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The 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
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
USSR
by the influential Union of Filmmakers.[1] 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 in Russia
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 of Russia. The Nika Awards ceremony is broadcast annually and attracts huge publicity across Russia
Russia
and the Commonwealth of Independent States.[2]

Contents

1 Soviet awards 2 Russian awards 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Soviet awards[edit]

1988

Georgia's Tengiz Abuladze
Tengiz Abuladze
won Best Picture and Best Director for Repentance.

1989

Russia's 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
Alfred Schnittke
won Best Music for the 1967 film Commissar, and Andron Konchalovsky
Andron Konchalovsky
was named Best Director for Asya Klyachina's Story, also filmed in 1967.

1990

Armenia's Sergei Parajanov
Sergei Parajanov
took 4 awards including Best Picture and Best Director for his "Ashik Kerib".

1991

Ukraine's Kira Muratova
Kira Muratova
won Best Picture for The Asthenic Syndrome, while Stanislav Govorukhin
Stanislav Govorukhin
was named Best Director for We Can't Live Like This. Innokenty Smoktunovsky
Innokenty Smoktunovsky
took the award as Best Actor.

1992

Eldar Ryazanov's The Promised Heaven triumphed at the last all-Soviet ceremony, taking the awards for Best Picture and Best Directing. Oleg Yankovsky and Inna Churikova
Inna Churikova
were named Best Actor and Best Actress.

Russian awards[edit]

1993

Pyotr Todorovsky, a veteran filmmaker, won Best Picture for Encore, Once More Encore!. Nikita Mikhalkov
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.

1994

Vladimir Khotinenko
Vladimir Khotinenko
won Best Picture for Makarov. Vadim Yusov was named Best Cinematographer for Ivan Dykhovichny's Prorva.

1995

Kira Muratova
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.

1996

Aleksandr Rogozhkin won Best Picture and Best Director for comedy Peculiarities of the National Hunt.

1997

Sergei Bodrov
Sergei Bodrov
won Best Picture and Best Director for Prisoner of the Mountains. The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Georgy Zhzhonov.

1998

Pavel Chukhrai won Best Picture and Best Director for The Thief.

1999

Aleksei Balabanov
Aleksei Balabanov
won Best Picture for Of Freaks and Men. Otar Ioseliani was named Best Director for Brigands-Chapter VII

2000

Aleksei German won Best Picture and Best Director for Khrustalyov, My Car!. Mikhail Ulyanov
Mikhail Ulyanov
was named Best Actor for The Rifleman of the Voroshilov Regiment. Valeriy Priyomykhov won Best Screenplay for the Who, If Not Us

2001

Aleksei Uchitel
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.

2002

Alexander Sokurov
Alexander Sokurov
won Best Picture and Best Director for Taurus. The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Aleksei Batalov.

2003

Aleksandr Rogozhkin again won Best Picture and Best Director for The Cuckoo. Oleg Yankovsky
Oleg Yankovsky
was again named Best Actor.

2004

Andrey Zvyagintsev
Andrey Zvyagintsev
won Best Picture for Vozvrashcheniye. Vadim Abdrashitov was named Best Director, and Inna Churikova
Inna Churikova
again won the award as Best Actress. The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Pyotr Todorovsky.

2005

Dmitry Meskhiev
Dmitry Meskhiev
won Best Picture for Our Own, while Kira Muratova
Kira Muratova
was named Best Director for The Tuner. Bogdan Stupka
Bogdan Stupka
was named Best Actor, and Alla Demidova
Alla Demidova
took the award as Best Actress. Eduard Artemyev
Eduard Artemyev
was awarded for Best Music. The Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to Vadim Yusov and Nonna Mordyukova.

2006

Fyodor Bondarchuk
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, respectively. Marlen Khutsiev
Marlen Khutsiev
was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award.

2007

Pavel Lungin
Pavel Lungin
won Best Picture and Best Director for The Island. Pyotr Mamonov and Viktor Sukhorukov
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.

2008

Sergey Bodrov
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.

2009

Valery Todorovsky
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.

2010

Andrei Khrzhanovsky
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
Anna Karenina
and Tsar.

2011

Alexei Uchitel
Alexei Uchitel
won Best Picture for The Edge. Alexei Popogrebski
Alexei Popogrebski
was named Best Director for How I Ended This Summer.

2012

Andrei Smirnov won Best Picture for Once Upon a Time There Lived a Simple Woman. Andrey Zvyagintsev
Andrey Zvyagintsev
- Best Director for Elena.

2013

Best Feature Film -- Faust, directed by Alexander Sokurov

2014

Best Feature Film Winner: The Geographer Drank His Globe Away, directed by Alexander Veledinsky Nominees: Kiss!, directed by Zhora Krizovnicka A Long and Happy Life, directed by Boris Khlebnikov Metro, directed by Anton Megerdichev Stalingrad, directed by Fedor Bondarchuk

2015

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

2017

Best Feature Film -- Paradise, directed and produced by Andrei Konchalovsky

See also[edit]

Cinema of Russia Cinema of the Soviet Union List of Russian films History of Russian animation

References[edit]

^ Рейтинг телепрессы — Общество — Новая Газета ^ Новый президент «Ники» Кончаловский ошеломлен оказанным ему доверием

External links[edit]

Official website

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Major film awards by countries

Africa

Ghana Movie Awards (Ghana) Africa Movie Academy Awards
Academy Awards
(Nigeria) South African Film and Television Awards (South Africa)

Asia

Central

Didor International Film Festival (Tajikistan)

East

Golden Rooster Awards, Hong Kong Film Award, Hundred Flowers Awards and Huabiao Awards (China) Japan Academy Prize (Japan) Grand Bell Awards
Grand Bell Awards
and Blue Dragon Film Awards (South Korea) Golden Horse Awards (Taiwan)

South

National Film Awards, Meril Prothom Alo Awards, Bachsas Awards (Bangladesh) Filmfare Awards, Filmfare Awards South, Filmfare Awards East, National Film Awards (India) Lux Style Awards, ARY Film Awards
ARY Film Awards
and Nigar Awards
Nigar Awards
(Pakistan)

Southeast

Myanmar Motion Picture Awards (Burma) Indonesian Film Festival and Indonesian Movie Actor Awards (Indonesia) Malaysia Film Festival (Malaysia) FAMAS Award, Gawad Urian and Luna Award
Luna Award
(Philippines) Suphannahong Awards (Thailand) Golden Lotus Awards and Golden Kite Prize (Vietnam)

West

Fajr International Film Festival
Fajr International Film Festival
(Iran) Ophir Award (Israel) International Antalya Film Festival
International Antalya Film Festival
(Turkey)

Europe

East

Czech Lion Awards (Czech Republic) Polish Film Awards
Polish Film Awards
(Poland) Nika Award (Russia) Sun in a Net Awards (Slovakia) Golden Dzyga (Ukraine)

North

Robert Awards and Bodil Awards (Denmark) Jussi Awards
Jussi Awards
(Finland) Irish Film & Television Awards (Ireland) Amanda Award
Amanda Award
(Norway) Guldbagge Awards
Guldbagge Awards
(Sweden) British Academy Film Awards
British Academy Film Awards
(United Kingdom)

South

Heart of Sarajevo
Heart of Sarajevo
(Bosnia and Herzegovina) Golden Arena Awards (Croatia) Hellenic Film Academy Awards
Academy Awards
(Greece) David di Donatello
David di Donatello
and Nastro d'Argento (Italy) Golden Camera Awards (Macedonia) Sophia Awards (Portugal) Goya Awards (Spain)

West

Magritte Award (Belgium) César Award
César Award
and Lumières Award (France) Deutscher Filmpreis (Germany) Golden Calf (Netherlands) Swiss Film Award (Switzerland)

North America

Canadian Screen Awards
Canadian Screen Awards
(Canada) Ariel Award (Mexico) Academy Awards
Academy Awards
(United States)

Oceania

AACTA Awards
AACTA Awards
(Australia) New Zealand film and television awards (New Zealand)

South America

Argentine Academy of Cinematography Arts and Sciences Awards (Argentina) Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro (Brazil) Golden Precolumbian Circl

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