A Happy Day For Olli Mäki At The 2017 Jussi Awards

At the 2017 Jussi Awards held in Helsinki on Friday, it was almost a clean sweep for boxing drama The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, which has picked up several international awards since its launch, including Un Certain Regard at Cannes.

In the summer of 1962, Olli Mäki had a shot at the world featherweight boxing title. From the Finnish countryside to the bright lights of Helsinki, everything had been prepared for his fame and fortune. All Olli had to do was lose weight and concentrate.

But Olli Mäki lost the title fight to Davey Moore in the second round by a knock out in front of a packed stadium. According to him, it was the best day of his life, even though his girlfriend Raija was the only person to stand by him through it all.

Olli Mäki won Jussi awards for Best Film, Best Director (Juho Kuosmanen), Best Actor (Jarkko Lahti), Best Supporting Actress (Oona Airola), Best Editing (Jussi Rautaniemi), Best Cinematography (JP Passi), Best Costume Design (Sari Suominen) and Best Make-Up (Salla Yli-Luopa).

The 2017 Jussi Award winners are as follows:

BEST FILM
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

BEST DIRECTOR
Juho Kuosmanen, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

BEST ACTOR
Jarkko Lahti, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

BEST ACTRESS
Linnea Skog, Little Wing

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jani Volanen, The Mine

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Oona Airola, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

BEST SCRIPT
The Mine, Pekko Pesonen

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
JP Passi, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

BEST EDITING
Jussi Rautaniemi, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

BEST MUSIC
Tale of a Lake, Panu Aaltio

BEST SOUND DESIGN
Panu Riikonen, Lake Bodom

BEST ART DIRECTION
Santtu Toivola, Flowers of Evil

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Sari Suominen, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

BEST MAKE-UP DESIGN
Salla Yli-Luopa, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Kaisa’s Enchanted Forest, Katja Gauriloff

AUDIENCE AWARD
Born in Heinola, Tuukka Temonen

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Helena Ylänen

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