The STOP Magazine Award was introduced in 1991 at the 1st Slovene Film Marathon (which later became the Festival of Slovenian Film. The award is conferred by the Slovene entertainment magazine STOP. From 1991 to 1998 it was bestowed in two categories: Best Actor and Best Actress of the Year. In 1999 two additional categories were introduced, Best Supporting Actor or Actress and Best Promising Actor or Actress, which were granted till 2006. The awarded actor and actress receive substantial media coverage.