The 2020 European Film Awards will be held in Reykjavík. The Ministry of Culture announced the decision today in a press release on their website. Reykjavík was selected from among three cities which applied to host the 2020 awards.
The award ceremony will take place in Reykjavík’s Harpa Concert Hall, which will host some 1,400 guests for the event. The ceremony is to be streamed live both in Iceland and abroad. Four Icelanders have been awarded at the ceremony in past years, including Björk, who received the Best Actress Award in 2000 for her role in Dancer in the Dark.
The European Film Awards were established in 1988 to promote European filmmaking. The awards are held in Berlin every other year, while other European cities get a chance to host on alternate years. Seville hosted the awards in 2018, and in previous years they have taken place in London, Paris, Rome, and Copenhagen, among others.