At the forthcoming 59th edition of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, veteran actor Michael Douglas is set to be honored with the Crystal Nymph award.
The Crystal Nymph is awarded to a major international television actor to recognize a stellar body of work. H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco will present Douglas with the award at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival’s closing ceremony on June 18. Previous Crystal Nymph honorees include Helen Mirren, Mariska Hargitay, Marg Helgenberger, Patricia Arquette and Donald Sutherland.
Douglas’s most recent TV work has been in Netflix’s Golden Globe-winning The Kominsky Method, for which he received a Golden Globe for best actor in a comedy series. The show, which also stars Alan Arkin and is written by Chuck Lorre, has just wrapped filming its second season. Douglas previously won Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG awards for best actor for playing Liberace in the HBO film Behind the Candelabra. Earlier in his career, he appeared in the 1969 CBS-TV “Playhouse” special The Experiment and the multi-award-winning television series The Streets of San Francisco from 1972 to 1976.
Laurent Puons, CEO of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, said: “Michael Douglas’s long career encompasses television, film and theatre at the highest level, and he continues to be one of today’s most highly respected actors. It’s a great pleasure to welcome such an outstanding talent to our festival and to recognize the huge impact his work has had on the global television industry.”