Golden Nymph Awards to Honor Tchéky Karyo


The 60th edition of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival will conclude later this month with the Golden Nymph Awards Ceremony, where actor Tchéky Karyo will receive the Crystal Nymph Award.

The Crystal Nymph Award will be presented at the end of the ceremony on June 22 to Karyo by Prince Albert II of Monaco. The Crystal Nymph is awarded to a major international television actor to recognize a stellar body of work.

One of France’s most popular actors, Karyo was born in Istanbul and grew up in Paris. After studying drama, he took on a number of theatrical and feature film roles. His television work includes notable performances in such international series such as The Missing, The Name of the Rose, Zerozerozero and Possessions. Among other forthcoming productions, Tchéky is about to reprise the title role in a new series of Baptiste, which has been sold to more than 80 territories.

Laurent Puons, CEO of the Festival, said: “Being honored with a Crystal Nymph is a true validation of the exceptional work of an actor. Tchéky has achieved this important recognition through his understated and gritty performances in many television series throughout a long career. His critically-acclaimed portrayal in the title role of Baptiste has surely elevated him to the next level as an international star talent. I am delighted that he is to receive this highest accolade at our Anniversary edition. Besides his professionalism, he is a figure I truly admire. His personality, charisma and simplicity are qualities that I recognized when he attended the Festival as president of the TV Series Jury in 2014.”

While some fans will have the chance to experience Monte-Carlo and an in-person festival, other television fans from around the world will be able to participate from their own homes through the festival’s website. Thanks to a multicast broadcast and several cameras placed at strategic locations in the Salle des Princes, fans will be able to choose the seat they want and will have the ability to appear on stage alongside the talent for a realistic experience.

Puons added: “Our Festival continues to adapt and modernize across all its aspects. This year I am thrilled to offer this experience to the audience and I can already confirm that this Ceremony promises to be quite exceptional with many other technological surprises to be revealed on the big day. We will go one step further to ensure that every laureate, even if they cannot attend in person due to travel restrictions, will be part of the ceremony.”