On the 1st of April 2014 Moscow State Academic Operetta Theatre held "NIKA" national film gala award ceremony.
Yuriy Bykov was chosen by the academics from the Russian Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences as the Best Supporting Actor in his own film «The Major».
«The Major» has already received many more awards on international and national film festivals this year:
- Participant of the Cannes Film Festival - International Critics' Week
- Participant in Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - Programme "East&West"
- Grand prix of Shanghai International Film Festival 2013 (Best Film, Best Director, Best soundtrack)
- International Film Festival Bratislava 2013 (Best Director)
- Kinotavr, Sochi Open Russian Film Festival - Main Programme 2013
- VOICES Film Festival 2013 (Best cinematography, Audience Choice Award)
- Odessa International Film Festival 2013 - Russian week programme
- International Film festival "Mirror (ru., Zerkalo)" - Main Programme
- Anonimul International Independent Film Festival 2013 (Grand Prix)
- «Golden Phoenix» - All-Russian Actor-Director Film festival 2013 (Grand Prix)
- "Amur Autumn" 2013 (Best script)
- L'Étrange Festival 2013 («Nouveau Genre Award»)
- Pacific Meridian 2013 (Best on-screen male - Denis Shvedov)
- Prishtina International Film Festival 2013 (Best director, Best on-screen female - Irina Nizina)