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Lielais Kristaps Award Ceremony: Best actors – Reinis and Nevarauska, best film – Oļegs

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1906, actors, Blakus, Jānis Ābele, Jēkabs Reinis, Jelgava '94, Karote, film, Kristīne Nevarauska, Latvian film, Lielais Kristaps, Oļegs, Sarkanais mežs, important, Varis BraslaAt Lielais Kristaps Latvian National Film Award ceremony film director Juris Kursietis work Oļegs was named the best full-length film. Camera operator Bogumils Godfrejovs was also awarded for his work on this film.

Recognition from the jury was awarded to film director Gatis Šmits’ film 1906 for recreating authentic historic atmosphere.

Jānis Ābele was picked as best feature film director for his work Jelgava ’94.

The Best Actress award went to Kristīne Nevarauska for her acting in the film Nekas mūs neapturēs. Best Actor award went to Jēkabs Reinis for his work in Sarkanais mežs TV series.

The Best Support Actor award went to Dāvids Ogrodņiks for his work in the film Oļegs.

The best Support Actress was given to Ieva Puķe for her work in Jelgava ’94. The actor who played the leading role – Bruno Bitenieks – was awarded special recognition from the jury for his promising performance in the film alongside professional actors.

Lielais Kristaps Award was given to director Vitālijs Mansks’ documentary Putina liecinieki. Special recognition for convincing artistic vision was given to documentary Karote and director Laila Pakalniņa. Special recognition from the jury for continuing traditions of Latvian documentary films was given to the film 2018.

The award for Best Short Film was given to Rīgas ceriņi and director Lizete Upīte. The Best Animation Award was given to Projām and director Gints Zilbalodis. It was noted during the award ceremony, that the work contains «a unique audio-visual world created by a lone author».

The Best Debut Film award went to Koris. Diriģents. Kamēr and director Emīls Alps. The Best Screenplay Author award went to Alise Zariņa and Marta Elīna Martinsone for their work Blakus. Rūdolfs Baltiņš (1906) was awarded the Best Artist Award. Aija Strazdiņa (Jelgava’94) was awarded the Best Costume Designer award. The Best Makeup Award was given to Maija Gundara (Jelgava ‘94).

The Best Documentary Director award went to Kaspard Goba for Inga dzird. Valdis Eglītis was awarded Best Documentary Operator for his work in Sestā diena. Edmunds Jansons was awarded Best Animated Director for his work in Jēkabs, Mimmi un runājošie suņi. The Best Animator award went to Ilze Vītoliņa for her work in Saule brauca debesīs.

Rihards Zaļupe was given Best Composer Award for his work in 1906. Best Sound Director award was given to Anrijs Krenbergs and Sauļus Urbanavičs (Karote). The Best Editing Director award went to Armands Začs (Spiegs, kurš mans tēvs). The best TV Film or Series award went to Sarkanais mežs directed by Normunds Pucis and Armands Zvirbulis.

The Award for Lifetime Contribution to Film-making was awarded to director Varis Brasla.

Most of the Lielais Kristaps award nominations this year went to Gatis Šmits’s film 1906.

Lielais Kristaps film award is the most important event in Latvia’s film industry. It offers a chance to watch and professionally assess the latest films produced in Latvia, as well as honour film-making traditions.

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