TV Festival awards winners

Winners of the prestigious Golden Nymph Awards have been announced at the 59th Monte-Carlo Television Festival. Golden Nymphs covering a range of categories from long-fiction programmes, drama and comedy series, and news programmes as well as a number of accolades including the International TV Audience Awards and the Prince Rainier III Special Prize were presented during the Awards Ceremony at the Grimaldi Forum.

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene at the 59th Monte Carlo Television Festival. Photo: MC TV Festival

A glamorous red carpet saw H.S.H. Prince Albert of Monaco welcome Hollywood star and Crystal Nymph winner Michael Douglas, along with many leading US and international acting and creative talent from hit television series.

“The 59th Monte-Carlo Television Festival has not only offered glittering entertainment but has provided a forum for contemporary, topical debate,” said festival honorary president Prince Albert. “All this has been possible thanks to our wonderful international television industry participation. From fiction to documentaries to news content, our Golden Nymph Awards celebrate excellence across all genres.”

“This year it has been a honour to welcome the esteemed actor Michael Douglas, who we have had the pleasure in awarding our prestigious Crystal Nymph Award for his outstanding work in the industry. I would like, once again, to congratulate all our award winners and to thank our jury members for their contribution, without which none of this would be possible.”

More than 20 Golden Nymphs were awarded. Feature ‘Escape at Dannemora’, based on the true story of the escape of two prisoners convicted of murder in New York State in 2015, was awarded the Best Fiction Program award, while Patricia Arquette, who embodies Tilly Mitchell in the film, was awarded Best Actress.

The award for best comedy TV series went to On the Spectrum, telling the story of three young autistic adults living together.

Other series to have been awarded include The Good Doctor, My Brilliant Friend, Lethal Weapon and From your heart to mine.

“The Monte-Carlo Television Festival presents the very best in television from around the world and the 59th edition has been no exception,” said Laurent Puons, CEO of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival. “It has been a star-studded and thought-provoking week, in which we have been honored to welcome the finest international creative and acting talent to Monaco. The festival is testament to the fact that as the industry adapts and evolves with the times, good storytelling never goes out of fashion.”

Full list of awards:

Best Long Fiction Programme: Escape At Dannemora
Outstanding Actress: Patricia Arquette – Escape At Dannemora
Outstanding Actor: Grégory Montel –   La Soif De Vivre
Best Documentary: Dollar Heroes – North Korea’s Secret Slaves
Jury Prize: Crackdown, The “Rule Of Law” In China

Best TV News Item: Khashoggi Body Double
Best Live Breaking News: Good Morning Britain

Best Comedy TV Series: On The Spectrum
Outstanding Actress: Naomi Levov – On The Spectrum
Outstanding Actor: Niv Majar – On The Spectrum

Best Drama TV Series: My Brilliant Friend
Outstanding Actress: Vicky Krieps
Outstanding Actor: Richard Madden – Bodyguard

Best Drama TV Series: The Good Doctor
Best Crime TV Series: Lethal Weapon
Best Telenovelas – Soap Operas: From Your Heart To Mine

Prince Rainier III Special Prize: Drowning In Plastic
AMADE Prize: Yemen: Kids and War
SIGNIS Prize:  War
International Committee of the Red Cross Prize: Care
PeaceJam Prize: The price of free