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Winners Of The 2008 48th Monte-Carlo Television Festival
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Golden Nymph Award Winners - 2008 Monte-Carlo Television Festival

Jennifer Gareis's television series "The Bold and the Beautiful" was one of the winners of a Golden Nymph Award at the 2008 48th Monte-Carlo Television Festival Awards Ceremony in Monaco last week on Thursday evening. The "Bold and the Beautiful" won a Golden Nymph in the category of International TV Audience Awards for the highest ranked International Telenovelas/Soap Operas. Jennifer is shown photographed as she appeared at the Opening Ceremony of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival last Sunday in a group photograph along with Greg Rikaart from "The Young and the Restless".

This year's 48th Monte-Carlo Television Festival was produced with style and ambiance that brought some of the best television performing talent to Monaco to take part in one of the most highly sought after television awards festivals. The Golden Nymph Awards have an international focus and this year, they were awarded to the performers, productions, and producers in the following categories:

Honorary Golden Nymph Award: Dick Wolf, the producer of the series "Law and Order" was awarded the 2008 Honorary Golden Nymph for his significant contributions to the entertainment industry as a creator and producer.

International TV Audience Awards: In addition to the "Bold and the Beautiful" winning an award in this category, the U.S. series "Desperate Housewives" was the highest rated Comedy TV series and "CSI: Las Vegas" was the highest rated Drama TV series. The Golden Nymphs are awarded to these television series based upon the statistics for the highest number of international viewers per series from the previous year.

Comedy TV Series Category: Best Actor went to Richard Ayoade for the U.K's 'The IT Crowd', and Best Actress to France's Isabelle Gelinas for the series "Desperate Parents". Best European Producer of a comedy series was awarded to the producer of "Desperate Parents", Guillaume Renouil. For Best International Producer, Spain's Miguel Angel Bernardeau won for the series "Remember When".

Drama TV Series Category: In the drama Drama Category, the Best Actor went to Jonathan Rhys Meyers for UK program called "The Tudors". Best Actress in a drama TV series went to Esther Ortega for "Missing" from Spain. Best European Producer went to Spain's Miguel Angel Bernardeau for "Missing". The best International Producer award went to Luis Peraza for his work on the international "Capadocia" film from Mexico.

Mini-Series Category: The Golden Nymph for the best Mini-Series was awarded to the U.S. television series "John Adams". Best Actor was won by Paul Giamatti and also awarded to the series "John Adams". For Best Actress award, Katharina Wackernagel won the Golden Nymph for her work on the German series "Side Effects".

Television Films Category: For Best Television Film, the Golden Nymph was awarded to "The Mark Of Cain" by Red Production Company in the United Kingdom. Best TV Film Script went to Germany's Beate Langmaack for "Good Morning, Mr. Grothe". Best Director went to China's Hua Zheng for "Wait for the Birth of the Husband". France's Jean-Pierre Darroussin won the Best Actor Golden Nymph for his performance in "Jury Duty". Best Actress went to Anna Madeley for the U.K. film "Affinity". The Signis Prize was won by "Manhunt" produced by France's Elzevir Films, and the Monaco Red Cross Prize was also awarded to "Manhunt".

News Category: This years Golden Nymph for the Best News Documentary went to both "Taxi to the Dark Side" by ZDF of Germany and "The Bath House" by SIC of Portugal. Best TV News Item was won by Canada's CBC News: The National for their coverage of "Gaza Rockets". Best 24-Hour News Program went to Al Jazeera English News Hour, 3 p.m. GMT.

Prince Ranier III Special Prize: The Prince Ranier III Special Prize went to Spain's TVE for their "Climate Change II" production.

URTI Prize - The International Grand Prix For Author's Documentaries: The Grand Prix for Author's Documentaries was won by "Memory Books" produced by ZDF of Germany.

AMADE Prize (The World Association Of Friends Of Children): This year the AMADE Prize, which is offered under the patronage of the United Nations UNESCO was won by "Trafficked Childhood" by Portugal's TVI.

International Committee Of The Red Cross Prize: For the Red Cross Prize, RAI Italy won for their "Aftermath: The Balkans of Predrag Matvejevic".

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