The Golden Eagle Award () is an accolade by the Russian National Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences of Russia to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry, directors, actors, and writers. Modelled after the AmericanGolden Globe Awards, the formal ceremony at which the awards are presented is the most prominent award ceremonies in Russia, alongside with the Nika Award. The national Russian accolade gives out in 20 categories each January for motion pictures and TV series produced in Russia during the previous year. The statuette given to award winners is a silver eagle, originally made from copper with a jade pedestal, and was designed by sculptor Viktor Mitroshin. The design was later altered by the Spanish company Carrera y Carrera. The award was conceived by Nikita Mikhalkov as a counterweight to the prestigious Nika Award established in 1987 and run by the Russian Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences in Moscow.