Helen Mirren to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Berlin Film Festival

Helen Mirren. Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (9309704at)

The 2020 Berlinale will award Helen Mirren with a Golden Bear for lifetime achievement. 

News that the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, set to take place on February 27, 2020, will honor the Oscar-winning British with the honorary award was announced by the festival on Wednesday. 

“Helen Mirren is a strong personality whose powerful portrayals are always impressive. She surprises us time and again with her interpretation of complex characters -– whether it’s Chris in Calendar Girls or Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen, her portrayals are a paradigm of strong women, and it is our great pleasure to award her the Honorary Golden Bear for her lifetime achievement,” said Mariette Rissenbeek, the Berlinale’s new executive director.

The ceremony will include a screening of The Queen.