Golden Nymph Awards

The Nymph

The Nymph

The Golden Nymph Awards are among the most prestigious prizes in international television, rewarding the best TV programs and actors.

Over the course of the Festival, an international jury of leading actors and industry professionals attend screenings of all the programs in competition.

The Golden Nymph statuettes are copies of the Nymph Salmacis, the original of which can still be seen at the Louvre in Paris. The original was created by the Monégasque artist François-Joseph Bosio, who was chief court sculptor to Louis XVIII.

Categories & Awards


The Fiction category is composed of Comedy TV Series, Drama TV Series and Long Fiction Programs (TV Films & Mini Series).

A TV series is defined as a run of multiple episodes in which the theme, content and main characters are presented under the same title and have continuity of production supervision. A TV Series is intended to comprise a limited number of episodes, usually divided into seasons.

6 Golden Nymph Awards are bestowed:

  • Best TV Series - Comedy
  • Best TV Series - Drama
  • Outstanding Actor - Drama
  • Outstanding Actor - Comedy
  • Outstanding Actress - Drama
  • Outstanding Actress - Comedy

A Long Fiction Program is a television show, which tells a single finite story extending across a limited number of episodes. Films, anthologies and mini series, produced for television and whose plot is resolved at the end, are accepted.

3 Golden Nymph Awards are bestowed:

  • Best Long Fiction Program
  • Outstanding Actor
  • Outstanding Actress


This category refers to programs that cover international, national, regional and local news or current affairs events.

An investigative report that covers current news, a range of major stories across politics, religion, science, environment and social issues.

Live coverage of a single breaking news event, as it unfolds. Entries can include up to 2 separate sequences as broadcast and unedited. It must have been broadcast by a 24-Hour News channel or a general channel.

Edited coverage of a news event, broadcast on a schedule news program.

International TV Audience

The Monte-Carlo Television Festival joins forces with Eurodata TV Worldwide in order to reward the programs which deliver the highest ratings worldwide.

The International TV Audience Awards reward the programs that gather every year the highest number of viewers worldwide across five continents in three categories: Action & Science Fiction TV Series, Crime TV Series and Telenovelas / Soap Operas.

Winners are selected among the best-imported fiction programs in 62 territories, i.e. 3 billion potential viewers.

3 Golden Nymphs are awarded:

  • Best Action & Science Fiction TV Series
  • Best Crime TV Series
  • Best Telenovelas / Soap Operas

Other Prizes

A selection of special prizes awarded by partner organizations. The winners are selected among all the entries made to our Golden Nymph Awards.

This Special Prize was created by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, in honour of Prince Rainier III, founder of the Festival. The prize is given to a programme selected by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco among the News category:

  • Documentary
  • Live Breaking News Story
  • TV News Items

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.
A sum of 7500 € is also given to the person receiving this prize.

Each year, 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.

Since 1988, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, Honorary President of the Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo, is also the President of the Monaco Red Cross. The Festival is then an essential event for the Monaco Red Cross.
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.

Founded in 1963 upon the initiative of Princess Grace of Monaco, AMADE is based on a vision of a world where children, regardless of their social, cultural or religious origins, can live safely and with dignity and respect for their fundamental rights. The vision of a world where every child has the opportunity to fully express their potential.

AMADE's special award is rewarding a televised program that echoes one of AMADE's core missions:

  • Protect the most vulnerable children from violence, exploitation and abuse,
  • Increase access to education,
  • Increase access to health.

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.

2019 Partners

Associazione Produttori Audiovisivi logo
Audiovisual Producers' Association
Association québécoise de la production médiatique
European Coordination of Independent Producers
Nordic World
Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television
Producers Guild of America
Screen Producers Australia

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Originally created by Prince Rainier III of Monaco, and now under the Honorary Presidency of Prince Albert II of Monaco, The Monte-Carlo Television Festival has, for more than half a century, presented the very best of television from around the world.

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