On Friday, January 27, the National Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Russia announced the winners of the Golden Eagle Award.

The solemn ceremony traditionally took place in the first pavilion of Mosfilm and began with a speech by Karen Shakhnazarov, general director of the Mosfilm film concern, who read out a message from President Vladimir Putin to those present.

The honorary Golden Eagle for his contribution to cinematography was awarded to director Vladimir Naumov, who died in November 2021.

The director's widow, actress Natalia Belokhvostikova, having received an award from Shakhnazarov, thanked the members of the academy and noted that for the first time in 20 years she was at the ceremony without her husband.

Mosfilm is a place on the planet that must have been a place of power for my husband.

The place where he came for 65 years in the same office.

Regardless of whether he was filming or not filming, he came here on his free days and weekends, ”said the actress.

At the same time, those present paid tribute to the memory of other departed artists who made a great contribution to Russian cinema: Leonid Kuravlev, Igor Maslennikov, Sergey Puskepalis, Evgenia Brik, Viktor Merezhko, Inna Churikova, Nikolai Dostal and others.

The winner of the Grand Prix was "World Champion" Alexei Sidorov, and the director himself was recognized as the best director.

Anton Megerdichev's Heart of Parma, Andrey Kravchuk's Once Upon a Desert, Sergei Mokritsky's First Oscar, and Pyotr Todorovsky's A Healthy Man also competed for the award.

In the center of the plot of the "World Champion" is the loudest game of two grandmasters - Anatoly Karpov and Viktor Korchnoi, which took place in 1978 in the Philippines.

The struggle of opponents at the chessboard was an unspoken political confrontation between the USSR and the West.

"Alibi" by Nurbek Egen was recognized as the best series on television.

In the category for online platforms, the prize was awarded to the action-packed detective "The Artist" by Timur Alpatov.

The producer of the latter, Anton Zlatopolsky, thanked the entire team for the work done and noted that the “forces, time, desires and passions” of the entire team were aimed precisely at achieving the result for which the work had been carried out for several years.

The statuette in the category of best screenplay went to Pyotr Todorovsky for the film "Healthy Man".

Irina Starshenbaum, who played in the film, was awarded for "Best Actress".

Members of the academy also highly appreciated the work of the heir to the acting dynasty, Ivan Yankovsky.

The artist admitted that the role in the film "World Champion" was one of the most difficult for him.

He also said that at first director Alexei Sidorov did not recognize him as the main character and the relationship between them on the set was not easy.

However, this did not prevent the tape from replenishing the treasury of awards.

Yulia Khlynina won the Best Actress on Television nomination for the long-running historical saga Elizabeth.

Evgeny Stychkin received the prize in the similar men's category.

Yevgeny Mironov, who played a priest in The Heart of Parma, received the award in the Best Supporting Actor nomination.

In a similar women's category, Daria Balabanova won for her work in Healthy Man.

In the female and male categories, the best artists of the online series were Anna Mikhalkova for her role in the project "Alice Can't Wait" and Nikita Efremov for her role in "Patient Zero".

“I want to thank the producers.

Thank you for taking on such a difficult topic.

It was hard to work on the project, but great,” said Efremov.

Tatyana Zhukova's tape "A" became the winner in the short film nomination.

The award for the best non-fiction film went to "Phase of the Moon" directed by Andrey Osipov.

The prize for the best animated film was taken by Denis Chernov's adventure film Finnick about a mischievous brownie and a brave girl.

The director of the picture noted that the work on the film was carried out for four years.

The best visual effects and editing nominations were awarded to Cyber ​​post studio and Alexander Koshelev for Once Upon a Desert, respectively.

Composer Artyom Vasiliev received a statuette for the music for the film "World Champion", and Mikhail Milashin - for "Best Cinematography".

The winner in the category "Best work of a sound engineer" was Rostislav Alimov for "Heart of Parma".

The tape also received awards for the work of the production designer and costume designer.

Ekaterina Dyminskaya, the film's designer, said that work on the costumes was carried out a year and a half before the start of principal photography.

The authors tried to dress the actors in costumes as close as possible to those worn in antiquity.

So, the clothes of the inhabitants of the "water" city of Uros were made of fish skin.

In total, artists and costume designers, who were consulted by experts, made about 500 costumes for the film, as well as 400 beards and wigs.

The Golden Eagle Award was established on March 4, 2002 by the National Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Russia.

The film award was first presented at the 24th MIFF in the summer of 2002, and its first out-of-competition winners were directors Andrei Tarkovsky and Bernardo Bertolucci, actors Georgy Zhzhonov and Tatyana Samoilova, composer Michel Legrand, and director-animator Fyodor Khitruk for his contribution to cinema .

The selection of the award winners traditionally takes place in two stages - first, the members of the academy hold a secret ballot, in which they select five films that are contenders for the main prize from a list prepared in advance by the expert council, as well as three films for other nominations.

In the next stage, the members of the academy elect the laureates in a similar way directly the day before the solemn event.