JUSSI AWARD NOMINATIONS 2012

The winners of Jussi Awards (the ‘Finnish Oscars’) will be announced on January 29, 2012

Jussi Awards are annual film awards for the best achievements within Finnish cinema. The awards are given by Filmiaura, an association of Finnish film professionals. The Jussi Awards cover altogether 14 categories: best film, direction, actress in a leading role, actor in a leading role, actress in a supporting role, actor in a supporting role, script, cinematography, music, editing, sound design, set design, costume design and documentary. The first Jussi Awards were given in 1944.

The highest amount of nominations went to Le Havre (9 nominations), Silence / Hiljaisuus (7 nominations) and The Good Son / Hyvä poika (7 nominations).

The winners will be awarded in a gala in Helsinki on January 29, 2012.

THE NOMINEES ARE:

Best film

Le Havre / producer Aki Kaurismäki

Silence (Hiljaisuus) / producers Joonas Berghäll, Alf Hemming and Petri Rossi

The Good Son (Hyvä poika) / producers Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff and Elli Toivoniemi

Best direction

Le Havre / director Aki Kaurimäki

The Good Son (Hyvä poika) / director Zaida Bergroth

The Storage (Varasto) / director Taru Mäkelä

Best actor in a leading role

Home Sweet Home (Kotirauha) / Samuli Edelmann

Silence (Hiljaisuus) / Joonas Saartamo

The Good Son (Hyvä poika) / Samuli Niittymäki

Best actress in a leading role

Body of Water (Syvälle salattu) / Krista Kosonen

The Good Son (Hyvä poika) / Elina Knihtilä

Where Once We Walked (Missä kuljimme kerran) / Jessica Grabowsky

Best actor in a supporting role

Le Havre / Jean-Pierre Darroussin

Silence (Hiljaisuus) / Ilkka Heiskanen

Six-Pack (Pussikaljaelokuva) / Ylermi Rajamaa

Best actress in a supporting role

Le Havre / Elina Salo

The Good Son (Hyvä poika) / Anna Paavilainen

The Storage (Varasto) / Hannele Lauri

Best script

Le Havre / Aki Kaurismäki

Silence (Hiljaisuus) / Esko Salervo

The Good Son (Hyvä poika) / Zaida Bergroth and Jan Forsström

Best cinematography

Dirty Bomb (Likainen pommi) / Hena Blomberg

Hella W / Peter Flinckenberg

Le Havre / Timo Salminen

Best music

A Journey to Eden (Matka Edeniin) / Pascal Gaigne

Mr Hayhill (Herra Heinämäki ja Leijonatuuliviiri) / Timo Kahilainen and Janne Louhivuori

Silence (Hiljaisuus) / Timo Hietala

Best sound design

Dirty Bomb (Likainen pommi) / Pasi Peni

Silence (Hiljaisuus) / Olli Huhtanen and Pietari Koskinen

The Good Son (Hyvä poika) / Micke Nyström

Best editing

Dirty Bomb (Likainen pommi) / Iikka Hesse

Le Havre / Timo Linnasalo

Six-Pack (Pussikaljaelokuva) / Harri Ylönen

Best set design

Hella W / Kari Kankaanpää

Le Havre / Wouter Zoon

Silence (Hiljaisuus) / Tiina Tuovinen and Jukka Uusitalo

Best costume design

Hella W / Anu Pirilä

Iris / Riitta Peteri

Le Havre / Fred Cambier

Best documentary

Forever Yours (Ikuisesti sinun) / director Mia Halme

Salla – Selling the Silence / director Markku Tuurna

The Unknown Woman (Tuntematon emäntä) / director Elina Kivihalme

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