Tove Dominates Jussi Award Nominees

The nominees have been revealed for this year’s Jussi Awards and are dominated by just three films: Oscar submission Tove has ten nominations while Games People Play has eight and Any Day Now has a respectable six.

Tove, a biopic of Moomins creator Tove Jansson, leads the field with ten nominations including Best Film, Best Director (Zaida Bergroth), Best Script (Eeva Putro) and Best Actress (Alma Pöysti). The film charts Jansson’s career from 1944 to 1956, during which time she was romantically involved with journalist Atos Wirtanen and theatre director Vivica Bandler.



Close behind with eight nominations is Games People Play, a comedy about the tragedy of being forever young where a group of old friends gather at a summer villa to celebrate a surprise birthday party. Nominations include Best Film, Best Director (Jenni Toivoniemi) and Best Actress (Emmi Parviainen).

Meanwhile, with six nominations is Any Day Now, loosely based on the experience of director Hamy Ramezan which tells the story of an Iranian refugee family in Finland waiting to hear whether they will be granted official asylum status. Nominations include Best Film, Best Director (Hamy Ramezan) and Best Actor (Shahab Hosseini).

The nominees were decided by a jury comprising producer Max Malka, director Juho Kuosmanen, screenwriter Khadar Ahmed, actors Eeva Litmanen and Kari-Pekka Toivonen, cinematographer Pekka Uotila, editor Katja Pällijeff, sound designer Salla Hämäläinen, composer Rossi, costume designer Kristiina Saha, make-up designer Eeva Hautamäki and film critic Kaisu Tervonen.

A date has yet to be set for the Jussi Awards ceremony, but it is expected to be this Autumn. Here are the nominations…


BEST FILM:
Eden, directed by Ulla Heikkilä
Any Day Now | Ensilumi, directed by Hamy Ramezan
Games People Play | Seurapeli, directed by Jenni Toivoniemi
Ladies Of Steel | Teräsleidit, directed by Pamela Tola
Tove, directed by Zaida Bergroth

BEST DIRECTOR:
Zaida Bergroth – Tove
Hamy Ramezan – Ensilumi
Jenni Toivoniemi – Seurapeli

BEST SCRIPT:
Eeva Putro – Tove
Hamy Ramezan, Antti Rautava – Ensilumi
Jenni Toivoniemi – Seurapeli

BEST ACTOR:
Shahab Hosseini – Ensilumi
Peik Stenberg – Elämää kuoleman jälkeen
Jussi Vatanen – Metsäjätti

BEST ACTRESS:
Laura Birn – Viimeiset
Emmi Parviainen – Seurapeli
Alma Pöysti – Tove

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Tommi Korpela – Viimeiset
Samuli Niittymäki – Seurapeli
Shanti Roney – Tove

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Iida-Maria Heinonen – Seurapeli
Satu Tuuli Karhu – Eden
Saara Pakkasvirta – Teräsleidit

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Jarmo Kiuru – Syksyn jälkeen saapuu kevät
Arsen Sarkisiants – Ensilumi
Linda Wassberg – Tove

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
Matti Bye –Tove
Salla Luhtala – Orkesterin edessä
Sanna Salmenkallio – Aalto

BEST SOUND DESIGN:
Svante Colérus – Ensilumi
Arttu Hokkanen – Lost Boys
Kirka Sainio – Helene

BEST EDITING:
Samu Heikkilä – Seurapeli
Hanna Kuirinlahti – Eden
Jussi Rautaniemi – Aalto

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:
Catharina Nyqvist Ehrnrooth – Tove
Markus Packalén – Elämää kuoleman jälkeen
Jaagup Roomet – Helene

BEST COSTUME:
Jouni Mervas – Seurapeli
Mare Raidma – Näkemiin Neuvostoliitto
Eugen Tamberg – Tove

BEST MAKE-UP:
Gristina Pahmann – Näkemiin Neuvostoliitto
Riikka Virtanen – Tove
Riikka Virtanen – Teräsleidit

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