Big name winners at the 2023 Monte-Carlo Television Festival

Monte-Carlo Television Festival

The Monte-Carlo Television Festival came to a glittering close at the Grimaldi Forum last night, with Princess Charlene leading the red carpet of TV stars from around the world.  

With Prince Albert II elsewhere engaged commemorating Monaco’s 30th anniversary at the United Nations, Princess Charlene was on hand to represent Monaco’s Princely family at the Golden Nymph awards ceremony.  

The Princess took centre stage when she presented the Honorary Golden Nymph Award, the festival’s highest accolade bestowed upon a star for their “extraordinary contribution to the entertainment industry”, to famed writer and producer Howard Gordon of The X-Files, 24, Homeland and Accused.  

Princess Charlene presented Howard Gordon with the Honorary Golden Nymph Award. Photo source: Monte-Carlo Television Festival

The ceremony itself, which took place on 20th June in the Salle des Princes, was hosted by the UK’s Ricky Whittle and French videographer and celebrity influencer Lena Situations.  

Winners of the Golden Nymph 

In the Fiction category, France’s Le Colosse Aux Pieds d’Argile won Best Film and the Special Jury Prize, Ten Pound Poms from the UK and Australia took home Best Series, and the Best Creation prize went to the Germany-Norway-Czech Republic-produced The Seed, which also scooped the BetaSeries Public Prize.  

Also under the Fiction heading, Marie Reuther won Best Actress for her role in Chorus Girls, and Warren Brown of Ten Pound Poms received the award for Best Actor.  

Winners from the News and Documentaries category included the France Télévisions-produced Life on the Donbas Frontline for Best News Programme and The Man Who Played with Fire from RAW in the UK for Best Documentary. The Jury Special Prize went to the moving Nazanin from 649 Media and Channel 4.  

The AMADE Prize went to Russia, The Stolen Children of Ukraine by France’s BFMTV, and the Monaco Red Cross Prize was won by Oasis of Peace, a StoryCircus and Premières Lignes co-production.  

The Prince Rainier III Special Prize was won by Until The Last Drop from Poland’s Orient Film.  

An enriched programme 

This 62nd edition of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival was punctuated by an impressive selection of world-premiere screenings and public events, which included behind-the-scenes tasters, make-up sessions, meet and greets with some of the 210 VIP guests and an enriched Business Content platform that saw leading figures of the industry debate the current and future challenges of the world of international entertainment and factual programming. 

“The role of our Festival has continued to evolve over the years and is now the pre-eminent event celebrating the content business in Europe,” said CEO of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival Laurent Puons. “Through our highly respected Golden Nymph Competition, we have been able to acknowledge and applaud the very best programming from around the world. The number and standard of entries we received has never been as high and I would like to thank our pre-selection committees and every one of our distinguished jury members for all their hard work in selecting the winners for 2023. I am delighted to send my congratulations to all laureates.” 


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