Marina Gera decided to become a film actress when she was only two years old. She has deliberately built her career over the past few years, and as a result, she has become the first and so far the only Hungarian actress to win an Emmy Award. In a new short film by Friends of Hungary Foundation, Marina says she is extremely proud to have won the Hungarian Prize, which is also a great springboard for her career. The short film is part of a series that features ten remarkable Hungarians who, thanks to their skills and hard work, have also made a name for themselves abroad.
Before Marina Gera won her Emmy Award in 2019, most Hungarians didn’t know much about her, but since then she has become one of the country’s best-known actresses.
Someone won an Emmy that hadn’t been promoted by the Hungarian media before, or I didn’t promote myself, and so it was kind of confusing, “Who is this?”
Marina remembers in the video. But even though most Hungarians didn’t know her name, the theater is a defining part of Marina’s life, who has been on stage since she was five.
Marina Gera wins first Hungarian Emmy Award for role in ‘Eternal Winter’
Hungarian actor Marina Gera won an International Emmy Award, the Oscar for Television Films, for the best performance by an actress for her role in the Hungarian television drama Eternal Winter at the 47th International Emmy Awards yesterday, on the occasion of Memorial Day for the Victims of Communism. She dedicated the award to “all the Hungarian victims who suffered in the […]continue reading
Graduated from the Budapest University of Theater and Film Arts in 2008, she had her first major film role in the 2014 Hungarian drama. Free fall.
I knew whether or not I could prove myself on screen, it would be decided within the next five years. And after fifth grade, I finally won an Emmy.
Marina won the award for her role in the Hungarian television drama Eternal winter. The film, based on true stories, shows the conditions in Hungary after its Soviet occupation in 1944. Marina plays Iren, a woman of German origin who, along with several others, is kidnapped from her small village, loaded into a cattle wagon. and forced. working in coal mines in inhumane conditions in a Ukrainian labor camp.
Emmy winner Marina Gera in Hungary today: “You have to work hard for everything and luck only comes then, if it comes”
Marina Gera won the first Hungarian International Emmy Award, the Oscar for TV Movies, for Best Performance by an Actress for her role in the Hungarian TV series Eternal Winter at the 47th International Emmy Awards. Hungary Today then had the opportunity to talk to the actress about the award and the opportunities it offers her. Marina wanted […]continue reading
The actress wanted to play the role of Iren from the start.
This is not where the acting work started, instead I got here, that I was already in the situation, or the state, which I think was necessary for this character ”
She could deeply understand the tragedy of those who fell victim to Communism, especially since her great-grandfather was also a prisoner of war. He had frozen in the same way as the women in the film. As she prepared for the filming of the film, Marina read the letters he had written to her captive great-grandmother.
I am very proud of the fact that I won this award for Hungary in the first place and the fact that the award ceremony took place on the day of commemoration of the victims of communism made it a very, very good feeling ”.
she said in the short. Speaking about what the award means to her, the young actress says that she is now not only on the map, but also has access to the circles and opportunities necessary for her future professional endeavors.
Emmy: Hungarians Join Academy Deciding Awards
More recently, two Hungarians, Dániel Richárd Kovács and Marina Gera, have become members of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Besides Kovács and Gera, Balázs Medveczky, director of television of the Danube Media Service, and Csaba Káel, director and CEO of Müpa Budapest, are members of the academy. Daniel Richárd […]continue reading
This is undeniable even more, because in addition to her prestigious Emmy Award, she was recently voted to become a member of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She is the first Hungarian actress to be a member of the Academy.
You can watch the short film on Marina Gera with English subtitles here: