The winners of the 2016 Jussi Awards (Finnish Film Awards) were announced in Helsinki on Saturday 19th March at a gala presented by actors Maria Ylipää and Ilkka Villi.
Best Film and Best Cinematography were awarded to The Fencer, which was shortlisted for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Academy Awards, and became the first Finnish film in 58 years to be nominated for a Golden Globe.
The other big winners for the night were Distractions with three awards including Best Director and Best Actor, and The Midwife which picked up Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor.
The full list of nominees and winners (in bold) for the 2016 Jussi Awards is as follows…
Armi Alive! – Producers: Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff
Big Game – Producer: Petri Jokiranta
Distractions – Producers: Mikko Tenhunen, Yrjö Nieminen
The Fencer – Producers: Kai Norberg, Kaarle Aho
Other Girls – Producers: Matti Halonen, Leila Lyytikäinen
Jörn Donner – Armi Alive!
Jalmari Helander – Big Game
Aleksi Salmenperä – Distractions
Minna Haapkylä – Armi Alive!
Krista Kosonen – The Midwife
Misa Lommi – Other Girls
Märt Avandi – The Fencer
Tommi Korpela – Distractions
Jussi Vatanen – Lapland Odyssey 2
Best Supporting Actress
Pirjo Lonka – Distractions
Mari Rantasila – Absolution
Anna-Leena Sipilä – Adult Camp
Best Supporting Actor
Eero Ritala – Distractions
Kari Ketonen – Lapland Odyssey 2
Pirkka-Pekka Petelius – The Midwife
Karoliina Lindgren – Armi Alive!
Teemu Nikki, Jani Pösö – Lovemilla
Ville Suhonen – Seamstress
Tuomo Hutri F.S.C. – The Fencer
Mika Orasmaa F.S.C – Big Game
Rauno Ronkainen F.S.C – The Midwife
Best Original Score
Stephen McKeon – Absolution
Pan Sonic – Return of the Atom
Juri Seppä, Miska Seppä – Big Game
Best Sound Design
Timo Anttila, Tuomas Seppänen – Big Game
Kirka Sainio, Samu Heikkilä – Distractions
Pietari Koskinen – Seamstress
Samu Heikkilä – Distractions
Samu Heikkilä – Other Girls
Tuuli Kuittinen – Seamstress
Best Set Design
Christian Eisele – Big Game
Otso Linnalaakso – Armi Alive!
Markku Pätilä – Distractions
Best Costume Design
Anna Vilppunen – Lovemilla
Riitta-Maria Vehman – Other Girls
Marjatta Nissinen – The Girl King
Best Make-Up Design
Pia Mikkonen – Armi Alive!
Riikka Virtanen – Distractions
Salla Yli-Luopa – Lovemilla
Best Documentary Film
Return of the Atom – Directors: Mika Taanila, Jussi Eerola
Leaving Africa – Director: Iiris Härmä
Seamstress – Director: Ville Suhonen