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Golden Nymphes found their owners

After inviting Donald Sutherland, Patricia Arquette and Marg Helgenberger to the last year’s Monte-Carlo International TV Festival, the festival has stepped it up a notch once again, awarding Helen Mirren with the Cristal Nymph and ending the 57th edition.

Helen Mirren got on stage, after already receiving the Best Actress Award in Cannes in 1984 (Cal) and an Oscar for the same title in 2007 (The Queen), and accepted the award from Prince Albert II. In his presence, she spoke of her love for television, as well as her current and future plans: “Television entertains, educates, keeps things moving, transports you and changes the world. We are in a period of great, passionate television as we’ve witnessed tonight. Such extraordinary and rich projects. I look at this Nymph that symbolises my past success and it gives me hope for the future, one where I’d love to be a part of future television”.

A conscious ceremony

Those who received golden Nymphs in the news category showed powerful documentaries that dealt with highly pertinent issues. At the heart of the discussion, the directors wanted the public to reflect on the migration crisis. The Italian Domenico Iannacone dedicated his prize for the Rai produced film Out of Sight to “all those that welcome migrants rather than building walls”. Journalist Jean-Paul Mari received recognition for his reportage on the Aquarius, the ship that helps migrants out at sea, and spoke of a “war reportage” and of humans who “have stared death straight in the eye”. “Is the Mediterranean really the immense cemetery that it is becoming? What does being human mean? For me the answer is simple. A man is someone who doesn’t turn away and rejects what is unacceptable”.

Golden Nymphs Awards Winners:

The Prince Rainier III Special Prize: Midway: A Plastic Island

The Festival’s Crystal Nymph Award: Dame Helen Mirren

Award for Outstanding Actor: Aksel Hennie for “Nobel”

Award Jury Grand Prize: “Saudi Arabia Uncovered”

 "Saudi Arabia Uncovered"
Award Jury Grand Prize

Award for Best Documentary: Dugma – The Button

Award for Best Live Breaking News: “First Hand Broadcast Of Audio Conversations Between President Dilma Rousseff And Lula”

Award for the Best TV News Item: “Mosul: Flee at All Costs” / “Fuir A tout Prix”

The AMADE Prize: “Reel Time: Forgotten Children of the Waves”

The Monaco Red Cross Prize: “Part of Us” (BR_Presse)

The Monaco Red Cross Prize
The Monaco Red Cross Prize

The ICRC Prize: “Aquarius, Rescue In Deadly Waters”

Award for Best Comedy TV Series: Fleabag

Award for Outstanding Actress: Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Fleabag

Fleabag: Award for Outstanding Actress and Award for Best Comedy TV Series

Award for Outstanding Actor: Michel Jonasz

The PeaceJam Prize: “Out Of Sight” (Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana)

The SIGNIS Prize: “Part of Us” (BR_Presse)

Award for Best Long Fiction Program: “Don’t Leave Me” / “Ne m’abandonne pas”

Award for Outstanding Actress: Anna Maria Mühe for “NSU German History X”

Award for Outstanding Actor: Robbie Coltrane for “National Treasure”

Award for the Best Comedy Series: “Big Bang Theory”

Award for the Best Drama TV Series: NCIS CBS

Award for Best Telenovelas – Soap Operas:  Bold & The Beautiful CBS

Bold & The Beautiful
Best Telenovelas – Soap Operas: Bold & The Beautiful CBS

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