Larry Gershman’s World Intl. Network took the Golden Nymph for best telefilm at the 33rd Monte Carlo TV Festival, for its “Till Murder Do Us Part.”
‘Sinatra’ scores silver
The miniseries award went to Swedish Television’s “Blueprint,” which beat out Warner Bros.’ “Sinatra,” winner of the runner-up Silver Nymph.
Another Silver Nymph in the miniseries slot was awarded to “Princess Alexandra,” from France’s Telecip.
The BBC won the Golden Nymph for news report, for its coverage of the Somalia famine, and France 3 took the top award in the magazine category for “Beirut, Bullets and Balloons.” Both shows also won the international critics prize in their categories.
‘Nightline’ a victor
ABC News’ “Nightline” won a Silver Nymph in the magazine section for “Moment of Crisis: Anatomy of a Riot.”
Sky News, British Sky Broadcasting’s news channel, won second prize for news, with “Sarajevo Under Siege.”
Four Silver Nymphs were awarded in the TV movie category.
They went to Guy Hibbert, screenplay for the BBC’s “Bad Girl”; Thierry Chabert, director for “The Woman in the Shadow” from Canal Plus; Enrica Maria Modugno, actress for “Cappuccino Melange,” by Austria’s ORF; and Hans Zischler, best actor for France 2’s “The Fear.”
“Cappuccino Melange” also garnered a special mention for its “originality, humanity, humor and European spirit,” and was voted favorite show by the paying public.
Other awards included a special mention in the miniseries category for Ennio Morricone’s music in the “An Italian Story,” from RAI.