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Monte-Carlo TV Festival: The splendid 62nd edition awards its Golden & Crystal Nymphs

The Monte-Carlo Television Festival has just concluded in the presence of Princess Charlene accompanied by Marie and Louis Ducruet and presented by the American actor Ricky Whittle and by the French content creator, Léna Mahfouf. 

Imagine a red carpet drawn diagonally on the forecourt of the Grimaldi Forum, leading to the Salle des Princes and, of course, a parade of very beautiful people including Miss France 2023, Indira Ampiot, and her chaperone Cindy Fabre, Miss France 2005, and Actors Gilbert Melki and Joey Starr and a host of celebrities. 

Since its foundation in 1961, by the vision of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, demonstrating how much he was ahead of His time, this Festival has been playing a pivotal role in pushing television productions as an exceptional means of mass communication and its power to develop awareness. 

In our time, the border between television and cinema, and also digital media is fading inexorably and the participation of exceptional artists in all these media segments shows this. 

The golden & crystal remarkable prizes, reproducing the shape of the classical Nymph Salmacis statue kept at Louvre Museum, are considered some of the most important acknowledgments. 

Princess Charlene presented the Nymph of Honor to Howard Gordon. The honorary nymph is the highest distinction of the festival awarded to a renowned professional for his exceptional contribution to the entertainment industry. Howard Gordon is the screenwriter and Hollywood producer at the origin of the series X-Files, Homeland and Accused, Aux frontières du réel and 24 heures chrono. 

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Special Prizes 

The Prince Rainier III special prize, which rewards a documentary dealing with an environmental theme, honoured Until the Last Drop

Two other special prizes were also awarded: 

  • that of the Monegasque Red Cross, Oasis of Peace
  • that of AMADE for the documentary Russia, The Stolen Children of Ukraine 

Best Film & Special Jury Prize

Best film went to Le Colosse Aux Pieds d’Argile, triggered by the true story of rugby player Sébastien Boueilh, who also won the special jury prize. 

Best Series & Best Actor 

Best Series went to Ten Pound Poms and Warren Brown was named Best Actor for his “impressive” performance. 

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Best Actress & Best Creation 

Marie Reuther was awarded the Golden Nymph for Best Actress for Chorus Girls. 

The best creation was awarded to The Seed, which also won the public prize together with BetaSeries.

Documentary & Current Affairs 

The jury president for this was Tom Jennings (John Goodman for others) overseeing three prizes:

  • Best major news report Life on the Donbas frontline 
  • Best documentary  The Man Who Played with Fire
  • Special Jury Prize Nazanin
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Golden Nymph for the best international hope

The award went to Julia de Nunez for her role in the biopic Bardot

Laurent Puons, deputy vice-president of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival expressed his delight with this 62nd edition where the number and quality of content had never been so high. He ended by thanking the preselection committees and each of the distinguished members of the juries for their efforts in selecting the 2023 winners.

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