Nika Award is the main annual national film award in Russia
presented by the Russian Academy of Cinema Arts and Science. It was
established in 1987 in
Moscow by Yuli Gusman, and ostensibly modelled
on the Oscars. The Russian Academy Award takes its name from Nike, the
goddess of victory. Accordingly, the prize is modelled after the
sculpture of the Winged Victory of Samothrace.
The oldest professional film award in Russia, the
Nika Award was
established during the final years of
USSR by the influential Union of
At first the awards were judged by all the members of the Union of
Filmmakers. In the early 1990s, a special academy, consisting of over
500 academicians, was elected for distributing the awards which
recognize outstanding achievements in cinema (not television) produced
Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. In 2002 Nikita
Mikhalkov established the competing Golden Eagle Award modelled on the
Golden Globe Awards
Golden Globe Awards as it honors both film and television production
The Nika Awards ceremony is broadcast annually and attracts huge
Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
1 Soviet awards
2 Russian awards
3 See also
5 External links
Tengiz Abuladze won Best Picture and Best Director for
Aleksandr Proshkin won Best Picture for The Cold Summer of
1953, but other winners included films produced decades earlier and
suppressed by Soviet censorship. For example,
Alfred Schnittke won
Best Music for the 1967 film Commissar, and
Andron Konchalovsky was
named Best Director for Asya Klyachina's Story, also filmed in 1967.
Sergei Parajanov took 4 awards including Best Picture and
Best Director for his "Ashik Kerib".
Kira Muratova won Best Picture for The Asthenic Syndrome,
Stanislav Govorukhin was named Best Director for We Can't Live
Innokenty Smoktunovsky took the award as Best Actor.
Eldar Ryazanov's The Promised Heaven triumphed at the last all-Soviet
ceremony, taking the awards for Best Picture and Best Directing. Oleg
Inna Churikova were named Best Actor and Best Actress.
Pyotr Todorovsky, a veteran filmmaker, won Best Picture for Encore,
Once More Encore!.
Nikita Mikhalkov was named Best Director for Urga
(Close to Eden) and
Mikhail Vartanov won the Best Documentary Film for
Parajanov: The Last Spring.
Vadim Yusov was named Best Cinematographer
for Georgi Daneliya's Pasport.
Vladimir Khotinenko won Best Picture for Makarov.
Vadim Yusov was
named Best Cinematographer for Ivan Dykhovichny's Prorva.
Kira Muratova triumphed again, taking the awards for Best Picture and
Best Directing for Passions. The Lifetime Achievement Award went to
Sergei Gerasimov's widow, Tamara Makarova.
Aleksandr Rogozhkin won Best Picture and Best Director for comedy
Peculiarities of the National Hunt.
Sergei Bodrov won Best Picture and Best Director for Prisoner of the
Mountains. The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Georgy Zhzhonov.
Pavel Chukhrai won Best Picture and Best Director for The Thief.
Aleksei Balabanov won Best Picture for Of Freaks and Men. Otar
Ioseliani was named Best Director for Brigands-Chapter VII
Aleksei German won Best Picture and Best Director for Khrustalyov, My
Mikhail Ulyanov was named Best Actor for The Rifleman of the
Valeriy Priyomykhov won Best Screenplay for the Who, If Not Us
Aleksei Uchitel won Best Picture for His Wife's Diary. Bakhtyar
Khudojnazarov was named Best Director for Luna Papa. The Life
Achievement Award was presented to Vyacheslav Tikhonov.
Alexander Sokurov won Best Picture and Best Director for Taurus. The
Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Aleksei Batalov.
Aleksandr Rogozhkin again won Best Picture and Best Director for The
Oleg Yankovsky was again named Best Actor.
Andrey Zvyagintsev won Best Picture for Vozvrashcheniye. Vadim
Abdrashitov was named Best Director, and
Inna Churikova again won the
award as Best Actress. The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to
Dmitry Meskhiev won Best Picture for Our Own, while
Kira Muratova was
named Best Director for The Tuner.
Bogdan Stupka was named Best Actor,
Alla Demidova took the award as Best Actress.
Eduard Artemyev was
awarded for Best Music. The Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented
Vadim Yusov and Nonna Mordyukova.
Fyodor Bondarchuk won Best Picture for The 9th Company, while Aleksei
German Jr was named Best Director for Garpastum. Yevgeny Mironov and
Alisa Freindlikh were honored as Best Actor and Best Actress,
Marlen Khutsiev was presented the Lifetime Achievement
Pavel Lungin won Best Picture and Best Director for The Island. Pyotr
Viktor Sukhorukov took the awards for Best Actor and Best
Supporting Actor for their parts in this film.
Fyodor Khitruk received
the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Sergey Bodrov won Best Film and Best Director for Mongol. Sergey
Garmash was named Best Actor for Nikita Mikhalkov's 12, and Leonid
Bronevoy was named Best Supporting Actor. The Lifetime Achievement
Award went to Georgi Daneliya.
Valery Todorovsky won Best Picture for Hipsters. Aleksei German Jr was
named Best Director for Paper Soldier. The Lifetime Achievement Award
went to Aleksei German Sr.
Andrei Khrzhanovsky won Best Picture for A Room and a Half. The Best
Actress Award was won by Svetlana Kryuchkova for her role in Bury Me
Behind the Baseboard, and the Best Actor Award was won by Vladimir
Ilyin for his role in
Ward No. 6 and posthumously by Oleg Yankovsky
for his roles in
Anna Karenina and Tsar.
Alexei Uchitel won Best Picture for The Edge.
Alexei Popogrebski was
named Best Director for How I Ended This Summer.
Andrei Smirnov won Best Picture for Once Upon a Time There Lived a
Andrey Zvyagintsev - Best Director for Elena.
Best Feature Film -- Faust, directed by Alexander Sokurov
Best Feature Film
The Geographer Drank His Globe Away, directed by Alexander Veledinsky
Kiss!, directed by Zhora Krizovnicka
A Long and Happy Life, directed by Boris Khlebnikov
Metro, directed by Anton Megerdichev
Stalingrad, directed by Fedor Bondarchuk
Best Feature Film -- Miliyy Khans, dorogoy Pyotr, directed and
produced by Aleksandr Mindadze
Best Documentary -- Valentina Kropivnitskaya v poiskakh poteryannogo
raya (In Search of a Lost Paradise), directed by Evgeniy Tsymbal,
produced by Alexander Smoljanski
Best Feature Film -- Paradise, directed and produced by Andrei
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Japan Academy Prize (Japan)
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Ophir Award (Israel)
International Antalya Film Festival
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Czech Lion Awards (Czech Republic)
Polish Film Awards
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Heart of Sarajevo
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César Award and
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Deutscher Filmpreis (Germany)
Golden Calf (Netherlands)
Swiss Film Award (Switzerland)
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Argentine Academy of Cinematography Arts and Sciences Awards
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Golden Precolumbian Circl