'Game of Thrones' and 'Modern Family'
The annual Golden Nymph awards ceremony marked the end of the 52nd Monte Carlo TV Festival on Thursday, June 14. Held at Monaco's Grimaldi Forum, the event witnessed a glorious moment for some U.S. TV shows such as "Game of Thrones" and "Modern Family". The HBO medieval show and the ABC mockumentary grabbed an Outstanding International Producer prize for drama and comedy series respectively.
Also coming out victorious that night were "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "Desperate Housewives" which took home International TV Audience Awards for Best Drama Series and Best Comedy Series respectively. "The Bold and the Beautiful", meanwhile, was the winner in soap opera category.
Taking home the acting prizes were "30 Rock" lead actress Tina Fey and "Call Me Fitz" star Jason Priestley. Additionally, Woody Harrelson was dubbed Outstanding Actor in television film for his role in "Game Change".
This year's Monte Carlo TV Festival ran from June 10-14. Among some U.S. small-screen talents attending the festival were "Desperate Housewives" alumna Eva Longoria, "Castle" actor Nathan Fillion, "Revenge" co-stars Emily VanCamp and Joshua Bowman, as well as former "One Tree Hill" star Chad Michael Murray.
Partial winner list of 2012 Golden Nymph Awards:
Best Television Film: "The Last Fine Day", Germany
Best Director: Masato Harada - "Early Autumn", Japan
Outstanding Actor: Woody Harrelson - "Game Change", USA
Outstanding Actress: Christine Neubauer - "Hanna's Decision", Germany
Best Mini Series: "Yasu - A Single Father's Story", Japan
Outstanding Actress: Emily Watson - "Appropriate Adult", United Kingdom
Outstanding Actor: Julien Boisselier - "Henry of Navarre", Germany
Outstanding International Producer: Christopher Lloyd & Steve Levitan - "Modern Family", USA
Outstanding Actress: Tina Fey - "30 Rock", USA
Outstanding Actor: Jason Priestley - "Call Me Fitz", USA
Outstanding European Producer: Joey Fare - "Kaboul Kitchen"
Outstanding International Producer: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Frank Doelger, Carolyn Strauss - "Game of Thrones", USA
Outstanding Actress: Mille Dinesen - "Rita", Denmark
Outstanding Actor: Henning Baum - "The Last Cop", Germany
Outstanding European Producer: Guido De Angelis, Nicola De Angelis, Ciaran Donnelly - "Titanic Blood & Steel", Italy
INTERNATIONAL TV AUDIENCE AWARDS
Best Drama TV Series: "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", USA
Best Comedy TV Series: "Desperate Housewives", USA
Best Telenovelas - Soap Operas: "The Bold and the Beautiful", USA