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Klim Shipenko’s Salyut-7, a historical space epic, was awarded 2017’s best Russian movie at the Golden Eagles ceremony, which was held at Moscow’s film studio Mosfilm on Jan. 26.
Andrei Zvyagintsev picked up the best director’s award for Nelyubov (Loveless), which recently earned an Oscar nomination in the best foreign language film category.
Anastasiya Palchikova collected the best screenplay award for Bolshoi, a film about the iconic Russian theater, directed by Valery Todorovsky.
Irina Gorbacheva, the female lead of Aritmiya (Arrhythmia), a drama directed by Boris Khlebnikov, collected the best actress trophy, and Yevgeny Mironov was awarded best actor for his role in Vremya pervykh (Time of the First), another space-themed movie, produced by Timur Bekmambetov’s Bazelevs.
Alisa Freindlikh won best supporting actress for her role in Karp otmorozhenny (Frozen Carp), and Vladimir Ilyin collected the best supporting actor award for Time of the First.
Veteran actor Alexander Kalyagin received a lifetime achievement award.
The Golden Eagles were founded by Nikita Mikhalkov in 2002 as a rival to the older national awards, the Nikas. Since then, the two have been competing for the status of “the Russian Oscars.”
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