European Film Awards: Diane Kruger, Noomi Rapace to Walk Red Carpet

Cannes winner "Blue Is the Warmest Color" is up for Best European Film at this year's EFAs.
Cannes winner "Blue Is the Warmest Color" is up for Best European Film at this year's EFAs.
 

A who's who of European cinema is expected to grace the red carpet for the 26th European Film Awards on Dec. 7 in Berlin.

Among the A-list names scheduled to attend are Germany's Diane Kruger, Swedish actress Noomi Rapace and British star Kristin Scott Thomas, according to organizers.

Other luminaries attending include Oscar-nominated directors Agnieszka Holland and Wim Wenders and Oscar winners Volker Schlondorff and Pedro Almodovar.

Almodovar will receive a lifetime achievement honor for his contribution to European cinema. The European Film Academy also will honor legendary French actress Catherine Deneuve.

A large contingent of Spanish stars will make the trip to Berlin to celebrate Almodovar, including actors Paz Vega, Rossy de Palma, Elena Anaya, Carlos Areces, Raul Arevalo, Javier Camara, Hugo Silva, Miguel Angel Silvestre, Blanca Suarez and Leonor Watling.

At this year's event, stars from the best film nominees will introduce the six contenders, with Adele Exarchopoulos presenting Blue Is the Warmest Color; Iaia Forte introducing Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty; Johan Heldenbergh unveiling Belgian dramedy The Broken Circle Breakdown; Giuseppe Tornatore's The Best Offer being introduced by Sylvia Hoeks; German actress Friederike Kempter presenting Jan Ole Gerster's Oh Boy and Angela Molina showing off Blancanieves, a Spanish twist on Snow White from director Pablo Berger.

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