Monday, March 21, 2016

2016 Jussi Awards Winners

Last Saturday Filmiaura had their annual awards ceremony that honor Finnish films and the top winner of the night is none other than Finland's submission to 2016 Oscars, very-entertaining Miekkailija (The Fencer) by Klaus Härö, which had the honor to be shortlisted in the "shortlist of 9". It is the first time that a Finnish film is shortlisted.

Most interesting is to find that awards spread among 11 films and a few are documentaries.The Jussi Awards cover 15 film categories and were given for the first time in 1944, making it one of the oldest film awards in Europe.

The trophy, designed by sculptor Ben Renvall, is made of gypsum and depicts a nude man with a hat.

These are the winners.

Best Film: Miekkailija (The Fencer), Klaus Härö
Best Director: Aleksi Salmenperä for Häiriötekijä (Distractions)

Best Actress: Krista Kosonen in Kätilö (The Midwife)
Best Supporting Actress: Mari Rantasila in Henkesi edestä (Absolution)
Best Actor: Tommi Korpela in Häiriötekijä (Distractions)
Best Supporting Actor: Pirkka-Pekka Petelius in Kätilö (The Midwife)

Best Screenplay: Karoliina Lindgren for Armi elää! (Armi Alive!)
Best Cinematography: Tuomo Hutri for Miekkailija (The Fencer)
Best Music Score: Pan Sonic for Atomin paluu (The Return of the Atom)
Best Sound Design: Timo Anttila and Tuomas Seppänen for Big Game
Best Production Design: Otso Linnalaakso for Armi elää! (Armi Alive!)
Best Costume Design: Marjatta Nissinen for Tyttökuningas (The Girl King)
Best Makeup Design: Salla Yli-Luopa for Lovemilla

Best Documentary: Ompelijatar (Seamstress), Ville Shonen

To read winners at official site go here, available only in Finnish; for English go to press article here.

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