Jayson Bernard Santos is a Writer/Supervising Producer at GMA News and Public Affairs.
And supporting him in Monte-Carlo now is Consulate Patsy Zobel de Ayala.
Photo courtesy of Kuya Danny Cabellon.
Winners of the prestigious Golden Nymphs* covering a range of categories from television films, mini-series, drama and comedy series and news programmes as well as a number of accolades including the International TV Audience Award; the Prince Rainier III Special Prize were also honoured.
Laurent Puons, CEO of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, said, "From hard-hitting documentaries, 24 hour news to leading dramas, mini-series and soaps, television has the power to entertain and influence our lives wherever we are in the world. I am delighted that our Festival continues to develop each year and this dynamic 57th edition has drawn together so many people from around the globe to celebrate television in all its forms. Our Golden Nymph awards, as well as a number of special prizes, have honoured many exceptional programs this evening and I want to thank our hardworking jury members and presidents for delivering such a strong line up of winners. I would also like to send our gratitude to our sponsors for their support and the many fans who have joined us here in Monaco."
The festival was 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. The Festival has also been at the forefront in showcasing the highly talented professionals associated with many of the most successful programs in the history of the medium.
With an international overview, the Festival is considered a must attend annual event in the global content diary. Celebrities, producers, directors, writers and heads of studios, networks and digital platforms gather in June every year to attend series launches, premier screenings, conferences, master classes, industry workshops, interactive and immersive demo experiences, press activities, public events, VIP meetings and signing sessions.
Culminating with a unique competition, which celebrates and honours fiction, news and current affairs programming with the prestigious Golden Nymph Awards, The Monte-Carlo Television Festival has been recognized as one of the finest Festivals in the world, enhanced even further by its location in the magical Principality of Monaco.
At a glittering closing ceremony at the Grimaldi Forum, Monte-Carlo Television Festival Honorary President HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco presented a prestigious Crystal Nymph to Helen Mirren. The Crystal Nymph, which recognises the stellar body of work of a major television actor or actress, was bestowed upon the Academy, Emmy and Tony award-winning actress to acknowledge her significant contribution to global television.