She was herself the president of the film academy. Today, actress Senta Berger receives an honorary award from the institution.

Berlin (AP) – Actress Senta Berger (80) is honored for “outstanding service” to German cinema. The German Academy of Cinema awards him an honorary prize.

The prize will be awarded at the German Film Prize on October 1, as announced by the academy on Wednesday in Berlin. Berger is one of the most important and internationally known actresses in the country.

“For me, she’s an icon of German cinema and a great colleague! And I appreciate her as a woman with an attitude: intelligent, empathetic and committed, ”said academy director and actor Ulrich Matthes. “Last but not least, she has a wonderfully self-deprecating humor. “

Berger was born in Vienna in 1941. She discovered her passion for comedy in her youth. Berger has appeared in television series such as “Kir Royal”, “The Fast Gerdi” and “Unter Verdacht” with or in films such as “Welcome to the Hartmanns”. Berger was herself president of the film academy.

The German Film Prize will be awarded at the Berlin Exhibition Center in October. Due to the pandemic, the awards ceremony was moved to television last year – this time, as it stands, is expected to take place again with an audience. ZDF shows the price later in the evening. Last year, director Edgar Reitz (“Heimat”) received the honorary award.