winning in the best female debut and best actress categories for her turn as Yamini in Mayakkam Enna. Mahat Raghavendra won the best male debut award.
In the best supporting actor category, Sriman, Kovai Sarala won for Kanchana, Vasundhara for Poraali, Saravanan won for Thambi Vettothi Sundaram and Vaibhav for Mankatha. Premgi Amaren's comedy act in Mankatha won him the best comedian award. Raghava Lawrence was given best extraordinary performance award and Jeyam Ravi was given best romantic hero award. RK won the best villain award for Avan Ivan.
Singers Chinmayee and Alaap Raju won the best playback singer awards for Chotta Chotta from Engeyum Eppothum and Ennamo Yedho from Ko. Harris Jeyaraj was given the best music director award and K for background score in Yuddham Sei.
Saravanan won an award for best debut director for his film Engeyum Eppothum and Shanthakumar won the best screenplay award for his riveting work in Mounaguru. LR Eashwari was honored with a lifetime achievement award. Kola Baskar got the best editor award and Ramji got best cinematographer award for their work in Mayakkam Enna. Muthuraj won for art direction for the film, Ponnar Shankar.