The Nataraja Awards 2011 just finished airing a few hours ago on Ch5. Everyone looked great, BEAUTIFUL. No one was lip-synching when they had to sing the nominated best lakorn songs. Singers from the Star franchise, KPN franchise, and selected AF kids were grouped together to sing the songs. It was a live performance that bedazzled me, it was like a mini concert with all these talented young Thai singers. I was blown away.
The duet between Gam and Patcha for the song “Pler Ruk Mot Jai (Absent-minded Love)” from the lakorn “Dok Ruk Rim Tang (Roadside Love Flower)” was one of the highlights of the show.
Though the show was beautifully orchestrated, it was a little off , Ploy Chermarn was not there to accept her Best Actress award for the lakorn ‘Rabam Duang Dao (The Star Dance)’, Ken Theeradeth had to awkwardly accept the award on her behalf. Ken presented the nominees and named the winner Ploy Chermarn but she never came up. There was an odd pause where Ken stood to the side waiting for Ploy to come up. Then he realizes she is not coming, so he had to accept the award on her behalf with a chuckle. There is a whole discussion about this at Pantip. The first annual Nataraja Awards was amazing–this year, some complained it lacked ‘ dara spirit’ because some of the nominees did not attend. ‘Chai’ Chatayodom Hiranyatsathiti and Ploy Chermarn won but did not attend. “Aff” Taksaorn Paksukcharean and “Aum” Patcharapa Chaichuea who were nominated in the Best Actress category did not attend, it was quite noticeable too. For the Best Supporting Actor award, only one nominee was present, Puri Hiranpruk. It was really off.
Ken accepting Ploy’s award starts around the 5:20 time mark.
Winners in the lakorn category:
Best song: “Hai Ruk Dern Tang Mah Jer Gan (Let love met)” from the 4 Hearts of Khun Kao Yai Ch3
Best Visuals: Wanida on Ch3
Best Lakorn series: 4 Hearts of Khun Kao Yai on Ch3
Best Editing: Neua Mek (Beyond Comparison) on Ch3
Best Costume Design: Wanida on Ch3
Best Ensemble Cast: Malai Saam Chai (The Garland of 3 Men) on Ch5
Best Artistic Direction: Malai Saam Chai (The Garland of 3 Men) on Ch5
Best Script: Malai Saam Chai (The Garland of 3 Men)
Best Director:Pa-oon Chantornsiri for Malai Saam Chai (The Garland of 3 Men) on Ch5
Best Supporting Actor: ‘Chai’ Chatayodom Hiranyatsathiti for Sai Asoke on Ch3
Best Supporting Actress: “Kik” Suwatjanee Chaimusik for Sai Asoke on Ch3
Best Leading Actor: ‘Captain’ Puthanate Hongmanop for Malai Saam Chai (The Garland of 3 Men) on Ch3
Best Leading Actress: Ploy Chermarn for Rabam Duang Dao (The Star Dance) on Ch3 by Polypus
Best Lakorn: Malai Saam Chai (The Garland of 3 Men)