Mark Rylance and River thriump at the Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo

After 5 days dedicated to the best international television series, it ended the 56th Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo.

Yesterday evening, Thursday 16th June, h.s.h. Prince Albert II of Monaco, joined on the red carpet by many leading American and international celebrities and stars from hit television series such as Transparent, Hawaii 5:0, C.S.I., Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Poldark, Blindspot, Gotham, The Flash, How to Get Away with Murder, … and by the members of the jury headed by American actor Jason Priestley, presided at the closing ceremony.

Hosted in the spectacular Grimaldi Forum by American actress Jane Seymour, the closing night saw the handover of 22 Golden Nymphs.

Four the awards won by United Kingdom products.

In the category Long Fiction Program, Mark Rylance won the Golden Nymph as Outstanding Actor for his performance as Thomas Cromwell in the BBC Wolf Hall. Unable to attend the event, Wolf Hall writer Peter Straughan went on stage in his behalf.

In the category Comedy TV Series, Sharon Horgan won as Outstanding Actress for Channel 4 Catastrophe while BBC River by Morgan Abi and Manda Levin and starring Stellan Skarsgård won as Best Drama TV Series.

Channel 4 television docu/drama thriller Cyberbully starring Maisie Williams won the special award The Signis Prize: The Silver Dove. The Silver Dove highlights and promotes productions that use artistic and technical talent to create inspiring content that encourages reflection. The SIGNIS Prize is awarded to a story that contributes to human progress and takes account of the spiritual aspect of existence, promotes humanitarian and Christian values, encourages respect for human rights and minorities, the poor and the oppressed, supports processes for bringing about justice and reconciliation, or respects creation and the environment and which is suitable for future use in media education.

Laurence Pouns, CEO of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival said: “The 56th edition has delivered another exceptional event to celebrate the diversity and excellence of international drama and fiction programming. We are proud to offer this unique platform to launch and highlight these outstanding shows to the world’s media and viewers, and I congratulate all those that have been presented with the Golden Nymph this evening. I would also like to thank our jury members and presidents, our many sponsors, and all the fans for their enthusiasm and contribution throughout this year’s Festival.”

Watch the Closing Ceremony here on our Facebook page.

The Complete List of Golden Nymphs Award Winners:

LONG FICTION PROGRAM

Best Long Fiction Program

Tannbach – Line Of Separation

ZDF GERMAN TELEVISION

Germany

Outstanding Actress

Odile Vuillemin

Woman Under Influence / L’Emprise

France

Outstanding Actor

Mark Rylance

Wolf Hall

United Kingdom

NEWS

Best News Documentaries

Drone

TV 2 NORWAY

Norway

Best Current Affairs Documentary

Those Who Said No

NIMA FILM

Sweden

Best TV News Item

Crossing The Aegean Sea / Odyssée En Mer Egée

FRANCE TÉLÉVISIONS

France

Best 24-Hour News programme

Baltimore Unrest

CNN

USA

TV SERIES

COMEDY TV SERIES

Best Comedy TV Series

Better Call Saul

SONY PICTURES TELEVISION

USA

Outstanding Actress

Sharon Horgan

Catastrophe

United Kingdom

Outstanding Actor

Bob Odenkirk

Better Call Saul

USA

DRAMA TV SERIES

Best Drama TV Series

River

KUDOS

United Kingdom

Outstanding Actress

Marcia Gay Harden

Code Black

USA

Outstanding Actor

Jonas Nay

Deutschland 83

Germany

INTERNATIONAL TV AUDIENCE AWARDS

Best Drama TV Series

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

CBS STUDIOS INTERNATIONAL

USA

Best Comedy TV Series

The Big Bang Theory

WARNER BROS.

USA

Best Telenovelas – Soap Operas

The Bold And The Beautiful

BELL-PHILLIP TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS, INC.

USA

SPECIAL PRIZES

Prince Rainier III Special Prize: this Special Prize was created by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, in honour of Prince Rainier III, founder of the Festival. This prize is awarded to the best programme dealing with nature conservation, the environment, the protection of threatened fauna and flora and the fight against pollution.

Gambling On Extinction / Der Letzte Raubzug

A & O BUERO FILMPRODUKTION

Germany – Canada

AMADE Prize: the AMADE Prize is a special award for a television programme that explores a human issue, contemporary or otherwise. Its plot and structure should not be violent; it should encourage the rejection of violence. The notions explored should be in keeping with AMADE’s aims and key values.

The Long March / La Lunga Marcia

RAI RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA

Italy

International Committee of the Red Cross Prize:  the Press Prize of the ICRC rewards a documentary which best highlights a principle or several principles of international humanitarian law and deals with a current armed conflict from the perspective of its primary impact – victims’ suffering

The Long March / La Lunga Marcia

RAI RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA

Italy

SIGNIS Prize

The Cyberbully

RAW TV

United Kingdom

Monaco Red Cross Prize: this Prize seeks to recognize a fiction program (mini series or television film) that demonstrates at least one of the seven fundamental principles of the Red Cross: humanity, impartiality, independence, neutrality, charity, unity and universality.

Little Big Voice / Kleine Grosse Stimme

ORF – AUSTRIAN BROADCASTING

Austria

Grand Prix for Author’s Documentaries: the International URTI Grand Prix for Author’s Documentary rewards documentaries which stand out by the technical and editorial quality, but also by the originality of the subject and of the expressed point of view.

SONITA

NDR/ARTE

Germany / Switzerland / Iran

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