News 06.02.2011: Katja Küttner awarded Jussi Prize for best actress

Actress Katja Küttner (née Kukkola) has been awarded with a Jussi Prize (Finnish Oscar) for her leading role in Arto Halonen's Princess. Küttner received the prize at the awards ceremony in Helsinki on February 6th, 2011.

In addition to Küttner's award, Princess also ranked amongst the top three runners for the audience award for best film. After close competition, the audience prize for best film went to Dome Karukoski's Lapland Odyssey.

Founded in the year 1944, the Finnish Jussi Prize is the oldest known film award in Europe. The Jussi statuettes are given yearly in honour of the most significant achievements in Finnish film, and are granted by the Filmiaura association, composed of film industry professionals.

Jussi Prize 2011 recipients:

Best leading actress: Katja Küttner, Princess
Leading actress: Sara Melleri, Run Sister Run!
Screenplay: Pekko Pesonen, Lapland Odyssey
Supporting actor: Sampo Sarkola, Heartbeats
Costume design: Saija Siekkinen, Rare Exports
Production design: Jalmari Helander, Rare Exports
Editing: Kimmo Taavila, Rare Exports
Sound design: Tuomas Seppänen, Timo Anttila & Jussi Honka: Rare Exports
Music: Juri Seppä & Miska Seppä: Rare Exports
Documentary: Steam of Life: Joonas Berghäll & Mika Hotakainen
Best leading actor: Ville Virtanen, Bad Family
Audience choice: Lapland Odyssey
Best director: Dome Karukoski, Lapland Odyssey
Best film: Lapland Odyssey

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