The Austrian actress Thea honor emphasized the support from her environment after her award at the Berlinale. "I'm definitely dedicating this award to the trans community - people who have supported me," the 23-year-old told dpa on Saturday evening after the Berlinale award ceremony.
In Christoph Hochhäusler's crime thriller "Until the End of the Night," Honor plays a trans woman who, together with a police officer, is supposed to investigate undercover in the drug scene. She received a Silver Bear for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Honor said: "I also dedicate the award to my parents, who have always supported me as it should be." Her parents were the ones "who let me live as freely as I wanted".
She hopes that the film "will appeal to many people and that they will think about how they deal with people," Honor later said in a press conference. She would like more visibility for trans people and an awareness that many trans women live in precarious situations, in situations "that are extremely toxic and trans-hostile".