When the guests at the European Film Awards ceremony take their seats at Copenhagen's Forum on December 6, 2008, the host of the evening will be popular Danish journalist, anchorman and TV-host Mikael Bertelsen. On stage with him will be the Danish Radio Big Band, Denmark's most popular jazz orchestra. Among the evening's announced guests are Dame Judi Dench, this year's recipient of the European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Danish Dogma brothers Soren Kragh-Jacobsen, Kristian Levring, Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg who will receive the award European Achievement in World Cinema 2008. [Peter Knegt]