January is traditionally considered as a calm period in Moscow social life; but there is one spectacular event that is highly anticipated by Russians that takes place this month–The Golden Eagle Awards.
The Golden Eagles are a national awards ceremony for motion pictures and TV series made in Russia. The event has been held since 2002 and is modeled off of the Golden Globes and the Oscar Awards ceremonies. The Golden Eagles are usually hosted by the Mosfilm Studios and given out in 20 categories. The film Edge won most of the awards, including Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Director. Russia submitted this movie for the Oscar Awards, and it was nominated for a Golden Globe.
The famous Italian actress Claudia Cardinale, who has starred in such films as Eight and a Half, Cartouche, and The Pink Panther was awarded a special prize for her contribution to world cinema. And the main prize for the Best Russian Feature Film of 2010 went to Alexei Popogrebsky’s How I Spent This Summer, which was earlier spoken highly of at the Berlin film festival.
But forget the actual nominations, its leading actors and actresses’ appearances on the red carpet that usually steals the limelight. For the ceremony itself, most of the women chose jewelery from the event sponsor–Spanish jewelry house Carrera y Carrera. Take a look at some of the pictures from the Awards.