Compartment No. 6 Dominates Jussi Award Nominees

Finland’s submission for the 94th Academy Awards, Compartment No 6 (Hytti nro 6) by Juho Kuosmanen, leads the field with twelve nominations ahead of the 2022 Jussi Awards, reportedly the oldest film prize in Europe.

Set in the 1980s, Compartment No 6 follows a young Finnish woman (Seidi Haarla) who flees a love triangle to take the Trans Siberian Railway. She is forced to share her journey with a Russian miner (Yuriy Borisov) who hates the world, but the long journey brings them closer and changes their perspective on life.

Meanwhile, with an impressive nine nominations is The Gravedigger’s Wife, about a poverty stricken family in the outskirts of Djibouti who struggle to find the money for a life saving operation and stay together, and with a respectable six nominations is Fucking With Nobody, about two sisters who create a parody romance on Instagram with a young actor.

The nominees were decided by a jury comprising: producer Kaarle Aho, director Ulla Heikkilä, screenwriter Jenni Toivoniemi, actors Jaana Saarinen and Amir Escandari, cinematographer Arsen Sarkisiants, editor Samu Heikkilä, composers Markastus Huuskil and Samuli Putro, costume designer Mäkelä, make-up designer Kata Launonen and film distributor Harry Päiväläinen.

The 2022 Jussi Awards will be held in Helsinki on 6th May. Here are the nominees in full…


BEST FILM:
Compartment No. 6 (Hytti nro 6)
Fucking With Nobody
The Gravedigger’s Wife (Guled & Nasra)
The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic (Sokea mies, joka ei halunnut nähdä Titanicia)
Vinski and the Invisibility Powder (Vinski ja näkymättömyyspulveri)

BEST DIRECTOR:
Khadar Ayderus Ahmed – The Gravedigger’s Wife
Hannaleena Hauru – Fucking With Nobody
Juho Kuosmanen – Compartment No. 6

BEST ACTOR:
Omar Abdi – The Gravedigger’s Wife
Yuriy Borisov – Compartment No. 6
Petri Poikolainen – The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Tomi Alatalo – Compartment No. 6
Sverrir Gudnason – Omerta 6/12
Lasse Poser – Fucking With Nobody

BEST ACTRESS:
Seidi Haarla – Compartment No. 6
Hannele Lauri – 70 Is Just A Number
Yasmin Warsame – The Gravedigger’s Wife

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Tanja Heinänen – Fucking With Nobody
Matleena Kuusniemi – Wedding Of The Century
Marja Packalén – 70 Is Just A Number

BEST SCRIPT:
Khadar Ayderus Ahmed – The Gravedigger’s Wife
Andris Feldmanis, Livia Ulman, Juho Kuosmanen – Compartment No. 6
Hannaleena Hauru, Lasse Poser – Fucking With Nobody

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Teemu Liakka – Tale Of The Sleeping Giants
Mika Orasmaa, Kjell Lagerroos – Vinski and the Invisibility Powder
J-P Passi – Compartment No. 6

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
Kristian Eidnes Andersen – How To Kill A Cloud
Andre Matthias – The Gravedigger’s Wife
Tapani Rinne – Walk The Tideline

BEST SOUND DESIGN:
Sami Kiiski, Heikki Kossi – The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic
Pietu Korhonen – Compartment No. 6
Susmit Bob Nath – Invisible Demons 

BEST EDITING:
Hannaleena Hauru – Fucking With Nobody
Jussi Rautaniemi – Compartment No. 6
Jussi Sandhu – The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic

BEST SET DESIGN:
Arūnas Čepulis – Vinski and the Invisibility Powder
Kari Kankaanpää – Compartment No. 6
Antti Nikkinen – The Gravedigger’s Wife

BEST COSTUME DESIGN:
Anu Gould – The Gravedigger’s Wife
Kristina Mališauskienė – Vinski and the Invisibility Powder
Jaanus Vahtra – Compartment No. 6

BEST MAKE-UP DESIGN:
Žaneta Jasiūnienė – Vinski and the Invisibility Powder
Nadine Otsobogo Boucher – The Gravedigger’s Wife
Liina Pihel – Compartment No. 6