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Victoria, Billions Among 2017 Golden Nymph Nominees


ITV’s Victoria and Showtime’s Billions are among the international series that have been nominated for the 2017 Golden Nymph Awards, which will be presented at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival.

Victoria and Billions are nominated in the drama TV series category alongside the international co-production The Young Pope starring Jude Law, Sweden’s Midnight Sun (Midnattssol), Belgium’s The Break (La Trêve) and Norway’s Nobel. In the comedy category, nods went to Australia’s Here Come the Habibs, the U.S.’s No Tomorrow and Superstore, the U.K.’s Fleabag, France’s Lebowitz Vs Lebowitz (Lebowitz Contre Lebowitz) and the Netherlands’ Toon.

For long fiction program, the nominees are the U.S.’s 11.22.63, Germany’s NSU German History X (Mitten in Deutschland: NSU), Brazil’s One Against All (Um Contra Todos), France’s Don’t Leave Me (Ne M’Abandonne Pas) and the U.K.’s National Treasure.

Up for outstanding actor in a long fiction program are Albrecht Schuch (NSU German History X), Marc Lavoine (Don’t Leave Me) and Robbie Coltrane (National Treasure). For outstanding actress, the nominees in the long fiction program category are Anna Maria Mühe (NSU German History X), Laia Marull (Laia Marull) and Julie Waters (National Treasure). Nominations for outstanding actor in a comedy series went to Darren Gilshenan (Here Come the Habibs), Joshua Sasse (No Tomorrow) and Michel Jonasz (Lebowitz Vs Lebowitz), while for outstanding actress in a comedy, the nominees are Helen Dallimore (Here Come the Habibs), America Ferrera (Superstore) and Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge. For drama, the nominees for outstanding actor are The Young Pope’s Jude Law, Aksel Hennie (Nobel), Rufus Sewell (Victoria) and Gustaf Hammarsten (Midnight Sun). Outstanding actress nominees for drama series are Diane Keaton (The Young Pope), Tuva Novotny (Nobel), Victoria’s Jenna Coleman and Leïla Bekhti (Midnight Sun).

There are five titles in the running in the documentaries category: Denmark’s Fraud or Borrelia: The German Diagnosis (Snyd Eller Borrelia), the U.S.’s Brave New World: How Silicon Valley Is Shaping Our Future, Japan’s The Great Amazon: The Last “Isolados” Unknown People of the Amazon, Norway’s Dugma: The Button and the U.K.’s Saudi Arabia Uncovered. In the live breaking news category, the contenders are Brazil’s First Hand Broadcast of Audio Conversations Between President Dilma Rousseff and Lula (Divulgação Em Primeira Mão Do Áudio Da Conversa Telefônica Entre Dilma Rousseff e Lula
), the U.S.’s Battle for Mosul and Russia’s Duma Elections.

Nominees for the award for TV news item are France’s Mosul: Flee At All Costs (Mossoul: Fuir À Tout Prix), Hong Kong’s Mong Kok Riot: Hong Kong’s First Night in the Year of Monkey, Iran’s Heart Transplant (Peyvand-E Ghalb) and the U.K.’s Battle for Mosul. Competing for the Prince Rainier III Special Prize are the U.S.’s Midway: A Plastic Island and Sweden’s Vamizi: Cradle of Coral.

The Monte-Carlo Television Festival will take place June 16 to 20.

About Sara Alessi

Sara Alessi is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at



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