The National Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Russia granted its awards for for film and television.
Among the multiple 2010 Golden Eagle Award winners were Alexei Popogrebsky’s Nothern-polar thriller How I Ended This Summer). It won Best Feature of 2010, Best Screenplay (Alexei Popogrebsky) and Best Cinematography (Pavel Kostomarov). It had previously won acting and camera awards at the Berlinale.
Alexei Uchitel’s pseudo-Hollywood utopia about GULAG steam-engine races The Edge snatched Best Director (Alexei Uchitel), Best Actress (Anorka Shtrehel), Best Actor (Vladimir Mashkov) and Best Supporting Role (Julia Peresild). The film is Russia’s submission for Oscar’s Best Foreign Language Film.
Among the World War II most impressive features Rowan Walts won Best Music (Evgeny Doga) and The Brest Fortress won Best Film Editing (Maria Sergeyenkova) and Best Sound (Philip Lamshin, Anatoly Belozerov).
Spy drama Isaev by Sergei Ursulyak and Anton Siver’s Palm Sunday won Best TV Series and Best TV Movie/Mini-series correspondingly.
Andrei Zaitsev’s documentary Victor Astafiev. Jolly Soldier was given Best Nonfiction Film.
Space Dogs 3D directed by Svyatoslav Ushakov and Inna Evlannikova won Best Animation.
The Best Foreign Film was given to James Cameron’s Avatar.
The Golden Eagle Award winners among Russian film and TV stars were:
- Best Actress on Television (Paulina Kutepova in Pelagia and the White Bulldog)
- Best Actor in a Movie (Vladimir Mashkov in The Edge)
- Best Actor on Television (Vladislav Galkin in Kotovsky posthumously)
- Best Supporting Roles (Julia Peresild in The Edge
and Viktor Sukhorukov in The Bunting)
Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema went to Italian film star Claudia Cardinale.