Jussi Awards

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Jussi Awards
Katja Küttner and Ville Virtanen in Jussi Award.jpg
Award winners Katja Küttner and Ville Virtanen at the Jussi Awards ceremony in 2011.
Awarded for Excellence in cinematic achievements
Country Finland
Presented by Filmiaura
First awarded 16 November 1944
Official website Jussit.fi
Sculptor Ben Renvall designed the Jussi Award.

The Jussi Awards are Finland's premier film industry event, recognizing annually the past year's excellence in Finnish film making by directors, actors, and writers.[1]

The first Jussi Awards ceremony was held on 16 November 1944 at the Restaurant Adlon in Helsinki. The award is probably the oldest film award in Europe.[2]

The award trophy is a gypsum statuette depicting a standing nude man with a hat. It was designed by sculptor Ben Renvall.

All winners except in the public favorite category are chosen in a closed vote by Filmiaura, an association of roughly 260 film professionals. The categories are:

  • Best Film
  • Best Direction
  • Best Leading Actor
  • Best Leading Actress
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Script
  • Best Photography
  • Best Score
  • Best Edit
  • Best Sound Design
  • Best Staging
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Documentary
  • Public Favorite


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