The recipients of the Golden Nymph Awards were presented at the 58th Monte-Carlo Television Festival at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco last night.
The best long fiction program was Little Boy Blue from ITV Studios in the U.K. The outstanding actress and actor awards in the same category went to Sinèad Keenan for Little Boy Blue and Ewan McGregor for Fargo in the U.S., respectively.
In the news category, best documentary went to Abuse and the UN/FN Och Övergreppen from Swedish Television/Mission Investigate in Sweden. The Jury Prize was given to Monsul from Mongoose Pictures/Frontline WGBH in the U.K. Best TV news item went to Libya Slave Auction from CNN International in the U.S., U.K. and Libya, while the best live breaking news recipient was Zimbabwe from BBC News in the U.K.
For comedy, the best TV series was The End Of The F***ing World from Clerkenwell Films/Dominic Buchanan Productions in the U.K. Outstanding actress/actor were Daisy May Cooper for This Country in the U.K. and Tony Shalhoub for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel in the U.S., respectively.
And in drama, the best TV series was La Casa de Papel from Vancouver Media in Spain. Outstanding actress was Lynn Van Royen for Hotel Beau Sejour/Beau Séjour in Belgium, while outstanding actor was Johannes Lassen for Below the Surface/Gidseltagningen in Denmark.
There were international TV audience awards given in the categories of best action and science fiction TV series (Scorpion from CBS Television Studios, SB Films, Perfect Storm Entertainment, Blackjack Productions and K/O Paper Products in the U.S.); best crime TV series (Lethal Weapon from Lin Pictures, Good Session Productions and Warner Bros. Television in the U.S.); and best telenovelas/soap operas (The Bold and the Beautiful from Bell-Phillip Television Productions in the U.S.).
In addition, a number of special prizes were presented.
Laurent Puons, CEO of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, remarked: “The 58th edition of our festival has been a true celebration of the depth and breadth of global programming. We are delighted to have once again played host to this unique showcase of the world’s leading fiction, documentary and news content. Congratulations to the worthy recipients of the Golden Nymphs and our other awards, and many thanks to our juries, our sponsors and the fans who have contributed so much to make this year’s event such a success.”