European Film Award: Paula Beer honored as best actress

European film award
Paula Beer named best actress

Paula Beer has won the European Film Award

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For her role in the love drama "Undine", Paula Beer was honored as best actress at the European Film Awards.

Paula Beer (25) has won the European Film Award for best actress, as the European Film Academy in Berlin announced. Due to the corona pandemic, the award ceremony took place virtually. The 25-year-old was awarded for her role in the film "Undine", a Franco-German love drama by director Christian Petzold (60). Beer, also known from the series "Bad Banks", has already been awarded the Silver Bear for Best Actress in the Berlinale competition for "Undine".

The prize for "Best European Film" went to the Danish production "Der Rausch" by director Thomas Vinterberg (51). The film won a total of four trophies: best director, best screenplay and the award for best actor, which went to Mads Mikkelsen (55). In "Der Rausch" he plays a teacher who takes part in a risky alcohol experiment.

Not to Iceland because of Corona

The 33rd European Film Awards should actually have been presented in Iceland in 2020. However, due to the corona pandemic, the event was canceled. Instead, the winners were announced virtually from December 8th to 12th. The over 3,800 members of the European Film Academy choose most awards directly.