'Sunstroke' Awarded as the Best Russian Movie at Golden Eagle Ceremony

"Leviathan" director Andrey Zvyagintsev (right) was pronounced best director at Russia's Golden Eagle awards

Andrey Zvyagintsev collects the best director’s award for Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated "Leviathan."

Nikita Mikhalkov’s Solnechny Udar (Sunstroke), based on a short story by 20th century Russian author Ivan Bunin, was awarded as 2014’s best Russian movie at the Golden Eagles ceremony, which was held at Moscow’s film studio Mosfilm on January 23.

Andrey Zvyagintsev's Leviathan, which recently received a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination in the best foreign-language film category, was also nominated, but Zvyagintsev picked up only the best director's award.

Andrei Konchalovsky received the best screenplay award for The Postman's White Nights, which earned him the best director's Silver Lion at Venice last year.

Leviathanfemale lead Yelena Lyadova was awarded as the best actress, and Alexander Zbruyev collected the best actor award for his role in Mikhail Segal's Kino pro Alekseyeva (A Movie about Alexeyev).

Severia Yanushkauskaitewas awarded as the best supporting actress for her role in Anna Melikyan's Zvezda (Star), and Leviathan's Roman Madyanov received the best supporting actor award.

Veteran director Stanislav Govorukhin collected a lifetime achievement award.

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