A film by Andrei Smirnov "There Once Was a Country Woman or ‘Broad’”, has received the best Russian film award for 2011 at the NIKA Awards held in Moscow.
Smirnov, who wrote the screenplay for his film, won the award for Best Scenario.
The award for best director of the year was won by Andrei Zvyagintsev, who directed the film “Helen”.
In the category Best Actress two actresses won the award: Nadezhda Markina, who played in “Helen”, and Daria Ekamasova, for her role in "Once There Was a Country Woman."
In the category, Best Actor, the winner was Sergei Garmash, who starred in the movie “House”.