Over the course of this year’s Monte-Carlo Television Festival, an international jury of leading actors and industry professionals have attended screenings of all programs in the competition in order to determine the winners of the prestigious Golden Nymph Awards, which reward the best programs and actors that television has to offer today.
Alongside this highly sought after award is the Prince Rainier III Special Prize, the Monaco Red Cross Prize, the AMADE Prize and the PeaceJam Prize. The winners of each prize and award were announced at the Festival’s Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, June 22. see every winner below.
Miramax and Amazon Studio’s ‘Uncle Frank’ took not one but two Golden Nymph Awards as the American production won the ‘Best Film’ and ‘Best Creation’ categories. Have a look at the trailer below, and if you like what you see, head over to Prime Video to begin binge-watching.
But the American film’s success in the Principality did not end there, as ‘Uncle Frank’ actor Paul Brittany won his Golden Nymph Award for ‘Best Actor’.
The ‘Best Series’ award was bestowed upon the British show, ‘It’s a Sin’, which follows a group of young friends as they navigate the joys, heartbreaks, and outlandish parties that await them amidst an epidemic in 1980s London. The series was produced by RED Production Company for Channel 4 and HBO Max, in association with All3media International.
The British series went one further, as one of its stars, Lydia West, won the ‘Best Actress’ category. Have a look at what this heartfelt series has to offer below.
The ‘Jury Special Prize’ was awarded to ‘Piece of My Heart’ by Yle, a Finnish broadcasting company.
ITV News stole the show for ‘Best News Coverage’ with their on-scene reporting at the US Capitol Hill riots on January 6. It is believed that the ITV crew were the first to get into the White House as the carnage unfolded.
The winner of the ‘Best News Documentary’ category is perhaps even more contemporary, as the winner was Portugal’s TVI with ‘The Diagnosis: COVID-19’.
The ‘Best Documentary Film’ was awarded to Dreampixies for their film, ‘Citoyen Nobel’. This doc-film follows Jacques Dubochet as he learns how to become a “Nobel Citizen” with his newly found voice, having been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
This year, the Jury Special Prize for news was won by a film titled ‘Dying to Divorce’. Filmed over five years, ‘Dying to Divorce’ takes viewers into the heart of Turkey’s gender-based violence crisis and the recent political events that have eroded democratic freedoms.
Prince Rainier III Special Prize
The Prince Rainier III Special Prize was created by HSH Prince Albert, and is awarded to the best documentary that deals with environmental issues. In partnership with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the winning documentary is selected by Prince Albert himself, with the winning laureate set to receive a 10,000 euro award.
The winning production this year was ‘Now’, a German documentary feature film that follows young climate rebels as they appeal to governments around the world to go greener as soon as possible to protect our planet, “We can’t wait until Greta is old enough to sit in Parliament.”
The BBC World Service won the AMADE Prize for its gripping series titled ‘The Baby Stealers’, which investigates child trafficking in Africa.
Back again for another award is the BBC. The Monaco Red Cross Prize was awarded to the BBC for its ‘Yemen: Coronavirus in a Warzone’ documentary.
Collecting the final award on this colourful list is ‘Bella da Morire’ with the PeaceJam Prize.
That is all for this year’s prize winners, so television enthusiasts must now wait another year until the festival returns in its 61st edition. Until then, though there is always something new to watch, or so it seems.
Featured image: Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace with a Golden Nymph Award