Nominees for the national film award Jussi 2019 have been announced

Altogether 19 films were nominated in 16 categories for the Finnish national film award Jussi. Aurora, directed by Miia Tervo, leads with 13 nominations. Dogs Don’t Wear Pants, by J-P Valkeapää, also did well with a total of nine nominations.

The Finnish national film award Jussi was founded in 1944. The awards are given by Filmiaura and the nominees are selected by a committee of film professionals. The Jussi awards gala will be held on March 20, 2020, broadcast on national TV by MTV3.

BEST FILM
Aurora – producer Max Malka
Diva of Finland – producers Mika Ritalahti ja Niko Ritalahti
Dogs Don’t Wear Pants – producers Aleksi Bardy and Helen Vinogradov
Force of Habit – producer Elli Toivoniemi
Täydellinen joulu – producer Jesse Fryckman

DIRECTOR
Miia Tervo – Aurora
Elli Toivoniemi, Kirsikka Saari, Anna Paavilainen, Alli Haapasalo, Reetta Aalto, Jenni Toivoniemi and Miia Tervo – Force of Habit
Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää – Dogs Don’t Wear Pants

FEMALE LEAD
Mimosa Willamo – Aurora
Jaana Saarinen – A Mother
Suvi-Tuuli Teerinkoski – Diva of Finland

MALE LEAD
Matti Ristinen – Olen suomalainen
Pekka Strang – Dogs Don’t Wear Pants
Amir Escandari – Aurora

FEMALE SUPPORTING ACTOR
Miitta Sorvali – Aurora
Pirjo Lonka – One Last Deal
Oona Airola – Aurora

MALE SUPPORTING ACTOR
Chike Ohanwe – Aurora
Ylermi Rajamaa – Ricky Rapper and the Strongman
Johannes Holopainen – Force of Habit

SCRIPT
Elli Toivoniemi, Kirsikka Saari, Anna Paavilainen, Alli Haapasalo, Reetta Aalto, Jenni Toivoniemi and Miia Tervo – Force of Habit
Anna Heinämaa – One Last Deal
Miia Tervo – Aurora

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Pietari Peltola – Dogs Don’t Wear Pants
Arsen Sarkisiants – Aurora
Mika Orasmaa – Iron Sky: The Coming Race

MUSIC
Michal Nejtek – Dogs Don’t Wear Pants
Markku Kanerva – Maiden of the Lake
Risto Ylihärsilä – Diva of Finland

SOUND DESIGN
Micke Nyström – Dogs Don’t Wear Pants
Olli Huhtanen – Baby Jane
Kirka Sainio – One Last Deal

EDITING
Mervi Junkkonen – Dogs Don’t Wear Pants
Antti Reikko – Aurora
Markus Leppälä – The Hypnotist

SET DESIGN
Kaisa Mäkinen – One Last Deal
Jaagup Roomet – Maria’s Paradise
Kari Kankaanpää – Aurora

COSTUME DESIGN
Frank Bohn, Margarethe Pszywara and Charlotte Willems – Iron Sky: The Coming Race
Jouni Mervas – Aurora
Sari Suominen – Dogs Don’t Wear Pants

MAKE-UP DESIGN
Aija Beata Rjabovska – Dogs Don’t Wear Pants
Salla Yli-luopa – Aurora
Marjut Samulin – Baby Jane

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
Gods of Molenbeek – directed by Reetta Huhtanen, producers Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen, Hanne Phlypo and Alex Tondowski
The Hypnotist – Arthur Franck, producer Oskar Forsten
The Magic Life of V – directed by Tonislav Hristov, producers Kai Nordberg and Kaarle Aho

BEST SHORT FILM
The Stick – directed by Teppo Airaksinen
Two Bodies on a Beach – directed by Anna Paavilainen
Are You Hungry? – directed by Teemu Niukkanen

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